Quote, originally posted by ShudaHadaVR6 »
We just took my wifes Cabrio off the road. It developed a coolant leak last year, then blew the head gasket. Fixed the blown h/g put it back on the road then it developed a cooling issue(gauge works intermittently)which in turns causes the car to run hot. Just tired of chasing issues on this motor. So we are debating a Vr6 swap or rebuildig the 2 liter and put a turbo on it, but if we went the turbo route would still have to chase down all these issues. I'm ordering VAG-COM this week, I need it it for the GLi also so it works out. The biggest issue in this is she wants to keep the auto trans. So no matter what I do I have to rebuild a trans to hold up to one or the other.
yea a vr6 swap in a 3.5 cabrio keeping it a auto is going to be a PITA. you would have to find a mk4 vr6 auto car to take everything from. dont know about the laws in SC but most places its illegal to put a older motor in a newer car.