Here's a follow up on my EIP turbo system... The system was purchased used
from VW Sport, off their VR6 Cabrio.
I previously reported that the car had a bad idle/missing... Well... That
was due to, I want to get the dam car back together as soon as possible
after i've been dicking with it on and off for 2 1/2 months and seeing how
close I was to getting the car to road worthy syndrom. I hand tightened
the sparkplugs in the hole to avoid my butter fingers dropping numerous
screws, nuts, etc. and forgot! Since the car was missing pretty bad, I
thought I may have bad wires/coil pack. Upon further inspection, I could
wiggle the actual plugs in the hole. DUH! I feel stupid.
Now for the real review. The idle is factory smooth, drivablity is factory
like. WOT is fantastic! With the current chip/aux fuel pressure
regular/injectors, the car can only provide enough fuel for 7-8 psi. I
metered it at a healthy .88v on the O2 sensor at WOT. It should probably
run a little richer to cool things down. I have the optional inline fuel
pump and will wait to install that after I have the 440cc injectors
installed later in the month along with a chip fine tuning session. The
redline is a soft 6500 (UGH!). The car stalls sometimes when coming to a
stop from the freeway (rapid decay of revs), hope to have this fixed with
The intercooler is mounted horozontally on the driver side sub frame. It
has a little scoop to collect the incoming air. I can scrape this thing
all over town. It's time to jack up the car.
There's no leaks at this time :). I installed the Neuspeed 160o
thermostat. I also switched to G12. A hint to replacing the drain plug..
Use some masking tape, folded inside out so there's tape on both sides and
put your long flat head on it. This will provide enough hold for you to
start the plug. It gets mighty hot to stick your hand up in there to
replace the plug.
The water temp goes to 215, 220o or so during my spirted drives in 90o+
weather with a/c blasting. Definately on the brinks of the oem radiator
when running hard in hot weather with a/c on. The oil temp goes upto 240o
under the same circumstance. Typical driving would yield 190-195o on water
and 200-210o on oil in hot weather with a/c.
I did the install myself, so I had total control. I feel this is a major
key in proper operation of the system. There's just isn't that many parts.
I went to a reputable machine shop that has a reputation of doing quite a
number of Porsche turbo heads for the O-ringing. I used "Copper Coat" to
seal the gasket to the head/block for the oil/water seal since the copper
head gasket won't stop liquid. Installed the Raceware bolts. Had a valve
job, slight porting on the exhaust side of the head.
A Quaife differential and Centerforce clutch was installed a while back to
handle the nitrous operation. Transmission was just completely rebuilt. A
Greddy Profec is in the wings (thats right, rice burner equipment).
I didn't ask for ANY support from you know who and i've been trying to get
an updated chip from them this past week, since a perfect chip was promised
with the original kit a year ago, you know the answer to that comment.
Time to put a set of tire tracks with the Quaife! Jason - whenever your in
this part of town again... :)