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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 April 30th, 2019, 19:02   #16
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My Ironrock offroad trackbar came in! This thing is beefy!

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Old May 1st, 2019, 12:15   #17
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Yeah, those are nice - I put one of those on my XJ a year or two back when the factory bracket wallowed out for the second time (offroading with the frame end in single shear accelerates this process)
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Old May 4th, 2019, 22:52   #18
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Thanks to a good friend who works at a local driveline shop for hooking me up with driveshafts! Rebuilt and shortened front xj shaft and a New CV rear! Very cool to check out the process and balancing.

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Old May 6th, 2019, 07:13   #19
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Friend of mine welded up my custom manifold the other day. Basically an alh manifold with a 2" 1/8" wall aluminum tube welded to it. Along with a map sensor flange.
Also made a steel coolant pipe for the flange at the back of the head to reach the rad. Welded a 3/8" npt bung in for the Jeep coolant temp sensor.

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Those are two great ideas!
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Old May 6th, 2019, 07:39   #20
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Those are two great ideas!
I wonder where that inspiration came from

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Old May 19th, 2019, 12:22   #21
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Put my trackbar in last night. This thing is massive compared to stock.

Also pulled the engine out for one last time (hopefully) to finish wiring and coolant hoses off the back of the head. Next up is mounting the massive Donaldson airbox

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Old May 24th, 2019, 19:44   #22
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That airbox sure is big! Are you going to try and make the stock MAF senor fit? I kept mine by using the stock jetta airbox. Malone said it would help keep the smoke in check.
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Old May 24th, 2019, 20:39   #23
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I have a maf delete tune. Having a maf witha 1756 is useless. It pulls too much air to read apparently

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Old May 25th, 2019, 23:34   #24
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Got my gauges wired up and installed tonight. Autometer Sportcomp 2 boost and pyrometer. From reading online, I have heard that the led backlighting is quite bright and doesn't dim with the instrument lighting. People use a 1500k ohm resister on the gauge wire to cut light output in about half apparently.
Autometer does make a dimmer box to the tune of $50... So I will try the resister thing first.

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Old June 8th, 2019, 23:37   #25
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She runs! Now onto finishing coolant hoses and and mounting my massive Donaldson airbox.

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Old June 9th, 2019, 07:33   #26
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Thats awesome! Would you mind to document how you run all your coolant lines. Are you planning on using the VW coolant expansion tank or do you think you can use your jeep one. Also what about the little bleed nipple coming out of the head. I believe evguy on his xj build ran it to his metal pipe for his hot return to the radiator. Just curious how every one else is doing this so I can compare with mine and maybe get some better ideas.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 07:49   #27
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Thanks! I acually made a coolant hard pipe like evguy. It is mounted off the inake manifold. The pipe has a bung welded in for the jeep coolant sensor. The coolant flange on the back of the head is from a brm and its flipped. The upper rad hose is a factory alh hose.

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Ok so you did pretty similar to what I did except I didn't think about flipping the coolant flange in time which I'll probably go back and do to make it a little neater. What did the connector right up from your coolant flange, that you put your bleed nipple and it looks like another coolant temp sensor port, come off of? Also what are you doing with your expansion tank?
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Old June 9th, 2019, 08:36   #29
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That connection is just from the golf coolant system. I think the sensor was for the ac system. Its not used here. Its just the perfect elbow for the job. I gooped up the sensor with sealant and reinstalled. Flipping the flange makes the big hose go down the passenger side

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Im planning on using the factory xj coolant tank by the fuse box

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