Yeah, I had it covered moments after I post that way back. I believe it was a M10x1 (fine) bolt. However, that manifold's been long gone
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The exhaust leak is from a threaded hole in the mani I have yet to find a bolt to plug it.
this was a while ago, so you probably already found one. And I'm not 100% on 16v manifolds... And this may also sound a bit strange.. But....
Do you have any spare wheel bolts? (I've done this on ABA/Early 8v Manifolds.)
rey can u help me ??? plzzz
im reallly interested into doing this swap since it isnt very inexpensive to do considering getting a deal with the 16v head now i have an AEG 8v 2.0 on a 2000 golf i want to do this i just want to know if its something attainable in an easy way or should i just stick to a new autotech cam and springs..
help me out i read that if i dnt turbo this setup i actually loose CR is that true what do you recommend so many people telling me different things and i dont know what to do anymore
well anyways i appreciate the help thanks man
Been following this thread a little and am doing a similar project just with a 1.8t bottom end I see how you installed the CPS did you give any thought to using the cam gear from the Mk4 motor as the CPS is attached to it on the 2.0L as well having both both cam gears side by side they do look the same. Would there be any reason not to try this way and get a block off plate for the distributor? I can take photos if that will help?
Either way awesome project makes me feel better that I wasn't crazy on how I was going about thing for my motor
was thinking the same thing. i think he said he didnt want to make the provision to the head to bolt the cps sensor to the 16v head or either it was clearance issues.. I am about to get back on this.
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You can't just drill/tap mounting holes for the sensor into the head. You would need to machine a spot for the sensor to clear the gear. And doing so, you would need to make sure you don't interfere with coolant passages. Also, the 2.0L gear is keyed differently than the 1.8T/16v gear to fix on the camshaft. To get around that you could spot weld the trigger wheel from a 2.0L gear onto the back of a 1.8T/16v gear, but then it makes it just as much work as what I did.
I explored that route and even went as far as separating a trigger wheel off a 2.0L gear and test fitted a 2.0L sensor under a gear.
I think the 16V heads for this thread (1.8L PL and 2.0L 9A engines in North America) can be sourced from:
90-93 Passat 16V
87-92 GTI 16V
87-92 GLI 16V
86-89 Scirocco 16V
If you want the 2.0L 16V pistons too, the donor would have to be a 90-93 Passat, GTI or GLI (9A engine). Note that many were 8V instead of 16V, so don't buy sight unseen.
That said, I wonder if a later FSI 16V head could be used, perhaps with MegaSquirt. Any thoughts?
I tried searching this thread but couldn't find what exhaust manifold you used to bolt up the stock mk4 2.0l downpipe...what are the options?
Btw trying to source all the parts for pretty identical build and it is hard...i am starting to give up slightly
It's been a while, but I think I made a correction after more research.
use these as reference:
That's the way I see it. I'd mark the leading edge, but anywhere between the leading and falling edge is fine 1) because you can rotate the dizzy 2) it doesn't have to be dead on. The ECU uses the crank position sensor for precise angle and big/small windows on trigger wheel for which stroke it's on.
I have a 01 2.0 aeg 8v...Could I use a 16v head off a mk4 1.8 and if so would I have to do anything to the ecu? also why the tb from the lexus?...thicker? I like to do a head swap or beef up what I got now but don't know where to find the complete kits.
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Was wondering if someone knew these answers. The 1.8t elray is getting the cam gear from and hall sensor wheel is from what year car? Also will that fix my problem getting the 1.8t cam gear so the crank gear lines up evenly with the cam gear for the timing?
cam gear is from a later, interal waterpump, 1.8T.
The early 1.8T (AEB) had external waterpumps. Those use the same cam gear as the 16v and will NOT work. Cam gear must be from a later 1.8T 20v with an internal waterpump.
AEB (external waterpump) = PASSAT/A4 1998-2000
everything else = internal waterpump
Same for the distributor/CPS 4-window trigger wheel.