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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old Today, 05:00   #31
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Fuel Economy: 57 mpg driving like a granny on HWY-5 from LA to SF

None of that, I started having issues after spraying W/M, car ran fine for a while then it started lifting the head when I turned it on, so the culprit is the meth
1/4 mile run----13.98 sec. @ 105.37 mph 8 years ago
I dynoed at 275HP at LCD back then, now 2.0 TDI with the real bolt ons, HP and TQ who knows???
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How much did you inject methanol?
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I have ran 36-38 psi for awhile on stock never apart 180k mile headgasket and stock 10.9 bolts on my alh. My thought is you either have too aggressive timing or you are way past efficiency on that turbo. And overtorqued studs will warp the block when tightened and lose sealing ability.
01 golf, 02m 6 speed, engine internals stock, R520 11mm IP BEW lift pump, wastegate turbo 36 to 38 psi, fmic with 2.5" piping. My custom tune. <> 02 golf, 5 speed, rosten h beams, R520 11mm IP, vnt17, upgraded smic, My custom tune.
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Originally Posted by MAXRPM View Post
I've had 2 head gaskets blown in my golf already and I'm trying to find out if anybody knows if there is any place where I can get a copper head gasket made for the ALH, I got the bolt ons with my golf, so custom made studs are already in place , pressure from the boost is just killing the head gasket, head can't be kept in its place, if I can't get a copper one I may have to try spray liquid copper on the OEM gasket, any suggestions?
I don't know crap about this, but you came here and asked a question and several, if not all of the answers to your question points to something (most likely) other than the gasket. This thread should be locked, allow you to try a copper head gasket, and if it fails, start a new thread. Not one person on this forum will ever change your mind until you prove yourself either right, or wrong.
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IMO, best place to buy VW parts in Canada: contact Brian @ www.roselandtech.ca
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