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RE: Intercooler straps/a better fix

I'll second that, I have about 15-20PSI boost without any straps, just blow
off valve, no problem,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> [mailto:owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net]On Behalf Of Tim Valencia
> Sent: Friday, May 22, 1998 11:22 AM
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Intercooler straps/a better fix
>   The cause of the high boost blowing of the end caps, is the throttle
> plate closing an dramatically increasing the boost pressure between
> the throttle plate an the compressor. This pressure spike neerly stops
> the compressor and causes fatigue and eventuly failure of the
> compressor, amongst blowing the end caps.
>   So instead of strapping the end caps try installing a blow off valve
> or a bypass valve. This will release the pressure surge when the
> Throttle plate closes and saves your cars components from unnessecery
> fatigue.
> Tim
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