rs2 EM install

Brandon Rogers brogers at
Thu Oct 25 09:01:50 PDT 2007

I don't think the sound will change any.  Are you keeping the K24 or
going with the RS2 turbo or something?  Sounds like you are keeeping the
AS far as tearing into it - personally while it was not difficult - it
did take longer than I thought it would.  I live in CO so rusty studs
was not an issue at all.  I re-used all the original studs - just kept
them in the head - and used a grinder to grind down a few of the studs -
and that is what took so long IIRC - the trial fitting to see if I had
done enough grinding - without going too far.  Do make sure you have the
proper exhaust washer s- I hear they are important due to heat expansion

Only 15 psi?  Crank her up a little!


-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Tom Egbert
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:35 AM
To: list audi
Subject: rs2 EM install

  I was the lucky winner of an exhaust manifold parted off a 20-v. I am
anxiously awaiting my gasket to arrive and still not convinced I want to
tear into it in my garage.
     The car has 98k miles on mostly stock with IA stage III+ for the
last 40k miles. (15 pounds boost)
     What are the chances all manifold nuts and studs will come apart
and be usable to put back together. The new manifold has a few of the
shorter studs needed for the rs2. I ordered a couple extra studs and
half dozen nuts just in case. 
     This will be the only change to the car right now. How different is
it going to feel driving it?
  I realize the ultimate boost will not change,but with all five
cylinders accelerating the turbine, it has got to act and sound
different. Any BTDTs?
                       Thanks, Tom
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