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RE: 5ktq Problems

Todd said;

> 	Nope. It really isn't building boost.  Even on a long hill in 3rd
> it reads Maybe 1.1 if you are lucky.  I used to see 1.3 and even 1.4
> "once" in my friends Stock 5ktq.  
I'm not trying to argue, but look at it this way.  If the WOT switch is bad,
car will make 1.1 - 1.2 bar.  This is me cyperdiagnosing your problem.  I
haven't driven the car, so I can't tell.  The difference between 1.1 bar and
1.4 bar is around 35hp.  If the car is only making 130 hp, it will feel real
slow.  A bad WOT has the ability to do this.  The reason most of us replace
the damn thing is it is easy, cheap, and usually bad.  And bang for the buck
replacing a bad WOT is around $1.29 per 1 hp.  Super good deal.  TAP charges
$7.62 per hp ($495/65hp).  The WOT is the first electrical place to look.

> And it felt WAY faster than this.  This car is slow.  
Again, I can only armchair...

> And according to Scott Mockery the gauge is semi-accurate
> except it can only read to 1.3 or 1.4 and not say 1.34 but that it is slow
> to react so it is usually 0.1 behind the ball but a long uphill may let it
> catch up.  
It isn't that it is slow (it is tho'), it is that is reads low regardless...

> Anyhow, I know there is little boost to no boost.
If it makes 1.1 bar, it is making boost.  It could make alot more...

> 	His mechanic "said" he replaced it a few months ago but I'll look
> at it again.  I'll check scotts page to see how to tell if its new.
I wonder if he adjusted it correctly...
> 	Nope, late 87' with Bi-Level.  This BI-Lev appears to work.  But,
> do you still think it is the head?  
Mine did the EXACT same thing when the head was bad.  But is was an early
86, not the newer style.  Anyone with BTDT's??

> Do you HAVE to have one with the
> Bi-Lev or are they interchangeable.  Can you upgrade an 86' to the Bi-Lev
> model?
I don't think so.  I think you need the correct model.  They are super easy
to swap tho'.  Find somebody with a known good head and swap.  Hell, if you
were here you could swap mine.  Just ask Avi.  Avi, what did we swap today
at lunch?  Let's see, one back seat, one MAC 11, one bypass valve, two
handshakes, etc, etc, etc...

Gary Lewis 
88 5kcstq 1.8 bar 110km Pearl w/Fuchs, K24 turbo, 2-piece EM
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