Mini Ecoboost Project

Started by MiniDave, June 26, 2016, 09:53:26 AM

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cstudep

Cool! I assume this is just a junkyard pull and not really touched other than that? Don't remember all the specifics of year, version, etc.. but at least some of the ecoboost engines seemed to suffer more from carbon build up on the intake valves than some of the other DI engines. Probably depends on how it was driven, mileage, and who knows what else as well I am sure.

Might not be a bad idea to pull the intake and take a look to see if they need cleaning prior to getting it all polished up real nice.

MiniDave

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Yes, I'm planning to do just that, as well as clean everything, replace all the gaskets and seals that are easy to reach, pull the trans and replace the clutch etc. All I know about it for sure is that it runs and has less than 100K on it. Looks like it might have a torn axle boot on one axle but I was planning to replace those anyway.

When it gets here all I need to do to hear it run is stick a hose in some gas, hook up a battery and crank it up. Looking forward to that!!!  :13:

So far, clutches seem to only come in two flavors - under $200 and over $600! I would think a stock one would work just fine since it will be pulling so much less weight (1200lbs less, guestimated)
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94touring

What are the odds you do a rebuild/freshen up?  :grin:

cstudep

He will pull the intake off to take a look, and the next thing we will see is the bare block sitting there all nice and shiny with a pile of parts next to it  :cheesy:

MiniDave

Not planning to pull the head off, tho I will take off the cam covers to maybe paint them. I don't anticipate pulling the head.....modern engines should go 200-250K miles without needing an overhaul.

There will be a pile o parts, no doubt! I'm looking at all those hoses and wondering if I can eliminate any of them....
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2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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