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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 10th, 2011, 20:03   #1
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Default My 91 GTI 8 valve to B4 1Z TDI swap

1Z out of the 96 B4

Here is a link to my vortex build thread where some of the early photos still exist
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...B4-1Z-TDI-swap

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Old January 10th, 2011, 20:24   #2
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Old January 10th, 2011, 20:26   #3
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the B4 TDI harness is waaaay more simple than the MK3 which integrates a lot into one bundle..

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Old January 11th, 2011, 03:25   #4
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Is that your home? I love the lift
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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:47   #5
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it is work but more like home...I am here all the time...I have multiple lifts to use on the weekends and at night, completely equipped 30 year old shop..We work on just about every brand of european car..I just prefer the "big kid Legos" aspect of older VW's

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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:50   #6
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before any cleaning
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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:52   #7
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after cleaning and modifying firewall

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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:54   #8
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next is some paint to freshen up this bay, also might cut the hole for the 1Z harness to pass through the rain tray near the air plenum..anyone have a better idea?
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:57   #9
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just curious, what are you doin for an instrument cluster? i have a mk3 jetta cluster in my 90 golf tdi swap but come spring the car is gettin stripped and the tdi is goin into a b3 passat wagon i just picked up. if you have the passat tdi cluster id be willing to trade with you.
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I traded my stock B4 cluster with a guy in AK for a A3 TDI cluster that's Canadian (Km/h readout)..I am undecided if I want to use the A3 cluster or the stock A2 cluster..it has the MFA setup so it would be easy to give my ECU a VSS signal, but there won't be a tach until I get a converter and it will still have the incorrect rev range. I guess I should have waited! I am not sure about using a metric cluster, although some of my local dub buddies have said it would be cool. I was just in Germany for Oktoberfest and was getting used to the metric cluster in the Focus TDCI kombi that I rented..not bad for a 1.6...I am just not sure of the legality of the Canadian cluster, or if it will end up being inconvenient
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oh well if you use the stock a2 cluster youll also be missing the glow plug light
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My first TDI was an AHU in a mk2 Jetta. Very nice to drive since it weight about nothing. I'm tempted at doing a similar project that you're doing but, it would be an ALH all the way, so much more potential...
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My first TDI was an AHU in a mk2 Jetta. Very nice to drive since it weight about nothing. I'm tempted at doing a similar project that you're doing but, it would be an ALH all the way, so much more potential...
ya but isn't that potential obtainable with the 1Z block? I'm all set...I have seen what Quantum rallysport is up to and it looks nice but I am not trying to re-engineer my engine mounts.. I would rather convert to VNT and larger nozzles..

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So my project has been moving along smoothly now, have had plenty of time to devote to it..which has been mostly body restoration, cleaning, more cleaning, and painting..Just as I suspected my 3VW Puebla built GTI was built with indifference, every where I scrape back seam sealer I find surface rust..nothing terrible so far but I have been doing a lot of rust converting and had to weld a small patch in the LF fender well, and when I removed the fender I found more surface rust..glad I did now and not after it got worse..I am also cleaning and painting the shifter well before I drill and bolt in the cable shift box. I want this engine bay to gleam before I put the engine/transaxle in..
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GTiTDi,

Nice shop and nice project! Enjoy having the time to spend (and the health, as my back's been out for a week and is just now healing). Yeah, cleaning everything to death just makes sense. Anything you have to re-do is that much easier down the road. It's time consuming but worthwhile.

Good luck with this swap. That B4 harness pic scares the crap out of me.
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