Just give me a month...
LOL, should I get one of these to replace the one I have now?
IHI inside stickers. For IHI turbo,vw golf, bora 1.8T on eBay (end time 03-May-11 20:47:04 BST)
Maybe, although having the k04 hybrid inside sticker could almost be like having a tdi badge on the back if it ends up like Bills Ibiza back in the day...
yeah it was pretty awesome, but fingers crossed that the IHI does it for you.
If I lived in glos, I would have the smallest testicles In the world and require sponsorship by Kleenex.
It's like an s3/1.8t gang bang down there.
So... I won't having that AJH manifold then. Turns out the bloke is cock knocker and has decided he wants more money for it.
To be fair, it looks like a bit of an arse to fit. The runners, being slightly curved, means that the entire manifold sits a little to the left of the OEM one. I'm concerned that on fitting, there will be space issues with the charge pipe.
Also, all the attached sensors to the manifold will have to have the wiring extended to make them fit into their new holes - the IAT being the main one.
Not worth the hassle, I will just port mine....:ninja:
So what options do you have?
could you use an AGU one but cut/weld the throttle body onto the right end?
Shame about the manifold would have been interesting Welly.
What about one of these:-
OBX Air Intake Manifold 99-05 VW Bettle Golf Jetta 1.8T - eBay (item 170440105124 end time Apr-26-11 12:33:10 PDT)
its for small port heads!
Yep that one is, but they do mention in the description that they do a design for large port heads and/or the runners do look 'large'
Ignore what I just said aparently they are crap build quality and only small port (misleading description) more here :-
VWVortex.com - Watch out RMR, here comes OBX! ("new" 1.8T intake manifold hits the market)
Your poor dremel.:nyah:
Another great thread from you mate. Hope it all goes well. You certainly put plenty of thought into your projects, esp with the little paintshop pics lol.
Keep it coming!
Any good welly?
supercoupes : 1.8t HIGH POWER intake manifold
Short runners on this one but not sure it will make too much difference all things considered... I think I will hold out for a SEM myself...
Good progress yesterday - a day off (with a few errands to run as well) an the lovely weather made me crack on.
Did my most hated of jobs - removed the engine mount, reset the tensioner and installed the new cam belt. Thank god that's out of the way!
Started off by taking some comparison shots of the turbos as the hybrid is going today:
I also took my 'mocked' (or bodged) oil lines up to the hydraulics company who will be making them. Was hoping for them to be back Friday -however that wasn't to be - Monday they should be sorted.
Then moved on to created the correct shape and size charge pipe....
Then carried on my manifold porting work.... The first picture shows the difference between the porting of one side and not the other, and then the completed port.
Then prepped my new TIP with the parts bought for it. I have decided the have the 007P welded directly to the 3" alloy on the TIP rather than mess about with hoses connecting it. Not sure how this will work out, however time will tell....
Then finished a few other housekeeping bits and bobs.
Finished up the night with this:
Well deserved - I was knackered.
What its not finished and running yet Welly? Your slacking lmao. Looking good mate so when do you want to come up and work on mine?
Do you think I could fit the XS manifold with out taking the head off or will it just be to much of a nightmare?
A few bits ordered arrived through the post today - turbo hoses and a few other odds and ends.
The inlet manifold is finished, rocker cover repainted, turbo hoses trimmed and fitted, throttle body ported.
Awaiting a few bits now and I can start putting it all back together...
What you used to port the manifold mate? That the standard TB?
Your certainly moving fast on this build bud. Mines dead in the water until i get the exhaust made this week then i can crack on with boost pipes etc as you have
enlighten me on your turbo choice buddy, i know its an ihi but whats the spec and comparable performance expectations?
It is the standard TB yes, I've deliberately left it with the rough finish - I think it will help the water meth atomise on the way through the TB.
Turbo choice was down to several factors. Availability, price and the need to do something different. With respect there are a few GT30 builds these days, however you don't see as many IHI builds.
Also, If the turbo goes south it's very easy to get another, and very easy to fit in top mount form.
Yep top mount is the way forward, you may have even pulled your last head off..!! Lol
Very nice, you just use normal flap wheels? Looking into starting mine next, should be fun :) lol.