[200q20v] Re: Weather Woes on my S6....
ti at amb.org
Wed Aug 8 21:47:48 EDT 2001
Levent Cur writes:
> I have my newly acquired 1995 S6 chipped with an MTM Stage 1
> upgrade from Hoppen. But lately its been freakin hot as all hell out
> here in Michigan, temps in the 90s with a heat index of over 100 a lot
> lately.. Is this murder for performance on the particular setup, or just
> plainly the car suffering from lots of heat and degraded power?
> Obviously no error codes come up! And also, does lots of heat take away
> lots of valuable HP? Anyone ever discussed this before? I want all
> thoughts on how VERY HOT summer days can kill the performance of a
> modded/stock S6!!!
Yes, turbocharged cars, in particular those with intercoolers like
our Audis, thrive on cool ambient temperatures. When it get really
hot performance does suffer. This is because the intercoolers won't
be able to drop the intake temperature down as much, therefore the
boosted air won't be as dense as could be.
01 S4 2.7 biturbo quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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