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Re: Audi 200T hard starting

John Zacharek writes:
> It takes a good 5-8 turns of the motor, at least, before it fires. 
> The dealer assured me this is common on the turbos.

The turbo motors have lower compression and do take a few more cranks
to start.

> Also, because this is the first turbo I've had, I'm not sure what is
> normal for boost pressure.  The gauge indicates that the most boost I
> get is about 1.3, and this is at about 5000 r.p.m.    The gauge goes
> up to 2.0 according to the book, so is there a leak, and if so, where
> would it be?

This is about right.  The gauge is not ultra accurate, and most stock
10V turbo motors (KH or MC engine codes) gets a max of 1.3 or 1.4 max
boost on the dash display.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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