1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:56 pm

Changed the alternator as it died last week and seems to have sorted my major running problems weirdly? still a little hesitant when in really high revs but running really well now!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by treefingers » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:35 am

good to hear you're getting some luck now!

is your exhaust loud? mine's straight through and i am really surprised how quiet it is.



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:50 pm

treefingers wrote:good to hear you're getting some luck now!

is your exhaust loud? mine's straight through and i am really surprised how quiet it is.
Hi, my exhaust is loud but not as loud as I was expecting it to be, now its running properly it does sound alot louder to me though,what back box have you got? I bought a generic free flow one off ebay for the 1.8t, literally just a stainless box with nothing in it lol. Ive recently replaced my recirc valve for a forge 007 one and that's made a hell of a difference for holding boost and the noise that makes due to having a cone filter.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by james butler » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:52 pm

ant wrote:Changed the alternator as it died last week and seems to have sorted my major running problems weirdly? still a little hesitant when in really high revs but running really well now!
funny you should say that as my freinds tt alternator died last week and what a pita to change!
brought up all kinds of warning lights and loss of power.
fixed now though and the alternator was only £70 form euro car parts.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by Risocco » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:21 pm

Great read Ant. Glad you got the car running. Loads of inspiration on here.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:52 pm

james butler wrote: funny you should say that as my freinds tt alternator died last week and what a pita to change!
brought up all kinds of warning lights and loss of power.
fixed now though and the alternator was only £70 form euro car parts.
It's strange how the alternator can make such a big loss of engine performance when on its way out, sensors must rely on a lot of battery power.. When changing mine I couldn't get the bottom bolt out as it was to long and hit the chassis leg, had to cut it off with grinder and had to take all intercooler pipework out on that side to remove it. Had to drill out the bottom thread on the new alternator and find a bolt I could push though the opposite way with a nylock on the chassis leg side. Modified cars really aren't easy to service!

It's going on a rolling road on the 6th febuary to see what she can do!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:55 pm

Risocco wrote:Great read Ant. Glad you got the car running. Loads of inspiration on here.
Thanks! Hopefully it can help people out who are thinking of doing the same. Noticed ur post on scirocco register Facebook, glad to see your enjoying the rocco I saw you with.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by james butler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:18 pm

ant wrote:
james butler wrote: funny you should say that as my freinds tt alternator died last week and what a pita to change!
brought up all kinds of warning lights and loss of power.
fixed now though and the alternator was only £70 form euro car parts.
It's strange how the alternator can make such a big loss of engine performance when on its way out, sensors must rely on a lot of battery power.. When changing mine I couldn't get the bottom bolt out as it was to long and hit the chassis leg, had to cut it off with grinder and had to take all intercooler pipework out on that side to remove it. Had to drill out the bottom thread on the new alternator and find a bolt I could push though the opposite way with a nylock on the chassis leg side. Modified cars really aren't easy to service!

It's going on a rolling road on the 6th febuary to see what she can do!
you think thats bad in a tt the inlet manifold is so close to the front cross member you cant get the alternator physically out of the car.
had to use a bar to rock the engine back on its mounts to get the clearance needed.
on a DIY youtube video someone got it out by jigsawing a lump out of the cross member to get it out and used the plastic cover to hide the cut when he put it all back together! :-o


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by scrappy1382 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:56 pm

some amazing fabrication skills :-) big thumbs up to your dad there fella. proper job done!!!!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by treefingers » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:22 pm

Yeah it's a nightmare trying to do some jobs with the engine in the car.. i can't get a socket on my cam belt tensioner!

Did you ever get it on the rolling road Ant?



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:16 am

treefingers wrote:Yeah it's a nightmare trying to do some jobs with the engine in the car.. i can't get a socket on my cam belt tensioner!

Did you ever get it on the rolling road Ant?
Ha I had that issue the other day, checked my timing n only just managed to get a socket on it - was 1/2 tooth out, didn't make a difference changing it tho after all that work ha.

Not had it on rolling road, went a few weeks ago and was out of action as they where sinking it into floor, low cars couldn't get on it before, hoping to this weekend to sort the last few issues out! Will let you know when I do!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by treefingers » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:43 am

you can get a socket on yours! lucky boy. my engine must be mounted lower than yours.

is she running all sweet now?



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:30 pm

treefingers wrote:you can get a socket on yours! lucky boy. my engine must be mounted lower than yours.

is she running all sweet now?
Not totally, alot better than what it was though. Was boosting at 5psi with alot of miss fires, now doing 10psi with just hesitant under heavy load in higher gears with the odd miss fire, should be boosting 18 tho! Every sensor tested and most replaced now..

Getting the boost/vacuum system smoke tested to see if ive missed leaks and if its not that it must be a dodgy map which that same place can sort out, if it is that I will get sum videos uploaded of it being done on the rolling road!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:46 pm

Now booked into badger 5 ltd on the 16th march for them to sort out the running issues, fed up with my local garages, they don't seem to have a clue, from what I hear it will be well worth the 4 hour + round trip! They have really good reviews on the mk4 golf and Audi sites.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by treefingers » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:21 pm

You can't beat some proper knowledge, hopefully they'll sort it! Taking my car to the Phirm was the best thing I could have done.