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Street Build 1998 EagleTalon TSI, 5 speed

Eagle Talon TSi
  • Ownership Status:
    Currently Own
    Turbo Type:
    Transmission Type:
    Build Type:
    • Street
    16g, FMIC, MBC
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Black box ECU and tatrix cable
    Parts Wishlist:
    A fresh rebuild on the motor
    Traded my boat pulling truck for this gem, 2 weeks later she developed a rod knock so I parked her.

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    Yeah Matt, the car is down with a rod knock. Easy fix, but I have 2 other 1g DSM's ahead of it that are going to be in the 10 second range when I am done and I do all the work myself so time gets away. Hopefully I live long enough to get them all finished and enjoy them!
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    1. FAQGSX222
      Same boat here, never enough time or money
      FAQGSX222, Jun 18, 2019
  2. FAQGSX222
    The car is actually pretty clean minus engine bay I can’t hate because mine looks the same but I’m planning to drive mine like that
  3. Kryndon
    Heya, congrats on finding this one.

    She looks to be in rough shape but I think that's just mostly the surface dirt and years of neglect. If it was me I'd probably give it a good long spray with the garden hose to see exactly what we're working with here. Looking forward to see how this one goes, good luck :)!
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    1. 1990TSIAWDTALON
      Thanks! The clearcoat peeling is what makes it look neglected. It really ran good before it started to rod knock so I parked it until I can get to the motor for a refresh. Sitting in it the other day brought a smile to my face.
      1990TSIAWDTALON, Mar 29, 2019
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    2. Kryndon
      Thinking about it, mine started to rod knock also about 2 weeks after I became the owner. It spun the bearings while I was on the highway on the way to my brother's birthday! I think if you managed to catch it just in time, the block and rotating assembly might be save-able, but I'd recommend a full teardown. The lesson here is, when you buy a car that seemed neglected or had sat for many years, you should 100% do a rebuild to avoid headaches. But I'm sure you know that already with all the DSMs you have :D
      Kryndon, Jan 30, 2020
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