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RE: Turbo Swap k24-k26
Thanks for the info. My experience with 5ktq and 89.5 and later
200's is that I like the early pick up of the k24 but the higher
compression of the later motor could have something to do with this as
well. Anyhow, thanks for the FYI.
1985 4000 quattro / silver / daily driver
1983 ur-q / black / fixing it up
1984 4000 quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Kaklikian, Gary wrote:
> I just swapped the K24 on my 4000 TQ for a K26. The car now has a little lag
> below 3500rpm, which would probably be negligible at sea level (I'm at
> 5000ft +), but has much better upper mid range and high end power (with
> about 14psi boost). This is on a dual knock sensor, higher compression MC
> motor with a mild cam, 2-piece EM and 944T intercooler.
> I think the only situation where the K24 would be preferable is for
> autocross, but for the track or highway driving the K26 is much better in
> this application. On the other hand, I think the K24 would really help the
> driveability of my nearly stock (chip & spring only) 5000 TQ.
> Gary Kaklikian
> 86 4kcstq
> 86 5kcstq
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Berrevoets [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 10:07 PM
> To: Todd Phenneger
> Cc: Quattro List
> Subject: RE: Turbo Swap k24-k26
> I like the quicker pick-up but it runs out of breath at higher rpms. I tend
> not to do the stoplight racer thing, I prefer high speed passing power and
> on-ramp acceleration at these speeds I'm already in the 4-5k rpm range and
> want MORE POWER!!!
> I'm still not convinced that I'm going to get that with the swap to a K26.
> In fact most responses have indicated that the swap will provide more power
> but not enough to make up for the downside on the lag.
> I think I'm going to first try shimming the waste-gate and by-pass the fuel
> cut-off relay. This was suggested by my mechanic and he has had good results
> with this (he says). Any thoughts from anyone on that account?
> Peter Berrevoets
> 1990 200TQ
> Delayed return of the beast in order to have the intake manifold sand
> blasted and polished. (kind of like cam-cover polishing - only fruitier ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Phenneger [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 8:29 PM
> To: Peter Berrevoets
> Subject: Turbo Swap k24-k26
> In answer to your question, YES, it whould just bolt right up.
> Now my question, why, dont you like the quick spoolup of the
> If you really want a k26 I'd be Happy to trade you. I really
> would rather have the quicker spool up. Actually, I'd pay to trade you.
> Just curious. L8R
> Todd Phenneger
> 1985 4000 quattro / silver / daily driver
> 1983 ur-q / black / fixing it up
> 1984 4000 quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> 1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
> *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!