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Re: S6 Chip and Boost Upgrade

I replaced the wastegate spring in my '85 urq.  It was very simple.  I just
had to be careful while removing the nuts.  If you're not pushing down on
it when the last nut comes off the "cap" will probably fly off.  Also, you
may want some help when putting the new one in.  It's difficult to push
down on the cap and put the nuts back on by yourself.

BTW, a friend did an IA Stage 1 (the 277 HP) upgrade on his S4 and it
didn't require a wastegate spring change.  I'm thinking about going with IA
for my S4 as well.  I've been really happy with the IA upgrade in the urq
and Ned is a great guy to deal with.  I'm interested to see what your TAP
upgrade is like.

- Marc
'85 urq
'93 S4

"Stefan Richter" <Stefan13@worldnet.att.net> on 10/01/98 01:30:13 PM

Please respond to Stefan13@worldnet.att.net

To:   Multiple recipients of list AUDI-S-CARS <AUDI-S-CARS@emailsol.com>
cc:   quattro-digest@coimbra.ans.net (bcc: Marc Nguyen/AMS/AMSINC)
Subject:  S6 Chip and Boost Upgrade

I have had my 95 S6 for five months and have loved it since day one.  My
previous ride was a moderately modified 1991 Jetta GLI 16V a blast to
drive.  Although I realize that the 227hp in the S6 have a lot more weight
to pull, I felt the car needs more power.  I spent five months doing
projects around the house to get on my wife's good side, and finally
succeeded in convincing her to let me spend some money on the Audi.  After
talking to Hoppen and Tap, I really did not know which to chose.  I was
ready to order the Hoppen Chip +1 upgrade, when I was told I needed to wait
a week, they were out of stock.  Childish or not, I couldn't wait.  I was
too excited, and afraid my wife would change her mind.  Anyway, the modifed
computer, wastegate spring and lower intercooler hose arrived at 10 am.  I
am in the office daydreaming.  I cannot wait to get home (with my wife's
Jetta GLX), pop in the box and exercise my calves.  I'll report back
tomorrow.  Has anyone installed the spring, or is this a mechanic's only
project?  I don't have a boost gauge.

Steafn Richter
95 S6
96 Jetta GLX