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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by vince, A3 turbo, May 19, 2011.
Hi guys I was wondering if any one knows what the 8p, 2.0 turbo internals ( rods) can take ? Thanks,
Urmm i mean, s3 8p cheers
at 400+hp your asking for trouble with stock internals. Wouldnt run any more than 400 with stock rods and pistons
S3Alex on here has been running 420bhp and about the same in lb/ft for a few thousand miles with no problems, a couple people have had it to 450 on standard internals, much beyond that you need to up-rate them
That's great thanks lads
no worries, basically your good till you go big turbo, then by that time youve spent so much internals are just a small expense lol
Just to make it a bit clearer....
It's not power that will kill the rods,it's torque.
The realistic safe maximum seems to be around 450lbs,and at or below that level,from discussing it with people who've run that for some time,the engine is reliable.
Mine runs around 440bhp and 420lbs,and has done so for nearly 10 000 miles currently,as an everday runabout.
Over on VAGOC,there are several build threads,including a good few cars running from 420 to over 500bhp...well worth a look if you're even thinking of going down this road.
Whatever you do,if you have the car remapped,an oil breather system is essential,as are oil and plug changes at around 5000 mile intervals.