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    Thread: My daily driver is getting a boost! (MK2 1.8T content)

    1. 06-27-2007 03:50 AM #106
      yea I had plans for immo up until about a week ago when I finally gave up. I got screwed over in the beginning with buying my wiring and so I have eveything setup for immo, mk4 column, cluster.... you name it. Then again, I enjoy its originality now, and my other security features are just as good.

    2. 06-27-2007 03:54 AM #107
      And yes, I am running the corrado bracket along with a BBM solid front mount on a mk2 subframe. Rear O2J mount is also a raddo mount, and my passenger rear is a poly. Shifter allignment? I have a mk4 shifter box and cables, compliments of ryan when I purchased the setup. To allign the cables I was told to put the box and tranny both in reverse and tighted things up. I now it can be a little trickier with the radoo setup and cables, but I havn't figured or really tried that one yet. My bro was on the verge of buying the allignment tool once but never did.

      BTW, sorry Ben for jacking your thread


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      06-27-2007 03:58 AM #108
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      And yes, I am running the corrado bracket along with a BBM solid front mount on a mk2 subframe. Rear O2J mount is also a raddo mount, and my passenger rear is a poly. Shifter allignment? I have a mk4 shifter box and cables, compliments of ryan when I purchased the setup. To allign the cables I was told to put the box and tranny both in reverse and tighted things up. I now it can be a little trickier with the radoo setup and cables, but I havn't figured or really tried that one yet. My bro was on the verge of buying the allignment tool once but never did.

      BTW, sorry Ben for jacking your thread

      I am doing an O2J as well, and the positioning of the actual box in the old linkage location. We already cut the old brackets out and drilled holes for the mount, just couldn't find any good pics of what it 'should' look like. And as for the trans bracket I have the raddo one, but I am using the mkII mount, and I have a solid mount from DJM just dont know which bracket to use with it.

      And I need to find out if the bracket I have for the master is the one I need for the cable setup or if its a standard mkIII bracket.


    4. 06-27-2007 04:06 AM #109
      I think I might have some pics somewhere of how I mounted mine. It actually looks pretty wicked. I might have to scan some photos but I will look for them. Its fine to use all mk2 mounts, you just need the raddo mounts for the tranny so that it can reach the subframe mount if you know what I mean.

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      06-27-2007 12:14 PM #110
      Yeah the rans itself has a different set of holes, so that is why the raddo bracket is required for the O2J.

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      06-27-2007 02:17 PM #111
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      BTW, sorry Ben for jacking your thread

      No worries ... I will let it go if you post more pictures of the swap


    7. 06-27-2007 03:05 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      No worries ... I will let it go if you post more pictures of the swap

      Fair enough. I found some old photos but the quality is pretty ****ty.


    8. 06-27-2007 03:10 PM #113
      Few mor, Grim, hope you can see the shift box a little. I cut the tabs off the rear of the box, then cut out all of the mk2 mounting bracketry under the car.


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      06-27-2007 03:40 PM #114
      Do you have any better ones? Those are hard to see and tell what is what...

      I might cut the back tabs off of mine as well. I just have to fix my B&M short shifter on mine, because wehn we took the car off the jackstands the shifter was under the car and it messed some stuff up.


    10. 06-27-2007 04:42 PM #115
      Maybe I can snap a few more later on tonight.

    11. 06-29-2007 02:53 PM #116
      alright, I'm going to try my hardest to get a video of it tonight. I need to get this damn thing on the road

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      06-29-2007 03:47 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      alright, I'm going to try my hardest to get a video of it tonight. I need to get this damn thing on the road

      You need to get it on the road so you can drive it out to my place so I can see the car in person. I am picking up an engine hoist tonight. Tomorrow, I am going to start taking apart my car and kicking off the engine swap


    13. 06-29-2007 08:50 PM #118
      I want to drive her more than you even know. Just need to wire up a few things so she can be driven somewhat legally. The plans are for a short test drive around the place Sat or Sunday, and then off to the muffler shop on monday.

      I am still amazed how pefectly she runs. Runs way better than my 16v Jetta, and idles PERFECTLY!!!!


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      06-29-2007 10:16 PM #119
      a fleet of 1.8t's jealous

    15. 06-30-2007 12:23 AM #120
      I took a few pics for you guys today, but they
      re pretty crappy. At least you can see the engine and how it is right now. I still need to do a lot of work with tucking away wires and splicing in a few other things. Enjoy

      Really ****ty pic (must have been moving a little)

      Without engine cover:

      Grim, sorry, my carpet is down and I can't really show you underneath how things look without uninstaling my dash among other crap. You can atleast see the rear mount of my ship box:

      Then I got to looking at things and thought damn, this thing is going to be slow. Maybe I should just upgrade now:


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      06-30-2007 12:30 AM #121
      Thanks for the pics... I need to fix my shifter after setting the car down on it.

      But I think that new turbo will do.

      we all need to get together one of these days and share our projects and help each other out with things.


