Date: 09 Nov 2001 20:05:23 GMT
Subject: Re: Disabling a Turbo

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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