Volkswagen 1.8 16v
As fitted to the MK 1 & 2 Golf, and popular amongst road car modifiers and trackday enthusiasts. If you want to realise the full potential of your VW 16V engine you must address the restrictions of the standard head. If standard head does not supply the flow, it will not make the power…. that’s Physics !!
Our head shows and very healthy inlet increase of 21.5 % peak flow rate at max valve lift is seen here along with a substantially improved flow rate across the valve lift range. Exhaust improvement is slightly less dramatic but none the less a substantial 14.4% improvement at the max valve opening. This head has the potential to give an flow which will provide up to 252 BHP and 8500rpm or 219 BHP at 7000 rpm with fuelling, exhaust and camshaft modifications.
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Cost for this head is £750.00 + vat on an exchange basis. (£350 exchange). A ‘taping’ service is also available for this head at an additional cost of £100 which will give the final hand finish to the ports and provide a further 1% flow.
Note : flow diagrams show flow against specific valve openings at 0.050 inch valve openings at 10″ pressure. Therefore actual flow volume increase is measured as the area under the graph (indicated in yellow for inlet and blue for exhaust). Standard valve sizes are used on our heads unless specified as a big valve version. Tests shown here are carried out on a flow bench on a bare head without filters. Therefore the difference between a standard engine with standard inlet ducting and filters will be larger than shown here.
See below for the full reports as generated by our gas flow bench and Port Flow Analyzer software. Click on the images for full size image:
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Custom made Camshafts
With all of our gas flowed heads we also provide a custom made camshaft service. These camshafts are designed to optimise the flow characteristics of our heads. They can also be specifically designed to deliver the power characteristics you require for your specific application.
Your existing camshaft will work with our heads, however, if you want to get the most from one of these heads or you have a particular power characteristc you are looking for, we recommend that you consider our custom camshafts.
Price £500 + vat
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We are happy to discuss and advise on any aspect of modifying your engine with one of our heads to achieve the results we predict above. We can also supply the best quality gaskets, camshaft, valves, valve springs and head bolts to go with your new cylinder head. We also specialise in electronic engine management, carb and fuel injection , turbo and supercharger systems. We build race engines too. Built and tested on our own 1000bhp Engine Dyno. We can also fit your head to your engine if required and test your vehicle on our rolling road.
What ever your requirements, race, track day or fast road, we have a full range of the latest and best performance products and techniques. Our competition results year on year prove we have the expertise to make your car competitive at what ever class you chose to compete.