hi there - ive bought my audi a4 1997 1.8T quattro about 6 months or so ago
and have realised that power for the engine is completely lacking recently.
now i have babied this car as best i can. syntectic old, premium gas, new
spark plugs, new air filter, engine flush - and ive only had the car for 6
months. ive also recently changed the timing belt - not that it sould
matter - but just giving the pro's in the ng some background.
ive got about 116000km on it and was thinking of geting a new turbo. the
area i live in is quite hilly, and the car has absolutely no torque from
2000rpm to 3000rpm. now im not sure if the engine is suppd to pick up on
this and shift - its an automatic - but the gears are tall and the stupid
transmission just will not shift when required - without some coazing in the
form of laying off the gas and praying.
my mehanic says this is normal. the car idles fine, drives fine, etc etc -
just no power. now im not sure if replacing the transmission fluid will be
enuf - tho i realllllly doubt this is the case since even highway driving
lacks punch. so i was hoping to buy an upgraded turbo and replace the POS
one i have now.
my question is ive seen the following turbo from neuspeed -
the 1799$US is too steep for me - but i was wondering if there are other
units or manufacturers out there that are more reasonable. the car is an
automatic and im not exactly on the racing scene - just was hoping to get to
the point where ppl on the road dont feel they gotta keep going around me
cus i got the car floored and it aint going anywhere.
if anyone has any ideas let me know. im sure there are others with the b5
platform that have faced similar situations.