Ya gotta love it when you could almost stand in the engine compartment. If you get it, be careful of the shift boot - I got an NOS one a couple of years ago for my 5k after a couple of years worth of searching.
Get it before Martin tries to make a SQ out of it!!!! lol
05-01-2007, 09:10 AM
Just going to depend on space and if I can get it back to Indiana :).
I cant turn this one away though. If I do get it I have plans for it. It will more than likely be staying OEM with only OEM replacement parts. I did some research and searching on parts for these things and they seem to be dirt cheap. An entire gasket set is around 30 bucks! Car will need a clutch at some point, but thats no biggie. It will be a slow process if I do get it.
05-01-2007, 09:38 AM
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05-01-2007, 10:20 AM
in my opinion anyway. (puts flame retardant suit on)
Before I found out about getting factory Mahn/Mahle filters, Fram is all I ran on my Audis and VWs for many years. Put many miles on those cars with no oil-related problems. Plus a couple of the cars had solid lifters, which meant 100+ psi cold starts.
That being said, when you put them side by side the Mann/Mahle filters do appear to be built sturdier.
05-01-2007, 10:26 AM
Except I would want to update it with the '85-'87 style bumpers, headlights, and taillights and trunk. The tailights would take a bit of work of but I have a couple o' donor cars and friends that could help with the body work. Throw in the high comp 1.8 and close ratio tranny from the wrecked '87 and swap the dash for the newer style, too. Something the factory should have done.
05-01-2007, 10:58 AM
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05-01-2007, 11:34 AM
but for the turbos it is the "Orange Death". Fram did (and for all I know, still does) list a filter for turbo engined Audis and they couldn't handle the flow and imploded, filling the engine with filter media fluff (I'm sure you can find info on the web).
That said, I've got a Fram on my 5ktq.....not an oil filter but one of those Fram oil valve thingeys for oil changing. I was tired of re-annealing the copper crush washer......
05-01-2007, 11:51 AM
don't worry, I have NO interest in picking that piece up... just curious :-P
05-01-2007, 04:41 PM
<center><img src="http://dev4.photobucket.com/albums/g156/tagish8/PDRM2020.jpg"></center><p>It applies to cars too.
Looks like a nice foundation for a resto project. As an owner of a rare 83, I suggest if you are going to resto you begin now as more of the potential parts doners are being crushed.
I spent 5 years finding the parts for mine with the excellent help of folks from these forums and others. And I stand by the support I got from the Audi dealer Speedway in Victoria. Their parts guys went the extra mile to help me get the original parts at prices I consider to be more than fair. Find a dealer like that you can work with.
To find a classic in that fine of condition - I encourage you to think like the guys on the factory floor who produced remarkable vehicles that still are turning heads today. Keep it mostly stock, but also take advantage of newer technolgy in suspension, and electronics....just be sure to keep all the original parts.
05-01-2007, 05:12 PM
when we (our garage) did late model racing years back all the high strung small blocks had cheapy oil filters....ususally hastings. there is thing called "over filtration" meaning low oil pressure by means of restriction. i remember testing a hastings and ACDelco and the delco cut out about 15psi off totall pressure @ 3,500rpm? the reason for running hastings is the fact that they were made in brazil - better glue. NAPA gold filters get the job done just fine, but i will admit to running OE audi filter on all of my turbo cars and the NA 20v. on my domestic crap - NAPA all the way!
05-01-2007, 06:10 PM
I love the OEM stuff and plan on keeping the 83 pretty stock if I get it. Ive been pricing replacement parts for it to bring it back to a somewhat newer stage of life. Depending on what it needs I will buy all the parts I can from online vendors and get my hardware from Impex (OEM nuts, bolts, the works).
Im kind of a stickler like that, I like things to be OEM, even though my 4ktq isnt quite like that. Its my daily so Ive had to make some compromises.
Rest assured if I get this, and I hope to god I do, it will remain very stock and OEM like. No bling blang wheels or anything. Im not cutting the car up, its gonna remain how it is. There arent many around and Id like to keep the ones that are around and in decent shape, alive! :)
05-01-2007, 07:46 PM
a VW Fox at the back for a minute there! We could have had one just like it for $500 at Cincinnati a few years back.
05-03-2007, 07:53 PM
they're good enough for me.. and i have seen a lot.