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you can view the video of the car idling without exhaust just the downpipe. getting it to the muffler shop so i can get some exhaust worked on. i drove it around, feels good so far.will post up pix of me driving it. I have to reiterate, the cluster was not done completely yet, the coolant gauge, the fuel gauge and the speedometer was the only ones working in the video, the rpm didn't becuase i forgot to tap the signal wire into the crank sensor. The second shifter was to test my diodes and gnd trigger wire to each shift solenoid to make sure that each gate i put that shifter in did not send gnd back into another solenoid by soldering in diodes. once i have that sorted out, I can use a computer shift box and tap it into my steering shift button to control my up and down shift accordingly. "at this moment road surge only has 3 speed" waiting for the 4 speed set up.
that is a cool video bro. i only have to mount my acceleration pedal sensor left and off to the muffler shop. The main question is to my fellow porsche guru, if i was to sell my car in a month or 2 how much do you think a project like this is worth?
This is my daily car that i got done building. This was the other toy i had to fix, it had a rear main seal leak, This was my study guide and reference guide as i pin by pin to know where to pin each wire so that the A8 harness from the engine is intergrated to the porsche harness and if i was to disconnect it would be easy. I use the A8 ECU, Boxster transmission ECU, A8 cluster for immobiliser, A8 ignition lock cylinder with the sensor on there, A8 central locking module( which i don't think i really needed to make the car start) This is the A8 that i raped Here is the pix of the tranny with the new Torque converter by " precision" They didn't know how to build it for me, so i gave them my idea, and it worked. the idea was to use a Porsche Torque converter, with the A8 back cover so i can bolt the converter to the A8 Flexplate. They had to cut the converter from the A8 that i gave them in half at the weld, and cut the new boxster converter and mate them up. But once they was done they balanced it, and i got back and install it and mate up the tranny and engine, but there is a problem. somehow the center plate was small, i have no idea what happen, so i have no choice but to bring the plate to the machine shop to have them machine the hole a little bit bigger, the middle is the porsche with the bigger opening but the bolt pattern doesn't match to the crank, the lower is the A8 but the hole is to small the converter center shaft doesn't fit. the upper is the A8 with the center hole bored out at the machine shop.
ok, sorry it took me long, to come back on this forum. i was working on my J-swap Integrea DBW, with A/C cause i live in the south. Plus i plan on using the Integra as my daily driver, which it is at the moment. ok back to the porsche, the beast started up, and i will post a video of it idling. it doesn't have any exhaust at this moment, just straight headers. i'm thinking of using the down pipe off the A8 running to the back, then i have to mount the acceleration pedal sensor somehow so it can work with the porsche cable, by using the porsche throttle cable to pull the A8 acceleration pedal sensor in the engine bay that way i don't have to stretch the wires to the dash. I'll just mount it somewhere in the engine compartment and route the porsche cable to pull it when i apply gas. once that is done i have to work on radiator hose, i have a custom hose shop around the corner so i have to make some bends with a hanger and measure my diameter and bring it to them.Once that is done , and have them also build my power steering line from A8 pump to porsche fitting, then i can tow it to the custom muffler shop. once done, than its the test drive, and up for sale.
I Chose this Project because of several reasons. 1. I melted my piston on my engine, and pitted the cylinder wall, therefore i need a new engine. 2. Porsche engine are too expensive, so i bought this audi A8 engine for $900 shipped, with subframe, ECU, Complete uncut harness. (bang for the buck) 3. I chose Tiptronic because , that was what my car originally was. Also there was somebody who tried the same swap with a manual and couldn't figure how to get this swap done so he sold his project. also i've talked to the lead engineer at precision industries who build torque converter, the boxster converter can safely and easily handle the engines power to the vehicle's weight.
thought i log on to let yall know about my V8 Swap in my so far. I've seen people attempt it , but have not succeed. Things are going smooth so far. Using boxster Transmission mated to an Audi A8 Engine(Drive By Wire) Using Both Boxster Transmission mount, Both A8 Engine mount and using the boxster front engine mount, totaling 5 mounts. this saturday i will be messing with the wires. Video of the car running <object width="400" height="224" ><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.facebook.com/v/3006182434161" /><embed src="http://www.facebook.com/v/3006182434161" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="224"></embed></object>
wayne that is a well written document, i have no other addition to it. not only that but my process was different the way the document was stated. as my car was a stripped boxster to the frame and reworked from there . i didnt have to use spacers , and i relocated the coolant resevoir , and kept the 996 dipstick and oil filler tube. if you take a look at my photobucket photos, you can see i have a complete open engine bay. here is the link. http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/xx97/quan717/
here it is. you can see the push button installed, and the key i use is an OEM lambo key. and i took the RFID chip out of the actual case and installed it into the lambo key , so in order to start the car you have to have the lambo key present, and in your pocket. http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/xx97/quan717/
I purchase the Digital Dawg Keyless Go kit for 399.00, and install it in 40 mins. , now i don't need a key to start the car, it stays in my pocket. just like the new mercedes. if anyone wants to see the finish pic i can post.
also another solution is to replace the ballast or bulb . to test it take the ballast from one side and plug it to the other side if the bulb comes on then its a bad ballast if the bulb won't come on then its a bad bulb. ballast or bulb they only cost about 10-20 bucks on ebay. regardless whether its vertex or who makes it they use the same plug in. if you buy the bulb buy a set for exact color match.
you CAN BUY it on ebay or carparts.com new or used, prefer new. the new regulator is the only way to fix it , there is no repair to the old broken one. pretty much laid out on how to replace it, as it is held in by bolts on each corner of the regulator, plus you have to remove your airbag in the door and speaker , be sure to disconnect the negative and wait 5 min before working on it.
to fix it you may need the relay kit that usually comes with the HID kit, my customer had the same problem, with radio and dash lights. i install a relay kit to it and it works fine with no more problem. no clue why, because the ballast actually only draws 35watt..not compare to stock 55watt.
yeah i say find the relay to the starter which is in the trunk, and check if the relay is closing. if click when attempt to start, then check for power going to starter, how many voltage? if relay doesnt click , check immobo.