European Car magazine readers may recognize the red Audi 90 Quattro coupe parked next to my Gti from this month's issue...nicknamed "The Crow"..even with a melted #5 piston, it is still an awe inspiring machine, with a bark so loud from its 4" side exit its beyond comparison
well I melted a piston as well...a few miles of triple digit speeds brought my EGTs up a bit too high..and I am not sure yet but I may have a failing injector. Honed the cylinders already, the block is gonna be ok, hopefully getting a used piston from a local guru, as well as getting my injectors checked out. Going to balance the pistons and rods while I have them out, as well as clean up the intake ports of the head.
Mounted a FMIC to keep IAT's and EGT's in check. The stock turbo doesn't help but a FMIC will improve things a bit. Wasn't sure what would fit, wanted to be able to use the quad round grill.
Solution:Saab 9-5 intercooler
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the green thing behind the strut tower is a Mr. Gasket Diesel lift pump...If you have a diesel that didn't come with one, I can't recommend one enough!
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Great write up by the owner of ID parts on driving my GTI...
I met up with Chris on the Cape today, and he was kind enough to let me drive the GTI. I've always been a MKII fan, so it was a treat. The fit and finish on the conversion is impressive, as many of you know, and the car drives and handles well, despite a bit of tire rubbing. He's working on that, as he's not a member of the 'if you're not rubbing, you're not dubbing' club.
But the big surprise is the turbo and the way the engine pulls. I have never driven an AHU as responsive and powerful as this one. I'd been told the 20/52 is quick to spool up, but in use it's unbelievable, as fast as a VNT-15. Smoke, free, too, even with PP764s. The roads were damp when we were out this morning, so it took some restraint to not spin the front wheels, even in 3rd. And it doesn't run out of breath at higher revs like this engine does with the stock turbo. Nice.
MKIIs are the perfect size VW, IMO, and are known to be the best handling. That combo with a great running diesel is hard to beat. Nice work, Chris.