I have had my 91 16v GLI for about a year now and it ran fantastic until last month. i was on my way to pick up some parts for a vr6 swap into my corrado, and in the middle of nowhere north dakota (not hard to guess why) my front motor mount broke and my engine fell forward pressing all the weight onto the oil filter and crushing it, soon after seizing my 16v.
After 4 hours of waiting for a tow truck driver to pick me up i decided the jetta would now be the suitable companion for the new vr6.
on to info:
the car is an alpine white 1991 GLI with 195000 on the body and engine
the vr6 is a fresh rebuild that came with both subframes rack and pinion ecu wiring harness and... an auto transmission
I'm driving 9 hours this weekend to pick up an 02A 5 speed and some corrado parts and ill try to have this running as soon as i can.
I Will take all the advice i can get
on to the pics and progress since then
In the mean time I did some cleaning and resprayed the intake manifold and preped the tranny for paint. And for parts for relocating the battery.
On to pics
Tonight i Got the o2a shifter in, the tierods, ball joints, steering rack in.
Does anyone know what the difference is between automatic and 5speed throttle bodies?
The only thing I have left to do swap is the pedal cluster from a mk3 which looks like a huge PITA. Does anyone know a diagram showing what vr6 connectors go where on the fuse box? mine were not labeled.
The clutch assembly which also looks like a pain
And remove a stuck bolt on the flywheel so I can put the engine and tranny together.
As always any advice is appreciated
An pic of progress