Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: power loss
(((By the way its the 16v. And do you guys have any cams for that motor?)))
yes, but only one will work with EFI.
(((Have you ever heard of a connecting rod going so soon?)))
yes, but never on a motor we rebuilt.....had a guy sell a GTI motor to a friend, told him to "keep Dave away from it, because it only has 8 thousand miles on it, and don't need any work done to it"....
ok, I kept my hands off it (I like to Bore them out ya see)....so anyway, first my friend tried to find everything he needed to drop his complete GTI engine in his Zuk, wiring harness, and all the other fine products required to make it go.....no such luck, he was looking at and additional $500 to a grand to get it going.... And being a poor collage student with a loan from Mom and Dad to buy the motor...he knew he had to cut some corners....
so the next affordable option was an 8 Valve head....but then it would run the risk of total distruction if the timming belt blew..... so now he needed to either find some 8 valve pistons ar have his knotched.... upon taking them out to have them knotched...we found a bearing about ready to spin...."on an 8K motor"......not good!
we had the crank turned, and ended up using his stock pistons....and gave him a couple extra timing belts...lol
now, you know the rest of the story.....new motors right off the line can and do go BOOM....ouch