Author Topic: 1.8t ABT GTI - is it a genuine ABT conversion? (edited with images now)  (Read 3373 times)

Offline jvoelcker

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The value has nothing to do with it, it's a case of getting the car to do what it is supposed to do.

Are R-Tech any good?  I am struggling to get any sense from them via email - they seem to be just applying standard maps whereas I need to find someone that can map the fuelling to get the most out of the bigger intercooler, raised boost, etc.
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Julian

2000 ABT 1.8 Turbo GTI - full engine mods and body kit + bigger intercooler.

Offline barrym381

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The value has nothing to do with it, it's a case of getting the car to do what it is supposed to do.

Are R-Tech any good?  I am struggling to get any sense from them via email - they seem to be just applying standard maps whereas I need to find someone that can map the fuelling to get the most out of the bigger intercooler, raised boost, etc.
If you fancy spending more than the cars worth for a couple of extra horses that's your choice but abt have already raised the boost level bolt on bits won't do that


R-tech are the best in the country for the 1.8t but they will only get right figures from car if hardware is ok AND you still have loads of standards bits under the bonnet that might be past there best
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Offline jvoelcker

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If you fancy spending more than the cars worth for a couple of extra horses that's your choice but abt have already raised the boost level bolt on bits won't do that

I am interested in making sure that the engine is performing at it's best.  I regularly see people bolt on kit but then never tune the car properly to reap the full benefits.

And again, not sure why you keep on going back the value of the car - that is irrelevant unless you are only interested in trading the vehicle on which I'm not.

R-tech are the best in the country for the 1.8t but they will only get right figures from car if hardware is ok AND you still have loads of standards bits under the bonnet that might be past there best
OK.

Fully appreciate that the engine needs to be running right in the first place, it would be a pretty pointless exercise if it wasn't.

Do they just apply standard maps tweaked for various extra kit that they have done before or do they treat each vehicle individually remapping on the rolling road?
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Julian

2000 ABT 1.8 Turbo GTI - full engine mods and body kit + bigger intercooler.

Offline barrym381

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Well if money's no object enjoy spending all that money for very little gain  :smiley: and to still have 190bhp tops

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And going from engine bay picture I'm struggling to see larger intercooler pipework u got a picture of intercooler  :smiley: oh and the issues you posted on ukmkiv will need sorted and its nothing to do with gear linkage

What specialist garage do you run

Offline jvoelcker

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The intercooler is a full width one behind the bumper from the bottom of the air dam upwards utilising the standard pipework.

I specialise in building expedition prepped Land Cruisers, so completely different beasts.
Cheers,

Julian

2000 ABT 1.8 Turbo GTI - full engine mods and body kit + bigger intercooler.

Offline jvoelcker

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oh and the issues you posted on ukmkiv will need sorted and its nothing to do with gear linkage

Thanks sorted the issues.

Yes I posted to the UKMKIV forums because they seem to have a lot more constructively helpfull responses and less bickering amongst the 'experts'.
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Julian

2000 ABT 1.8 Turbo GTI - full engine mods and body kit + bigger intercooler.

Offline barrym381

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oh and the issues you posted on ukmkiv will need sorted and its nothing to do with gear linkage

Thanks sorted the issues.

Yes I posted to the UKMKIV forums because they seem to have a lot more constructively helpfull responses and less bickering amongst the 'experts'.

 :grin: :grin: wait till Adam picks up your story then  :grin: