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

    1. Member GrimJettaGLI's Avatar
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      06-27-2007 02:31 AM #101
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      donmeister?

      Yup. I worked with him and BondoBoy and a few others on here too. I got them all their Jobs. But his was in Limp mode pretty much the entire time and it was still awesome.

    2. 06-27-2007 02:38 AM #102
      yea I bought my O2J tranny from him. I hope it is perfect like he says. Seems like a pretty cool cat so I trust him. Will find out in the next day or so. Yea, his main problem was that he was running the wrong software with the car. I believe he had an AWW ECU in his AWP. On the other hand I think vrrrr has fixed her up right by now.

    3. 06-27-2007 02:40 AM #103
      Its kinda funny how many guys it took to get that car running. Not in a bad way or anything, just shows the difficulty in the swap especially when using stock electricals

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      06-27-2007 02:43 AM #104
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      yea I bought my O2J tranny from him. I hope it is perfect like he says. Seems like a pretty cool cat so I trust him. Will find out in the next day or so. Yea, his main problem was that he was running the wrong software with the car. I believe he had an AWW ECU in his AWP. On the other hand I think vrrrr has fixed her up right by now.

      Is your O2J in? if so Can I get picks of your shifter placement? that is what I am currently trying to do now.
      Plus I am still unsure of the bracket for the master cylinder mount. I need the G60 mount w/o ABS and I want to know what Front Motor Mount bracket you used also.

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      06-27-2007 02:45 AM #105
      Quote, originally posted by GLImax »
      Its kinda funny how many guys it took to get that car running. Not in a bad way or anything, just shows the difficulty in the swap especially when using stock electricals

      Yeah BondoBoy (Chris) fabbed up the steering column to be able to still use the stock rack with the mkIV ignition so Immob was still in place.
      that is another reason I am happy with an AEB. NO IMMOBILIZER.

    6. 06-27-2007 02:50 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.

    7. 06-27-2007 02:54 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 02:58 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.

    9. 06-27-2007 03:06 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 11:14 AM #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 01:17 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

    12. 06-27-2007 02:05 PM #112
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      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.

    13. 06-27-2007 02:10 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 02:40 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.

    15. 06-27-2007 03:42 PM #115
      Maybe I can snap a few more later on tonight.

    16. 06-29-2007 01:53 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 02:47 PM #117
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      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

    18. 06-29-2007 07:50 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      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 09:16 PM #119
      a fleet of 1.8t's jealous

    20. 06-29-2007 11:23 PM #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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      06-29-2007 11:30 PM #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.

    22. 06-29-2007 11:36 PM #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.

    23. 06-29-2007 11:37 PM #123
      oh, and that turbo will probably be for another project, although it would be so sweet to put it on the gti.

    24. 07-01-2007 12:11 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 03:32 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.

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