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audi a3 1.6 engine gone bang

Discussion in 'Audi forums' started by vectra2011, 26 November 2011.

  1. vectra2011

    vectra2011 New member

    Messages:
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    From:
    uk lincoln
    Car:
    audi a3 1.8t
    hi there to whom it may concern i am looking for some advise from all you audi modderes i have had this idea to put a 1.8 20v turbo in my a3 for ages now and now the 1.6 has got to pot i am going ahead with the 1.8t conversion was just after some advice on what i actually need to change. i no i need the engine that one is obvious do i need gearbox aswell? what about ecu wiring loom etc? any advise would be very helpful thanxs craig :lol:
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,968
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Hello and Welcome to TorqueCars.:bigsmile:
    Hope you enjoy your time with us.

    You will by far be better off sourcing an accident damaged car then buying it and you'll have more or less everything you need then just sell what's left to get some dosh back.
    Preferably a car that's been rear ended.
     
  3. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,522
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    engine, gearbox, ECU Engine loom, suspension

    and if you can get it.
    instrument clocks from the dash ignition barrel and keys otherwise you will have problems with the immobiliser.

    a weekend you could have it in and conn3ected up
     
  4. vectra2011

    vectra2011 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    uk lincoln
    Car:
    audi a3 1.8t
    i have soursed a golf 1.8t 20v to take things off is the instrument clocks the same ? and u say suspention i have got 1.6 sport shock absorbers with 1.8t lowerring springs do i still need to change them? do i need the brakes aswell or they the same?

    thanxs to both for replies
    craig
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,522
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    the clocks are the same but unless you have the keys and locks as well the immobiloer will need to be reprogrammed unless you can find a mapper that will remove it from the ECU.

    the 1.8 is heavier than the 1.6 and have different part numbers.

    brakes - id forgotten about them. yes take them and youll also need the hubs as they are different.
    if you fancy PM me as im selling my porche brembo setup. all boxed and ready to go. look through my bora thread - click on my signature to see.
    comes with the callipers
    2 sets of pads, one hardly worn and the others not even half way
    carriers
    and brake lines
    all thats needed is some 312mm discs which will fit straight onto the 1.8t hubs
     
  6. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,522
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    ok you cant send PMs yet leave me a visitors message if your interested
     
  7. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings Vectra2011 and Welcome to TorqueCars My Friend! :)
     
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