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PostSubject: Petrol to Diesel Help Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Right my mk3 1.4 is packing up slowly so im going to do an engine swap.

In my opinion there are only three good engines in a mk3, 16v, VR6 and TDI
So im thinking TDI Smile

I cant find a 3dr one so going to build one..... Ive found a donor car and got a list of things to swap.

Engine/box/exhaust
Engine loom/ECU
Brakes
Tank/fuel lines
Clocks and all ancillaries.

I know its alot of work but thats half the fun, is there anything i might have overlooked?
Is there any fusebox wiring extra on a diesel?

Help and opinions appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:34 pm

you will defo need a bigger battery because of the glow plugs mate
i cant see there being much difference tbh your just swapping the engine and clocks now else??
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:44 pm

Yeah fingers crossed, the only thing that is missing on the TDI is the fly by wire Accelerator but hope it will tick over for a test without it.
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:40 am

should do as you aint revving the balls off it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:25 pm

You might need fuel tank and pump
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:52 pm

tank will be the same, you will need to take the pump out of yours and replace with the tdi sender unit, as the tdi's don't run a pump

tdi Fuel filter and housing sits under the bonnet

wiring will be different, should be the same fuse box, should just need the engine bay loom and ecu and then the loom to the clocks and fusebox

should be a straight forward conversion mk3 to mk3
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:26 pm

Thanks pat. Well i should be picking the donor up next week, then the fun begins Smile

Will be taking pics along the way.....
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:14 pm

awesome will give the 1.4 a bit of beef with the tdi under the hood lol
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:14 pm

Well the donor car has now fell through due to me going to pick it up and the bast*ards have removed some bits hoping i wouldent know........


On the look out now for a donor TDI with good mileage Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:48 pm

gutted mate what did they take off ?? anything important ??
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:17 pm

They took off the alternator, starter and fly by wire setup (knew about fly by wire).

But decided to cut the loom to bits removing them witch i need.

Also found out they cut the fuel line to drain the tank that i also need.
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PostSubject: Re: Petrol to Diesel Help Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:41 pm

:O no way, im thinkin of trading in my GTI 8V for the mk3 TDI, be a shame see her go if i do but better running cost and lower insurance. i was bummed about the lack of 3door TDI's
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