Well, its not good!
Seems like a piston has melted due to a failure somewhere, injector, water meth etc so we will need to rebuild the engine.
this will be with new internals and uprated ones, the problem being I am out of cash for this project! so it may be a while before shes back on the road
Sad is not the word
Anybody work for a piston/rod company want to help me out then get in touch!
Well Andy...I'm very sorry to hear this,but in some ways not entirely surprised,as many engines running this sort of power have additional piston cooling taken into account,and FWIW,the Cosworth YBs have an additional oil spray bar located pointing upwards at the base of the pistons to provide this for uprated engines.
I'm not trying to sound complacent or smug,and I am well aware that this is a different engine,but with that system I was reliably running 440bhp or more on one car,and ALS on the other.
Uprated pistons and rods are one step,(and I would suggest having all the internals balanced while the engine is stripped down)but I would also suggest looking into cooling,as it can massively increase reliability.
I hope you manage to get this sorted and back on the road soon.
Woah - Sorry to hear!
Guess you were the ginuea pig in this and i guess we found out that the standard 2.0T engine cant take 450bhp
As Iggu has already said,this is nonsense.....the engine is an S3's 2.0T and NOT the standard version,and Andy has followed the same general path as many others.
just advice at the end of the day but these 2.0tfsi are not meant for this kinda tuning the engine is to small ie ..renault 5 gt turbo's
This is also completely untrue....if the mods are done carefully,and in the right way,a small engine can provide very large amounts of reliable power....at one end of the scale you have the now rather old Cosworth YB,which could easily be modified to produce between 400-600 bhp of reliable race power,and well over 400 bhp of road useable everyday power.
At the other end of the scale,and as an extreme example,the tiny 1.5L Honda and BMW F1 engines were turning out over 1000bhp in race trim.
In short,if the engine is modded properly to produce and maintain these power levels,it can be done....the Renault 5 GT Turbo is NOT a good example as these were often modded by people who could only screw a wastegate or dump valve down.