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Re: Potential 200TQW Purchase
> 2. The boost gauge has no light and is very difficult to read. The seller
> said that it is not equipped with a light. Right or wrong?
> 3. With the engine off, I stepped on the brake pedal 35 or 40 times with
> no change in feel. Is the bomb supposed to last that many strokes or did
> I do something wrong?
It can, but it could have been dead to start with. How hard did you have
to press it?
> 4. The steering rack and PS pump show no leaks nor emit any unusual
> noises. Yet at parking lot speed the steering feels heavier than all cars
> (American, European or Japanese) I have driven in recent years. Is this
I'd say it's normal. Though my 86 5kCSQ is extra heavy and probably
> 5. The car idled at normal speed initially. After a short run on the
> freeway the idle climbed to 1200rpm. The seller said that the car needs
> an Oxygen sensor. He said that disconnecting the sensor would drop the
> idle to 700rpm. Does this sound right? If I buy the car the first thing
> I have to do is to pass an emission test. Any idle speed above 1100rpm is
> an automatic fail.
This is strange. We'll have to put a meter on the O2 sensor and
measure the CIS frequency valve duty cycle to find out why.
> 6. Since the car had the studs on, I did not want to drive it hard on bare
> pavement. At half or three-quarter throttle, the car felt anemic compared
> to normally aspirated engines that I am used to. Does one have to floor
> the throttle to get serious power out of the turbo engine? The oil
> pressure was 4 bar at cruising so that was good.
Depends on what you are used to and what gear/RPM.