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Re: Chipping fwd turbos

>Unless you like to replace transmissions I would stay away from 
>chipping =
>a fwd turbo.  It is my understanding that the trannies are unable to =
>handle the extra power for very long  (have a friend who lost one 
>after =
>putting chip in).  In addition, unlike with the Quattros, I would =
>imagine that torque-steer would rear its ugly head.
>Matt Pfeffer

A couple of things here.  I don't think it matters if you chip them or
not or if
they're turbos or not.  Audi 5000 automatic transmissions don't seem to
On my two Audi autos, there have been at least three significant trans.
problems.  One I bought with a used trans replacing the orig. and I was
having problems with it when it suffered a fatal encounter.  The
other, I rebuilt the tranny on, unsuccessfully because it had no second
gear.. (It was my first auto.)

The other thing, torque steer is almost completely, if not entirely
by unequal length half shafts.  Since these longitudinal mount engines
don't have that prob., torque steer is not a significant factor.

Paul Anderson, Cheyenne, WY  Private email:AndersonPaul@juno.com