Just need to purchase springs and retainers, probably can use the old ones but at $0.87 a pop seems minuscule. Turbo will be en route tomorrow from jolly ol' england. Then the intake, then the IP, injectors, glow plugs, timing belt kit, then the motor will be done. I am in no rush to get this done, this is therapy, no need to rush things.
My thoughts exactly, which leads me to believe it was a homeless person because they took my carhartt as well, been looking around on the ground near where it was stolen lately (near girlfriend's place) to see if they might have left it on the ground. No way to know what it's for. Maybe there well be a string of homeless murders due to blunt force trauma soon.
Tdimeister's Quote from the same thread - I know of someone who just purchased a GTC1549VZ, P/N 03L 145 721B, fitted into the CR170. I believe this will be the hot turbo for people who want a moderate performance upgrade -- supports max PR=2.4 and 0.18 kg/sec (24 lb/min) -- without sacrificing one-iota of spool-up response from stock, if not even better. Will keep updated.
I have the same turbo on the shelf. I bought it a couple years ago for a autocross engine build that got shelved. I am keeping it with the intent of building a torque monster AHU for my T4 Westy when the VR6 timing chain slap gets bad enough. Looking forward to following along with your results with this turbo.
Edit: Just looked at the opening post again. Are you building a compound turbo set-up with it? Considering the goal of 250+ HP you must be.
Nah, I have severely de-scoped after talking with Anuthee. He helped me realize that a 400+ ftlb mk2 would be fun to drive, but not good for a potential DD. I am shooting for 150-170HP. I realize I want a fun car, not an almost undrivable monster.
Transmission Selection - I have been told by a reputable tdi mechanic to go with the early 02J because of the better syncromesh in the lower gears. After browsing the forums today, I have seen people say to go with the CTN 02A since they are the same transmission essentially. I also know that the 02J shift tree is a popular upgrade for the 02As due to better design. So which would you select for a 150-170 HP mk2 and why?