Figured I'd post up since the car actually runs now. I had a built 2L 06a and a worked AEB head that I was putting in a Porsche 914. Long story short, life got in the way. I got married, went back to school blah blah blah and now the Porsche sits.
Anyway, I sold the bottom end and picked up a b5 avant which is what I had wanted before I bought the Porsche). It needed a trans so i got a v6 trans with low miles and swapped it in.
Originally I was going to just bolt the turbo on, build a downpipe, and build the motor next year. I ended up snapping a few manifold studs and decided to swap in the head that I had. Maybe it wasn't the most cost effective way to do things, but I wanted to be able to drive the car this summer and I just didn't have the means available to do rods right now too.
Management is provided by Lugtronic. I had the ecu from the Porsche project and using kevin's guidance I built a PNP adapter similar to the one that he sells.
The Exhaust is a full custom 3" turbo back. No cat, no muffler, no resonator and it's really really loud.
AEB head (assembled by QED)
Supertech valves (inconel and black nitride)
Cat gold valve springs
new oem lifters, new exhaust guides, new cam chain tensioner
Cat 3658 cams from QED
Pagparts Vbanded manifold
PTE5857. Billet, Ball bearing, Vbanded housing
tial 38mm wastegate
034 FMIC kit
034 billet 044 drop in
I also have fsi coils and a repair harness that I'll be using to upgrade at some point. Probably when I do the bottom end.
Pics because nobody cares about words:
20th build ~9:5:1 wiseco 81mm forge pisons~IE 20mm rifle drilled H beams~Calico rod bearings~snowperformance single injection water/meth~stock small port AWP head matched to a IE intake manifold~hemi throttlebody~Custom downpipe/turboback~Self maestro tuned~tial 38mm wastegate~GT3076r .63ar Vband~6 puck Clutchnet~PTE600.
This looks very familiar I have the same setup going on my 98 Tropic green.
I've been running around in my MKIV Jetta with a 3076 hitting mid 20psi occasionally on a 193k mile never opened stock 06A bottom end. If you have a good tune and good fuel + spark, these things are pretty bulletproof. Before that I went years on a 3071R 100% stock motor at near 30psi sometimes, with lots of long highway pulls to heat up the oil and create high EGT's. Never an issue.
Oh, I have a 914 on jackstands too, getting sheetmetal work. How awesome.
That's crazy, we are doing twin builds!
Been driving the car a bit. Running off the wastegate spring it's boosting to around 18 psi (I haven't checked what spring is in there, but I believe they come with a 1bar. If so, I guess it's creeping a little).
Ordered a vibrant resonator, and a magnaflow muffler. Hopefully I can quiet it down a little bit.
Pardon my crappy front bumper. I want an s4 bumper, facelift headlights, and a new hood. One day.
Much like we have 914's and mirror builds minus the avante I'd suggest making one removable for go fast days, and building another pipe from muffler 1 to exit for those days to avoid open downpipe under the car drone.
I have a straight silver hood on the 98 FWD parts car I have here.
Trade ya? :-)
Car is much quieter with the VT, but still way loud. It doesn't rattle unless I turn on the head lights and the idle drops due to alternator draw. I may add a cat to quiet it down a little more.
Thinking about an ME7 swap too. Never ending project.