16v crank in an 8v?

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  1. Tristan

    Tristan Paid Member Paid Member

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    Good morning all.

    A mate is rebuilding an 8v 1.8, and needs to replace the crank. He has a spare 16v item, will that work for him?
     
  2. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    assuming 1.8 16v then yup
     
  3. Tristan

    Tristan Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks RJ, I'm still on the 8VA side, rather than TPFFMV [In joke amongst loooooongtime members]
     
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    rubjonny Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Clearly as I've only been here 20 years I'm not old enough :lol:
     
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    Tristan Paid Member Paid Member

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    You don't recall the 8v Appreciation Society vs The People's Front for More Valves?

    Gawd I'm old...
     
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    The crankshaft in the EA827 8v and 16v are the same.
    Why stop at just the crank?

    Bin the 8v too!

    [:D]
     
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    Stick a nice KR in it
     
  8. TonyB Paid Member Paid Member

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    Best use for a 16v crank [:D] 8v ftw......oh, and as above interchangeable, just change the pulley (16v wider)

    Although I mast admit to not being as partisan these days, I would point out that the 8v taken in context is far better design than the 16v (top end), and will stand scrutiny against any similar tune, old or new, 8v form the maor car makers. The same cannot be said for the 16v when compared to say an XE or Duratech even a Zetec. Not that the vw 16v can't be made to work, but they are always playing catch-up against most others 16v's in N/A form.....they seem to work well in turbo form though.....but not my area of interest. The 8v delivers well above the sum of its parts when sorted. Of course it can never ultimately perform as well as a 16v at the same level of tune simply down to valve area.

    Cheque please ;)
     
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