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    Thread: My 91 GTI 8 valve to B4 1Z TDI swap

    1. Member FaithInMkIII2.0's Avatar
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      07-24-2011 06:13 PM #71
      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
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      07-24-2011 06:15 PM #72
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      07-24-2011 11:51 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by FaithInMkIII2.0 View Post
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      haha this is redic I should have reported this to a moderator. <p>wait i did..

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      09-06-2011 06:30 PM #74
      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.



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      09-07-2011 12:12 AM #75
      OUCH!

      ive done the same.. heat seized my 1.6 going up a hill at a little over 100 mph. except i just re-started the engine after it cooled down, and have been driving it since. no rebuild for me

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      09-07-2011 12:21 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Glegor View Post
      OUCH!

      ive done the same.. heat seized my 1.6 going up a hill at a little over 100 mph. except i just re-started the engine after it cooled down, and have been driving it since. no rebuild for me
      yeah I could have perhaps but I didn't wanna trash my block...it was rapping pretty bad. I am thinking a larger turbo and water meth injection are in my future plans
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      01-03-2012 12:11 PM #77
      rebuilt and ripping once again. next step...GT2052
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      02-02-2012 09:50 PM #78
      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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      02-02-2012 09:57 PM #79
      [IMG] IMG_0170 by dr.vdub, on Flickr[/IMG]
      used a combination of b4/a3 tdi boost pipes..here the b4 boost pipe seems to fit rather nicely..clears the dipstick and electrical connectors[IMG] IMG_0169 by dr.vdub, on Flickr[/IMG]
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      02-02-2012 10:01 PM #80
      The original SMIC location will soon be home to a B4 washerfluid reservoir for a Water/Meth injection setup[IMG] IMG_0167 by
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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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      04-23-2012 05:58 PM #81
      Had a good time showing the GTI at Dustoff yesterday, if anyone on here saw it and has any questions pm me. I can help with and or do swaps.

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      04-24-2012 08:31 PM #82
      Wow, great thread and great looking car! Must have missed it the first time around.

      -Todd

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      08-13-2012 07:34 AM #83
      For anyone interested in recent upgrades, check this link out : http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=360678

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      08-13-2012 07:36 AM #84
      GTDi at Wolfsgart 2012.


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      08-13-2012 12:12 PM #85
      i like the little round caps on your Ronals alot better than the flat caps..

      LOVE those ronal wheels.. ive still got them on my 86 Coupe GT..

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      09-05-2012 07:58 AM #86
      My GTi TDI won First place in the "Radical" class at TDI FEST! I am very pleased to say the least!!!
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      09-10-2012 12:53 PM #87
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      10-15-2012 12:02 AM #88
      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.

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      05-19-2013 08:22 PM #89
      subscribed. did you use a fuel pressure regulator with that lift pump, or did it go straight to the filter?
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      06-10-2013 06:22 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by DankNugz View Post
      subscribed. did you use a fuel pressure regulator with that lift pump, or did it go straight to the filter?
      No it is a diesel specific lift pump that runs at 5-7psi
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      06-10-2013 06:53 PM #91
      Been busy as hell with my own shop now,


      haven't thought of updating my thread in a while...

      New intercooler setup as the SAAB one did not handle 30 psi of boost for very long lol...

      bought a chinese TIG welder and taught myself how to use it. All boost pipes are aluminum, I minimized the flexible connections and made a smoother airpath. The result is lower IAT's & EGT's and faster response time...

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      made a turbo support bracket

      new oil feed line with parts found on AN fittings.com..very inexpensive
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