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Re: turbo problem?

Barbera wrote:
> I have an '89 200tq with some significant power loss problems.  The car
> loses power when under load(i.e. going up a hill).  The bar guage only
> reads a max of 1.3 bar.  I've replaced the intercooler hose, but it
> didn't help.  Could it be the turbo is weak?  I didn't find any metal
> shavings in the hoses, but the car does have 140k miles on it.  Could
> anyone tell me if this could be the problem?  If so, where could I get a
> replacement(high performance)? If this isn't the problem, what could it
> be?  Any advice would be helpful.

also mark.beattie@virgin.net wrote:
> any idea's for improved performance on my 1989 200 quattro?

1.3 bar is the maximum, one could get out of a stock unchipped '89 200TQ.
As you rightfully noted, the performance of said car in OEM form does not 
inspire to wright home about it.

Chip her up, fellas! Especially if it's an early '89 w/one knock sensor and a 
large K26 turbo. Then proceed to blowing doors off assorted 
sport-sedan-wanna-bees, while taking them on the outside track in the rain.


Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA