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nizmosx
05-13-2005, 08:51 AM
hey guys, im pretty much having to get my engine rebuilt due to loss of oil pressure and a valve seal leak, aside from new oil pump and all the nececary hardware to complete the rebuild do u think i should do anyting else. like tt cams, or maybe go 2.0 like mike-2ptzero. what do u think, if i do go 2.0 would my k04 software by ams still work or will i have to do some custom tuning. the car is a daily driver right now but i dont know what the disadvantages are of making the jump to 2.0.... or if its even worth it. let me know what you think.

Audimarc
05-13-2005, 09:11 AM
Stick a 2.7 in it and go for it! :)

nizmosx
05-13-2005, 09:15 AM
haha i would if the engine and tranny setup wasnt too expensive. that would be nice tho. hey 99 audi i live by south coast plaze we should go for a drive or something when i get my car fixed, ur like 5-10 minutes away.

IndieRockSteve
05-13-2005, 09:16 AM
any serious modifications to the engine will require some sort of custom software setup. BUT, depending on what you want to do with the car this could be a great opportunity for you. You can buy "racing" components for this engine that will allow you to run high boost, have more low end torque, etc. Could get pricey, but you would definitly have a "race bred" A4.

DarkkstaR
05-13-2005, 09:17 AM
I'd just pop in the forged JE pistons and raise the compression a bit :)

nizmosx
05-13-2005, 09:30 AM
hmm all of these ideas are sounding good, im going to have to look into the pricing. do u have a link for the forged pistons.

bitterchild
05-13-2005, 09:30 AM
find a 2.0vw block and use your 1.8t head. No real additional work other than what you have to do anyways. Better rod ratio too

nizmosx
05-13-2005, 09:31 AM
the 2.0 block your reffering to is from the 2.0l jetta right.

DarkkstaR
05-13-2005, 09:36 AM
check www.ecstuning.com

i know nothing about them.

Audimarc
05-13-2005, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by nizmosx
haha i would if the engine and tranny setup wasnt too expensive. that would be nice tho. hey 99 audi i live by south coast plaze we should go for a drive or something when i get my car fixed, ur like 5-10 minutes away.

Coolness, I work off of Jamboree and Beckman and live near Fashion Island.

IndieRockSteve
05-13-2005, 10:23 AM
yea, ECS has lots of the parts, there was one other online shop too that I saw but I can't remember where it was...

bitterchild
05-13-2005, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by nizmosx
the 2.0 block your reffering to is from the 2.0l jetta right.

ABA VW shortblock... 1.71 r/s. Needs new pistons for 20v head but you're going to do that anyways. Something in the ballpark of 9.0:1 would be about right.

Saturnine
05-13-2005, 10:41 AM
I should have done that.. I had an extra TT 225 cyl. head a while back[headbang]

Oh well.


Originally posted by bitterchild
find a 2.0vw block and use your 1.8t head. No real additional work other than what you have to do anyways. Better rod ratio too

jrodmk2
05-13-2005, 11:17 AM
there is some "other things" you have to do with that swap. a little more time consuming x4artic did the whole thing check his website. can't remember the link off hand somebody can help me out with that. it all depends on what you want the end product to be... only you can really decide this. 2ptzero did not use the vw block. he will chime in.

late

nizmosx
05-13-2005, 11:32 AM
thanks for everything guys, and if you can find x4artic site that would be great source for info i would imagine.

bitterchild
05-13-2005, 11:46 AM
here's john's site

http://home.comcast.net/~xr4tic/

yes there is a lot more involved but that puts you in the gt35 range turbo wise :) I don't know the flow rates but I would imagine a gt28rs would spool up very fast w/ the 20v head on the 2.0l.

mike-2ptzero
05-13-2005, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by bitterchild
here's john's site

http://home.comcast.net/~xr4tic/

yes there is a lot more involved but that puts you in the gt35 range turbo wise :) I don't know the flow rates but I would imagine a gt28rs would spool up very fast w/ the 20v head on the 2.0l.


There is a guy in Norway that is running the ABA block with the 20v head and a GT35R.

You can also bore out the 1.8t block to 83.5mm and use the stock 1.8 crank, this will give you a 1.9L. This is the setup that dynamic racing solution did on Big Nippers car(eric). That would be an easier and cheaper way to go if you plan to run a GT28rs size turbo. If you go 1.9 or 2.0 you can pretty much throw away the K04 because it will become useless unless you like shifting at 4k rpms.

nizmosx
05-13-2005, 02:56 PM
i see

bitterchild
05-13-2005, 06:17 PM
you don't sound very excited... I guess that's b/c it's your money

mike-2ptzero
05-14-2005, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by bitterchild
you don't sound very excited... I guess that's b/c it's your money

No one sounds excited when having to spend that type of money. Believe me when I say I didn't when I had to pay a $8k for the rest of my engine work or when I had to buy a $1200 turbo just a week before the 1.8t challenge.

bitterchild
05-14-2005, 10:50 AM
1200... hm, good deal on a 2871?