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Recent G-teching (was: This is perverse, but ...)
>Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 21:45:09 EDT
>Subject: Re: This is perverse, but ...
>our beloved Audi's don't really need a thrashing now do they?
>only cars that really deserved to be thrashed are SUV's.
>but I do agree that Audis like to be driven and driving them hard often does
>them some good. ´when the situations are right that isª My '85 5kt only has
>67k on it and likes to run hard and actually get all 1.4 bar...the 2 yrs of
>not being driven didnt help out though.
>Why do I get the feeling that I'm gonna get flamed for loving to drive my
Nah, not by me!
Speaking of thrashing, I finally have started using my G-Tech tilt-o-meter
(recent birthday gift, thank you dear wife). I have been suspecting that
one of the cat converters on my '91 200q might be breaking up or possibly
plugged (one exhaust tip is black, the other grey). So I thought I'd set up
the G-tech for a max HP measurement. The previous week we had used it in
Doug Haley's nice, stock '92 S4. He easily got readings of about 220+ HP (I
don't recall the exact values).
So, the other day I measured the Horsepower from my "suspect" '91 200q. I
entered a gross vehicle weight of 3950 lbs (should be within 5%) into the
G-Tech, and on duplicate runs I obtained values of 225 and 223 HP!!!! My
'91 200q is also stock, so these HP measurements--although a bit too good
to be true--would appear to indicate that the cats are not in very bad
condition. I intend to refine the measurements a bit later on, with a more
accurate weight and bidirectional runs (to eliminate wind and gradient
End of thrashing for the day.
Phil Rose Rochester, NY
'91 200q mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org