spend money on the head. get it ported by a good shop and stick in some 276 cams.
I'm back on the forum after several years of absence. I've been away studying but I am now returning to my home town where my Golf MK1 GTi have been stored and is now ready for new paint and a complete restoration.
I am going to use my 1.8 16V engine from a Golf MK2 GTi 16v, and I want to complete my engine at the first stage and be done with it. This will be a Sunday-driver, so no need to keep pushing it further every month.
My engine is stock 139 hp with no cat (standard in that model). What I know I will do;
- New camshafts
- Header / exhaust
- Lightened flywheel
I have been searching the forums but I don't know if I can get +41 engine HP extra on this setup. I guess it is hoping for a lot, but then again I don't know. I don't want to overshoot to get there because I would rather spend that extra money on brakes etc.
So give me your opinion what I can get from that setup and what I should concider to add to get there. I would like a high revving engine, and if possible I would like to not do something to the bottom end, since that means machining etc, which is expensive in Norway. But then again, if I need to I will do it.
We hit 156whp on a bone stock ABF with intake, header and MS. In some places that would meet your power goals of 180bhp
1995 GTI VR6 - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
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