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 Post subject: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:10 pm 
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hey guys, thought i would do a build thread to show a bit of where my cultus started and where it is now so............

so this is where it started- the day i bought it
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so when i bought it, it was basically just a AWD cultus GTi with a standard engine running the 11.5:1 pistons and a 3mm shim with a headgaskit each side to drop the compression, with a t25 off an AVO manifold, FMIC, microtech LT-8 running a 5th injector and standard injectors, still had standard air box and AFM, WRX BOV, 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust, 16" simmons

running 12psi I had it tuned just after i bought it and the result was 110kw atw

ran a 14.7 1/4 mile to start with and after a bit of practise i eventually got this down to a low 14sec pass

so I added a K&n Pod filter and catch can and ended up with a 13.6 1/4 mile after a bit of time

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So after trying to run a bit more boost and a hot day i popped the headgaskit and all the troubles started #-o #-o :roll:
so when talking to a few people about my options i decided to do an engine rebuild at the same time when the gaskit blew, so I ended up putting jimny pistons in with a standard rebuild and also ARP headstuds
ran the engine in and got it tuned and got the result of 114kw atw with 10psi boost, although at the same time I added in the turbosmart fuel reg, hi flow fuel rail and eclipse injectors, whilst on the dyno we worked out that the WRX BOV was leaking and also the flange for it was faulty, so this was on the to do list


meanwhile only 1500km later with a little bit of this............

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The engine detonated and was due fo a complete overhaull

so i thought id bite the bullet and get a full rebuild, so i had the engine removed and had it overbored and got vitara pistons dropped in aswell as had to get the crank polished and the rods shot peened, polished, closed and honed, with the ARP head studs and a Blockgaurd, with pretty much everything else replaced aswell,
at the same time i ended up getting a new intake pipe made up and get the 5th injector removed and get the air inlet temp probe moved to a better position just before the throttle body and also fitted a new GFB BOV to hopefully sort out the boost spike and leaking problems
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so happily driving home back to canberra from sydney it started overheating :twisted: :evil: , so thinkin it might be something simple I called the mechanic that did the engine rebuild and he said that it was probably just because there was still a little oil in the cooling system from the way the old engine went down and that i should only need to flush the cooling system and to replace the coolant and all should be fine, well........ all was not fine and I ended up having to get it towed back to canberra to try and sort out what was happening

after a few months of waiting for the mechanic to organise to get it back to sydney to find out what was wrong with it I ended up putting it on a trailer and sending it back,
after waiting and waiting and waitting some more they eventually ended up telling me that there where 2 cracks in the block and that they would weld it up and that should fix the problem, i got some advise from a few different sources and the agreed that it would need a full rebuild again, so I got them a new block and they rebuilt it with the same specs as the other engine and after a few months of waiting i eventually ended up with the car back on the road with the new engine
so after running the new engine in and retourqing the head studs off to the dyno i went for a retue an for a bit more boost to be added
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so after a couple of hours on the dyno when ended up pushing 16.6psi into the new engine and getting 125kw atw which i was happy with

driving around for a couple weeks like this i was very happy and it didnt really need and more mods for a while, until i got defected, so i ended up having to go to an enclosed air box and found a good deal on ebay so added a corbon fibre airbox with a pod inside, although at the same time i had to remove the rear king springs and replace them to standard as it was o low in the rear

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Enjoy and more photos to come
BRAD

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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:19 pm 
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I remember browsing this site before i bought my GTi and spotted a pic of this beast on the dyno, and have liked it ever since.
Very nice car man..

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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Wow Brad your Cultus has had quite an eventful life. You have done an amazing job keeping it alive. So jealous right now. Wish i had the cash for this car.

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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:41 pm 
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heres a few more piccies,........

also forgot, it just celebrated a major milestone of a birthday, hehe :lol: :lol:

sorry they are a little blurry

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also thought id show some damage from one of my older engines in my other GTi
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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Damn, had no idea you had such bad rebuild dramas.

Looking like you have made some solid progress, getting rid of the 5th injector was a good move.

Nice to hear it is running, hopefully you can enjoy it for a while now. Thanks for posting up all the info :D


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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
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nice car brad

on your last engine rebuild did you put back in the engine block guard? if so do have pictures with it installed?


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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
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looking good mate!!! I hope you finally changed mechanics to someone who knows what their doing :lol: :P 8)

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 Post subject: Re: BRADS AWD Cultus GTi Turbo
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looking good mate!!! I hope you finally changed mechanics to someone who knows what their doing :lol: :P 8)



hahaha, yeah i changed mechanics, to myself, i know mostly wat im doing, nothing has gone wrong since so touch wood if anything comes up i should be right


yes it still runs the blockgaurd, i didnt get any photos, although saw it when it was in, they put it in before it got bored and i saw it after, it was a complete fit as in there were no gaps and copletely flush


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