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    Thread: MK3 VR6 Swap

    1. Member DRVRFWND's Avatar
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      12-30-2003 08:59 AM #1
      This is for anyone looking for a list of what's needed to do a Proper VR6 swap in your MK3 2.0 or TDI's.

      here you go...

      JUST WANTED TO PUT THIS UP
      this is a comprehensive list on how to swap your 2.0 to a VR.

      if you want a list here you go.. i know cuz we did it last month...

      VR6 motor with all accessories(alt,a.c,coilpack,mfa,throttlebody,inta ke)
      VR6 Tranny
      wiring harness
      ECU
      Cluster
      Pedals (if your car was automatic, this is not nessisarry if you have a standard
      MFA stalk (if your car doesnt have it)
      MFA harness
      harness to the cluster
      VR6 motor mounts because they are different from the 2.0
      clutch slave
      Exhaust Manifold with O2 sensors(1 for the OBD 1 and 2 for the OBD 2)
      shifter box and cables.
      98 evap system.

      THINGS TO WATCH FOR
      (this is from experience)

      make sure that the head is not leaking
      make sure there is no water in the oil dipstick(check this by lighting it on fire the dipstick)
      check the vac line that it is unscaved
      make sure that the harness is not spliced or cut in any way
      make sure that the rear nock sensor is not sheared off from removal of the VR6
      make sure that the Throttle body plug is ok, not broken(when the motor is removed if not removed properly this will break.)


      a lot of problems occur when removal of the donor motor comes out, so basically one rule of thumb here is make sure you take the time and check things out. Make sure that the person that takes the motor out of the car does it properly or you will have a 800 part's list to complete the swap.


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      12-30-2003 01:57 PM #2
      Thanks for this information! What do you recommend one get their engine from Passat, Jetta, Golf? The reason I ask is that i'm finding a plethora of OBD I Passat VR6's and not so many Jetta/Golf's OBDII VR6.

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      12-30-2003 03:25 PM #3
      Good write up

    4. 12-30-2003 03:28 PM #4
      great write up thank you, I have been shopping around for a swap and was wondering the same thing. What are the best donors out there? Whats the difference between OBD1 and OBD2, and which is better for a swap?

      Cheers


    5. 12-30-2003 03:35 PM #5
      great post, Lets see a pic of your ride w/ the swap.

    6. 12-30-2003 03:37 PM #6
      IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      -make sure u get the bracket for the Clutch Master Cylander that holds it to the pedle cluster...this part was left out on my Vr swap into my 2.0 and the clutch-master cylander broke/flexed through the firewall while i was driving on the highway stopping me from changing any gears....horrible experience .......


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      12-30-2003 03:51 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by deutschcar »
      great post, Lets see a pic of your ride w/ the swap.

      that's the car, i don't have pictures on a host of my swap but if you search my name on Vortex i know it will come up...

      good luck guys, and yes the clutch master slave is very important(this part is about 120 bucks from the dealer.)so make sure its good.


    8. 12-30-2003 03:53 PM #8
      Good Stuff, Is an Auto VR into Auto 2.0 any easier? how about a VR from a 5sp into an Auto 2.0 keeping the car auto
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