jhax's Built ALH into a MK2 Golf thread

jhax

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96 Passat B4V, ALH engine out of a 2002 Jetta, some IE Rods and ASV Pistons. Nothing drivable yet though
Thanks! I bought them long ago. Unfortunately the body guy got a bunch of crap on them. Eventually a re-powdercoat is in order.
 

jhax

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Okay I have a temporary windshield washer solution. I originally plugged my power wire into C/6, which was incorrect. I moved it to C/7 which is front washer/wiper ground, no go, plugged it back into C/2 front washer power. If i push forward on the selector, the rear motor wipes like it's washing and the nozzles spray up front.
 

deathtrap

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hey man, grats on getting this running this year.
couple of dumb questions from my end:
I know you used B4 Passat front cross member and MK3/B4 TDI front motor mount bracket.
What did you use for the rear mount and did you use a VNT turbo?
 

Steve Addy

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What cluster are you using in this?

Looks nice BTW, did you get the front control arms changed back to Mk2?

Steve
 

jhax

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Thank you, I am running a mk3 cluster. Works like a charm I have been sending some logs to @burpod who has informed me that my actuator arm on my GTC1549VZ turbo is too short, causing my actual boost to be way above requested. I took off the actuator to find that there is no physical adjustment for this particular arm. It seems like boost requested is done via vcds, @Owain@malonetuning I know johnjackson had the same turbo and you guys worked on it. How did you account for this turbo on an ALH?
 

Steve Addy

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Thank you, I am running a mk3 cluster. Works like a charm I have been sending some logs to @burpod who has informed me that my actuator arm on my GTC1549VZ turbo is too short, causing my actual boost to be way above requested. I took off the actuator to find that there is no physical adjustment for this particular arm. It seems like boost requested is done via vcds, @Owain@malonetuning I know johnjackson had the same turbo and you guys worked on it. How did you account for this turbo on an ALH?
I only asked because I believe the late Mk2 diesel clusters, the CE2 ones, will work with the electronic TDI cars.

Hope you get your turbo actuator arm situation fixed.

Steve
 

jhax

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Ah, yeah I opted for mk3 just because it was more readily available. And I actually used B4 control arms which are shorter than MK3 believe it or not. I stuck with them as opposed to going back to mk2. I purchased a fender roller which helped, also an alignment really helped. Thank you Steve, I hope I get it sorted as well.

This is what I have found so far regarding this turbo and its adjustment:

EDIT: The bolts that need adjusting are the bolts on the SIDE of the bracket which contain slotted holes as can be seen in this photo.




I don't suspect an ALH ecu has this measuring block so it may not be relevant


I don't understand what this person means when they say that the adjustment is in the "three bolts" I didn't attempt to turn the bolts (studs protruding from the bottom of the diaphragm housing), but wouldn't tightening the nuts onto the bolts affect the length?
 
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jhax

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Alright based on how the turbo is currently oriented, I believe that in order to Lengthen the arm I need to clock the turbo clockwise.

This is as far as the fine adjustments will allow me to go. Note the paint is where it was originally.



If I am correct I can clock the turbo further in a clockwise manner to give me extra length.

 

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