[Vwdiesel] Looking for AAZ turbo & manifolds

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Apr 20 11:18:51 EDT 2005

Sorry to keep changing my mind about this folks, but I've decided against 
the Quantum manifold for my TD. Thanks to all those who offered one! My 
reasons are:

1. Height of turbo from ground - I understand the turbo would be much 
lower, which is an issue for me, as I often cross deep water, sometimes 
18" or more.
2. Apparently the turbo inlet still interferes with the mount, hence the Euro 
intake hose which works around this but restricts flow. Also, this manifold 
is said not to flow as well.
3. Lowering turbo also complicates exhaust options, with less room to work 
in for pipes.

I understand from a post by Mark Drillock some time ago that the later AAZ 
turbo & manifold will clear the mount. This is the KKK turbo with external 
wastegate rod. I don't know if this turbo & exhaust manifold can be used 
with my Jetta TD intake. So if anyone has a turbo & manifolds for sale 
fitting this description, please contact me.
If I can't locate something within my time and budget, then I'll try to modify 
my mount - Andrew has sent me some good pics of his fairly simple and 
clean mod.

Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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