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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old February 7th, 2019, 21:23   #76
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: North Bend, WA

The Jeep moved into the garage this fall in anticipation of having time to pull the engine this winter. That paid off, last weekend I pulled the engine!

The engine slipped right into the engine bay, unfortunately the compressor that I obsessed over fitting in the stock position contacts the frame.

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Old February 7th, 2019, 21:32   #77
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The compressor bracket from EBay by some miracle bolted right up to the existing holes in the block on the other side and clears everything, so that might be home.

I also moved the powersteering pump up. I fabbed up a bracket out of steel and a couple 17mm spacers to replicate the proper offset for the belt.

Next steps:
  • Serpentine idler situation needs some work
  • Pull the engine
  • Clean/paint the engine bay
  • Drop the fuel tank
  • Run new fuel lines
  • Put the engine back in (final time?)
  • Cooling
  • Intercooling
  • AC plumbing
  • Wiring
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Old February 8th, 2019, 21:41   #78
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Was that AC bracket listed for a 1.8t in a Passat or A4?
I dig the water neck modification!
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Old February 8th, 2019, 21:46   #79
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Location: North Bend, WA

The AC bracket is a generic York to sanden bracket. No make in particular. I've seen a couple iterations on eBay, including a cast iron one and a handful of welded plate ones. Mine is the welded plate version.

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Old February 11th, 2019, 07:28   #80
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TDI(s): B5.5 Passat

Nice been waiting for some updates to this. Hows the pan clearance to your front diff? Did you make the motor mounts yourself?
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