    17. 06-30-2007 12:36 AM #122
      Yea deffinately. I have a TON of soldering to do this weekend. Can't wait to drive it. At least I'm on the home stretch now.

    18. 06-30-2007 12:37 AM #123
      oh, and that turbo will probably be for another project, although it would be so sweet to put it on the gti.

    19. 07-01-2007 01:11 AM #124
      Friend of mine hooked me up with a set of 11" corrado brakes today for a steal of a deal. I think I have a serious addiction to buying vw part for my project.

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      07-02-2007 04:32 AM #125
      So I have started work on the project. I picked up an engine hoist on Friday night. I spent most of Saturday chasing down parts that I needed for the swap. Then I began disconnecting the hoses and wires from the engine. On Sunday I unbolted the drive shafts and removed the fron subframe. Now the old engine is sitting on the floor and the transmission has been removed from it. Here are pictures of the work as it progressed:

      The final mileage on the 8v before I started the project:

      My car is now a dead duck

      Before tearing into it ...

      Final progress on Saturday:

      And then more work on Sunday:

      As it sits, waiting for me to continue working on it:

      Next up is cleaning out the entire engine bay. Then I am going to take a look at the steering rack because I think it needs to be replaced. I am also going to have to figure out what direction I want to go with my transmission setup. Now the fun can begin.


    21. 07-02-2007 01:00 PM #126
      Well done, your 5% of the way there . Hey man btw, I sent you an IM to see if you have any extra relays that you might want to sell. I belive I'm missing the one for my lights, as, although my blinkers are wired up, they only work when the alarm is on, and then do not work when I turn the blinker stocks. I'll look for the relayu # tonight. Grim, if you also have one that would eb awesome. THanks guys, I'll post a pic of my installed brakes tonight

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      07-02-2007 01:19 PM #127
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      Well done, your 5% of the way there . Hey man btw, I sent you an IM to see if you have any extra relays that you might want to sell. I belive I'm missing the one for my lights, as, although my blinkers are wired up, they only work when the alarm is on, and then do not work when I turn the blinker stocks. I'll look for the relayu # tonight. Grim, if you also have one that would eb awesome. THanks guys, I'll post a pic of my installed brakes tonight

      mkII relay? or mkIV?

      I have 2 or 3 fuse blocks from mkII's I could steal a relay from. If you know the Part# or maybe the relay number that would help too.


    23. 07-02-2007 01:23 PM #128
      mk4. I will check my Bentley later.

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      07-02-2007 01:28 PM #129
      I don't have any extra MK4 relays, sorry man. Good luck with the relay search and I can't wait to see more pictures of the car.

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      07-02-2007 07:12 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      mk4. I will check my Bentley later.

      I have no mk4 relays. I am using a CE2 Fuse Block with my AEB Harness direct splice, no need for Immobilizer.


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      07-03-2007 01:10 PM #131
      I cleaned up the engine bay some last night. I did it in the dark and was surprised when I pulled the car back in the garage. Things cleaned up a lot better than I thought they had. I still am going to have to do more cleaning but this was a good first pass.

      There is some rust around the battery tray so I ordered some POR-15 which should do the trick. I also ordered some of their degreaser which I am going to use to further clean up the engine bay. The clean up is fun but I am itching to actually start working with the 1.8T.


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      07-03-2007 01:30 PM #132
      Aren't we all itching to start working on the 1.8T.

    28. 07-03-2007 04:37 PM #133
      Quote, originally posted by GrimJettaGLI »
      Aren't we all itching to start working on the 1.8T.

      I don't kow what your talking about. I've been working on mine.

      BTW I think I might have figured one of my problems out, we shall see. If I get lucky, I will take her for a short cruise up the street tonight. Kinda is dependant on how my shift linkage lines up.

      Oh and Ben, thanks for those engine bay pics. You make me feel a thousand times better now for re-spraying my bay .


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      07-03-2007 04:38 PM #134
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      Oh and Ben, thanks for those engine bay pics. You make me feel a thousand times better now for re-spraying my bay .

      Not a problem ... I am hoping to get it looking better under the hood but it won't be perfect. I just want it to be clean, rust free, and all one color.


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      07-03-2007 05:05 PM #135
      Quote, originally posted by PtownVdub »

      Not a problem ... I am hoping to get it looking better under the hood but it won't be perfect. I just want it to be clean, rust free, and all one color.

      x2


    31. 07-03-2007 11:36 PM #136
      yea, no need to be perfect, just kill off the cancer

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      07-03-2007 11:45 PM #137
      Hope all those parts help with your swap.

    33. 07-04-2007 02:40 AM #138
      Nice I bet that thing is gonna fly.

    34. 07-04-2007 07:30 AM #139
      Have fun with that swap

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      07-04-2007 03:02 PM #140
      Quote, originally posted by GrimJettaGLI »
      Hope all those parts help with your swap.

      James, it was nice to meet you last night. Thanks again for the parts, they will be put to good use. I am going to be pulling some parts off of the trailer project today. Serious work will begin tomorrow on the swap ...


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