[A4] Rebuilt 2.8l 12v? Mine is a write-off...
brogers at terrix.com
Mon Jul 12 13:29:24 EDT 2004
There's really only one motor known as "The 20V", and that's the 3B, 5
cylinder 20V motor. Even the AAN isn't really known as The 20V. The 4
cylinder 1.8T's aren't known as 20V's, but rather "1.8T", so I do doubt
anybody else has put a "20V" in a A4... Great little motor yes, the 1.8T,
but no comparison to the 5 cylinder in terms of grunt, sound, etc. I have
"The 20V" in my ur quattro and can say that motor is pretty legendary for a
reason. Don't get me wrong, I also love the 1.8T too....
'98 A4 1.8Tq
'84 urquattro 20V
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian White" <brian at bjwhite.net>
To: "Alex" <aviggio at qwest.net>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [A4] Rebuilt 2.8l 12v? Mine is a write-off...
> >From Champagne's site:
> "Our 1997 Audi A4 quattro has received our transplant of a 2.2 litre 5
cylinder 20 valve turbo. We
> are the first in the world to install this famous engine in a great
handling Audi quattro."
> We were the first in the world to install this engine in an Audi Quattro?
> uhh. I think that paragraph needs a little editing. <grin>
> There are plenty of "20v A4s running around" The 1.8T is a 20 valve.
> Still, your point is interesting. Although the main reason Audi got rid
of the 5 cylinder is that
> the engine is too long for crash protection purposes. And before anyone
chimes in with "Well Acura
> used a 5 cylinder engine...Volvo still uses a 5 cylinder engine.." both of
those installations were
> transverse. Audi sticking the entire engine in front of the axle means
that the length of the
> engine is quite an engineering issue.
> Personally, I love the Audi 5 cylinder...but I really don't like how the
entire engine hangs so far
> forward of the front wheels. Thinking of it that way makes the V8 seem
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: "Alex" <aviggio at qwest.net>
> To: a4 at audifans.com
> Sent: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:17:50 -0600
> Subject: Re: [A4] Rebuilt 2.8l 12v? Mine is a write-off...
> > Champagne Motors in Denver recently transplanted a 2.2L 20V turbo into a
> > A4 quattro sedan. They ran it in the 2004 Pikes Peak International
> > Hillclimb.
> > Not sure how much this would cost or how tight the fit is if you want to
> > keep a stock look, but my bet is this engine is more reliable (and
> > if built right than any of the 2.8L variants. Probably not many other
> > A4s running around either so it would be a neat setup if you plan on
> > the car a long time.
> > See http://www.champagnemotors.com/news-1903.html
> > - Alex
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