Lets get it on then, My 2.1 conversion
As some of you know my big end when after a oil pump failure some time ago and at the time i was trying to get it sorted with the garage i got it from but no such luck.
Anyway the engine was stripped to find that the crank was damaged beyond repair and there were scores in the bores as well as some pitting? A second hand engine was my first choice but there a bit thin on the ice and if i did find one people were wanting a lot of money for them and had no history for the engine. The second option was try to find a good S3/TT crank? how wrong again as they are like rocking horse poo but i was offered a 1.9TDI crank and was told that they could be used as part of a stroker kit. I handed over £150 for the crank and walked away thinking what am i getting into know lol.
What to do next? build the engine with what i had I did my research and found pete @ Integrated Engineering very helpful and i have now handed over $1600 USD to pete@IE for a stroker kit giving a 2067cc engine and 8.5:1 compression but still safe to 6500+rpms and some performance valves set with inconel exhaust valves
The rest of the engine has been inspected and found to be good, The head will be fully stripped down cleaned and ported by my own hands as this is what i have been doing for many years. It looks like the head can be improved a lot around the exhaust ports as there is a 5-6mm difference in port size of the head and the manifold and some modification will be done to reduce carbon build up, improvement of of flow, knife edging the split ports on the inlet and will be given a light skim and so on.
When the engine is build it will be run in and a down pipe and exhaust system will be fitted at a later date as well as a remap to make the most of the 2.1 engine, when i get the spare cash the rest of the car will be give a look over on chassis modifications and then a big turbo conversion will be considered depending on money?
Picture will come soon of the damage engine and new parts
But for now here is the car in question
Car before ebay intercooler fitted