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Re: turbo?


Not to sound snotty, or anything, but...

If it were that easy, don't you think every CGT owner would be driving
Turbo CGT's by now???

Yeah, putting in a 5000's turbo engine in a 4000/Coupe isn't all that
easy.  Not impossible, just impractical.  You'd think Audi would've done
that as an option, or something.  It's not like turbo powered coupes were
rare back in 1986.  Hell, check any Japanese marque of the time, and
you'll see at least one turbo sports coupe.  The Mitsubishi Starion comes
to mind.  But I digress.  The bottom line is this:  Even though it's
pretty much the same engine, several really important parts are different
enough to make retrofitting a pain in the ass.  

I don't know about the Turbo Diesel powerplant from a Golf working in a
Audi.  I seriously doubt it, though.

Don't feel bad.  All us Coupe owners have had the same dream at least
once.  But I'm afraid those elusive 30 horses and cool wastegate noises
are not to be for us.  Unless you have several thousands' of dollars to
burn, at which point you might as well throw in a Quattro system.  Then
you'd have a...ur-Quattro.  Maybe someone else more knowedgeable on the
list can give you more encouraging words.  If you do somehow get a turbo
in your Coupe, more power to you!  So to speak.  [8^)

Love, Like, or Just Plain Tolerate,


`86 CGT
`82 Coupe (R.I.P.)

On Fri, 11 Sep 1998 15:39:43 EDT Cyclepimp@aol.com writes:
>someone has offered me a FREE 5000 turbo engine..... or just the 
>turbo... it
>seems to be in good shape... he just doesn't have a car to put it 
>in..... he
>also has a TDI  engine from a 95 golf<for a large, but reasonable 
>sum>... my
>question is could i put these engines in my 86 coupe GT with out 
>having to
>tear the thing apart?
>thanks, Bob
>columbia, SC
>86 Coupe GT