what type of oil are u guys running?
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Last edited by Padillamk4; 02-15-2011 at 09:43 AM.
i have absolutly any problems with the engine just motor mounts dont like the abuse so i had to upgrade only problem is 17yr old dizzy gets wet no vroom vroom
any one no where to get a brand new wiring harness for the 93 slc corrado vr6. i hate old wires and buying another 17 yr old harness just doesnt seem smart. does anyone make harness for my car ?
What about the turbos ? I'm at 40k. And I have nightmares about it blowing on my way to work. Lol. (Daily driven)
Slc how indepth did you get with your rebuild. I'm gonna re-ring mine and throw the headspacer on in the spring
Last edited by Padillamk4; 10-30-2010 at 12:33 PM.
My Mk3 is daily driven ~80 miles and I do not have turbo related problems. The car is driven HARD. The Garrett products have held up for 4yrs and counting (Gt35, T3/T4), Precision has been on it for a little over 8 months with no problems either. I've also experimented with "cheap" turbos on this particular car and again no real issues with seals etc.
"OP sounds like a MKIV guy"
I ran my Turbonetics 60-1 hard for 7 years and it is still going strong on a buddies 1JZ cressida. I am currently running a precision 67 and has been on for just over a year. I got 7yrs on my first motor (stock) and I'm on my 3rd tranny in 8yrs. Oh and the oil I use is regular Penzoil 5w-30.
-Honed cylinders using a flex hone(ebaymotors) and cordless drill
-Wire brushed, cleaned, primed, and painted block
-Chains/coolant stuff was already done
- Measured cylinders, bearing clearances(plastigage), deck. Everything was like new spec so machine shop would have been a waste of $$
-New valve seals
-lightly lapped valves
-lifters were done recently
-ported head with a long die grinder and DIY kit from Summit(not needed)
-Checked valve guide clearance and head flatness. Again, everything was like new so no machine shop.
Ran stock headgasket up to 12psi and last winter threw on a C2 9:1 spacer and ARP headstuds torqued to 85 ft-lbs and have run 20psi since with no issues.
13k miles/4years since the rebuild. Over 200 passes at the drag strip 7200 rpm shifts etc. etc.. Burns no oil, runs like OE, dead reliable. Same with the stock trans w/ peloquin.
Watch your boost and A/F ratio. It wont "blow up" if those are good and the motor is in good shape. Rebuild it if you are having a problem only. Otherwise head spacer, arps, chains/guides/maintenance and go
i blew my 47k miles 99 block 2 years ago (bad fuel pump) and bought and installed a 100k 96 block and ran 11.8@120... boosted it as high as 25+ with my PT 61 turbo and no problem on the street... only problem with that is 3rd gear holding, lol, and not stripping...
1988 Jetta Carat Vr6 powered by www.LugTronic.com (99.9% done!!! )
Stock air cleaner and snorkels etc in it as well
Main reason for it is after 1000s of miles with cotton filters, I noticed the compressor wheel was taking a bit of a beating. The paper filter should help extend the turbo life. I want 100k out of my 35r! I think it will do it easily, it's been a tank for 50+k, touches wood.