craic - exactly, i like buiding things. i would only have spent xxxx amount upgrading an RS4 anyway to make it faster etc than normal RS4's so makes no odds really
363 PS, not quite the same thing, people conveniently quote them as the same figure, but its not.
sorry lads, the car has been on axle stands for a fair while now due to a series of problems not related to the car but a 'reputable' company. hoping it will be back together and better than ever in the next month or so.....
thanks for the comments
so...guy building my block came back with a high compression ratio - pistons from JE were quoted as 9.5:1 but CR was coming back at closer to 10:1
i couldn't understand why, the block had been very slightly decked so would have added couple of points at most maybe upto 9.7:1, so we checked and reched and calculations and figures were spot on. i asked him to remove the quench pads in the head which will give a couple of points back.
so quench pads removed and head cc was upto 46cc from 45.4 but i was still not where i expected to be.
i started a thread on a US forum asking if anyone had issues with CR after fitting JE pistons and was linked to another forum which was saying all JE pistons for TFSI are sold with wrong CR - after a few of the US boys got involved and a direct quote from JE engineer JE's calculations are off and they use wrong thickness HG to calculate CR so indeed they are all sold with wrong stated CR
from here i had 2 options, either strip the block and have the pistons machined to drop the CR a touch more or use a cometic headgasket that is a couple of tenths of a mm thicker. so i opted for the cometic HG at £109 and two week wait from the states and thats about where i'm at right now, block built, head ready to drop on but no gasket or motivation at the mo.
Quench pads gone
built bottom end
well this morning i collected all the boxes and bits together
And got to work, first thing was to get it on the engine stand
Decided i'd delete the balance shaft drive from the pump housing, the oil pump is a massive unit on the tfsi and contains balance shafts but the drive gear is driven by the same chain that drives the oil pump, if the drive brakes then no oil pump
So here's the pump assembly
Vw audi 2.0t fsi balance shaft drive in pump housing pre de - YouTube
and with drive gear deleted
Vw audi 2.0t fsi balance shafts disabled - YouTube
once that was done and fully cleaned out i bolted it to the block
After that was on i pretty much cracked on, built the head and bolted it up with new cambelt and waterpump
then the rest, turbo, inlet, mounts, hoses etc etc
sold them on ebay on tuesday bud, prefered the BLQ
well passed MOT apparently so i't very nearly back on the road, need to put some miles on it and a couple of oil changes then mapping time