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    Thread: Scirocco 1.8t swap

    1. 10-04-2012 02:50 PM #1
      My mom totaled her jetta GLI and I am going to take her motor and wiring in my scirocco I just need to know what I need to make it possible. You help is dearly appriciated

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      10-04-2012 03:01 PM #2
      get the wiring diagrams for BOTH cars...that's a good start.
      What is the engine code number?

      Then figure out the fuel injection
      Then figure out mounting
      Then figure out cooling.
      Fgure out the inter-cooler ducting
      Then figure out exhaust.
      Then figure out the suspension
      Then the brakes for twice the horsepower
      Do you have the skills for this big job?



      A 1.8 swap is not especially difficult but there are pit-falls for the noobie. A 1.8 TURBO is a very big job
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    3. 10-04-2012 06:00 PM #3
      Yes I do have the skills for the job I just need to know what to do

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      10-05-2012 08:41 AM #4
      NLS makes mounts, Techtonics makes a swap downpipe. Those alone will help out plenty. The rest is pretty much on you. The gli is drive by wire so you'll have to fab the pedal into your car, you'll need to make a choice on what trans to use too. I'm sure the immobilizer will have to dealt with as well. Search plenty before you start into the swap.
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      10-05-2012 11:07 AM #5
      Amongst others....Rocco Julie has done what you are proposing.
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    6. 10-08-2012 01:36 PM #6
      I looked for her username but I didn't find it

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      10-09-2012 06:12 PM #7
      ABA 20vT or go home
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    8. 10-09-2012 09:07 PM #8
      I built this motor from the pan to the crank to the rods and pistons to the valves retainers valve springs all the details on the motor and trams are taken care of this monster smokes brand new Porsches and my fathers friends 360 Modena

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      10-10-2012 08:41 AM #9
      Awesome!
      Since you've done all that and have the skills for the swap then you should also have the knowledge to know what needs to be done to complete the swap.
      Carry on.....

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      10-10-2012 08:43 AM #10
      BTW, Rocco_julie runs a 16V turbo unless I'm mistaken.

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      10-10-2012 08:53 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by J. Daniel View Post
      Awesome!
      Since you've done all that and have the skills for the swap then you should also have the knowledge to know what needs to be done to complete the swap.
      Carry on.....
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      10-10-2012 10:01 AM #12
      pretty simple swap. i went aeb with mine instead of making mounts, but now NLS makes the mounts. but its not to bad to do. no sure on wiring differences between the aeb and the newer 1.8t's but mine was simple.
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      10-12-2012 10:59 PM #13
      Deal with it.
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