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I have a 2.8 using (I believe) the Mahle 2.8 slip ins. The p/o (mechanic) said it was a 2.8 and had flat top pistons (he didn't build the motor). Runs fine on pump gas, runs a little better on 100 octane. Not sure of the cam profile. Comes alive at 4500 rpm pulls strong to 7500, shift point is 7,000. Twin plug, Electromotive ignition, 46mm Webers w/36mm chockes, 1 5/8" o.d. headers, custom muffler. 224 h.p. @ the wheels. This was in a street car now converted to track car. As long as the leak down #'s and compression #'s are good is there any reason to tear the motor apart. This is the second season used as a race motor. I'm not sure how often the motor should be torn down and inspected, or the longevity of a motor like this is.
'74 rsr w/2.8
'79 930/DP935
'68 VW Turbo Crewcab
Old 05-30-2005, 08:12 AM
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