Markj2222- You've been one of the most aggressive tuners/ repair guys on the forum, so I don't doubt your experience. I've never rebuilt an engine anywhere near the level that you've played with this 1.4L turbo. Why would you spend $800 rebuilding an old head, when you probably could have gotten a used head a lot cheaper?I have,
It was a 20 hour rebuild and i took the head in to a machine shop to get everything rebuilt to factory spec and drop the valve springs in while it was apart.
The machine shop wanted $800 but they replaced all the seals in the head.
it started at $400 but it is alot of work to rebuild 16 valves. I found an auto 1.4 at a local wrecker for $800 (original 1600 but talked him down)
So when i made the decision it was supposed to be cheaper then buying a engine on a pallet, but after tearing it down and sourcing all the valve seals and such my quote doubled.
In hind sight i would do it the same, im excited to push the limits. But i have yet to find a tune that can get me over 220 whp safely. Its more of an issue of i cant source any ev14 #52 or #60's locally. And too many Canadian pesso's to make one USD
I've been trying to contact you for a injectors and a tune through Facebook, badnewsracing.3dcartstores.com, and the forum here. Im ready when you are!You should get on the CT facebook group if you aren't already. One of our customers is pushing 30+psi from our GTX and the thing is a rocket