I thought i should start a thread on it, cannot take all the credit for the car as i bought it already modded ! Anyway, it's a b6 avant 03 plate lowered on aftermarket springs (either FK or H&R), black with a3 v6 alloy wheels and had basic mods done to it, mainly it had the Rieger rs4 style front bumper fitted-not a great fit and finish ! Sourced a genuine Votex grille from a fellow forum member who had it sprayed in Ming Blue and had to re-paint the rear lower bumper due to me reversing in my T4 van after i just fitted a towbar !
Anyway, bought the car with damaged engine- previous owner went trough a puddle and the engine hydrolocked, few bent rods and it let go with a bang 1000 miles later. Bought it for a song so i started looking for an engine. A friend of mine had a low mileage engine block which i bought for 100 quid then proceeded to put it all together ! Used a thicker head gasket and PD150 head bolts for good measure. Also sold the GT1749Va turbo that was on the engine and fitted a bv43 instead. When i took the old clutch and flywheel off i have noticed a few tooth missing off the flywheel ring gear so i had no choice but to go single mass flywheel as i knew the 228mm stock clutch would not hold the power i was after ! So i fitted a TTV single mass flywheel and rs4 clutch from Southbend- meant for an Rs4 with modified fera metallic linings on one side and organic on the other. Clutch was rated at over 500Nm ! As you might know i had flywheel chater but not odd vibration but the clutch is difficult to control for a smooth take off !
After having a few maps uploaded i had to have a map specifically tweaked for the bv43 and it transformed the car !
Took it for a drive last night round M25 and my god it pulls, easily 200 Bhp ! However i managed tp get the syncro stripped on 3rd gear so i will have to nurse it for a while whilst i remove the running gear from the v6 tdi quattro i have on my drive ! Did not like the 5 speed anyway, too wide gaps between the gears !
Going SM flywheel was the only way to get a 240mm clutch in there and i knew the box wont hold too well, it was just a matter of time. New VAG cars are made out of spit and paper ! Here's a few pictures:
Engine back together ready to fit in the car:
Special ARP flywheel bolts used:
Time to sort out the handling so rs4 rear antiroll bar was fitted allong with 312mm front brakes:
Then stripped the engine back for new cambelt kit and all relay rollers + i had to replace the drive belt tensioner as the bolt was bent:
Allard EGR delete pipe + boost gauge also fitted at the same time:
Then it went in the bodyshop for spraying the front and rear bumpers:
Next to my b6 quattro sport uploading new map on the ECU:
Future mods: 4 wheel drive running gear, bigger turbo and injectors and a front mounted intercooler. Also bought a rear Votex valance with inserts so that will get sprayed and fitted along with the v tdi dual side exhaust, will ad some nice tips so it looks the part. Also trying to get a THS stainless steel decat pipe, sadly it's discontinued ! That would be it for the time being !