Still following along with your great, quality build and learning. Thanks for your posts.
Hey, The uprights and all the brakes are sorted now mate, thanks anyway.If you’re interested I have S4 uprights for sale so no need for brackets to fit the 18z calipers, they’re ready for the 18z’s too with the grinding done
also selling a complete 18z setup with refurbed calipers and everything else is new, only covered 100 miles since I fitted it all!
I understand that china can and do make good quality parts. I`ll most likely go with bager5 H or I beam rods are rather spend a bit extra and forget about it. Regarding pistons i was planning to stay with oem as not planning to get above 500hp, however if i can find a set in a good price I`ll probably get them.I wouldn't diss all Chinese Rods, You would be surprised at the amount of stuff made in China tthese days. They are able to make stuff to similar quality levels as any European manufacturer. Bought an FAG Schaffler CV joint the other day. Made in Chinas on the box.
When I rebuilt my 1.8T track car for the second time after a Wossner piston failure decided to go with some Hurricane I beam rods from Badger 5. Had IE H beam rods on the car initially and although these are good they have been known to fail when running over 500bhp.
Badger 5 have built many 500bhp plus engines with these rods and Hurricane also make the rods for Pro Race Engineering.
If you are looking for pistond DO NOT fit Wossner . They simply are no good in the 1.8t. Have a look at my TT build thread if you want to see why.
Some quality work done on your car buddy. I can appreciate the difficulty and nightmares you will have had with seized bolts etc.
Couple questions though, as I’m trying to restore my own TQS at the moment, have my own build thread too.
- Bottom pulley, did you remove the bottom gear as well? In order to replace the front oil seal? Noticed yours had peaked all over the outer covers as well. What tool did you use to hold the gear whilst you removed the crank bolt?
- Was there much play in the rear diff at all? I’ve acquired a rear diff, and considering refurbishing it, with a view to swapping it out with my own. Not sure how much float within the diff gears there should be however.
- Propshaft, I acquired this when I got the diff. So going to refurb this too. Did you get new end joints too? Or just change the centre bearing?
Im really hoping that by changing the centre prop after a refurb, and rebuilding the driveshafts I also acquired, a lot of the play which makes the clunks, can be removed.
Really good work, keep it up. Impressed with your detail. I hope my detail is the same when I get to work on my suspension.