Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

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Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by Caellim » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi guys,

I am considering putting an abf Turbo engine in a 2012 Audi A3 1.4tfsi.

Has anybody done this conversion before and is it even possible?


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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by amstel18 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 am

like seriously?
You want to take a car, that still has relatively good value and reliability and absolutely just piss it away?

If you want a faster car, then sell the 1.4 and buy a 2.0t or bigger.

If you just looking for some extra oomph. DP and software.
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by Stu » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 am

amstel18 wrote:like seriously?
You want to take a car, that still has relatively good value and reliability and absolutely just piss it away?

If you want a faster car, then sell the 1.4 and buy a 2.0t or bigger.

If you just looking for some extra oomph. DP and software.
yip have to agree I think its just going to be a costly project and you will have little to show for it at the end :hi:
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by hubbly_bubbly » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 am

If the current 1.4TFSI is toast, then go for it.

If the current 1.4TFSI is not toast then dont do it. Better buy the abf turbo and a citi to put it into.
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by amstel18 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:31 am

Biggest problem is really going back in technology. The management system in the audi is so integrated into everything.
ABF is going on 28 years old...
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by ICE King » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:38 am

Yes it's possible with loads of cash
whether the car is in driving condition or not currently - The decision is yours

Will have to retain the audi management and run separate management for motor
ABF will need to be built for the addition of a turbo
Mounts , Drive shafts etc... will need to be fabricated

With the amount of money you going to spend , could've bought a S3

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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:43 am

What are youngoing to run the abf with - aftermarket? In that case half of thencar's features are going to suddenly disappear as almost all the control boxes are looking at th engine magement to activate them . Even if you let the currently stock management at least see an engine running signal it will give toms ofmerros and things like abs and all the other safety features will disappear.
About the last versions where you could getbaway with this was golf4.
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by Caellim » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:56 am

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Will keep the Audi 1.4t and do the downpipe and software.

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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by madracer21 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Etuners do a BT kit for the 1.4.
Some thing like 250whp on 98RON.
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Post by Caellim » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Thank you, does anybody have an ffz gearbox laying around collecting dust? If so, how much do you want for it? Broke 2nd gear on my box.

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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:15 pm

So was this all just to post another wanted in the tech section?
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by smitbrandon » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 am

I own pretty much the same vehicle bud, no offense but thats going back to the stone ages. You have a perfectly balanced vehicle with both relevant power out of a 1.4t and mad fuel consumption... on my a3 i get just over 1000km on 1 tank... i would suggest downpipe and software if your arse is really itching for more power. If that doesn't satisfy you enough then go a bigger turbo within the recommended range for the little 1.4t


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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by Audia3l8vr6 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:04 pm

I have a complete CDA 1.8 tfsi motor with ecu's ex for you...? 0825665051
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Re: Abf turbo install in an Audi A3 1.4tfsi

Post by Audia3l8vr6 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:07 pm

I have a complete 2012 CDA 1.8 tfsi motor with ecu's ex for you...? 0825665051
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