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Re: Re:Wastegate springs

At 09:28 AM 2/17/96 -0800, you wrote:

>Have you priced 5kT WGs?  Are they so expensive that you can't just go get 
>one and see for yourself?  I can tell you from comparing the ones in the 
>QTC with the 5kT that they are close enough looking to me that I'd probably 
>just go out and buy one if I needed it for the QTC.  You would need to take 
>the cap and spring from the QTC WG and install it on the one from the 5k, 
>but I would be very surprised if it didn't simply bolt on ...

Hi Steve,

I bought my TQC from Bruce Hochuli.  He said he and his mechanic had a
diaphram from a 5kt and the one from my car side by side and that they were
different.  I don't want to replace the entire wastegate as I'll lose the
adjustable boost modifications Bruce had done.  Used TQC wastegates are $500
or more, but I'm concerned I'll have the diaphram cracking problem again in
the future.  I need to solve this.  I probably will buy the '85 5kt engine
that's selling for $250 here just for the wastegate as a test.  If it
doesn't work, at least I'll have a water cooled turbo to use / rebuild
later!  Or someone on this list will get a great deal on a turbo motor!


John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8