[V8] It's Home!

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sat Apr 11 18:57:54 PDT 2009

Ron Wainwright wrote:
>> Unlike the I-5 turbo, it starts right up. Vrooom!
>> My chipped 20V seems to have a lot more get-up-and-go! The
>> 3.6L V8 is
>>    more sedate as it makes its way to cruising speed.
>> It's not slow, it's
>>    just not as spirited as the turbo in the way it gets
>> there.
> I'm going to have to dissagree a bit on that.... "normally" IME I have found 
> the ABT chip to be compatble with a chipped 20vt. If you can't feel the power 
> start to come on @ 2800RPM, then @ 3,600 all hell breakes loose... then there 
> are problems!

Maybe, but it's tough to tell after 1 drive.  Plus there are so many
warning lights glowing, I think the first thing I need to do is DeOxit
all the connections.

Can you pull codes like you can on the 200 20V?

Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ

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