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Old September 1st, 2012, 06:47   #1
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Default Swapping an engine?

I saw a TDI engine for sale on ebay (from a junk car). How difficult are engine swaps? Just curious.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-01-02-03-...m=330782324338
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It is a bit difficult to answer that question without more information. Are you considering replacing an engine with the same type, or converting a car that did not originally have a TDI? If you are converting, is it in a VW that had the TDI option available, or is it another make of car or truck?

Replacing an existing TDI with the same type of TDI is just a normal R&R.
Replacing a gasser with a TDI in a VW that could have had a factory TDI is somewhat more involved, but not all that difficult.
Converting another make of vehicle to TDI is an adventure in ad hoc engineering.

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