[Es2] Boost mystery

Ben Klumper bklumper at mdbworld.com
Wed Oct 13 00:31:44 EDT 2004

Kinda makes you want to hang on to it, don't it? ;-)

How's the lag? Now that you have all this boost, does it make the lag more

On a completely different topic, have you ever had your car appraised? I'd
like to have mine appraised for insurance purposes, but because it's such a
one-off, nobody is really going to accurately know the value of the car,
especially since I did all the work myself. It would be nice to show someone
a ballpark figure (knowing that mine is not nearly the concourse example
yours is, but I digress) to base an appraisal on. Currently, my insurance
company doesn't think my "Coupe" is worth more than about $6500, which makes
the upcoming winter a nervous proposition when mixed with a healthy dose of


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brandon Hull" <Hull at cardinalpartners.com>
To: <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 4:17 PM
Subject: [Es2] Boost mystery

So I failed inspection at my local garage in my trusty eS2, and they put
in a new O2 sensor.  I drive the 1.5 blocks home from the garage, but
immediately notice that the cold stumble at idle is gone.  That's nice I
think, wonder how long I needed a new sensor.  The car sits for a week,
then my wife has to use it for a Sat trip to NYC.  How'd it run, I ask,
she says:  I tend to forget how fast it is.  Yup, I think, it's sure run
rings around the eurovan.  Then I drive it today to a meeting 15 miles
off.  Holy boost batman:  I'm getting 20lbs in each gear.  It doesn't
hurt that it was 49F outside this am, but it's never done this.   Have I
had a bad sensor for six years?  Has something bad happened and I'm
about to start blowing hoses?  Wow is it fast like this, and maybe it's
my puritan heritage but I'm unable to feel completely good about it...

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