Stinkin' Turbo (Small K26 20vCQ)
pedro.w.rodriguez at verizon.net
Sat Jul 20 14:49:27 EDT 2002
My 20vCQ turbo stinks. Yap, when I accelerate moderately or hard, I get a
burning or rotted-like smell. I have driven the car about 1,000 miles so
far. It drives great, but I am not getting the full 1.5 Bar of boost that I
should get. I am getting anywhere from .7 to 1.0. I think that the smell
might be fuel related as I am not getting a full compliment of boost. I
will be installing an air fuel mixture gauge very soon.
I am using a GReddy gauge that has a little restrictor in the boost line to
avoid any erratic reading on the gauge - I am not sure if due to this
restrictor I am getting off readings on the gauge.
The car has an RS2 manifold with a small K26. The exhaust is a stebro 2.7"
diameter with a high-flow catalytic converter. No other modifications at
I will be checking this out thouroghly, following Scott M's guidelines for
low boost problems, but if any of you have had a similar problem, and found
a culprit, or have other suggestions, please let me know.
stinkin' 90 CQ20vt
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