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Re: An M3 ate my Q

Gary wrote:

It was ugly.  Real ugly.  Guy in a brand spanking new M3 coupe is
behind me, I hear him jump on it.  So of course, I do to.  I have a K24
turbo, 2 piece EM, chip, my 88 is no slouch.  I get 1.8 bar at 2,800
There is nothing wrong with my car.  Purrs like a kitten, roars like a

sorry about the incident.

I did not voice my opinion then coz you have already bought the parts
and seemed pretty determined to do the conversion on your MC-1 '89
200TQ. However I am pretty confident that the K24 is your biggest

The MC-1 has a lower compression 7.8:1 (terrible off boost), but has a
bigger K26 turbo, (capable of producing more boost).
The MC-2 has a higher compression 8.4:1, but has a smaller turbo.

You have combined the MC-1 with the K24, i.e. the worst of both worlds
for this particular application. You have a low compression engine which
is a dog off boost and the undersized  turbo for this engine.
Audi had put a lot of effort in matching a specific engine to a specific
turbo. I personally elected not to mess with it on my own MC-1 '89

Igor Kessel
Two turbo quattros.