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RE: Calling all 4kq turbo conversions
The point I was trying to make is that it is possible to make the
conversion an overweekend thing as long as you are prepared.
You have to find out exactly what each wire from the harness is and
where you will place them. If you know your car well you can
visualize where you will place things. Also all the mechanical
preperation is important. It helps if you have a friend helping you.
I went into trouble of making a list of all the steps so I don't sit
there wasting time thinking of what to do next.
I had to have the car ready for Monday morning to take me to work so
I was on a time limit. I was done Sunday morning actually and the
car performed perfectly the next morning.
With the oxygen sensor control unit, even though it might not be as
sophisticated as the harness in the MC motor I still had to feed the
harness through the firewall. I still had to place it somewhere. I
still had to splice it into the dreded Rabbit fuse box. The
procedure is simular except for a few more wires. My point is if you
prepare yourself beforehand it should not take couple of weeks.
Some people can afford having a cer in their garage for years making
the swap. I like to get it over with and enjoy the fruit of my
labour. I know many people who have abandoned their projects becouse
they got in too deep. I also spent $250. fot the whole swap.
$150 for a complete running 5kt (rust bucket with 50,000 miles) that
I drove home and had my friend follow me for signs of smoke. $100
for 1988 5ktq intake manifold, intercooler and pipes.
I got used Ur-q tie rod for free (thanks to Mike Hopton).
Again if you really want to you can make it quick and cheap.
This is for all time and budget limited people.
BTW I didn't use a hoist or power tools or engine hoist.
1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (300,000 km)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (for sale)