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    1. Member FrankenCar's Avatar
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      05-21-2007 04:20 PM #1
      Here are the vids of it in action after the TDI swap was complete:

      Lifted MKII Golf Diesel TDI Conversion Offroad Videos

      Monday 5-14-07: Clutch Fails
      calls made throughout the week.
      Friday 5-18-07: i met Donald (Goat) @ 6:30 & the descidion was made.
      Saturday - swap is on!!!
      This car is a bone - stock 1986 Golf Diesel that i picked up off craigslist several months ago & swapped passat suspension & a hitch onto.......
      getting the TDI out of a donor mk3 jetta.
      The jetta is getting a 1.6 Diesel from a donor mk2!!!
      here goes!

















      And yes..... - that's a 1.6l in an mk3!!!!!

      and you might have noticed the assortment of corrado parts here as well.



      and here are the 2 cars monday morning.
      a 1.9 TDI MK2 Golf



      And A 1998 Jetta 1.6 Diesel



      so, i'm just glad to have fixed the bad clutch issue & maybe a little glad to have doubled the power too


      and it's note totally done yet..... still need to figure out the throttle.

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      05-21-2007 06:51 PM #2
      please resize your pictures, looks like fun
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    4. 09-24-2007 04:55 PM #3
      please more info! you made it loook tooo easy getting the tdi into the mk2, thats what i am planning on doing and would love some pointers

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    6. Member FrankenCar's Avatar
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      10-17-2007 05:26 PM #4
      I have sone several motor swaps & once you do one it's funny how easy it gets.
      1: try to get a whole donor car... or at least the entire wiring harness & transmission with it if it's a cable shift unit.
      2: use an interior wiring harness from a 1989 or newer mk2 - it will plug in to the mk3 fuse block
      3: get a corrado shift box (drill 4 holes to install it... really easy)
      4: get a corrado pedal assembly... will need to be modded - see
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3247319
      or get a passat TDI pedal assembly - should fit from what i have heard - i just couldn't get my hands on one.
      5: don't use a cherry picker - it's a wast of time... just remove the bumper, frille, rad support, rad, & subframe & drop the motor onto a furnature dolly or wheel dolly & then undo the rear mounts & roll that baby away.
      6: if you are insane like me & want lots of ground clearance & a fat intercooler & a mk3 radiator & a good place to mount a skidplate you will want my latest creation:
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3365595
      7: & then with some special strut work it can clear 27x8.5r14 tires. i will have to post some pics of this later. - but that's only if you have a desire for 9.5" of ground clearance

    7. 10-22-2007 09:58 AM #5
      you have to post pics of this thing all jacked up!

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      10-22-2007 10:30 AM #6
      Here are pics of it all jacked up. on fat mud tires!
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3500488

    9. 10-22-2007 12:50 PM #7
      hahahah you are my hero ! that is sooooo sick!

    10. 04-10-2016 12:47 PM #8
      I'm putting a 1.9l tdi engine in my golf 2 1.6l petrol engine got any advise

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