[200q20v] I got it!
brett at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Sat Feb 3 13:52:03 EST 2001
At 1:19 AM -0500 2/3/01, Tomsaudi at aol.com wrote:
>Now that I know where to read the turbo boost, at idle it at .5-.7psi. From
>what I have read from you guys, this is a little on the low side.
No, that's fine. It might actually be slightly high if anything;
this and the low boost might point to a leak somewhere.
That's not reading -boost-, it's reading manifold pressure.
1.0=same as atmospheric. 1.8 bar = almost 2x atmospheric.
With the ignition on but engine stopped, the display should read 1.0
on a stock ECU. A chipped ECU will read something like .8 because
the pressure sensor is changed(don't worry, fuel/boost/timing maps
are re-done in all of the 200q20v ECU mods sold in the US that I've
>Tonight I had to take the car on the highway. Throttle wide open merging onto
>the turnpike, the highest boost reading I got was 1.6psi.
That's slightly low. Max is supposed to be 1.8; the test is to go
from 2k rpms to 3k rpms in 4th gear, I believe.
>There is still brake shudder. I was told the rotor work was outsourced, and
>the guy "skiffed" or some similar sounding word the rotors. Also, they said
>there was a little rust, so the shuddering should go away as I continue
>driving it. The salesman, obviously not aware of the rotor situation unique
>to these cars talked about trying to exchange them, but the guy talked him
>out of it. Hmmmm. Still, the car brakes fine, has 80% of the pads still
>there, and they passed inspection. I may sit on this awhile.
Did you get the "brake repair" on paper? If not, you're going to go
back in a week and say "it still does it." He's going to look at you
and suddenly have a case of amnesia. Or tell you "you need to drive
it some more...", and the week after that...
Brett Dikeman Systems Engineer
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