[DML] Re: Turbocharger availability
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[DML] Re: Turbocharger availability

     I have an Autometer boost gauge installed to monitor my
vacuum/boost pressure.  Phoenix is at about 1400 ft. in elevation. 
After talking with Rob Grady about how I would use the car, he decided
on 5.5 PSI as the maximum setting for me.  I've hit it twice in 12,000
miles and that was for maybe a mile or so during a high speed run. 
Normally when I am in boost I see 3 or 4 psi max and it is definitely
noticeable, but I'm not in boost conditions for more than a mile or
two at a time.  I just don't find the need, usually due to speed
     I agree though, 99% of the time I cruise around without forced
induction.  The car with its dual cat exhaust, rich mixture, and no
mufflers is faster and "peppier" than a stock DeLorean.  I was very
lucky to find my car with the Island Turbo kit already installed, and
after Rob tuned it properly it has been really quick.  If I drive with
a light foot I can see highway cruising at 75 MPH yielding 28 MPG, and
if there is significant downhill activity I can cross the 30 MPG
barrier.  Since having added a custom rear valance my mileage results
have gone up, much to my surprise.  On a sustained 90 MPH run through
the desert from Las Vegas to Phoenix I averaged 27.9 MPG over a 200
mile range.  I was leadfooting it to pass people and then there were
pockets of traffic that slowed me into the 50's, but the gas mileage
was still incredible!

Matt Olans
VIN 16816

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Chris " <chrisau79@xxxx> wrote:
> Hmmm......interesting. I've been running my "Island" setup at 7 1/2 
> pounds since I got it 12 years ago. That's what Eleanor and her 
> mechanic recommended as a maximum setting. You have to remember that 
> the car runs normally aspirated 99% of the time. The only time the 
> turbos kick in is when I'm passing or climbing a steep grade. I 
> would bet that of the 55k on my car the turbos have been on for less 
> than 1k and at 7 1/2 lbs less than 50 miles, and that estimate is 
> probably way to high.
> Chris
> 6301

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