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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 January 17th, 2020, 18:13   #1
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Default Why are TDI swaps so popular? Youtube series

This video about tdi swaps (mostly into off road vehicles)just popped up on my youtube feed. I figured it might be of interest to folks here:

https://youtu.be/WAGj0_qc-AA
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Old January 17th, 2020, 18:26   #2
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Nate's vids are top notch! imagine you've seen this one too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfcusG84Aq4&

Nate and Jon are over on the tdiswapped trucks group https://www.facebook.com/groups/291980407818664/
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Old January 17th, 2020, 19:13   #3
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Nice! Somehow I hadn't come across any if his vids. They are extremely well done. Jeeps and tdi engines, a marriage made in heaven!
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Old January 17th, 2020, 20:17   #4
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Heh, that's my old daily driver! Nate will put that BHW somewhere it belongs, Jeep or otherwise. I'm hoping that rover is the target. Its a nice truck, totally needs a diesel.
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He almost lost me when he referred to PDs as common rail. And when he said trains have diesel engines because of the torque. Otherwise looks like decent info. And he is a legit TDI enthusiast, it appears.
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He almost lost me when he referred to PDs as common rail.
ehhh they kinda are
just like detroits and PT cummins motors
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Old January 21st, 2020, 09:32   #7
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Maybe, but VW developed the Pumpe Duse system in part because they didn't want to license common rail technology from Bosch. I don't think people refer to PT Cummins engines as common rail, but perhaps they do somewhere. Not a big deal anyway, he clearly knows his stuff.
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Keep in mind, most of his viewers are jeep guys. To a majority of them a pumpe duse is some sort of female hygiene apparatus.
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Old January 21st, 2020, 10:55   #9
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Yeah, the PD is most certainly NOT a commonrail DFI system. The more "generic" term we would use is "unit injector", but that kinda sorta covers the Caterpillar/Navistar HEUI system too, which instead of a camshaft to work their unit injectors they use super high oil pressure from a separate pump in the middle of the engine.

Older Volvo engines (the big ones, in trucks and machinery) use a PD type unit injector system, and I think there are some smaller single cylinder diesels that do too like the ones used in some Polaris ATVs, although those are prechamber type.

Everything is CR now, though. At least anything that isn't a giant ship engine or something.
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The only runaway I witnessed was a Cat with a HEUI pump, really impressive
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I love the PD setup, I hate common rail but unfortunately PD just doesn't have the control to effectively mange DPF regens
If your after more TDI stuff my channel https://www.youtube.com/Crispys Projects is coming along slowly
My Corrado PD swap is midway, loads of footage to compile from the summer of the project, then a broken T5 van came my way, so another PD build!
I'm aiming for real world high MPG figures in the Corrado, and mk 4 abs/ESP

rebuiling heads are the vids I'm working on as well as the importance of setting up a PD injector
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