View Full Version : Rebuilding a 2.8

10-06-2008, 01:43 PM
So i've been thinkin about the future of my car... Its a 2.8 nearing 140k.
Runs strong, i love the car. But, I'm leaving for basic training jan 6th so i need to make some decisions regarding the future of my audi.

Ideally, i'd like to keep it, and fix it up a bit(intake, exhaust, chip, suspension), maybe supercharge for a nice DD, but before i would do any of that, i'd need to make sure it isnt going to die on me in 50k miles.

So, is it possible to rebuild a 2.8? would it be easier to swap a 1.8t motor into it? Or should i just trade it in towards an e36 M3?

Honestly, i love the car, i think its a quality machine, and i'd rather keep as my DD AND buy an M :), but im just worried about when it gets around 200k and dies, and what i will do.

So let me know what you guys think. [race]

10-06-2008, 01:46 PM
it's time to sell. the old 2.8 is not a robust engine for mods and yes, yours will go eventually; you're better off saving up for that m3. a rebuild is not worth your trouble.

just my $.02

10-06-2008, 02:12 PM
you have a 30v right? i dont see why it would just die if its still going strong.

10-06-2008, 02:18 PM
don't rebuild it.
talk with Eurospec(Overland as the dealer) to build you a short block. then put on a G2 SC, other supporting mods. you will have a kick ass ride.
and upgrade your clutch as well.

10-06-2008, 05:40 PM
Drive it til it blows up than rebuild it if you really like the car.

10-06-2008, 06:09 PM
is there any reason you think it would need a rebuild? there are s/c cars with more miles on that on a stock engine.

10-06-2008, 07:34 PM
is there any reason you think it would need a rebuild? there are s/c cars with more miles on that on a stock engine.

i just imagine SC'ing a high mileage motor could be problematic.

10-06-2008, 07:56 PM
130k on mine with 30k on a blower. plenty with more milage out there.

10-06-2008, 09:27 PM
put a 150hp shot of nitrous, than rebuild it. You need a reason !

Sigma 3
10-06-2008, 09:55 PM
140+ 0n mine with 40 k with the blower. The bottom end should be fine. valve seals, cam tensioner seals and gaskets. The rings might be a week point in a high mileage scd car. Try scaudi.com.

good luck with whatever you decide[up]

10-06-2008, 10:42 PM
scaudi is kinda dead

Sigma 3
10-07-2008, 05:11 PM
Go on ther and pm 4rings. he has done the rebuild and can tell you the pros and cons