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What is needed to convert 8L 1.8 into 1.8T

Neesh May 17, 2010

  1. Neesh

    Neesh Member

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    Hi guys what is needed to convert a 2002 8L A3 1.8 engine into the 1.8T ?
     
  2. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    A turbo?
     
  3. Neesh

    Neesh Member

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    Yes obviously,what needs changing?
     
  4. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    To be perfectly frank the cost of doing so would far outweigh the cost of changing your car for a 1.8T. To do the conversion properly you would need to upgrade/change/add so many components that it would simply not be worth the hassle or costs involved.
     
  5. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    turbo
    turbo mani
    inlet man
    gearbox
    brakes
    fuel pump
    fuel regulator
    dump valve
    pcv system
    intercooler
    suspension
    uprated exhaust system
    new ecu
    new airbox

    all for an epic 25bhp, 125bhp to 150bhp
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Seconded... ECU is different, extra sensors, intake and exhaust etc... engine swaps aren't what they used to be tbh and as suggested, sell yours and buy one already done out of the box...

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  7. Neesh

    Neesh Member

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    I have a pre-facelift 1.8T just asking for a mate of mine guess hes going to be dissapointed the next time he sees me:shrug:
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Its not that it isn't doable but there is a lot of work and potential expense to do something that has already been done properly by the factory... now if he was trying to fit a 2.7 V6 bi-turbo engine from an S4 then go for it :)

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  9. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    larger maf
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    want more?
     
  10. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Tuffty, everyone on this forum is waiting for you to take that up as your next project :p

    That AH fab is good to go, just take an afternoon to shoe horn the engine in.
     
  11. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Donor car would be where i would start!
     
  12. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    I wonder which would be cheaper and easier, the 2.7 Bi-Turbo or a 3.2 with a turbo added?
     
  13. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    3.2 (R32 or TT) would be easier to do and adding a turbo has been done but still a lot of messing about... be tempted to just get an R3 and do it to that tbh...

    <tuffty/>
     

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