[Vwdiesel] Re: [vanagon] Source of rebuilt 1.6NA?
josh_w at sprynet.com
Thu May 9 14:35:15 EDT 2002
Thursday, May 09, 2002, 12:38:29 PM, vw4x4 wrote:
> Is your mechanic really putting in a GTI motor, or just a VW inline
> 4cly., witch is 8 valve, not the typical 16 valve GTI motor? What
> is it that he is having trouble finding? Eric
Not to split hairs, but the original GTI came with a 1.6 8v in Europe
from '78-??, a 1.8 8v in North America from '83-92, and a 2.0 8v in NA
from '96-01. The VR6 came ashore in '95, and is still with us, as is
the 1.8 20v Turbo- since '99.5 or so. I'm not well-versed on the
rather rare GTI-badged Sciroccos, but I believe they were all 1.6 8v.
The OPTIONAL 1.8 16v was in NA GTIs '87-89, and the 2.0 16v option was
'90-92. That's only 6 years of 16 valves- the shortest run of any of
the engines (never mind the 2.0/1.8 split) offered under the GTI badge
in the 20 years we've been able to get them.
When the 16v GTI was available, it cost a good bit more than the 8v
model, which is why they are rather rare and sought after now. All
that makes the 16v something other than the "typical" GTI motor.
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