[200q20v] left over parts

Mike Miller MikeMilr at blackfoot.net
Mon Jun 11 10:58:33 EDT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Boeder" <BBoeder at BoederLaw.com>

> I purchased our "new to us" 200/20v avant in January from a good friend.
> It's been everything we could hope for.
> Two questions/comments -
> First, the car came lowered with sport shocks. The former owner gave me a
> box with the stock springs and shocks.  I frankly don't see ever returning
> it to stock and doubt that someone who would want to purchase this beast
> would be interested in that either.  As a dedicated "non-saver" my
> inclination is to throw the box and parts out.  Comments?  Are they worth
> anything to anyone out there?
> Second, the car does have one annoying problem.  Very occasionally (6
> since we got it) the engine will quit, everything on the dash lights up,
> etc.  It can be started immediately and runs fine thereafter.  There
> seem to be any rhyme or reason to when it quits.  The car is chipped
> ones aren't?)  The local shop that I took it to, Autoedge in St. Paul,
> initially thought it was an O2 sensor, which they replaced.  Unfortunately
> with these electrical gremlins they can be hard to trace.  Any comments?
> Bruce Boeder
> 200/20v avant pearl white


The stalling problem _could_ be a bad Turbo Bypass Valve. Easy test -
accelerate hard in 3rd gear or higher at 1.5+ bar boost - around 3k rpm, let
off the throttle and push in the clutch. If it stalls, I would change the

Also check for vacuum leaks. Are you seeing full boost?

mike miller

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