I agree, don't screw up my 164. It's great the way it is. Boosting it will just reduce the life of the engine imo as there are so many modifications that meed to be done. The engine is a piece of art and engineering. Sounds amazing as a NA engine. Like I said, a 3.5L conversion would be better suited but even then you need to mod a lot.We don't have any such beasts here. I have owned three turbo SAABs, a biturbo Audi (driven both in low boost pressure stock tune and with the MTM high pressure ECU) , a supercharged jaguar and a supercharged Subaru BRZ (also driven for its warranty period in stock unboosted form). I've driven a lot of turbo cars and a lot of naturally aspirated cars, some quite powerful. Other boosted cars I have driven include both stages of tune Giulia, two different McLarens, three different Subaru WRX STI, three different Nissan GTR and a Bentley Turbo R.....
You either get the fundamental difference between NA and boosted engines or you do not. Not saying ones better than the other. I am saying an unboosted Busso V6 is better than any boosted version could possibly be if you like NA engines. The 2.5 was the best version, more over-square, and next would be the QV version of which I only drove the North American tune 3.0. The last version would have been my choice for best version of that engine even though it had little Busso left in it by then, but alas none showed up over here and nobody rented them in Europe when I was visiting !!!
Great engines are great out of the box and tend to be produced over long time periods. I think the current McLaren engines are such, based as they are on a racing engine developed by Ricardo for McLaren. One of the best ways to ruin a great engine is to bolt on supercharging. One of the best ways to improve a great engine is to bolt on a supercharger, turbo or otherwise. Depends what you prefer.
I would not try to improve a 164 in this way. Great way to ruin the drive. I wouldn't hesitate to fit a boosted engine into a Milano or GTV6. Now if the 164 had awd.....?
What are you talking about? It was not missing, NOTHING WAS MISSING. Nothing wrong with it before it left. So don't go down that road. You seem to have a lapse in memory. The seal and o-ring were not missing on the axle. Nothing was missing period. I sold you a great car that is 28 years old. Whatever problems you have had have nothing to do with me. I doubt you have had any real issues with it. These cars, if you study up here, have their quirky issues, including the brake level light coming on from time to time or the oil pressure not reading correctly. The problem is you are new to these cars and want to blame me for minor things when you never came to see the car, drive the car or anything else. I installed the Q2 in dead of winter for you, right before having to vacate our house we just sold. I gave you tons of oil and parts, I put a new Sunroof seal in which was a pain in my ***. Cars have issues, if you were expecting a car with no issues, you bought the wrong car!!!!"Don't screw it up" ? Nothing quite shows disinterest like forgetting the "O" ring seal in the diff, and shipping it anyway.
Well of course. How could I guarantee work over 2000 miles away??It leaked, and quite a bit,from day one. However you said up front your work wouldn't be guaranteed and I accepted that. But the mechanic told me there was no sign of an "O" ring. That's all I know. That was volunteered info, nothing I asked about.
The good news is I love the car.