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Old 07-16-2002, 05:42 PM
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On the "euro" 10.5/1 engines the installed height of the pistons ARE the same as the 8V after 1987. Projection is .6 to1.0 mm
Most later euro engines 16V are the same as US versions at 9.7/1 & piston projection is even to 0.2mm.

The 8V rods were changed durning the 1984 production run & only the engine number will identify the change.

The crank guided rods have 24mm piston pins & all of the later engines use 22mm piston pins.

I'm sure that the rods can be lightened before you have them stress relieved.

The engine number is on the block just behind the ignition distributor & down just a bit.

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