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Re: MC Engine that lacks a Turbo Filter
On Thu, 27 Nov 1997, Douglas H. Quebbeman wrote:
> I thought I had an MC engine in my '86 5kcstq (the data tag in the
> trunk says so!), but today, when beginning an oil change, I noticed
> that it lacks a separate ilter for the turbocharger! Right about where
> it would be, there is instead a large (19mm?) bolt head (maybe a
> banjo bolt?).
> Was this done during a part of this engine's production run? Or,
> is this engine from some other model/year?
> The car was built in March 1986, VIN is 44-G-11415. Is the code
> on the engine visible without removing stuff?
> -Douglas Hurst Quebbeman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Current AUDIs:
> 74 100LS Automatic w/Weber 32DGV (in storage awaiting restoration) [#01]
> 77 100LS Automatic (in driveway, rusting) [#06]
> 84 Coupe GT (Running since Jan. '97 w/dry 5sp transmission) [#07]
> 86 5KCSTQ (Finally, a Quattro!) [#08]
> "The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away." -Tom Waits
I thought the same on my '87 5000t- build date 6-86- I heard it was
supposed to have dual filters, but later on I heard that this was a
running change taking place around '86. The filters are not the
determining factor as to whether it's an MC or not. Perhaps a more
experienced lister (Phil?) could enumerate the distinctions?
My conclusion is, it's likely still an MC.