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Old 05-11-12, 08:47 PM   #51
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Whats best to look for?
id tend to think a4's go for more money
but is there any differance to which i should look out for?
avoid high milage if poss

But i am going to be on a budget
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Old 05-11-12, 08:51 PM   #52
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No there exactly the same pal. Quattro ones are 180bhp I think. There's a few different engine codes. Mines a 98r so has the aeb engine code and has a mechanical throttle where as the later ones are fly by wire. But as for problems there pretty bullet proof. Mines never give me a single bit of grief in the 7 years I've owned mine.
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Old 05-11-12, 11:35 PM   #53
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wow that looks very tidy,

ever thought of putting an audi badge on the front?
the 2.0 16v A.c.e im running now put out 134bhp at 5,400rpm, when we had it tested, the ignition is holding it back amongst other things..

Gotta find a doner passat then,
150bhp would be a nice start, ive spent so much time and money (5 engines) trying to get this thing right so far..

Should of done a 1.8t from the start
Send a message to spink on here, he has a 1.8t from a passat with 46k on the clock the car was mint till someone damaged it and the owners insurance wrote it off. He's got everything you'd require to do the swap and its not far from swindon.
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Old 06-11-12, 02:26 AM   #54
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I've used an AJL in mine. It was fitted to B5 A4 quattros 99/00, is a 180bhp engine and is cable throttle. A bumped front full car with some nice seats in it looks to have just gone for less than 500 on ebay and I paid 300 for the first one I broke then 400 for the second. If you intend using the a4 torsen gearbox as I have done then you'll need to alter the gear linkage, the propshaft and fit a ur rear diff not to mention a right old feck around with driveshafts. I don't think you'll suffer the same headaches I was looking at when trying to mate the engine to the cq 'box if yours is a 4potter to start with though, my problem was the fact I took a 5potter out so the 'box was not compatible.

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Old 06-11-12, 06:30 PM   #55
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ok, i hope that a 1.8t will mate straight to my gearbox, im pretty sure it does?

allthought this isnt based on any knowledge lol

am i better off with a cable throttle car then as mine is cable.. or is that a dumb question?
if so what years were they?
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Old 06-11-12, 06:57 PM   #56
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if you do decide to go down the 1.8T route, be aware that it isnt as simple or rosy as people think, I have had nothing but issues with mine so far and although I am sure it will be rewarding when done, dont assume for a second that its plain sailing.

there are huge flashes of brilliance about it, but its not there yet, 12 months and loads of in...
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Old 06-11-12, 07:07 PM   #57
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The 1.8t does bolt directly to the 4cyl typ85 gearbox.
You need to modify both engine mounts.
The fly by wire versions are quite good as they only need 6 wires and to make a bracket on the bulkhead to mount accelerator pedal.
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Old 06-11-12, 07:28 PM   #58
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The 1.8t does bolt directly to the 4cyl typ85 gearbox.
You need to modify both engine mounts.
The fly by wire versions are quite good as they only need 6 wires and to make a bracket on the bulkhead to mount accelerator pedal.
This is good timing Bri, Pete 'Acidburn' is due round my house in 5 mins for the second night in arrow to finish off stripping the passat loom for the required wires to make the dash/ecu/motor work on mine the loom is pretty thin now after junking most of the unwanted stuff last night.
If you know off the top of your head which wires are needed it will be nice to know when finished this evening that we got to the same end result as you...
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Tidy looking car. I'm doing a 20vt conversion at the minute. And my mate round the corner is doing a 1.8t conversion on a type 85. Both have there plus point. But with your already being a 4 cyl be good to go with. 1.8t and maybe try and make it look as factory as possible.
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This is good timing Bri, Pete 'Acidburn' is due round my house in 5 mins for the second night in arrow to finish off stripping the passat loom for the required wires to make the dash/ecu/motor work on mine the loom is pretty thin now after junking most of the unwanted stuff last night.
If you know off the top of your head which wires are needed it will be nice to know when finished this evening that we got to the same end result as you...
The engine loom, the pedal loom and where the engine loom plugs in you want about 6 to 12 inches of wire on the other side of each plug.
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