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    1. 06-07-2002 08:37 PM #1
      Hello everyone,
      I'm inspired by what I hear of the TDI. I want one in a Corrado. I hear the newer 1.9's are the way to go. Should I start with a G60 or a VR6? Where should I get the other components? Please feel free to overwhelm me with (accurate )information if you have knowledge and/or experience to share...
      Thanks! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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    3. 06-07-2002 10:27 PM #2
      I've driven DieselGeek's TDI Corrado conversion... It's very nice... Contact him at http://www.dieselgeek.com
      Gary M

    4. 06-07-2002 10:57 PM #3
      DieselGeek used a MK3 TDI (1996-1998). I've heard it's easier than a MK4 TDI.

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      06-08-2002 05:23 AM #4
      Don't think the motor you start off with (G60/VR6) would make a difference would it?


      [Modified by Deception, 2:23 AM 6-8-2002]

    7. 06-10-2002 12:46 PM #5
      The only big difference is that the subframes are different. I've talked to a couple people now and have received conflicting information. I'm wondering if any of you have done this or know someone who has that can tell me which is the better choice as far as the front and rear subframes are concerned.
      Does anyone have any recommended reading on the subject?
      Thanks for your help-


      [Modified by 83858VW, 5:48 PM 6-10-2002]

    8. 06-10-2002 04:58 PM #6
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      06-11-2002 08:12 PM #7
      well the main differences between the slc and g60 are going to be age, interior, and weight. Corrados got heavier every year so if you get a 90 g60 it'll be lighter. Of course it will also be an older car then a 93. Interior wise i guess that's not a big deal other than no aktiv in the slc (w/ premium sound right?). Oh and the slc will be an inch (?) wider at the fenders

    10. 06-12-2002 01:06 PM #8
      Weight... hadn't thought of that, that makes sense. DieselGeek also mentioned the bigger fuel tank in the VR6's, which would be a major bonus at 50 mpg. Could you fit one of those into a G60 body? Probably not. What I really need to find out about is how well the TDI engine matches up to either G60 or VR6 frame underneath. Does Bentley cover TDI's ?

    11. 06-12-2002 08:16 PM #9
      There is no difference in the body between a G60 and a VR6. And you would have to get a MK3 Bentley manual for the Golf and Jetta to have a MK3 TDI manual.

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      06-13-2002 10:02 PM #10
      There IS a difference in the body between a G60 and a VR6
      This swap is possible and it really doesn't matter which car you decide to use [though I would prefer you rip apart a G60 since I'm partial to the VR6s, but if you do get a VR6, I want all the parts you take off of it ]
      MK3 TDIs are much easier to swap than MK4 TDIs. I am experiencing this first hand. I am in the middle of swapping a 2001 ALH TDI from a new beetle into a 1990 Jetta. Everyone will tell you that the drive by wire is a nightmare, but it really isn't.
      The newer MK4 cars have an immobiliser built into the instrument cluster, which you need to make the car run. I am putting a 2001 Jetta I/C in my 1990 Jetta. In a few weeks I'll have the whole swap documented, but until then, I'm still learning myself.

    13. 06-14-2002 01:41 AM #11
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      There IS a difference in the body between a G60 and a VR6.
      Oh really? Then how about enlighting us about what the differences are?

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      06-14-2002 11:38 AM #12
      where should i start?
      bumpers, fenders, hood, grill
      the vr6 is wider than the g60. the whole nose of the car is slightly bigger to fit the VR6 [that's why the hood bumps up instead of down].

    15. 06-14-2002 01:39 PM #13
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      the vr6 is wider than the g60. the whole nose of the car is slightly bigger to fit the VR6 [that's why the hood bumps up instead of down].
      my bad

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      06-14-2002 11:10 PM #14
      wait....at 50 mpg why would the bigger tank be necessary? I get 18 mpg on my rado and never thought to myself...wish i had an slc tank
      oh and more fuel also = more weight right?


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      06-15-2002 12:22 AM #15
      Wow, 18 is pretty bad...I have an SLC and I get an average of 24. After I changed my drop in filter to a K&N, and cleaned the snow catch, it dropped from average of 28 mpg to 24.
      Anyway, with a TDI, you'll probably go around 700 miles on a 14 gallon tank anyway....

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      11-13-2003 09:38 AM #16
      A guy who put an A4 TDI in an 86 Golf advises that the A4 turbocharger interferes with the passenger side rear motor mount. An A3 fits without requiring any modification.
      I'm installing an A3 TDI in a 91 Jetta. Lotsa work but it should be a nice system.

    19. 11-13-2003 02:20 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by stock60 »
      wait....at 50 mpg why would the bigger tank be necessary? I get 18 mpg on my rado and never thought to myself...wish i had an slc tank
      oh and more fuel also = more weight right?

      [Modified by stock60, 4:11 AM 6-15-2002]

      Yeah more fuel = more weight but on a long trip the temporary difference of say 25-30lbs for a few more gallons will have a very negligiable effect on fuel economy.
      Look at it this way. If I can drive from Southern California to Southern Idaho on a single tank of fuel in my '03 Golf (at about 750 miles I'd just make it on a 15 gal tank) then imagine how far someone like GoFaster (who can vent his B3 tank out substantially farther than I) could go on a single tank. Sure he's got more weight overall but the need to fill up 25% less often is worth 1-2mpg to me. Slap a bigger tank into a lighter vehicle....then you'd really be "fahrfrumpumpen"

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      11-13-2003 04:52 PM #18
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      11-13-2003 07:23 PM #19
      Ok a few thoughts I have. 1st off the SLC's 18 gal tank can not be swapped into a G60 Corrado. The trunk's floor is different to accomadate the larger tank
      2nd off the Vr6 subframe is the same as the MK3's as that they both use the same style motor mounts in the rear and on the tranny. The G60's subframe uses a different rear engine mount. but if you wanted to an A3 K frame will bolt in a G60.
      These are my thoughts on what I would use if I had the cash to build a TDI corrado
      A2 parts:
      Fuel tank
      A3 Parts:
      K-Frame
      B4 TDI:
      everything else
      I do not know TDI all that well but I know corrados and I would want to use a B4 TDI as the cluster will dirrectly mount into a Corrado. then you have to swap all of the wiring, fuel pump, and various other areas, custom IC piping to the G60's IC or use my A>W IC somewhat modify the G60's 2.25 TT SS exhaust then work out the wiring Kinks to make certain that the OBD setup will still work.
      I have over simplfied it but that is my basic plan. I think using the A3 would be more of a challenge mainly because of the cluster and the wirning to get everything to work. But its just an opinion from somebody that only knows G60 corrados. Plus the B3/B4 Passat and Corrado sort of have the same DNA

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