Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 13:34:14 -0600
From: "Zon" <johnnospamy-to-group.please>
Subject: Re: Follow-Up: my boost problem seems to be temperature related ...


"Alan Cole" <a.colenospamorld.NOSPAM.com> wrote in message news:YoPrc.269$7a1.257nospamfe3-win.server.ntli.net... > It's well known that turbo engines don't perform as well as hot days. > The higher the air temperature, the more likely you are to get knock, > and when the ECU detects knock, it reduces the boost until the knock > stops to prevent your engine destroying itself. All perfectly correct > and normal. And I guess thin air / high altitude does not make it any better.... Do you think these to together could cause this severe lack of boost? Gauge goes only up to half of yellow scale when problem persists. And in that one day I mentioned before, I went only to the border of white/yellow range. > > Have you got one of those 'performance' air filters sucking in air from > the hot engine bay? Or maybe a leak in the air intake pipes allowing hot > air to be sucked in? I'm assuming the engine itself isn't overheating. No, everything's stock. Even tail pipe is standard :) I guess I need to check hoses once again. As fas I know, engine is not overheating. At least standard temp gauge show normal temperatures, always. > Another possibility is that after 5 years you have some carbon deposits > that will make the car knock more readily. How do I get rid of that? BR:Z

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