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ditchyboy

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« on: 21:58, Mon 19 January 2009 »
Hi,
I have just joined the group. I am nearly 25 and own a W 2000 Pug 206 GTI in Firedance Orange, this is my everyday car i share with my missus. I had a Tungy grey H plate R5 GTT when i was about 18 but it had problems and i had no knowledge or cash to do anything with it. Now i am older i would like to own one again as a weekend / second car hopefully with cheaper classic insurance. I am currently looking for one at the moment. I am looking for a nice example that has MOT and tax with no rust or rot but that i can still put  my own stamp on. I want something fairly standard looking but i like them lowered with aftermarket alloys. I hope to run a reliable 200bhp ish in the future. I want to have a go at doing all the engine mods / rebuilds myself with help from here if possible!?

Thanks

Michael

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« Reply #1 on: 09:08, Tue 20 January 2009 »
Hi and welcome.

To get to 200bhp will involve a bit of work and a fair bit of cash. A high lift cam may have to be fitted to get to this bhp and at that level you are really pushing reliability if it is not set up correctly.

With std cam and engine internals, a decent exhaust intercooler uprated head gasket and uprated turbo with the fueling set up correctly you should get 170-180bhp .

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« Reply #2 on: 21:12, Wed 21 January 2009 »
cheers for the reply mate. Well 180bhp will be fun and fast im sure, reliabilty is also important to me so wouldnt want a badly set up motor. If i took it to 180ishbhp with all good quality parts and set up is it then a fairly easy step upto 200bhp? Can the 180 be reached fairly cheaply? If i was to buy 1 of the engine rebuild kits from BB tuning to do myself is this a good way to achieve it? or would i be best replacing parts one by one with advice from here? Do you think a novice like myself could do a rebuild with time and effort?

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« Reply #3 on: 20:06, Fri 06 February 2009 »
hi mate and welcome to the forum mate :D it depends how far you want to go with your engine if you lookat my posts in your cars,i bought there biggest engine package from bbpt and built it myself,but ive been a mechanic for 11 years,i would say if your not confident just get them to build it,i was 1200 for the package and i think they can build it for another 800 which if you weigh up isnt that bad but if it all goes wrong itll end up costing you a fortune,also you will require some specialist tools to build this engine you also have cam timing to be set properly this requires again special tools,hope this doesnt confuse you too much mate :lol: thanks baz