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Re: How to get 300bhp at 1.0bar

	Clear as a bell Graydon.  And right too, I think:)   Bruce

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Mann Law wrote:
> > nice to someone, isn't there?:)] if we assume that we are talking 1.0bar 
> > as stated by an accurate boost guage, I would be stunned if my car is 
> > putting out 180bhp at 1.0.
> Bruce,
> 	I'm still not sure I understand exactly whether you are talking
> about boost pressure or absolute pressure.  By boost pressure, I mean that
> you have positive pressure in the manifold, above atmospheric pressure. 
> Atmospheric pressure is called 1.0bar by the Audi digital manifold
> pressure gauge in the dash.  This is called "zero" by most aftermarket
> boost gauges. 
> 	The 5KCSTQ engine at 6-7 psi (1.3bar absolute or .3bar gauge) 
> produces about 160hp by the factory's claims.   If you bring that up to 
> 15psi boost pressure, then you are going to make over 220hp probably.   
> If you further improve the breathing of the engine, then you should be 
> able to get more.
> 	I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing.  Do I make sense?
> Later,
> Graydon D. Stuckey 
> '86 5KCSTQ - Lotsa Go-fast Toys!
> '89 T-bird - Lotsa Look-Good Toys!  (don't need any more Go-fast toys!)
> '85 RX7    - pooooooor baby, No Toys!  :-(