<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>For the past few weeks the oomph has been going and I've noticed the turbo
<BR>sounded like it was revving, but boost would only get me 10 lbs or so, but
<BR>was sounding like something was going to self destruct at boost over 4 lbs,
<BR>so I checked the usual culprit (Michelin man), which was fine and then
<BR>decided to rev the motor a little from under the hood and noticed some
<BR>unexpected air flow by my feet (was wearing shorts and sandals at the time).
<BR>Sure enough, the alternator was rubbing against the hose and had punctured
<BR>it. So I ended up taking out the hose, cleaning it with brake-cleaner and
<BR>duct-taping it (20 lbs boost again!). This thing retails for almost $250 :-(
<BR>. Anyone know where I can get one at a more reasonable price. My dealer
<BR>contact is on vacation this week. I was thinking more in the $120-$150
<BR>range. I already need to replace all my bilsteins (either with bilsteins or
<BR>koni's -suggestions?), so I'm not too keen on spending a lot more right now.
<BR>'91 200q20v with a few mods...