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Tuff-VP-Wagzz

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Hey just baught a 1988 VL berlina

Colour: Dark Blue

Engine:
Has a brand new motor a8 new pistons rings bearings balanced and blueprinted crank acl pistons just finished running it in 3400 kms old .

Diff: LSD- 28 spline with 3.45 gears reco center very tight recod about 6 months ago

Springs: Super's

Condition: Good, minor rust and hood paint peel

Transmition: Reconditioned Auto

Extra's: Central locking, imobilisor, kill switch etc


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Plans
new starter motor
brake pads
Rims
Tint
Respray
Turbo kit
full xhaust system
sun roof
and im sure ill find more along the way

more pics up in a week, with VY GTS 18" on
paid $3000 for car

Tell me what you think.
 
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Nice score.. ur saying its an A8 so original turbo motor, but you said Rb30e = N/A

So u have a turbo Engine, but not turbo yes???
all ready for the turbo setup
 

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well yeah it does but its a low compression engine without a turbo so u would lack power/torque. Thats why N/A Vl's have a high-comp setup so u have that midrage torque, and not relying on the turbo as such..

Have a look at the Engine number on the cold side of the block will tell u if it Turbo block or N/A block.

if it ends in A8 its Turbo Block if its A6 Its N/A block.

 

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ok thanks that helped heaps, checked it says A8, so could this be the reason why it wont rev hard? like it wont rev past 2500 rpm in drive, is the computer allowing for the turbo or something?
becuase i didnt want to put a turbo on for a while coz im still on red P's, so will i need a new computer? or something?
 

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Nah nothing to do with all that..

is it always not revving past 2500 under load.. this could be in Fail safe Mode or Limp home feature coz something is not right.. pul the codes from the ECU
There is a how too in My signiture below "Rb30 Troubleshooting and maintenance)
 

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easy read up how to pull the codes...
ECU is under the Passanger Kick panel. read how to run a diannostic in my Sig below man

Section 14
 

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would be a bit of a slouch with low comp n/a
 
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