Top Post Dawg
- Aug 5, 2001
- No TDIs Currently, I have an R36 Corrado. I've had an ALH Corrado swap, AHU Corrado swap and 2003 TDI Jetta
I will report back once I do some more drivingthanks, I was wondering about the vibration with these. I think I'll be doing these some day soon.
That's a lot to read in one sitting! If you make it to one of the gtg's you might even get to go for a ride!awesome build. just read 17 pages, eyes burn.
Thanks!Wow great swap, excellent workmanship and way to stick with it.
Thanks Jake. Making this build thread was meant to assist as well as inspire others to do this swap!I just read the whole thread. Great work and definitely an inspiration for performing a similar swap.
Don't worry about that, we are keeping the taller people in mind! There will be a quarter window.....Jetta wagon made into a truck would be excellent, but the B pillar is too far forward for anyone but a pretty short person (me, perhaps) to drive comfortably. A 2-door Golf would be better, but that would make for a really short truck bed.
I have just the machinist to bring your bracket to. He has already done a couple and will be doing mine as well. Come visit before the GTDI gets stowed away for the winter!!Wow, not sure how I missed all the good news posted on the last page. Congrats!
I have all the parts needed for my 11mm pump swap, but I don't have the ability to do the minor machining I've read is required - think I could send this your way when the time comes? Maybe bring the parts when I come up to buy that adapter plate?!
I'm trying to get everything together so I can get this done by spring.
Sorry to go so far back, but I used an ABA PS pulley on the crank, along with the stock TDI serp pulley, as I had some clearance issues with the stock PS pulley. I don't recall if you kept your power steering or not, but it made things super easy for me! The ABA pulley is smaller, because it has a higher RPM range (at least my theory), so to keep the pump spinning at the same speed as an equivalent gasoline motor would, the TDI needed the bigger pulley for the gear ratio, but in all reality, it doesn't make a damn difference lol, mine drives just fine with the different pulley combination!The 1Z is a tight fit at least on the belt side
As far as the "8th VIN digit" I have no idea, but FWIW Burpod had no issue finding one for cheap off ebay...IIRC it was a 2.0 turbo.Curious about your 2000 Saab 9-5 intercooler. Is it holding up to your boost pressure? Which model/engine (8th VIN digit) did it have?