Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:49:30 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamsizefitterzzzz.com>
Subject: Re: Turbo hesitation


Jeremy Brown wrote: > > Maybe one of you guys can help me: > My 1986 900T has some issues with the turbo. When the car is cold I can step > on the gas and just get pushed into my seat right up to the redline on the > boost guage. But as the engine heats up, the turbo becomes hesitant to the > point where it is almost usless and actually hurts performance. It will > sputter when I give it gas and the engine looses power until I back off. > When it does this I cannot go more than halfway into the orange section of > the boost guage. Any ideas (or idears as they say here) what might be the > possible problem and answer? It sounds like a sticking turbo valve. But it's not a good idea to push the turbo before the engine is properly warmed up, it will shorten the life of the turbo. Johannes

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