Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 22:12:09 -0000
From: "cb" <mark6546nopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Disabling a Turbo

Yeah but if he knows his saabs he'll get wise and adjust it back when your not looking...:-) <> wrote in message news:3bec3703$0$65166$ > jk <> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > > (snip) > > > Although I am not sure I can bear to give up this car, that's my issue. The > > group issue is 1) is it possible to disable the turbo? 2) What are the > > consequences? 3) Will it make the car slower? > > Rather than disabling the turbo, I'd just adjust the waste-gate so that the > peak pressure it can develop is lowered. Remember how many turns you > moved the adjusting screw, and if he behaves, crank it back to where it > was later. (don't show him the screw, though...) > > > > btw, thinking about cars for new/young drivers is hard. SUVs might protect > > them better if they hit something, > > Absolutely and positively not true. SUV's have some of the worst crash > safety records out there. The Saab is immensely more safe in a crash, and > is much more likely not to get into one in the first place (driver inexperience > notwithstanding). > > > but I hate SUVs and think they are more > > likely to flip than a sedan; also more likely to kill someone else; also > > pollute more and get bad to horrible mileage. > > I'd say, go with the Saab, tweak down the waste gate adjustment, and turn > him loose. You can tell you're going the right way with the wastegate, by > the way, by watching the maximum boost visible on your boost gage. > > Hope this helps, > Dave "I wouldn't do it myself, though, but that wasn't your question..." Hinz >

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