So, like, what's up with Audiworld?

Mark R speedracer.mark at
Wed Mar 18 18:05:01 PDT 2009

Crushed walnut shells... right into the intake manifold (proper)... probably
would've worked.  But SAND?


Then again, FIAT and Alfa owners ARE crazy!
(my first car.... 1987 Bertone (FIAT) X1/9; which I still have... in pieces)

Mark Rosenkrantz

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Tess McMillan <tessmc at> wrote:

> I had to laugh when my friend posted one of the messages over to the Alfa
> digest.
> The poster was having runability issues with his turbo conversion.
> Buried in the sequence of events was the mention that he and his
> buddy had decided to hook up the engine to a bag of sand, using the
> vacuum of the intake to do the dirty work. Their plan was that this would
> P&P the system. They were surprised that the approach didn't work. &;->
> My friend was asking "what is this world coming to?". I think he was
> referring to Darwinian self-selection, or at least to the superiority of
> Alfa shade-tree mechanics over Audi shade-tree mechanics. I had to keep
> quiet... being a full-time student now means putting up with an awful lot
> of "need-to-fixes" on my beloved '88 80Q....
> I'm not like a Jeep owner; those guys LIVE for problems. I think that's
> twisted! But there's something more appealing about working on your car
> when you _don't_ need to (i.e., you have the money to get things fixed) vs.
> working on your car when you _have_ to (i.e. because you can't afford to
> get things fixed for you). Maybe more and more people are in the latter
> category these days.
> Tess
> in Bellevue, WA USA
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