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RE: variable vane turbo


I had a 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z with the 2.2 l turbo.  The engine produced somewhere around 170 something Hp, if I remember correctly.  The turbo you are inquiring about was an upgrade attempt to the Daytona in the 1989 or 1990 Shelby model.  The Hp claims were over 220 for this version of the 2.2 l.  I vaguely remember the turbo had variable vanes which rotated for quicker spooling up speeds, hence more incoming air, at start up.  From what I remember, this turbo didn't last long(half the model year), and was replaced with another non-variable type.
	I don't know if this is a good direction to go, my guess is to stay away.

Steve Adams
Beach Haven, N.J.
'88 90Q
'87 4kcsq

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 20:15:59 EST
From: audistuff@juno.com (Paul R Anderson)
Subject: variable vane turbo

This is somewhat related to the turbo threads going around but rather
than attach it as a response to one of them, I thought I start fresh.

I remember a few years ago, Chrysler corp. was using a variable vane
which would spool up quickly but pump a lot of air at higher rpms.  Has 
anyone had any experience, tried one on an Audi, or anything like that?
I'd be interested to hear.  thanks

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