Complied the parts for my 1.8 SC build & now have a block getting prepped.
I will be using an NOS set of Audi turbo pistons. These pistons are notched for squirters but I believe the squirter notches are on the wrong side. I will not be using a squirter block so that is not an issue. I am just wondering if these are still supposed to be installed with the arrow to the front, #1 or pulley side? I don't wanna mess up my new forged low compression pistons...
Basic build list so far
2H 1.8L block standard bore
Audi Turbo 81mm forged pistons.
G60 rods, new pins seem to be snug, should I have them rebuilt? Have not measured the big ends.
Solid lifter head, JH or the Eurospec stage 1 I have stashed away... ??
oil pump?? From the JH or 2H??
Head gasket?? G60 or JH??
Also going with the Glyco multi piece Main bearings & got new thrust
Glyco rod bearings are rifle drilled but the G60 rods are not, no other bearings seem to be avail w/ out holes.
I will admit this is my first watercooled engine build, any do's & don't do are appreciated. It will have an eaton supercharger attached, should I break it in before the SC gets hooked up?
This weekend was basically ghetto prep of the block, Intermediate bearings were removed & all freeze plugs. I was going to have it tanked but all the local shops are backed up. I ended up washing the coolant jacket with muraitic acid & it worked well getting all the mung out. It was previously solvent washed & I also again washed it with simple green inside & out. It is now all taped off & a buddy is going to blast the outside to clean up the rust before I paint it. Blasting options are baking soda, glass bead or sand... recommendations here? It will be done open air, outside... I am thinking no on the sand as one missed particle will waste a bearing.
Finally moving fwd on the 83 2dr Jetta after a long slow winter.
Modified by vwpieces at 4:42 AM 6-5-2008