[ba] re: Engine swap - The car is an 82 Coupe

Wallace White wallace at stanfordalumni.org
Tue Jan 15 13:34:05 EST 2002

I believe the 87.5 came with the NF motor (the 130hp unit, used also in
the 5k and 100 from that point on). Or was it called NG in that

I've not driven one but they have a good reputation; locally, Tony Lum
has/had one--Tony would never sell an Audi, would he?--and Wolff used

- Wallace
  '87 5kcstq 182k

jim rose wrote:
> audiworld.com has an archives section for older models that gives a lot of
> info.. i forget if they give HP. i think the 87.5 is the really desireable
> coupe with the hotter motor. i lose track of all the different njin codes.
> >
> >Say Folks,
> >
> >I had forgetten to mention again that I have a Coupe (just assuming
> >everybody would remember I guess ;-). Anyway, I'm glad to hear that I can
> >get hundreds of horsepower into my little Red Coupe (yep, one of the few
> >non-quattro Mars Reds they made) but that's not what I'm looking for.
> >
> >I think I read somewhere that most any non-turbo 5 cylinder/gearbox combo
> >would probably fit.
> >
> >I think I read that the last year of the Coupe (87) it came with 130HP ( or
> >maybe that was a special model) and so I'm think bumping something like 50
> >HP to me is going to be pretty cool. I have no desire to overdrive the
> >brakes with too much HP (I mean they're frickin drums on the back).
> >
> >So, mostly the shortest/cheapest route to a fresher motor is what I'm
> >researching. And just a later stock head/cam combo is on the list of
> >candidates so any advice is welcomed on those.
> >
> >Anyone know of any sites with year vs. stock  HP comparisons?
> >
> >
> >Thanks for all the feedback.
> >
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