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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 19th, 2015, 04:51   #1
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so im in the process of converting my dakota to a tdi. first removed the tdi and wiring from the car the old turbo next to the new turbo the adapter form coty build the truck its going in heres the first test run to make sure all the wiring was set up right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIJ9xkGtvLA then after the new turbo,timing belt, cleaned out the nasty intake, and misc stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNfnd0_8wfk now its ready for the dakota, soon the dakota will get torn down
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Old January 19th, 2015, 17:27   #2
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This is amazing... I'm curious to see how this turns out!
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Old January 19th, 2015, 18:55   #3
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That looks like a pretty cool idea.

But... Isn't a 4,900 lb truck going to overwhelm your 1z? Even with lots of mods seems like it'll struggle for power. The 5 speed manual gear ratios look like a good fit!

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Old January 19th, 2015, 20:32   #4
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That looks like a pretty cool idea.

But... Isn't a 4,900 lb truck going to overwhelm your 1z? Even with lots of mods seems like it'll struggle for power. The 5 speed manual gear ratios look like a good fit!

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That might be a little bit high for a Dakota, I was thinking they were closer to two ton or just a shade over that.

That said it'll certainly be plenty for the engine to handle but with proper tuning it would probably do ok.

I had plans years ago to transplant a Peugeot 2.3L TD into a Dakota but only the earlier boxy 2wd long bed model. That engine only produced 80hp but I thought it would be fun any way.

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Old January 19th, 2015, 20:34   #5
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That looks like a pretty cool idea.

But... Isn't a 4,900 lb truck going to overwhelm your 1z? Even with lots of mods seems like it'll struggle for power. The 5 speed manual gear ratios look like a good fit!

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it weighs 4100 lbs on the scale and with my passat and a trailer had more weight than that between the car and trailer and it pulled just like there was no trailer behind it. I think it will do just fine with all my mods, ill see im trying for a mpg build. after mods it should be 180hp and close to 300 flbs torque.

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Old January 23rd, 2015, 13:42   #6
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so out with the v6 and almost ready for the tdi
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Old February 4th, 2015, 14:07   #7
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so my nv3550 showed up. had to notch the adapter for the vacuum pump






its all together sitting in just need to make my mounts and hook stuff up









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Old February 6th, 2015, 15:01   #9
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so the mounts are done, just wiring and misc stuff left, also has anyone done a a/c bracket by the exhaust I'm trying to think of ways to mount it and i have no room on the bottom.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 23:44   #10
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Wow! Pretty cool project. I'm looking forward to finding out how this all turns out.
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Is this a 4X4? Curious how drivable and the economy when done. I have the 02 Quad 4X4 and bought it for this mod. Please let us know your impressions with and without mods if you phase them in.

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Is this a 4X4? Curious how drivable and the economy when done. I have the 02 Quad 4X4 and bought it for this mod. Please let us know your impressions with and without mods if you phase them in.

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yes it is 4wd, its going to be my off road and good mileage truck. I'm going for my version of the amarok lol
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Old February 21st, 2015, 18:54   #13
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finished a ton of stuff the past few days, its almost finished



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Old February 21st, 2015, 19:58   #14
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good progress
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Old February 24th, 2015, 09:18   #15
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Nice! How's it drive?
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