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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 build thread

    1. Member VR6 NRG's Avatar
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      01-04-2012 02:14 PM #26
      I will be looking for a top. Either black or beige. PM me with that crassly style of yours.


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      01-04-2012 02:23 PM #27
      There is a 3.5 sitting in a yard in Kingman. Mint black canvas top . Hwy 66 there is a row of wrecking yards (only ones in town) .
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      01-04-2012 02:44 PM #28
      Brain good choice on the MK3 Id love to roll out with you guys to Wuste' this year once you have this complete. I usually avoided cruises with this 2.0 but since i'll be boosted it should be fun!
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      01-05-2012 12:02 AM #29
      thanks Tony

      i may need some of your knowledge and assistance on this.
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      01-05-2012 10:26 AM #30
      No problems you know i love MK3s ive had enough of them haha
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      01-05-2012 01:53 PM #31
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      01-06-2012 12:49 AM #32
      I may end up doing "updates" more like a blog entry, so i can keep the whole process in one place

      nut much of an update, but i got the first part today. a brand new OEM window regulator for the driver side. i will also need a passenger one but that window stays up. with tax it came to $250. one benefit of working at a dealer is discounts on parts.

      I'm still having trouble diagnosing the P1613 code. We think it is the gauge cluster and some of the wiring in it. I am looking locally for a gauge cluster to swap in to see if that can get ride of the code long enough to get it inspected, and then swap the cluster back if it passes. the ABS light in the cluster is on and the code is "MIL Call-up Circ Open/Short to B+"
      I really want to get the title and registration done before i start buying any parts for it.

      as i typed this a local friend found a vr6 cluster he will let me use to see if that works.
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      01-06-2012 01:15 AM #33
      I have a working 3.5 cluster (illumination is toast) that you can try..
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      01-10-2012 12:18 AM #34
      small update today

      got it over to our VW dealership where i have a good friend who is a tech there. He installed my driver side window regulator so its nice to be able to go through drive thru's now.

      he also spent quite some time diagnosing the P1613 fault code to no avail. we checked some of the basics and coding that we found on vortex and google but nothing worked. then an Audi tech came over to assist and between the two of them they tried a few other things with specific wires in the cluster harness but couldn't solve it.
      we then realized we were trying to do this strictly to get the car through emissions and for me to get plates on it, BUT if we are doing a VR6 and transmission swap then all of the stuff related to this error code will find a dumpster or be sold off.

      So where i stand now... keep the car in my garage until i can find a donor. The one i had backtracked on me and now i'm searching for another.
      I found a 98 GTI DE VR6 in AZ with 290k on the motor but it seems like the owner has taken good care of it. It is a complete running car with a full interior i could also use and for the price, it may be worth buying the entire car so i can ensure the whole swap is complete with parts.
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    10. 01-10-2012 12:22 AM #35
      Not gonna lie, your old gti is why I bought one the same color. Loved that car. If it was any indication this one should be sweet when you're done
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      01-10-2012 01:25 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      small update today

      got it over to our VW dealership where i have a good friend who is a tech there. He installed my driver side window regulator so its nice to be able to go through drive thru's now.

      he also spent quite some time diagnosing the P1613 fault code to no avail. we checked some of the basics and coding that we found on vortex and google but nothing worked. then an Audi tech came over to assist and between the two of them they tried a few other things with specific wires in the cluster harness but couldn't solve it.
      we then realized we were trying to do this strictly to get the car through emissions and for me to get plates on it, BUT if we are doing a VR6 and transmission swap then all of the stuff related to this error code will find a dumpster or be sold off.

      So where i stand now... keep the car in my garage until i can find a donor. The one i had backtracked on me and now i'm searching for another.
      I found a 98 GTI DE VR6 in AZ with 290k on the motor but it seems like the owner has taken good care of it. It is a complete running car with a full interior i could also use and for the price, it may be worth buying the entire car so i can ensure the whole swap is complete with parts.
      You can only use front seats and front door cards and dash and console. Id give Derek a call. Im sure he has a line on a donor.
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      01-10-2012 02:06 PM #37
      Yup, i will sell the back seats and stuff from the rear of the car. but at least this would give me all of the front stuff in one swoop.

