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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 October 9th, 2018, 06:46   #211
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Thank you, I appreciate the comment. I was suspecting an oil galley, that is promising. Which pressure sender are you going with? Obtaining the oil feed and drain lines have been a battle. Turns out the first feed line I got was an -AN 5, I asked a local shop to make is shorter for me, he ended up cutting the line, and not being able to find the correct part and ended up making me a new one. I have been told my the local hydraulic shop that they could braise new stainless steel braided line onto my old solid steel drain line that came with the turbo, but after looking at Michael's (digital corpus) issues with his frankendrain line, I think I will just have them build me one with the proper ends. I have the car scheduled to get painted in a few months, however, I am hesitant with getting the body pained first. I NEED to get the undercarriage needle scaled and redone and I would like to get the engine bay painted first, just because it makes sense. I can drop the motor into the fresh bay and save up for body painting down the road. I have the needle scaler, just not the rotisserie to flip the car on its side nor the air tank that will handle the scaler. So I need to see if I can call around or look on CL or something.
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Old October 9th, 2018, 19:26   #212
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Needle scaler....? You’ll be there for days. Those are good for the tight areas, traditional tools can’t get in.

Go to Harbor Freight and buy a few of the 4.5” angle grinders for $10 per. Buy some 4.5” knotted wheels and some stringer wheels. These will burn through the undercoating.

Use your needle scaler, if there’s stuff the above can’t get.

You can build a tipsorie, for about $100, or a rotisserie, for about $200. Not really sure what you’re looking to achieve.

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Old October 10th, 2018, 10:41   #213
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Interesting, I have not heard of a tipsorie, I cant seem to find one online. Is that a misspell? I may be able to pull it off with the space I have. When you say 4.5” angle grinders for $10 per, do you mean sanding disks?

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Old October 10th, 2018, 14:28   #214
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A grinder is an electric power tool. $10 is a sale price, but sales happen all the time.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=70ggHl6GGZA

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Old October 11th, 2018, 06:35   #215
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Todd, thanks for the clarification. I got hung up on the $10 grinder, since it's the disks that typically cost $10, I have a dewalt angle grinder already. I actually do have plans on paper for a wood rotisserie, although that is a viable option, I don't know if I would have the space in my garage as I share a two car garage with the neighbor on the other side of the duplex. I see now, a tipsorie allows you to tip the car while it's on the ground, as opposed to a rotisserie, where the car is already in the air. Thank you for the clarification.

These are the plans I originally found...

http://www.vwcaddy.com/showthread.ph...tisserie-plans

This one seems a bit more compact:
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...1#post52622006
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...1#post52849640

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Old October 12th, 2018, 12:41   #216
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I had 3 name brand grinders and I got tired of swapping different wheels, brushes, etc. buying more grinders and having them all plugged into a single power striip, sped up the work. Way more convenient.

I use the $10 grinders all the time. For the metal work I do, they’re perfect. I also stopped buying the name brand consumables. I can’t really tell a huge difference, for the huge price difference.

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Old October 12th, 2018, 18:33   #217
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Thank you for the help. Luckily I got mine for no money, borrowing it until I don't need it anymore. But I will definitely look into it. On another note, after much trial and tribulation, I finally sourced my turbo oil feed and drain lines!

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Old October 22nd, 2018, 09:27   #218
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I have moved on to the LSD installation. I found out a way to remove the 5th gear T60 torx bolts.

Take one of these spring loaded auto adjust wrenches.



Cover the input shaft with a cloth or t-shirt and stick the wrench through the timing observation hole or starter hole at the top or side of the bell housing.



While holding the final drive/output shaft housing part of the trans down, place the breaker bar on your chest and lean forward.

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Old October 22nd, 2018, 11:12   #219
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Would an impact wrench work there too, or it would be risky for the transmission?
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 11:50   #220
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Yes, an impact is okay to use. I just don't have access to one in my current situation.
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Old October 24th, 2018, 11:47   #221
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Trans open, LSD installed.



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Old October 27th, 2018, 08:03   #222
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What diff did you choose? Iíd think thereís a way to lock forward and reverse gears, so you wouldnít need to grab the input shaft and risk damage.

On a scale of 1-5 how would you rate the installation difficulty? Last time I opened a 020, it didnít go well. I had the wrong tools and was working on the ground, on a rock parking lot, behind a pizza shop... a milk crate was my work bench.

Even if you donít have a compressor, go cordless. Theyíre becoming the standard. I canít recall the last time I used my pneumatic air guns.

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Old October 27th, 2018, 11:55   #223
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What diff did you choose? I’d think there’s a way to lock forward and reverse gears, so you wouldn’t need to grab the input shaft and risk damage.

On a scale of 1-5 how would you rate the installation difficulty? Last time I opened a 020, it didn’t go well. I had the wrong tools and was working on the ground, on a rock parking lot, behind a pizza shop... a milk crate was my work bench.

Even if you don’t have a compressor, go cordless. They’re becoming the standard. I can’t recall the last time I used my pneumatic air guns.
recommend reading this brentwood home post
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I have the same question

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Old October 29th, 2018, 07:15   #224
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I would give it a 1-2, although I did not have to drill out the old open diff and attach the LSD to the final drive gear. It already came attached. I used this guide (see page 4 for locking the transmission). I didn't understand that part when I first read it. I ended up finding a Peloquin for a great price. Todd, sounds like you had a whole lot of fun opening that trans. That does not sound appealing at all.
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Old October 29th, 2018, 10:32   #225
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Jhacks, that looks like a stock diff and stock rivets. Locking the gears to remove the 5th gear bolt is well documented and the only proper way to do this. Anyone reading this thread, do not use this method of holding the input shaft.
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