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found a ea81 turbo need advice asap
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:23 PM
1.) what's it worth/how much would you pay? it's lower milage than i've ever seen, but we don't know what's wrong. i've got no problem rebuilding it, and i could probobly get him to include the harness. oh, and they pull it, not me.
2.) how big a pain in the rump roast do you figure to put it in my '80 hatch. it's probobly more than i've taken on before, but hey, it's a challenge. what are the biggest obsticles?
3.) are these engines worth the hassle? my mechanic friend sais ea81Ts are pure crap. what are the downsides? (what goes wrong with them) what are the benefits?
4.) the engine looked clean. and had no obvious cracks, what should i look for to make an educated guess as to wether or not it's good?
5.) would i be better off just getting the turbo and fi junk and putting it on the ea81 i already have? i was under the impression that there were some differences w/ the heads as well.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:26 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:45 PM
#2. It should all bolt into your hatch if I'm not mistaken. May take some finesse but it should all bolt in.
#3. I've been told by a few people that these are kind of a desirable motor but you might want more opinions on that one.
#4. Check the valve covers for any signs of oil leaks and the oil pan too. Check the dipstick to see if it has any coolant in the oil (it will look like chocolate milk) and vise versa (oil floating on top of coolant when the radiator cap is removed)
hope that answered you questions. #4 basically goes for any engine you're looking at whenever you're buying a full car or just the motor. Hope you have fun with it cause its gonna be one fast hatchback:headbang:
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:04 PM
It would be alot of work to fit into your '80 hatch, but it would be a fun car afterward.
Posted 30 September 2003 - 07:51 PM
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