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Re: Bast*rdized '88 Audi 5kt...
LOL, that is a bastard! I can't believe that all that swapping and the
labor involved was cheaper than rebuilding the turbo!
A lot of turbos can be rebuilt with reman bits for ~$135US + labor!
>Subject: Bast*rdized '88 Audi 5kt...
>Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 21:02:09 EDT
>This afternoon, I test-drove a very strange Audi indeed. According to the
>registration, trunk lid and VIN, it's a 1988 5000 turbo but when you open
>hood, the turbo is nowhere to be found ... as it turns out, the turbo died
>and the seller -- he claims to be the original owner, btw -- decided it was
>too costly to rebuild or replace.
>So, he had his mechanic remove the turbo, plug all of the oil/coolant
>openings in the head and block, and install a non-turbo intake manifold and
>exhaust system from a parts car. Needless to say, it's slug. Even more
>incredibly, he's been driving it this way for over three years and actually
>described the car to me as "peppy". Isn't it amazing how naive some Audi
>owners can be about their cars?
>With an asking price of $1,650, I thought it might be a good interim car
>Paula but even she won't put up with a car that's this slowwww. Next...
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