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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 August 7th, 2014, 17:33   #1
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Hey guys Im in USA and I am interested in doing a 3.0 TDI swap. 2004-2008 3.0tdi isnt sold here in the states until the B8s. I have opportunity to import a 3.0tdi front clip (entire front of the car) to the states to do a conversion. emissions isnt an issue where i live. I have a bunch of questions like can it be done and what do i need besides the chopped front of the car? do you guys know any shops thats have dont it? , any threads on here that has dont it.

I also plan to upgraded performance 350+ hp

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Old August 8th, 2014, 05:59   #2
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Do it! Sorry that's all i've got...
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Old August 8th, 2014, 08:42   #3
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to my knowledge, a swap like that has never been done on something so new, so you'd be a pioneer. I'm sure someone who probably take it on as a project, but the cost would be prohibitive. It's all about dealing with the electronics - you'd have to remove most of the gasser electronics and use the diesel stuff.

in short, go for it, but it's going to be *really* expensive
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Old August 8th, 2014, 19:54   #4
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I plan to purchase a chopped front of the car along with the gas tank. so it shuold be a ean swap. what would be really expensive.
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Old August 17th, 2014, 21:41   #5
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Yes it has been done . Only thing that would be different from OP is ,that he put 4 cylinder engine.
His kind of biggest consider was how to pair cluster , keys and ECU but after contact me problem was solved :
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Old December 16th, 2014, 03:49   #6
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Yes it has been done . Only thing that would be different from OP is ,that he put 4 cylinder engine.
His kind of biggest consider was how to pair cluster , keys and ECU but after contact me problem was solved :
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=353866

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Old December 16th, 2014, 17:49   #7
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OP: Marin (Jetta ,97) does great work.
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did this swap ever happen? im interested in doing the same but information on this swap is pretty hard to come by
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 08:42   #9
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Legally you can't import an engine without a certificate of conformity from the manufacturer. Customs has been cracking down hard on illegal imports of engines as of late so I'd be careful.
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 19:08   #10
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$100/hr labor.... id say 80hr of work + any suprises so 8k just to think
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Old May 5th, 2016, 07:01   #11
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I have a swap like this almost done..
Difference is that my car is a diesel from factory ..
All went pretty much straight forward,except the fact that i have got the engine from a Phaeton ,and a lot of parts from the engine where a no go over the a4 chasis..
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this swap is happening in my driveway as we speak
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resurrecting an old thread - did this ever happen?
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