1.4 bar low boost and recent owner impressions

Mike Miller mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Wed Jan 28 13:28:22 EST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Cordon" <cord4530 at uidaho.edu>
> The few times my car has gone in to *low boost* mode (~1.3-1.4 bar I
> believe) I can tell instantly. I don't think the 20V is all that fun at
> 1.4 bar, which makes me wonder....if it really is fun, then you may be
> getting full boost already.
> -- 
> Dan Cordon
> Mechanical Engineer
> University of Idaho - Engine Research Facility


If all one has felt is 1.4 bar boost, the 200q can be fun. Just imagine the
fun it will be when 1.8 is achieved. I purchased my first 200q in May96 and
it had 1.3-1.4 bar boost. It was much more fun than my 81 4k 5+5. It took a
couple months to figure out the WGFV was toast ( I was one of the early
ones - thanks Ned!) - the car was really fun after fixing that!  I recall
someone saying the difference in 1.3 and 1.8 bar is close to 50 hp.

mike miller
helmville mt

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