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RE: turbo problem?

Interesting, Although I own an 88 200T with a MAC-05, my max reading is, and 
has always been 1.5 - 1.6 Bar depending on the climate?
Are you referring to the US versions??
I don't know that much, except that the stock power on the KG engine (EU) was 
175bhp,  and the MC engine (US) was 157bhp

Does anyone know anything about the difference between the manual and auto 
versions of the ECU in this year. I've heard that the auto version was detuned 
to give the tranny a little more life??? Is this true, has anyone got a MAC-05 
manual version??

Just as a side line, over here in the U.K, I just saw a consumer program that 
highlighted ANOTHER MB problem, this time with the new braking system fitted 
to newer models with power assist brakes. Apparently the have a nasty habit to 
engage themselves when 'tapped' to let someone behind know that you are about 
to brake! - the recall letter is made out to look like a bulb is faulty! but 
to MB credit they did own up to this LITTLE oversight on TV! So for those that 
haven't got, or are following a new style MB........STAY WELL BACK <g> or you 
may see more (boot) than you've bargained for.

My 88 200T - CUMBS (car un modified bog standard)

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