[ba] Now Comments on candidates to replace 19 year old motor

audion audion at serversmiths.com
Thu Jan 10 00:01:42 EST 2002

on 12/31/01 11:52 AM, Buchholz, Steven at Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com

> It sound as though your car was even better cared for
> than the average Audi, so I would not at all worry about having the head
> redone.  It isn't clear to me how much I'd be willing to spend doing much
> tweaking though ... a complete turbo engine is not that expensive ... and
> you'd be hard pressed to get the same sort of improvements out of a
> non-turbo tweak ...

I've heard this before (online) and have seen prices for motors sold private
party of $1,500 and then something about a place up in Davis or Sacramento
where things get into the $8K-10K range (but maybe that's for quatros).


anyone have any advice/feedback on best year/model to consider that would
provide the most improvement for the least amount of $$ and downtime?
Figuring that this would be a user installed job.

Based on some sites I visited where they seemed to do projects as involved
I'd guestimate 40 manhours, is that realistic?

All I know about it is it's "supposed" to be plug N play for the most part,
with a battery relocation as the only real stinger.

any and all info is appreciated.


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