Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby Aktapod » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:57 am

Okay, so driving impressions: AMAZING! I know everyone always says a manual V8 is night and day difference, but I almost feel that's underselling it. It's not just rowing the gears; the response is much more direct, fuel economy has improved, and it accelerates significantly faster.

I'm still ironing out some kinks, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. I will take some full throttle acceleration vids soon, and I have some "before" videos to compare with. I'm also interested to see how it runs against the 200, because I think the V8 is actually quicker. Or maybe it's just the instant torque that gives that impression.
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby 90quattrocoupe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:36 pm

It is the instant torque. No waiting.

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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby jcarrick » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:18 pm

What was the verdict with coolant and oil mixing?
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby Aktapod » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:11 pm

jcarrick wrote:What was the verdict with coolant and oil mixing?


I can't say for certain. I'm being a little irresponsible and driving it as is for bit. It runs perfectly, and you can't tell just by pulling the dipstick, nor is there any significant coolant loss yet. I have a full top end gasket kit, and I just need to track down some timing tools. I'll probably pull the heads in 2 weeks or so.
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby Aktapod » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 pm

Registered for Carlisle! With any luck, this tired engine can make the 1000 mile trip despite the head issue.

On that note, anyone have a line on a low-mileage ABH or ABZ? I've finally decided to retire this engine from service. I'd love to do a more exotic swap like an RS6 V8TT or a V10, but it's just not in the budget. For now, I think it just makes more sense economically to find a healthy engine than to try an save this 214k mile oil-burning lump. So I'm officially on the hunt.

In the meantime, though, what better way to treat a dying engine than HARD:


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- 1992 Audi V8 (Papa Jürgen's)
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby PLANETARY4 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 am

So awesome! Good job! I wish it wasn't so involved to do an 016 swap. I don't have the heart to cut and weld a member of my family ;)
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby loxxrider » Sat May 20, 2017 11:46 am

Hell yeah, buddy. Great job! Go for an ABZ. That's what you really want! I have one, but it's been sitting outside for far too long. I'd give it to you for free if you could make use of it, but it'd need to be rebuilt and I don't even know if that'd make it right. Could be rusty inside for all I know.
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Re: Kevin's V8 Quattro 5-speed

Postby Aktapod » Wed May 24, 2017 11:57 am

PLANETARY4 wrote:So awesome! Good job! I wish it wasn't so involved to do an 016 swap. I don't have the heart to cut and weld a member of my family ;)

You had that ridiculously clean light blue V8 at Carlisle once, right? I can understand that. It's definitely a lot more work than I anticipated, and its one of those "measure 5 times, cut 6" kinda deals. Though, you really can't tell once you're done. All the interior pieces hide that you ever cut it out.

loxxrider wrote:Hell yeah, buddy. Great job! Go for an ABZ. That's what you really want! I have one, but it's been sitting outside for far too long. I'd give it to you for free if you could make use of it, but it'd need to be rebuilt and I don't even know if that'd make it right. Could be rusty inside for all I know.


Thanks man! Very generous offer, though I imagine it'd be difficult to transport anyways. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a running A8 to strip the engine out of and scrap. I think that'll be the best way to ensure it's at least somewhat healthy.

On a different note, the V8 successfully made the Carlisle trip without a hitch! Averaged 23mpg for the trip, which is significantly higher than it made as an auto. It would be nice to have a tall 6th to lower the cruising RPM's a bit, but instant 5th gear passing is fun too. It was great to see a lot of you again!

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