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Owner: syncro_user
Beyond TLC: 1989 Volkswagen Golf Syncro Gti
Displacement: 2 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2360 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.35
Frontal area: 20.56 sq.ft.
Description: Factory-fitted, permanent four-wheel drive, with viscous centre differential.

Four door model.

Mostly standard 8-valve counterflow engine, ported and polished solid lifter head, Kent GS2 camshaft (290 degrees @ 10thou checking height).

Original K-jetronic (CIS) fuel injection.

Now off the road for the winter, tbh it was getting very poor fe, so maybe a diesel engine to go in come next spring.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Tyres @ 43psi,
Innovate LC-1 AFR meter,
Microsquirt ignition control,
Mk3 Golf syncro diesel gearbox with 3.389 final drive and 0.717 top gear, 2300rpm @ 62.5mph
Corrugated plastic partial Kamm extension on rear hatch.

Planned Mods: A diesel engine swap could soon be on the cards!
Upper grill block,
Underbody panel,
Wheel alignment check,
Gearbox/transmission overhaul,
Narrower/taller wheels/tyres,
Convert to full EFI,
Hot air intake,
Rear diffuser,
Internal wing mirrors,
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 21.2 mpg(US)
EPA highway 36.2 mpg(US)
EPA combined 0 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 27.7 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 24.21 mpg(US)
90 days 26.78 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Nov 09, 2012

(Created: 2012-04-14 07:21:52 / Modified: 2012-12-02 03:12:59)

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