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 Post subject: au bottom end or el bottom end
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:07 pm 
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well start of next year im going the forced induction route on my au wagon,the bottom end is a little with 330,00km on it,it leaks oil from the sump gasket and the rear main seal so im thinking of putting a lower km engine in,i've heard el bottom ends are stronger for boost but i want to have a au head on it?so au bottom end or el bottom end?

 

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 Post subject: Re: au bottom end or el bottom end
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Why the big deal about having the AU head? If you were sticking to n/a I would say yes but it will have less of an effect with f/i, particularly as I am assuming this will be a (relatively) budgetish build (otherwise would be going aftermarket bottom end).

I would go with an EL due to shorter rods; you won't need to rev it anyway.

 

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 Post subject: Re: au bottom end or el bottom end
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:27 pm 
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the AU has a weaker rod. but it has cross bolted main caps and a factory mains girdle.
I'd be using an AU bottom end with BA Spool rods

 

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 Post subject: Re: au bottom end or el bottom end
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:34 pm 
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thanks,for the info...
lets say i run 8psi boost boost and change the rear main seal,sump gasket,water pump will the bottom end i got now hold up with the power? 330,000km its done,headgasket was changed before i got the car but before i turbo it i will get it changed again?

 

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 Post subject: Re: au bottom end or el bottom end
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:17 pm 
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the issues you'll have is things like blow-by, excessive bearing clearence may cause problems.

If you are going to have the sump off to fix leaks, it would be a good idea to take a few bigend and main caps off to see what the bearings are like.

It's really not a hard job to change the mains and bigends with out stripping the engine.

 

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