I'm looking to sell my 86 4000 turbo quattro (4ktq) project...
A brief history of this car... After doing a lot of research and seeing a good friend build one of the original 4ktq conversions in Seattle, I decided to start my own project in 2003-4. At that time, the 10vt swaps were just then becoming pretty popular and companies like 034 / megasquirt hadn't yet become widespread.
My goal was to turn my 86 4kq (with 158k original miles) into a quattro turbo daily driver. I began to do a lot of research and collected parts. I decided to swap in a CIS-based MC-1 5ktq engine since the wiring was pretty well documented and the parts were available. As soon as I located the engine I wanted, I rebuilt it (even though as I found out mine didn't need it) and installed new parts wherever I could.
Here's the details on the car as it sits:
86 4000 CS Turbo Quattro
-Rebuilt MC-1 engine with fresh head, rings, bearings, gaskets, etc. This engine has approximately 8k miles on the rebuild.
-Car is set up to run on the original 5000 turbo engine management (CIS based), however the ECU has been chipped with a QLCC chip
-powdercoated Urq "igloo" air intake (ex-Swanson piece). The inner fender is not cut.
-Upgraded wastegate spring (I believe it's 11 psi)
-K-24 turbo (with 4k miles on it)
-2Bennett bent tie rod arm (pass side)
-Setrab oil cooler and custom lines
-Clutch, pressure plate and slave cylinder were all replaced when the swap took place
-Currently, the car is running without an intercooler (never got that far with the project)
-2.25 inch exhaust that connects to modified 5k downpipe
-Boge turbogas shocks and H&R springs
-new rear wheel bearings and control arm bushings
-new rear tie rods
-new rear ball joints
-Battery relocated to the rear of vehicle with appropriate cables and junction block on firewall
-Audi 90 Cabriolet wheels (4 x 108) with almost new Kumho's (NOW SOLD, has stock Audi 4kq Ronal wheels on it).
-Gauge panel to replace center vent in dash
-Tan cloth interior. Seats are in ok condition, but may be suffering from being in the sun. OEM stereo
- EURO headlights (relayed) as shown in the photos
-body is in good condition except for an area of surface rust on the driver's side rear fender and some general fading due to the sun. I know the paint on the spoiler is faded and no longer bright red for sure.
Once the swap was completed, I drove the car for around 8000 miles. During this time, I replaced the turbo with a K-24 for more low end punch (still have the original K-26) and tried to work out the bugs in the systems.
With the chip and the wastegate spring plus the K-24, the car was very quick and satisfying to drive. After a while though I began to have starting issues with the car (related to the CIS system, I believe) and I began to consider EFI.
Since I knew the engine was solid and broken in, my goal at that point was to get rid of the CIS and go to 034 standalone. I went so far as to assemble some of the misc. parts needed to run standalone (fuel rail, 034 ECU, wiring, 4kq NA intake and TB with TPS). Well...this never happened, the ECU got used on a different project and now it's time to move on.
Although I'd love to keep this car and give it the time that it needs, I'd rather sell it to someone who'll do something cool with it and get the space / some sort of cash out of it.
The car is currently NOT running and has not moved in a while. It would probably be best to have this car trailered home so it can be sorted out properly. In theory, you could fix the CIS and run it like that, but at this point, this car should be swapped to standalone, an intercooler installed and enjoyed the way it deserves to be enjoyed. I simply don't have the time to do this at this stage in my life.
Because I need this thing gone from my current house (selling the place), I'm offering it for the first person with $1500 that comes along. I know that I've spent well over 4-5 times that on this project and I know this car has a lot of potential...but I just don't have room for it right now.
I'm not to the point of parting this thing out right now. I'd like it to go to someone as is. I'm not interested in trades for other cars, boats, coins or whatever. No low-ballers or tire-kickers, please.
Here are some pics of the car from late 2006 and some from the initial build. I can take more of the engine bay and various parts soon. The car has been sitting for a few years, so to be realistic, it doesn't look quite as fresh as in these pics.