I'm no guru, but from my knowledge i'd say coolant temp sensor, thermostat, valve cover gasket kit, and a good timing belt kit. otherwise 1.8t's are a pretty solid motor.
so heres a little update, i manged to score a forged tip
but unfortunately the stock manifold is cracked so iam repairing this one unless i can find another :roll:
and the glamour shots
once the manifold is fixed ill put the back of the engine together and start on stripping the front
Last edited by bluntman220; 03-16-2012 at 11:37 PM.
love this shot colin...some mk3 love right here
just a little update got the wire harness completed
fabbed up the DBW pedal cluster is ready for weld
picked these up to stiffen things up
this need to go in soon :
Last edited by bluntman220; 05-02-2012 at 10:14 PM.
Thanks for the positive comments Iam getting really stoked to get this motor finnished
Best thing I vet did was getting a rust free shell lol
A few pics from my work
So I final started the 1.8t swap. when I get back for NFLD in 2 weeks ill focus on getting the 1.8t ready to put in and get the engine bay all cleaned up
Picked a few non secret goodies
And the worst job ever rear beam bushing were replaced
Thanks filmore for the hand!
So Here's my game plan for the swap .I have decided to wait and go Big Turbo next year and focus on getting this swap up and running right and still be able to afford maintenance parts and get my rims refinished and maybe paint work , and in all honesty this should be very fun to drive when i'm done I also opted to run the 020 with this setup until i can source more parts and convert it next year.
So I ordered new parts for when i get back from NFLD
Engine is AWP code (180HP)
2. Boost piping couplings and all clamps
5. NGK #6962 or 7e's Plugs
6.Timing belt kit w/water pump
7.oil return line
9. stage 2 clutch kit
10.ECU IMMO Defeat
11.Stage 2 softwear APR ot Unitronic
12. Techtonic 2.50 DP(will be upgrading to 3"DP)
14.Intake Mani Spacer
15 Custom wiring harness to run stock management on CE2(courtesy of GTD)
well i got a lot sorted out tonight got Deleted SAI , EVAP and N249 Valve, I also will be running a Catch Can ...what to of **** came off!
Some Pictures of the finished product....Really cleans the motor up with these deletes ( test fit boost piping to get an idea when it will run)
Ordered up one of these courtesy of CO Motorsports