Thanks, there's always something at this stage of the build.Great build, keep it up!
The problem with the R rear bumper is that the soot swirls around behind the car and covers the hatch in soot and looks horrible. With the new rear bumper and turn down exhaust, it'll stay nice and clean.I personally liked the stock rear bumper way better, especially since it's an R, but to each his own.
The thing is that as soon as the TDI engine went into the car, it's no longer an R32, but an RTDI; )I agree. Not a fan of the way he wants it done. Takes away from the R32
Thanks and I'm hoping to get the front brakes on soon, so we can bleed the brakes and see how they performLooking good. Was just talking to my buddy yesterday you bought the brakes from.
That's exactly what I...well maybe still wanna do to my Jetta, but the RTDI will do for now, but never say never on doing an AWD build on my Jetta.I'm gonna find me a Haldex and make a 4 door RTDi. Some day....some day. Looking forward to seeing that smile on your face at WOT!!!
Yeah, they had a nice and clean shop.That does look like a nice shop.
I heard there is a TDI fest in your neck of the woods this fall...sounds like you have a deadline on this car now...
To be honest the car might go on the back burner to make sure that TDIFest goes off without a hitch.this.
That's holding us up a little bit, but I'm also short on the money for getting the rear bumper fitted and painted along with purchasing some decent seats for the track.Is it still wiring that's the hold up?
When I saw Eric's car at 2016 TDIFEST with very little progress having been made I told him to haul it over to my shop and we could get it finally finished. Having driven my TDI Ranger over to Sturgeon Bay I was ready to rent a trailer and just haul it back but we decided to wait.
Anyway, she's now at my place getting all the little odds and ends fixed so we can retune the car with a Malone tune.
The wiring is pretty rough and needed quite a bit of attention...
Once I'm done with that I'll need to address this ill-fitting charge air pipe kit which seems to be rubbing just about anywhere there is a chance to rub:
More to come.
Well besides fixing the mess under the hood my first order of business was to figure out why the N75 didn't have power to it. I tracked it down and the fuel pump relay wasn't being triggered (which sends power to a number of fuses and eventually to the N75). Whoever wired the swap initially knew this since they did several things to unsuccessfully get around it... They wired around fuse 34 (literal cut wires at the fuse block and strung new wires all over the car) and installed a new fuel pump relay in the back of the car going to what used to be an added in fuel pump (now missing).
Well to figure out the wiring I had to go back to the wiring diagrams and really understand how the BEW and BJS (3.2 VR6) connectors compared:
Surprisingly there is quite a bit in common between the the two harnesses with the only major differences in how the fuel pump and/or power relays are triggered.
Here are the two side by side with a color coded column between the two denoting where they are same (green cell) and where they are different (orange). Should be noted that for a few of the different rows, it doesn't matter since they aren't using the same wires for two different purposes.
After digging around and doing some research I figured out that I could install the same power relay(100) in place of the smart fuel pump relay (409) and it would operate perfectly.
So I guess that I've found out is that to swap a BEW into a mk4 R32, all you need to do is swap over the engine bay harnesses, plug them into the same color connectors and replace the fuel pump relay with a dumb relay.
Here are some shots I grabbed during the fun which I thought were pretty cool and as an engineer I can appreciate the amount of engineering hours went into the design of this part.