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      05-29-2012 05:21 AM #1
      I have done a lil digging around online and from what I found (internet info isn't always correct) the 1.8L na engine in the b3 could have anywhere from 90hp to 135hp how can I tell what mine had brand new? I suspect a few horse have been lost over the years. My car is a 90 if that helps any.

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      05-29-2012 11:06 AM #2
      the 2.0 16v was the one rated at 134 i think, i believe the 1.8 was a counterflow 8v like the mk2 which means 90 or so is more likely.
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      05-29-2012 11:54 AM #3
      1.8 8v = 90hp
      1.8 g60 = 160hp

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      05-29-2012 03:58 PM #4
      What about the 1.8L 16v

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      05-29-2012 11:04 PM #5
      1.8 16v = 123hp

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      05-29-2012 11:35 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Bozwell View Post
      1.8 16v = 123hp
      Thanks for the help. That is the na not the turbo right?

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      05-30-2012 01:03 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by drive.euro View Post
      Thanks for the help. That is the na not the turbo right?
      With 123hp, that'd be one puny turbo.

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      05-31-2012 08:25 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Venkman View Post
      the 2.0 16v was the one rated at 134 i think, i believe the 1.8 was a counterflow 8v like the mk2 which means 90 or so is more likely.
      Was there even a counterflow 8V for the US market? I thought we only got the 2.0 16V until the VR6 came along, then for the B4, the 16V went away and we got the ABA, VR6, and TDI...
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      05-31-2012 11:36 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMonkey View Post
      Was there even a counterflow 8V for the US market? I thought we only got the 2.0 16V until the VR6 came along, then for the B4, the 16V went away and we got the ABA, VR6, and TDI...
      16v, G60, TD(I?) and VR for B3, and TDI and VR only for B4 IIRC. I know for a fact that we didn't get any ABA Passats here up north.

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      06-01-2012 02:02 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by max302 View Post
      16v, G60, TD(I?) and VR for B3, and TDI and VR only for B4 IIRC. I know for a fact that we didn't get any ABA Passats here up north.
      The G60 didn't come to the US officially. There aren't too many here (like 20ish based on what I've found). I'm pretty darn sure we didn't get diesel in the B3, just the TDI in the B4. I know we got the ABA here in the B4s... it replaced the 16V. There was one year (1994 IIRC) that the only engine was the VR6.

      So... Mr. Original Post-er... how about a photo of the engine so we can help you better? If you really have a 1.8 8V, it was swapped in or the car isn't a US or Canadian spec car...
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