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braddies

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2021
Location
America
TDI
03 golf ALH
Will WHAT off a L Vin fit in a M Vin? Need more info, like WHAT are you talking about
 

Mongler98

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 23, 2011
Location
COLORADO (SE of Denver)
TDI
98 Jetta TDI AHU 1.9L (944 TDI swap in progress) I moved so now i got nothing but an AHU in a garage on a pallet.
Is there a difference in the VIN M and L engines. Will the VIN L fit in a VIN M?
please explain further

is this pertaining to your 2012 golf? Try being specific and with an example and what is it that you are doing.
 

Tdijarhead

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Nov 10, 2013
Location
Lawrenceville PA
TDI
2003 TDI Jetta Daughters Car, 2001 TDI Beetle, Daughters car, 2005 Golf TDI Mine, all 5 spds
Pretend we know nothing about what you’re asking and explain in detail.
 

oilhammer

Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
Joined
Dec 11, 2001
Location
outside St Louis, MO
TDI
There are just too many to list....
There is only one TDI engine offered in the USA in the 2012 Golf, the CJAA, which would decode to the VIN digit M (fifth place). There is no L engine, even if we expand "Golf" to include the GTI and R.

The NCS Jetta, however, DOES use an L in the fifth place to denote the TDI engine (again, for this market, that would be CJAA only), and THAT engine is the same as your Golf however some of the bits attached to it, specifically some of the plumbing and for sure the wiring harness, are different because the NCS is not the same platform car as your A6 Golf.

So, if I think I have deciphered your vague question, and you are in need of a CJAA engine for your 2012 Golf, then yes, you could use a CJAA from an NCS Jetta or even a 2012-14 Beetle (which is more akin to the NCS than your Golf), but you'd need to strip it all down to the engine proper to make certain it would work. You could also use a CJAA from a 2010-14 Sportwagon as well.
 

Golf 12

New member
Joined
Jul 26, 2022
Location
Henderson, Texas
TDI
2012 Golf TDI
Sorry I wasn't more specific. You did answer my question though. The 5th letter in the VIN is a M on my 2 door Golf TDI. Have compared with engines that are 5th letter in VIN is L and they are very similar. For some reason the M engines are more expensive than the L engines. Do you know of anywhere but ebay that sells good used engines.
 
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