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Re: Misc questions
Run a compression test before you decide to strip the and work the head.
If the engine has been well treated, you're just getting to the loosened up
and broken-in stage.
40 HP (33% increase for the NG)? Doubtful. Turbo swap? Fun!
About all that can be done to the motor (that I'm aware of) is: K&N filter
($40) worth a handful, new cam ($200-300?) worth maybe a couple hands,
bigger exhaust ($600ish) worth a handful, TAP has a chip ($250) worth 15 or
so. EH can't be worth more than 15-20. You could get the head decked and
ported for $200-250 and that might be worth as much as the exhaust.
Somehow though, you just can't slap all these together and get a 200HP
fire-breathing 80Q... ;-(
Regardless, you have a few years to ponder it... ;-)
At 11:13 PM 11/16/1998 , Jeff Loh was inspired to say:
> Hi q-listers:
> Rejoining the list after a long absence. I searched the archives for some
> answers but couldn't find any. If anyone can comment on the following I'd
> be much obliged.
> - My 80q is approaching middle age (160,000 mi). Sometime when it nears
> 200k I'm thinking time for a new motor. I have two choices, swap the 5-cyl
> for a 200 turbo motor, or doing some work on the present motor. My mechanic
> says that decking the head and extrude-honing the ports could gain me 40hp
> from my 80q. Does anyone have real life experiences before I commit to one
> or the other?
> At 5,000 ft, I'm tempted to go for the boost. :)
88 90Q "Hannu" - K+N, new vac hoses, still 0.0 bar....
88 Golf GTi - PRO Rally