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RE: New member / Reliability w/ the 1.8T

The 1.8T engine was dyno tested in Germany at 190hp. Rumour has it that
the engine was detuned not to create too much competition for
(significantly more expensive) V6 models (possibly to make the car fit
into cheaper insurance group, too). Even if the durability of the engine
is slightly reduced with performance mods, I doubt if it has much effect
on the turbocharger itself.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bryan Robert Schmidt [SMTP:bryan@cae.uwm.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, September 22, 1997 6:03 PM
> To:	Quattro List
> Subject:	New member / Reliability w/ the 1.8T
> [...]
> Message from Jim Bovenmyer (bovenmyj@h14123.sicd.etn.com)
> How much durability is lost when pumping out a much greater level of
> hp
> from the 1.8t?  One would think that the turbo's life would be cut
> severly
> short. I am concerned because, in addition to the GTI, I am also 
> considering buying an A4 1.8tq.
> Jim Bovenmyer (TXO)