That is a 1.8t piston that was running total seal rings and was beaten to death in 20k HARD miles on a GT30.
Ring failure plus 9500+rpm almost daily beatings.
Got a ton of work to do on the chasis this weekend. Brake lines, rear suspension, brakes, swaybars, etc...
Gonna get this beast off jackstands and rolling on its own wheels for first time in 21 months.
Interior is getting there--all seats, trim, speakers, n steering wheel installed.
The motor is wired and we can start looking at some basic plumbing before dropping the drivetrain into the car in two weeks.
More to come…
Working on the chassis. Rear suspension and sway is in. Rear brakes are also just about complete. Hope you can see some of the powdercoated pieces. Went with an interesting gold on brake calipers and both sways.
Car is running Billstein PSS 9 coilovers, neuspeed front/rear sways, and OEM Audi TT/VW GLI calipers/carriers.
This car was originally a base model 2.0 5 spd car, and the brake upgrades were originally installed 100k+ ago. The PSS 9's have maybe 3k miles on them. Everything is being refreshed and looks good. We plan to corner balance the car/suspension when all is said and done.
Motor goes in next weekend. Working on front brakes, suspension, subframe, etc. tommorrow.
Lots more to come…
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Couple questions for you guys.....i need a new dipstick, and want to use a universal braided dipstick, but need to know the size of the dipstick hole in the block. Anyone have ideas or used something like this on our 2.8l or 3.2l blocks?
Also, i need hardware for the two ports on my Area 51 intake mani. Phree is trying to get some sizes for fittings for me, but if anyone has ideas or stats, please post up. I am also looking for diagrahms of vacuum line routing. Feel free to post up suggestions, pics, etc...
I also need advice for front brake pads. I had purchased EBC red pads for front n rear, but the front pads are missing. I will probably pick up a set locally from NAPA or autozone. Anyone have suggestions? EBC reds are on the rears. Rotors are slotted n drilled. This is a street car, with limited track time in the future.
Thanks guys.....trying to get prepped for a big weekend.
I looked and dont have any detailed pics of those ports.
I have Hawk HPS pads all round, they arent bad. I have liked em so far.
Well there seems to be a debate on what size those ports are on the Area 51 manifold. The build thread of the mani documents they are -6 an o-ring thread; However, when i contacted the retail side of the opperation(now BSH) i was told they are 1/8' NPT.
Guess i will find out Saturday. If anyone has vacuum routing diaghrams or pics, please post up...
I think the originals had the -6, the company that ripped em off and started making them may have -8's. But I am not sure.
I used a set of custom ARP headstuds that were made by INA/Issam specificly for a 2.8l bottom end with an R32 head. These studs are most similar to the 2.8l studs with extra length added to make up for the differences in head design(3.2l head vs 2.8l head).
I have an extra set of headstuds if anyone needs them for another R head build.
Phree, it looks as though i have one of the original 10-20 intake manifolds completed during the "Sheet metal intake build thread. We got -6an o-ring bungs on this puppy.
Got some questions for the 24valve community. Does anyone have pictures of those folks who have tapped and threaded -an fittings onto our stock thermostat housings? I also have the Integrated Engineering pieces that come off the heater hose fittings, and would like to change some of my coolant lines from OEM rubber to some -an black braided nylon hoses and fittings. I want to do this in one specific order from Summit, without the headache of sending back incorrect parts.
The IE billet heater core fittings can be seen here:
These pieces have a threaded O-ring port on it, so you can run -an fittings. I am not sure the size of the -an fitting yet. Help me design my coolant pipe routing and order my hose and hose ends correctly.
OK....to answer my own questions, and for those that want the AN lines in your bay rather than OEM rubber.....The IE heater core fittings can fit -10AN o ring fittings that can be had at summit, jegs, etc. In addition, the IE SAI block off plate can be made to fit AN by using a 3/8' NPT to -10AN fitting so I will be plumbing -10AN line all around the bay. I am still trying to find the thread that shows what size AN/thread can be fit into our thermostat housings. I am pretty sure I have seen folks just tap the plastic and thread AN fittings directly to the plastic. There is also Rictus' build, where silicone is being used to bridge the plastic to what looks like -10AN weldable fittings. Not sure which route to take for my build, but will be working on it as we go.
For now, I have a large order from Summit ordered that will have all my fittings and hose described above. Now I just gotta find the time to get all these shiny parts home.
Ok....seriously...who can give me an educated guess here...i have a mishimoto rad i want to weld AN fittings to. Can anyone out there, with knowledge of what works, please post up. What size are the normal OEM rubber hoses from radiator to T-stat housing? Whats the equation from inch or mm to AN?
Beers are on me!?!
Let's get er' done
If you can't tell...i am trying to plan my coolant system and how it effects the turbo lines, t-stat housing, etc.
I am curious if C2/UM or the Uni software still makes use of our secondary coolant pump. My plan is to plumb that coolant pump into the heater core and out to the turbo.
You turbo guys with cars running, does your coolant pump run after the car shuts off like stock? I will be calling C2 monday to make sure of things...
Anyone know the flow or direction of coolant in our motors?
Please post up experiences, ideas , etc...
Started to tap the t-stat housing today for NPT to AN adapters. Work continues tommorrow...thanks for looking
For the bottle, I believe people put a filler neck on the top radiator hose. The rest of your questions.. sorry, have never ventured that far. Can't wait to see this thing done.
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Worked to finalize lines on the motor this past weekend. The coolant system will be all AN lines, with NPT to AN fittings supplying coolant for turbo. One more bulk order of Earl's and i am home free.
Plumbed front brake lines also, and hope to get the front suspension complete this coming weekend.
I hope to drop the motor in very soon.
Thanks for looking.
WARNING.....To anyone who wants or "needs" to go all out and replace your factory OEM rubber with those sexy braided stainless steel or black nylon for that bling factor....Think before you leap.
I just finished my biggest order yet for these Earl's fittings. I am using all Earl's fittings and hoses, and just got beat up by Summit....this was with a "friend" and frequent purchaisng discount. Oh boy...
If you have an extra thousand, then by all means follow suit. I will even PM you the NPT to AN adapters needed for every orafice in your engine bay. What was I thinking??
At least these are all rebuildable lines that should not give me issues down the road. We will see what we get.