[Es2] new project scope (long) -need feedback

Dave K. desmo888 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 9 23:09:47 EST 2004

Stock S2 cross members can be had for a decent price (just over $100).  I
would be happy to locate one for you.  Also S2 IC's come up for sale quite
Seems with a low mileage CQ you should do a nice clean install.
I also can get the oil filter housing and pan extension you need most likely
in my shipments from Europe.
I am placing an order tomorrow for the oil pan extension - they are 22
British pounds ($40).  Should I get one for you?
The oil filter housings are about $100-$150
IC about the same.
Dave K.
'90 CQ on way to eS2

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Houck" <rhouck at neo.rr.com>
To: <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 10:31 PM
Subject: [Es2] new project scope (long) -need feedback

> Hey guys,
> Now that I have read the complete archives (end to beginning-head still
> spinning) I see that there are several combinations of chassis,
> transmissions , engines, and performance goals on your projects. Since I
> want to install my own stock '91 200tq 3B engine into my low mileage coupe
> chassis, it would appear that my new spare time project is the easiest(?),
> cheapest, and least potent of them all.
> As background, I have already done a 10vt conversion for my track coupe,
> I have some background, and I know the power boost is what these cars
> My 3B came from the car I rolled, and we drove the car from 62k to 119k
> before the mishap. The engine ran fine and I plan to use it as is. The TB
> and water pump are about 15k old. I have taken off all the intake and
> exhaust components for blasting and cleaning, and new gaskets. I even had
> the cam cover powder coated red for fun. I went ahead and installed new
> seal, pan gasket, cam cover gasket, and any of the hoses and sensors that
> are not easy to get at after installation. I also just installed the metal
> cam gear, so I hope it is ready for the next 50 to 60k miles without many
> problems.
> Since this is to be a nice street car, I believe I will be satisfied with
> the performance of the stock engine in the lighter car. A chip is the only
> enhancement I can anticipate at this time. Keeping my costs down is a
> objective, and I don't mind making or adapting some of the items needed,
> such as front cross member and intercooler plumbing. I pulled the 3B
> myself along with all the harnesses I thought I might need. The coupe dash
> and drive train are out, and just waiting for the battery box removal. All
> cv joints are repacked and re-booted. I have new seals at each drive hub,
> and new input shaft seal.
> Here is my plan so far, making the best use of money as the project
> progresses:
> 1: Decide on flywheel/clutch and assemble tranny to engine.
> 2: Install proper AC line in engine compartment for future use.
> 3: Stick with stock CQ alternator/AC locations.
> 4: Find the correct oil filter bracket and hoses for turbo. (may start
> stock parts until running & ready to invest in the AC)
> 5: Install harness through new firewall hole (where?).
> 6: Relocate battery to rear compartment.
> 7: Install new heater core & possibly complete heater assembly from manual
> AC car to avoid climate control issues.
> 8: Install engine/drivetrain and connect harness.
> 9: Keep working and working on harness connections until correct.
> 10: Decide what IC will fit & fabricate cross member & plumbing to suit
> RS2, or stock bumper, depending on $ and what I find.
> 11: Decide on air box or cone filter and install.
> 12: Decide to modify 200TQ down pipe or find one for 3B S2.
> 13: Decide on exhaust. Buy or have one fabricated.
> 14: Upgrade to 5 bolt hubs. Probably will use the same as my track car.
> Porsche Boxster w/ A8 rotors up front, redrill rears.
> 15: New hood and paint.
> 16: Et cetera, et cetera....
> Have I missed some important steps? Feedback is welcome as I bounce ideas
> off you guys. Tell me where I'm missing the boat. Thanks again, and sorry
> for the bandwidth.
> Rick
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