[V8] Engine rebuild options

Ari Palomäki ari.palomaki at pp1.inet.fi
Mon Aug 25 05:34:13 PDT 2008

Hi Bastian,

thanks for the warning - you are quite right. The V8 block is useless, if 
the wall coatings are damaged. I had in mind to scope the block, or better 
yet, lift the heads before handing over the money.

- Ari -

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bastian Preindl" <bastian at preindl.net>
To: "Ari Palomäki" <ari.palomaki at pp1.inet.fi>
Cc: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Engine rebuild options

> Hi,
> be careful with used ABH engines - many of the ABHs, mainly the older ones 
> (91 till late 92) are known for having problems with their NiKaSil 
> cylinder coating. It doesn't help to change the piston rings, it's just a 
> waste of money. Heading for an S6 oder S6+ engine is probably the better 
> idea if you want to be on the safe side.
> Bastian
> Ari Palomäki schrieb:
>> Hi Listers,
>> as I am forced to tackle my ever-dripping ABH -engine, I have decided to 
>> get a junkyard engine, go through it sparing no time and then just 
>> replace the drip-drip -one with a rebuilt one.
>> I have generally always used genuine Audi -parts for everything, but as 
>> there are no piston rings, nor main/conrod -bearings for the V8 available 
>> from Audi, I was wondering if any of you have experience in using 
>> aftermarket items or even interchangeable V.A.G. -parts(like VW Golf 
>> 16V)?
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