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