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For my '85 GTi, I was thinking of transplating a new engine, that's not the 1.8 8v. Here are my choices: G60 engine, Vr6 or 1.8T. I'm not sure which will be best in the long run for power, but i know all three are good candidates. Thanks
 

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Re: For my '85 GTi... (MattTheFatCat)

Dude just turbo charge your old engine. I am doing that to my 1.8 8V JH engine.
 

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Re: For my '85 GTi... (ncvwnut)

turbo an old 8V????? Here's your choices. (These are Canadian dollars) Spend $3000-$4000 doing a proper turbo and be frusturated with gremlins in your motor and damage because it's an old motor being pushed to hard. Or spend a few thousand more and get a new 1.8T or VR6 installed which will be reliable and if done right will increase the value of your car far more then a turbo kit. Personally I'd get the 1.8T to keep everything light. A VR6 is way to heavy.
 

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Re: For my '85 GTi... (switch_900)

I may tend to agree but remember the callaway scirocco. Kits are about $1500. It really is not difficult because the 8V engine is bullet proof. The JH engine is 8.5:1 compression ratio. I plan to add knock sensor to it though to make sure it is done right. I have a great mechanic and the gets done for free. He is my brother-in-law....German automechanic specialist. We won't settle for a half ass job.


[Modified by ncvwnut, 4:26 AM 12-6-2001]
 

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Re: For my '85 GTi... (switch_900)

quote:[HR][/HR]turbo an old 8V????? Here's your choices. (These are Canadian dollars) Spend $3000-$4000 doing a proper turbo and be frusturated with gremlins in your motor and damage because it's an old motor being pushed to hard. Or spend a few thousand more and get a new 1.8T or VR6 installed which will be reliable and if done right will increase the value of your car far more then a turbo kit. Personally I'd get the 1.8T to keep everything light. A VR6 is way to heavy.[HR][/HR]​
I'd have to say I'm with Switch on this one. I'm just looking ot get an engine, not paying for installation. I will do that.
 

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Re: For my '85 GTi... (switch_900)

quote:[HR][/HR]VR6 is way to heavy.[HR][/HR]​
What's the difference in weight between a VR6 and a 1.8T? Is it all that much? I thought it was only about 75 lbs. or so.
 
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