No, they rarely fail. You do need to remove them to do the timing belt however.Do these Vac pumps tent to go bad alot?
The BHW (B5 Passat) mounts the compressor on the right hand side of the block.Is there a factory setup that put the AC on the right hand side of the ALH block?
No, they rarely fail. You do need to remove them to do the timing belt however.
The BHW (B5 Passat) mounts the compressor on the right hand side of the block.
That may work if I go ahead and upgrade to a BHW/AFN manifold and turbo. I have never see a b5 setup in person but from the pics I have seen I the the AC belt on the crank pully is out in front? Do you know if I went with a BHW crank pully does the rear belt the runs the left side accessorys have the same rib count as an ALH?
That is very helpful David thanks. Im much more likely to find a 1.8 gas in the yards than a Tdi. Hopefully I find one tomorrow. I did pick up a AFN manifold today so one less thing to find at least.The B5 1.8T Audi A4 and Passat will also surrender the correct AC compressor, bracket / pullet / belt setup to put it on the passenger side of the engine.
I looked into this, looks like the variable displacement versions of the SD7 use a special bolt pattern on the head. I have one disassembled on the floor of my garage if you need pictures. I am working with a SD7 off a heavy truck for my swap, it has the same ear to ear spacing as the VW pump, but the drive pulley has a significantly different pump to first groove spacing. For my swap I will be significantly modifying a sock alternator bracket to move the compressor forward.Anyone ever use a different head on the stock SD7V16?