[urq] Re: 10V FWIW dept
djdawson2 at aol.com
djdawson2 at aol.com
Fri Jan 6 15:05:18 EST 2006
That's odd. Maybe because my S4 is much heavier, but I don't have that problem at all... and my flywheel is 11 lbs.
From: Mike Fitton <rfitton at vt.edu>
To: Mark J. Besso <mbspeed at maxboostracing.com>
Cc: urq at audifans.com; DGraber460 at aol.com; quattro at audifans.com
Sent: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 13:17:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [urq] Re: 10V FWIW dept
Yeah...cruise control won't work. I have a 15ish pound flywheel and a K24. The cruise control can't react quickly enough, and it's always on and off boost even on level ground.
Mark J. Besso wrote:
> I've had two vehicles in the past that I've done this to. Both had > noticeably better throttle response. The only thing I didn't like, > after removing so much weight from the flywheel, was the vehicles > became difficult to drive at a constant speed on the highway. The > ability to maintain a constant speed became a never-ending battle to > either let off, or get back on the throttle.
> Neither of the vehicles I did this to had cruise control. I have no > idea if removing that much weight from the flywheel would cause the > cruise control to 'hunt' the same way if did for me manually.
> Just more "FWIW" for those considering removing 10lbs from their > flywheel.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <DGraber460 at aol.com>
> Subject: 10V FWIW dept
>> Just a FWIW to all the 10V-ers out there (probably would work just as >> well
>> for all other motors depending on the stock weight of the OE flywheel).
>> I just completed the engine swap on my newly acquired URQ (to replace >> the
>> wrecked one), and in the process had a local machine/balancing shop >> lighten the
>> flywheel. He took off as much material as he thought he dared which >> resulted
>> in a 10 pound reduction from 26 down to 16 pound final weight.
>> The seat of the pants results are in and I feel it was well worth >> the $90
>> cost. Throttle response is much better, and drive-ability improved. >> The car
>> overall just feels much quicker. I was originally concerned about >> standing start
>> problems (read stalling issues), but it actually seems better if any >> change
>> at all.
>> Highly recommended.
>> On a side note, as I recall the "turkey gobble" water pump noise on >> the 10
>> valves is a result of the belt being too tight. Can anyone with a >> better memory
>> than mine confirm?
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