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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 March 14th, 2017, 04:11   #46
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Thanks for the compliment.

Unfortunately, there isn't enough room to mount the VW A/C compressor down low on either side.

For that reason, I've ditched the stock U.S.A. injection pump bracket in favor of an imported, non-A/C bracket.

I'd really like to have A/C & plan to try to figure something out at some point down the road.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 14:48   #47
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Yeah i was hoping with the passat/audi a/c compressor bracket would work. Being in Florida I'll have to see how to make it all fit
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Old March 14th, 2017, 15:44   #48
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Yeah i was hoping with the passat/audi a/c compressor bracket would work. Being in Florida I'll have to see how to make it all fit
I'm in for more info on this if you get to it before me. I've made sure to not disturb the condenser or any of it's mounting points or lines when mocking up our intercooler (which I put behind it - in the location of the stock radiator).

I plan to put the radiator on custom mounts that actually bolt to the frame rails (and not the core support or intercooler) back behind the intercooler.

I used our Sprinter for reference on what order the atmosphere should hit: condenser, intercooler, & lastly, the radiator.

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Old March 19th, 2017, 16:52   #49
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Would still love to see a side shot of your truck bud. I've seen a 4 door tacoma dually just not an extended cab
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Old March 26th, 2017, 20:23   #50
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Here's how it's sitting in the shop. The front is on jack stands since I'm working above and below to get the exhaust routed out of the engine bay and down the inside of the driver's side framerail.

Other items in the pic:
- factory VW Jetta radiator
- my sweet Femi bandsaw (for cutting the exhaust tubing so perfectly)
- the wiring harness (hanging - look just behind the cab and up. It's suspended from above to chase wires and remove nonessentials.)
- 3VZ sitting on the rear of the frame rails

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Old March 26th, 2017, 20:28   #51
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Looking great man!
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Old March 30th, 2017, 07:13   #52
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I am enjoying following your project. I am planning on building a 2wd single rear wheel pickup with extended cab and an ALH when the body on my jetta gets bad, so this is a great resource. I've been wanting to build one of these for several years, but keep talking myself out of it for some reason, or I end up building other projects. I may have said this a few pages back, but your solution for the dropped steering link is great. Something that is totally achievable in a home shop. Thanks for sharing that.

Do you know if a stock ALH vnt15/manifold would fit in the truck engine bay? I would like to swap over my ALH from the jetta in as-close as possible to stock form.

Again, great fab work.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 16:42   #53
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Do you know if a stock ALH vnt15/manifold would fit in the truck engine bay? I would like to swap over my ALH from the jetta in as-close as possible to stock form.
Getting the VNT15 into the engine bay does not appear to be the problem. However, getting the starter bolted up is the issue. The starter hugs close to the TDI's block - right where the turbo resides. Perhaps a 4cyl Toyota's starter location is different but I don't think it is.? I started with a V6 truck and stuck with the R150 (2wd, V6 manual 5spd) trans for our swap.

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Old March 31st, 2017, 05:05   #54
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Getting the VNT15 into the engine bay does not appear to be the problem. However, getting the starter bolted up is the issue. The starter hugs close to the TDI's block - right where the turbo resides. Perhaps a 4cyl Toyota's starter location is different but I don't think it is.? I started with a V6 truck and stuck with the R150 (2wd, V6 manual 5spd) trans for our swap.
Ahh, that makes sense. Looks like I would have to re-work the turbo to a more top mount configuration. I would likely start with a v6 truck as well since the trucks I am trying to buy are the optioned out versions with extended cabs, and it seems like most of those are v6 powered.
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Old April 1st, 2017, 14:39   #55
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Bhw turbo manifold from a b5.5 passat if you're willing takes care of the space issue
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Old April 6th, 2017, 06:53   #56
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Bhw turbo manifold from a b5.5 passat if you're willing takes care of the space issue
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Old April 6th, 2017, 07:58   #57
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That's what I'm using in my Toyota

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Old April 6th, 2017, 10:28   #58
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That's the manifold I'm using as well.

However, looking from the rear forward, my turbo is shaped like a 'p' whereas yours is shaped like a '9' which gives you way more clearance than my setup.
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Old April 6th, 2017, 20:31   #59
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Wow cool build I happened on trying to research swapping a alh into my little b2200 look forward to following progress
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Old May 29th, 2017, 22:58   #60
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Any more updates? Can't wait to see this running!
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