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13-Jamboree photoshoot Good bye citi 2.0 8 valve explanation 276 can shaft I left this one out by mistake. For those who never took part, our front tyres have to be between those lines. I stopped there always and was guided a bit forward by a member of the Comm before a run. Thanks again to all the Comm members who mde the drag racing possible, in that blistering heat. Shots of my humble Citi

























































I came third in my Show 'n Shine category. Thanks Aldo for taking out your contacts before looking at my car





































So I finally had a proper photo shoot of my car.My friend Mathieu Bouchaert took the photos. He is a professional photographer. I blanked out the number plates, so please don't let that reflect poorly on my friend's skills. This is a link to his websitehttp://mbouckaert.com/ . Thanks again for the photos





























































































































































































































Good bye Citi Golf - i signed the last citi golf made














































































































I've been really busy this weekend. It might be in and tuned by the end of this week, hopefully. Here are some pics of my cam. Thanks again Nellis (Sportcam: 021-9499914) for the great, friendly service. I would definetly recommend that anyone who is looking for a cam upgrade to give Nellis a call.






























It is a misconception that 2l 8v motors don't make great power compared to 16v motors. Ya, like I've said before; "bang for buck" 2l8v IMO is king! It is not all "doom and gloom" when buying a 2l 8v. A 2l 8v motor has the potential for making big power. A tune is about R650 at K.A.R, the Mini X (now called MFI X) cost me R2100 and installation was about R3000 (more costly due to complications by the botched 1st attempt at installation by our recently returned DIY master). I would recommend K.A.R., Shane is very knowledgeable, helpful and affordable - 082 778 6425. You can also buy a SnS mag and phone the tuners in the back of the mag. I would go AFM if you plan to mod your motor. I would recommend my mechy Jacque (Jakaranda Service Centre) for headwork and a cam - 082 8934268 (use me, Stephen with a 2l 8v Citi as a reference if you like). My offer stands to you too, if you want to go for a spin in my car and I can show you what i did, send me a PM. You can make really good power (maximise the power & torque output of your modded motor with the MFI X) with a modded 2l 8v as compared to ABF 2l 16v motors, the point I made in your thread: I'll try build a case for the humble 2l 8v . IMO all the fun is in modding your motor and seeing it improve. The 16v motors are very expensive to mod from what I've heard. You must also factor in maintenance. I've heard 16v motors are a lot more expensive to maintain (cambelt etc.) and that parts are more expensive (some have to be imported too). I read on the forum before that the 16v motors also are more likely to bend valves (thats 16 of them) than 8v motors. I'll base the rest of my argument on an ABF motor because it is the most powerful stock 16v motor you could buy. The 1.8 16v and 9a 2l 16v are cheaper but make less power than an ABF in standard form. An ABF costs about R11000 or more vs ADY that costs R4000. At the Dyno Day (1st of Feb) @ K.A.R, Mee95's Mk2 Golf with a stock ABF made 82kw (110hp) and 147nm ATW (see link below). On the 4th of August, my 2l 8v with headwork made 78,67kw (105,5hp) and 141nm ATW @ K.A.R . I already had the 4-2-1 header and ff from my previous 1800 motor, my Gotech MFI X would have been bought and installed for any 16v motor I bought; so I won't include the cost of those mods to the sum cost of my motor's performance. If I were to get a 288 cam I was told by my mechy that I would make between 89,5kw and 96,9kw ATW @ K.A.R. (120hp and 130hp). So with the cost of the ADY motor, headwork and 288 cam and tune (for the 288 cam), I still would have paid less than R11000 (including labour, yes, my mechy is that affordable). Yes, you can still mod the ABF but at +R4000 (or if you prefer re-ground cams) for cams, plenty more cash for headwork (double the valves), even more for throttles and you will make a lot more power and torque. Neuk's ex-caddy which had an ABF, 45mm Precision ITB's, headwork, balanced bottom end, 260/270 duration cams, 4-1 header made 98,4kw (132hp) and 161nm ATW @ the Dyno Day (1st of Feb) @ K.A.R.




















































































I've been really busy this weekend. It might be in and tuned by the end of this week, hopefully. Here are some pics of my cam. Thanks again Nellis (Sportcam: 021-9499914) for the great, friendly service. I would definetly recommend that anyone who is looking for a cam upgrade to give Nellis a call.

































































































































































































was quite impatient, so with a bit of wrangling I managed to quickly get the cam in today. She idles surprisingly very well. The cam is barely noticeable from inside the car. From the outside you can definetly make it out. I'm not running the TPS (Shane fom KAR said it wasn't necessary, only for a bigger cam, like a 288) and I'm not using a vernier pulley (my mechy said it wasn't necessary). I will be getting her tuned tomorrow (with some more wrangling). Thanks again Nellis for the cam and thanks Jacques for helping me out











































































































































Before cam went in some oil was put on the lifters. The cam caps were then carefully tightened in the right sequence.

























































Cam caps tightened and some oil was put on the cam lobes and the silver bits between the lobes. Timing was checked and adjusted. I started her a few times but wouldn't idle. Then left her for a while (let the air out from inside the lifters). Then I started her a few more times till she idled on her own. The idle (with idle)


























































She has now become a screamer. She makes peak power at 6234 rpm, he had to shift the rev limiter! She goes very well, very nice "linear power." Thanks Shane, you did an awesome job!





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