Switching motors

Shadshoup

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Joined
Apr 8, 2021
Location
York, Pennsylvania
TDI
02 jetta, 05 passat
Hey guys I have an 05 Passat TDI with a blown motor. I also have an 02 Jetta TDI with a good motor that I would like to put in the Passat. Is this project worth doing and is there anything I need to know before I start? Thanks
 

QuickTD

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Joined
Feb 25, 2002
Location
SW Ontario
TDI
2003 Audi A4Q 5spd 2.0 TDI 2056VK R783, 2006 Audi A4Q 6spd 2.0 TDI, 2007 A4Q 6spd 2.0 TDI
The most important thing to know would be that the jetta engine won't work in the passat, at least not without major modification.
 

Vince Waldon

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Apr 25, 2009
Location
Edmonton AB Canada
TDI
2001 ALH Jetta, 2005 BEW Wagon
Two very different engines/ECUs/exhausts/intakes/harnesses/on and on, driven in large part because one is transverse-mounted and the other longitudinal. Two completely different chassis families as well. Big big job. :)
 

Mozambiquer

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Mar 21, 2015
Location
Versailles Missouri
TDI
1998 VW Jetta TDI. 1982 VW Rabbit pickup, 2001 VW Jetta TDI
It's doable, but not easily. You'd have to get a European 1.9ve wiring diagram for the Passat, then the euro computer and etc, as well as switch all the components for the ALH engine. You're better off getting the engine for the Passat.
 
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