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Re: Turning Trader?

> From:          Kwattro@aol.com
> Date:          Sun, 17 Aug 1997 09:24:50 -0400 (EDT)
> To:           Kwattro@aol.com
> Cc:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:       Re: Turning Trader?

> In a message dated 97-08-17 09:24:50 EDT,    Kwattro wrote:

> In a more....optomistic light, these cars are pretty damn fast.  It is the
> same 2.3 16v (I believe) turbo that is found in the Probe GT (early models)
> the Mustang SVO and the Merkur Xr14ti.

   Actually, the early turbo probes were a 2.2L 12v Mazda motor. I had one
 of these and yes the car was quite quick especially on boost. One night after
a very fast run, I heard a faint clicking sound coming from the motor-kind of
like a rod bearing sound but closer to a valve click. Turned out to be a cracked
piston-total rebuild ran $1500. This was on a motor with 81k mi. So as far as 
reliability goes, I wouldn't rate this car as "great". Anyway, just thought I'd let 
everyone know. Btw, I know my 5k Tq (boosted) would now embarass that car
 off the line and up to top speed. Just happy to have the Q! No cracked pistons
either and I can flog it all I want.

Chad Clark '87 5k Tq