      Derek has a bunch of VR6 parts but not enough for a full swap right now. plus having a full donor car will make things easier instead of piecing things together.
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      01-10-2012 07:17 PM #38
      Planning to go see and hopefully buy this 98 GTI on thursday.
      and i got the title for the Cabrio today into my name.

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      01-10-2012 07:26 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      Yup, i will sell the back seats and stuff from the rear of the car. but at least this would give me all of the front stuff in one swoop.

      Derek has a bunch of VR6 parts but not enough for a full swap right now. plus having a full donor car will make things easier instead of piecing things together.
      I might of just had a vr donor car dropped in my lap tonight.. Ill let ya know the details. I do know its a current driver right now.
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      01-10-2012 07:40 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      I might of just had a vr donor car dropped in my lap tonight.. Ill let ya know the details. I do know its a current driver right now.
      cool let me know.
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      01-10-2012 10:29 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      small update today

      got it over to our VW dealership where i have a good friend who is a tech there. He installed my driver side window regulator so its nice to be able to go through drive thru's now.

      he also spent quite some time diagnosing the P1613 fault code to no avail. we checked some of the basics and coding that we found on vortex and google but nothing worked. then an Audi tech came over to assist and between the two of them they tried a few other things with specific wires in the cluster harness but couldn't solve it.
      we then realized we were trying to do this strictly to get the car through emissions and for me to get plates on it, BUT if we are doing a VR6 and transmission swap then all of the stuff related to this error code will find a dumpster or be sold off.
      Why not just code the ecm to a manual trans just to get you though emissions..

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      01-10-2012 10:31 PM #42
      We're friends on facebook but i'm following this on here as well cant wait to see progress dude
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      01-11-2012 11:31 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      Why not just code the ecm to a manual trans just to get you though emissions..
      because we don't think that would help it. the coding for the ECM and TCM were all correct, its some stupid wire somewhere that isn't doing what it is supposed to. So instead of wasting time on it, we'll just do the swap and not drive the car.
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      01-12-2012 09:38 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      Why not just code the ecm to a manual trans just to get you though emissions..
      We did, we tried:

      ;00000 Golf Jetta Manual trans TIER 1
      ;00001 Golf Jetta Auto Trans TIER 1
      ;00002 Cabrio manual trans
      ;00003 Cabrio auto trans
      ;00004 Golf Jetta Cabrio manual trans TLEV
      ;00005 Golf Jetta Cabrio auto trans TLEV

      Regardless of coding same fault, definetly a wiring issue.
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      01-13-2012 02:08 AM #45
      So today I took the drive to Tucson with a friend to pick up the new donor car. 98 GTI VR6 drivers edition in ginster Yellow. It's high miles but maintained well (drivetrain). What we thought was a bad alternator turned into a shredded serpentine belt just 10 mins after driving it away after purchase.
      Luckily we didn't yet get to the highway when it happened and pulled into a gas station.
      After some quick searching and 3 store later we located a new tensioner and a belt.
      The seller met us there with tools and a flashlight and within 10 minutes we were on our way with a new belt. The engine pulls extremely strong for 280k miles and the TDI transmission at 80mph is at 2500rpm. So I'm getting great MPG too






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    21. 01-13-2012 02:33 AM #46
      280k!? Whoa!


      So are you going to destroy the Ginster? Or will you exchange all the 2.0 parts and sell it?
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      01-13-2012 11:23 AM #47
      the GTI has body damage on each rocker panel and some rust starting to form. its not really worth saving.
      The engine pulls super strong for that amount of miles.

      I will take from it:
      Motor, harness, cluster
      TDI Transmission with 3 month old clutch
      full dash board
      front door cards
      5 lug conversion
      brakes
      the stereo stuff out of it
      and any other miscellaneous parts i can use

      i will then sell off what i can't including the shell, front and rear seats, and anything else i don't use.
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      01-13-2012 11:33 AM #48
      yeah brian getting closer

    24. 01-13-2012 11:41 AM #49
      Looking forward to seeing where this build is going to go and welcome back! Always good to have some OG's around also, if you're looking to do software, let me know!

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