Someone (Bernard at Auto-Teknix) dropped an Audi engine in to my car over the last few weeks, and it went to Emerald today for mapping.
Audi AGU 1.8T engine (biggest inlet valve tracts they did, and strongest internals) plus forged rods and baffled sump
Cupra R 6sp 'box with LSD
Sachs racing clutch / flywheel (replacing heavy dual-mass flywheel)
ProAlloy-modified inlet manifold
Jabba exhaust manifold
Garrett Turbo / Owen Developments cold side (not sure what)
Eliseparts silencer and decat
Emerald K3 ECU with triple maps
All appropriate bespoke bits from Bernard (mounts, driveshafts, gear linkages, etc, etc).
Also fitted a ProAlloy 52litre fuel tank and various gauges (oil temp, oil pressure, boost, exhaust gas temperature and lambda).
First power run (minimum boost) made 240bhp. Looking pretty exciting !!! And that's the "lowest" power map, supposedly safe for winter (!) and MoT-ready.
Unfortunately, the air conditioning inside the rolling road at Emerald wasn't exactly pumping out cold air today (strange, that - it was the same when I was there 2yr ago as well). An exhaust manifold at 950degC soon heats up a small garage...
It only made 300bhp (!) - the ECU was pulling back the boost and retarding the ignition as a self-preservation mode due to high air inlet temperatures (75degC+). On the road, with real air flow, they reckon another 30bhp should magically appear.
Given other options, (intercooler fan, then larger air scoops then charge cooler) and Bernard reckons it'll top 400bhp (and no re-mapping needed as the ECU is currently doing the limiting) !
It'll be at Donny for the evening session (although not driving as they're fully booked).
Wish me luck in not finding a hedge in the near future !
Obviously there will soon be various K-series goodies coming up for sale.
Edited by dobbo, 09 July 2014 - 11:26 PM.