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Old August 15th, 2019, 10:30   #3
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Wales (UK)

sorta looks lost in there

used a '95 B4 Passat as tdi donor, car had 314.000+ miles behind it & believe on origonal engine!
conversion from origonal 1X (1.9D) engine so used t4's sump/pickup/dipstick & tube / engine & driveshaft mounts / coolant pipework etc. and a B5.5 Passat 'pd130' inlet manifold to have a bolted intercooler pipe flange (less rubber joints& possible leaks).
also used the car turbo & manifold to have a 'low-mount' and more room underbonnet and ease of maintanance

for the fly-by-wire throttle, vw partsbin as the '96-'99 t4's had a diferent throttle pedal & suitable bracket to mount the potentiometer.

as to intercooler, used the vw partsbin again, t5's have an oem fit front-mount that sits nicely between the grille & radiator with minor trimming of the headlamp surround and easily made brackets (although more common with the t4 numpty's is to use the huge intercooler from an LT35 / mercedes Sprinter )

90hp, cruise control & mfa dash cluster (from the donor B4) with 40+mpg so cannot complain - even welded the 'top' filler section of the t4's origonal 1X camcover onto the 1Z tdi's item for the extended oil filler neck, it's the little things like this that make a conversion liveable with :-)

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