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Re: earlier fwd turbos with automatic
> Just curious to find out if the earlier 5kt with automatic (82-83) had
> problems with racks and pumps like the mid to later 80 5k series. Or do
> they have a different system? Auto trannys tend to crash on the earlier
> turbos too? What about the oil cooled turbo system? Is it on par with the
> intercooler of the later eighties?
1. different brake/PS system - same as the 4k and coupe, vacuum brake
assist, nice simple power steering pump. I had no trouble in that area
in five years of ownership.
2. My tranny went but I did bounce the car off an embankment once at
about 70 mph. Everything under it wound up breaking within a year or
two. I suspect you still ahve to worry about the tranny/final drive
seal leaking, best maintenance approach to it is to replace the fluids
annually or something to reduce contamination.
3. I think the intercooler is to get a bigger charge of air, not to
cool the turbo. the oil cooler is just connected to the filter setup
(you have two filters, right?) and I suspect the later systems are
better. Find one and retrofit it...
then again I never got it over 160 C. In normal cruising, about 100 C,
get on it at all and it would rise pretty steadily and level off at
that was a great car (in spite of the auto tranny) to drive.
82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT