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My boost problem is fixed, sorta....

Hey all, i just did a very temporary repair on the hose that was 
suspicious to everyone, and me.  Well, since i work at a plumbing place, 
i took a 3 inch diameter sheet metal tube, cut a couple inches out of it 
to make the diameter smaller, and shoved it into the hose.  Well, now i 
have boost from 2500-6000+ like everyone else.  Its pretty nice and 
sstill surprising.

Here is where the sorta part comes in.  Im not ever seeing 1.8 bar....  
The highest i see now is 1.6, usually 1.5 or so...  Is it possible that 
now that the hose that i just "repaired" is a smaller diameter inside 
(and since the tube was most definitely not flush with the hose), that 
there is a nice restriction on the airflow that would limit the boost?  
Either way, i have to get a better, and much stronger hose to go 
there....so  thats what im going to do..

I am taking it up to the bennett's on sunday, and we are going to go over 
the car.  I will ask him to get a hose before i go up there that will be 
strong enough, and we will see then what the deal is.  Does this sound 
likely to anyone???

if not, any other suggestions?  Keep in mind that before i did this 
little fix, i did see 1.7-1.8 every once in a while, if briefly, but it 
was still there....and lag is a bit more pronounced now....


Michael Sheridan Williams
ICQ# 11740998
1983 UrQuattro 170,000 miles, MC in there now, koni yellows, borla 
exhaust, BFG CompT/A ZR Tires
1985 4000 S Quattro 192,000+ miles, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut 
brace, Sport 8000 Tires, K&N
1986 Oceanic Blue, 4000CS Quattro--Parting Out(ask if you want anything)
My father's: 1986 4000 CS Quattro--Graphite 161,000 miles