My other car is a MINI!!!!
I'm stealing your parts! Sorry guys!
So, after a mildly cryptic title, I thought I'd share this in here, just to see what you guys think.
I don't venture out of 8L much if I'm honest, but in recent months I've been browsing in here and reading more and more about the TFSI engines, in preperation for something that I'm testing in conjunction with with Beachbuggy Turbos and Parsons performance.
This isn't directly 8P based, but this is probably the most relevant sub forum. i hope you don't mind.
We all know that you lot are blessed with a fantastic OE turbo on the 8P S3, for a factory turbo it seems to produce amazing results, and seems to be pretty reliable at those outputs too, so it was certainly something which has interested the 1.8T crew for a long while.
I'd already stolen the compressor from an 8P S3 for my k04-023 hybrid, which produced 353bhp / 345lbft on my 1.8T engine in my A3, looking like this:
But now, thanks to Dan at Beachbuggy Turbos having a crazy idea, we've gone one step further with a kit he is developing, and stolen the whole turbo from an 8P!
Bulkhead clearance was a little tight, but aside from that, it fitted great:
We also robbed a TFSI charge pipe:
And added a 1 bar actuator for good measure:
It's all back in now and almost finished:
just a few pipes to finish, and the downpipe which we're making this evening.
At present, we have NO idea what it's likely to make on this engine.
What do you guys think? You've all more experienced with these turbos than we are so i thought I'd share it in here.
What kind of boost do you guys run these at safely? Any problems or known issues we should be looking out for?
The engine is a high flow large port 1.8T, with NA cams, forged rods, 3'' turbo back, massive IC, WMI, all the toys. Any guesses as to what it might make?
All thoughts and opinions welcomed
Cheers for reading