Well, its finally time for me to start up a build thread for my 91 GLI 1.8t swap.
A buddy of mines cousin had this GLI sitting outside of his garage in NY for the past 3+ years, so we decided to make a road trip and scoop it up.
Got it home without any problems, minus a freak hail storm in the middle of April
Not in the best shape but thats how it sat for a few months while I was up in Baltimore for work. Once that job was over the work started and i was able to get it started with a new starter, battery, and fuel filter. Was very happy with the way it ran, because the orifinal plan was to turbo the 16v.
Until I came across a 1.8t that a buddy was selling, so i decided to go down and get that to swap in instead of the 16v turbo plan.
It is an AWW motor out of an 01 golf with about 100K miles on it. that came with:
-GT28RS (converted to an external wastegated setup)
-STG 2 SPEC clutch and LW flywheel
-EUROJET I/C core and piping
-Forge (007?) BOV/DV
-STG 3 revo tuned ECU that will be updated
-Genesis 440cc Injectors
I have a few more plans for the motor, but nothing crazy.
I only have time to work on this about 2 or 3 times a week, because of work and being a full time college student, but my goal is to have it done by the beginning of next show season. I have also never done this swap before so all help is very welcome and appreciated.
And cant leave my DD/former project out.