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Re: 83' 5000 turbo engine
Hello O-so knowledgeable list,
I have some more questions for everyone.
Well, I have found a car. It is a 5000 turbo. It is the old
body style that looks like a 4000. WHen did this body stop being made?
Anyhow, the guy says it is a 1981. DId they have a turbo in 1981? It
looks like it has an intercooler behind the grille. I found the oil
cooler so I am assuming the unit I saw was an intercooler. It was the
same size as most of the ones I have seen. WHat gives. Is he just wrong
on the year or is it an upgraded engine? The VIN # is WAUHCO43XBN020760 .
Do you know how to tell which engine it is from that. I think it is the H
or C that determines that. That is what it is on the 4000 but I dont have
a book for this car. ANyhow, the engine runs, but not real well. It has
been parked for about 2 years so it could just be bad gas or something.
Started right up and idled nicely. No noticable smoke, Well, I think I
may have seen a little when I would floor it. ONly problem is when I
would floor it it bogged down. I un-did the oil cap and it died right
away. I put it back, restarted and then tried it with pulling the oil
dipstick. It still died but a little slower. On Monday I think I will
go out there with some good gas and a compression gauge and try again.
May bring some spark plugs too. Does it use the same ones as the 4000 or
are they a different heat range?
This car is only $500. THe guy has a really nice 1994
Audi 90 quattro. He also has a Porsche 924 Turbo and another turbo car he
says. Cant remember what the other one is so I hope it was taken good
care of when he owned it.
At any rate. I just wanted some input on this car. IF you are
new to this post then I am thinking of taking the engine and putting it in
my 4000q. Weeeeee! Also, the car is an Auto. This change anything.
DIfferent thrush washer maybe back by the flywheel. Do I use the clutch
out of my 4000. WHich flywheel?