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ti at amb.org
Sat Apr 26 02:01:26 EDT 2003
By the way, in case you don't already know... the Porsche 924/944
cars were manufactured by Audi. I think in fact Audi played a major
role in their design, hence the heavy use of parts from the VAG
2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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j y writes:
> thanks - i always enjoy reading your posts.
> --- Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:
> > j y writes:
> > > You have to stay on top of maintnenance with
> > Porsches.
> > Ditto with Audis. None of these cars are
> > drive-and-forget-it
> > transportation appliances.
> > > I also noticed that my turbo and intercooler are
> > much
> > > bigger on my 86 Porsche than the units in my Y2K
> > S4.
> > Yes, that is because your Porsche was built in the
> > '80s when
> > the manufacturers' philosophy of turbocharging was a
> > bit different.
> > '80s Audi turbo cars came with much bigger turbos
> > too (K24 and K26).
> > Nowadays smaller, fast spooling turbos are used to
> > reduce lag and
> > build boost at low RPMS. Also, while the S4
> > biturbo's intercoolers
> > are small, there are two of them. If you want
> > larger intercoolers
> > for your S4, swap in the RS4 units.
> > > Hmmm..turbos & intercoolers..another casualty of
> > > corporate downsizing.
> > "Corporate downsizing" implies cost cutting, which
> > has nothing
> > to do with the reason why Audi uses the small K03s
> > in the recent
> > models.
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