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    Thread: 2004 jetta PD TDI > Corrado swap project!

    1. 03-15-2009 10:15 PM #1
      Well, I figured it was time to start a build thread.

      I bought a 1991 G60 Corrado last fall, I tried to get the motor running well for far too long, but in the end there was just too much wrong with the motor to repair when I could put in the TDI I had in my garage!

      The motor I am using came from a '04 jetta, it is a BEW 1.9 PD TDI

      Of course things could not go smoothly with the motor

      There was a piece of broken plastic from the intake flap motor in one of the cylinders, so off came the head.

      I cleaned up the motor, and am in the process of putting in the new head gasket, water pump, TB and tensioner.

      Next up is to make the rear mount clear the turbo, then on to finding an alternator bracket.

      Pix will come soon, once I get a new card reader.

      P.S. I need an alt. bracket, anyone know of one for sale, or if one from a gas motor can be modded to fit?



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      03-18-2009 09:39 AM #2
      You can't tease us like that, must post pics!!!
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      03-18-2009 04:02 PM #3
      this thread is useless with out the pictures

    4. 04-09-2009 03:00 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by pt_08 »
      this thread is useless with out the pictures.

    5. 04-10-2009 11:36 PM #5
      Sorry, things have been crazy busy, working on my salvage NBC, work, midterms etc... I am going to start working on the C again tomorrow. Hopefully will get pics as well.

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      04-11-2009 03:01 AM #6
      G60ing has done 2 of these swaps into both G60 and SLC Corrados. The SLC had an ALH motor in it. May want to look into his build threads for ideas As much as I like the idea, I can't bring myself to put a TDI into a Corrado. Good luck on the project just the same. Any plans for upgrades to the motor??
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    7. 04-11-2009 04:32 PM #7
      No plans for upgrades besides a chip. I didn't get anything done today because of the vendor shipping the wrong head bolts :-( (I got the ones for an ALH)

    8. 04-25-2009 11:16 PM #8
      Sorry about the long delay on getting pics, have not had time to work on any of my 'Dubs :-(

      anyways, here is a pic of the Grenade 60 shell it is going into

      the BEW motor, now that I got the head bolted back on


      and the custom rear bracket



      I am now working on the wiring stuff, since I still am waiting for the timing belt parts since I got suckered by prothe. wasn't paying close attention when I ordered the first kit.

      Anyone have an alternator bracket for a PD?


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      04-29-2009 05:01 PM #9
      Strengthen up that rear motor mount G60ING did exactly the same on his TDI SLC and broke it in half! Either weld a plate over the hole, or make a steel L section to reinforce it. Or something

      100hp is 'mm ok' in a 'rado, but you will soon want more Plenty of bits over here in Europe to get massive torks from those things, especially if you go for a VNT20 off the 2.5TDI

      Wiring diagrams on the way

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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    10. 04-29-2009 05:04 PM #10
      I already read about G60ings mount breaking! I plan to take it to school and TIG in a support inside. I am going to get a chip before I even drive the car as I have to get alot of stuff deleted from the ECU.

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      04-29-2009 05:09 PM #11
      You should be good to go then Throw a GT1749VC on there and get a chip for that hehe
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      04-29-2009 06:23 PM #12
      I'd build a solid one or make one out of steel if I had to do it again. You could just build a really powerful motor and then it won't break...mine didn't break at WF when drag racing but then again the track was not prepped very well. It broke at a local track that was prepped for 8sec cars. I experianced wheel hop because I had so much traction

    13. 04-29-2009 10:33 PM #13
      I am not that concerned about it breaking as I am not planning on racing the car. My goal is to build a fun daily driver with good fuel economy.

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      04-30-2009 08:12 AM #14
      don't worry about the bracket then That was my same thought process and everytime I went to the track I knew the risk I was taking. Hell I made two brackets when fabbing them.


      Modified by G60ING at 8:13 AM 4-30-2009

    15. 04-30-2009 05:45 PM #15
      Hi reworked the rear mount on my boys car and it's held up fine with lots of abuse.

      Jeff

      here is a pic

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    16. 05-01-2009 12:40 AM #16
      Thats a great idea for a reinforcement! I will make sure I get that done before I get the motor in the car.

      I finally got the timing belt put on.


      and I got my EGR block off made (I just cut one of the EGR pipe flanges off, and welded the hole shut)

      Now I am looking for a AAZ manifold to replace this with because of how complicated the original manifold is with all the valves


    17. 05-31-2009 08:12 PM #17
      Sorry about the lack of updates, I have not had time to get any work done on the car till this weekend, although I have tracked down some of the parts I need, and I think I have most of the wiring done.

      This weekend, I got the manual shifter swapped in, I swapped in the heater box from a MK4, moved the wiring for the MK4 stereo so I could rip out that AKTIV crap Welded the DBW pedal bracket to the pedal cluster. I have some pics of the pedal cluster here:




    18. 05-31-2009 08:13 PM #18
      Also, does anyone know why I can't get the beetle radio out of safe? I only have it wired to power, and ground...

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      06-01-2009 01:13 AM #19
      Did you put the radio code in?? Its in the owners manual.
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    20. 06-01-2009 01:33 AM #20
      it wont take the code, and I know it is correct as I put it in another car and it worked there.

    21. 06-01-2009 10:50 PM #21
      The engine is in the car! I got the clutch assembled, bolted the trans on, made the mounts fit, and dropped it in. I have to redrill the front mount because it was from an auto car, then I have to fab intercooler piping, an exhaust, and install the wiring.

    22. 07-26-2009 10:14 PM #22
      I powered up the ECU in the car today! I still have to extend some wires, but I was able to connect to the ecu with vag com in the car!

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      07-28-2009 08:14 AM #23
      The mechanical part is the easy part. Getting all of the wiring installed and looking the way you want it with an instruument cluster is where the real challenge of the swap lies. Keep the progress coming

    24. 04-26-2012 06:14 PM #24
      I'm bringing this back from the dead. What happened with the swap?

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