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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 June 10th, 2009, 11:35   #1
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Default MK3 AHU TDI to MK3 Cabrio swap - whats needed?

I'm looking to swap a AHU TDI into a MK3 Cabrio.

I've found a 1998 TDI donor with about 250K kms and now I'm looking for a 'rust-free' MK3 Cabrio.

Is the swap pretty straight forward? This will be my first attempt at a swap although I currently drive a 16V MK1 Cabriolet (swap done by PO). What are the things that need to be swapped? I can think of:

-engine
-drivetrain
-pedal cluster
-gas tank?
-exhaust?
-fuel return line?

Any help/pointers are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 18:24   #2
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PMed, and follow my A3-A3 thread as my swap progresses and/or stagnates.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 21:52   #3
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100% plug and play on all parts, if the part is different on the cabroi put the tdi part on it, easy as that
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