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Old 07-19-2002, 06:07 PM
omegabenz omegabenz is offline
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8.7:1 is good. I talked to my brother about turboing it. He said you can probably run that to about 10 psi, and 12 psi with an intercooler.

You should even try to go lower. I think that 8.7 : 1 is a good compromise though.

See dan, if you set up your turbo right to spool fast, you wont have to worry about off the line preformance because if it spools fast, then it will take care of the low compression.

If you did 9. :1 then you can only run a few pounds of boost.

Dont grind your cams. And if you grind them how you said to decrease overlap you will actually loose low end torque.

Stick with the 8.7:1. For the turbo....are you going to do a single turbo or are you going to biturbo your car???

Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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