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  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:18 am   Subject: My first TDI swap
Ok, I now have the install instructions.. the instructions I had were missing the auto page. Thanks KEP, Brett!

11/2, SICK! egad.. well.. the bell housing mod turned out well. I couldn't find any ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:47 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Hi,

Thanks.

Here are a couple pictures..

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i216/Dubbified/WP_20151020_002_zpsrplged9h.jpg


I mounted the adapter plate, located the primary longstud. T ...
  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:04 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Egad has it been a long time since I updated this thread.

well. I have been tinkering with this project, and finally finished my Tdi build. Its so boss. I am reusing the alternator, AC as it only ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:14 am   Subject: My first TDI swap
Thanks to filing my taxes last wed, I got my refund yesterday!

So, this project is now going to kick into a different orbit..

I already dropped a 1K order for block/related parts last week.. th ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:56 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Hey!

Thanks for the suggestions, Yes I know I can wait on the lifters and cam and I think you're right to balance.. lmk if you have any specific processes you are talkin about Hans.

Defintely wh ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:22 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Awww chit.. I'd been such a slackass.. settled into this new place with a garage and only a mile from work is just sweet.

I am glad I dont have to drive so far to work on my project, and have been ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:25 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Hi,

I'm about to kick off a pre-machine shop parts order..

While ordering I'm inclined to order the headgasket.

I'm curious if anyone has any sage advice here..

This engine has 65K on ...
  Topic: Hey, anyone name their van? Tell!!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:10 pm   Subject: Hey, anyone name their van? Tell!!
http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.13180819.8626/sticker,375x360.u2.png

Cause.. I have the power!!!! (well, almost done with the tdi, then, I will)
  Topic: Most aggressive 16" tire
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:46 pm   Subject: Most aggressive 16" tire
Just put these on today. Khumo Road Venture KL71 mud terrains. 225/75/16

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k45/funkymonkeys409/vanagon/913611FD-666B-4D3B-950D-D16A02CAAD13_zpsqbdv3luv.jpg

Uh.. y ...
  Topic: What's the best way to see if the O2 sensor is doing its job
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:24 pm   Subject: What's the best way to see if the O2 sensor is doing its job
I used to use a LC1- Innovate Standalone with my megasquirted superfreak GTI.

http://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Motorsports-3795-Complete-Wideband/dp/B001QFH2RW/ref=sr_1_1/180-3772352-3009566?ie=UTF8 ...
  Topic: Vanagon LED lighting upgrades and HID projector retrofit
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:45 am   Subject: Vanagon LED lighting upgrades and HID projector retrofit
To the OP.. That's a clean breakdown and retrofit!

To DasMule.. your setup is awesome! Dope bumper.. whoa... Do you have any night pics?


There is a 5x7... and I'm curious about anyone updatin ...
  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:47 am   Subject: My first TDI swap
Ok, I moved. Its been a bit of a drag to pack everything up, relocate a dismantled engine and such.. but.. I think I have made sense of it, and retracked my project.

New home:
[img]http://s73.pho ...
  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:24 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
dubbified Are you planning on running the FAS engine cradle or building your own?

Thanks everyone who has been sharing their knowledge and experience! This thread has been helpful for someone cont ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:19 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Good bits, thanks!

Yea, I got lazy, didn't want to fab a harness.. called up David Marshall at Fast forward.. that harness is nice.

I'm down to rebuilding finances... with a move and a daily d ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:03 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
As an update.. I've been in a holding pattern for nearly three months with good progress where I'm able.

I shelved the project to save up the cash to complete the next round.. The machinist..

I ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:22 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
Yea, when I bought the setup, sent in the trans for rebuild.. the 3.27 wasn't available..

I guess I could also go to a taller tire and that may also further reduce rpms.. but.. eh.. I have to use ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 3:12 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
My glaucoma isn't helping either.. ehem.. yea.

No worry..

This is on the sideline.. I'm trying to find a machinist in Seattle area... any suggestions on a reliable guy? I was going to head out ...
  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 1:25 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
oh, its already rebuilt by germantransaxle, thought I mentioned that early in my post.

they did the stall update for the torque converter, a full build... and I got a 3.73.. which I think is good ...
  Topic: My first TDI swap
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 11:09 am   Subject: My first TDI swap
Hey Zeitgeist?

What did you mean about the auto, specifically?

The lever to throttle body WBX is no longer.. meaning the only way to connect the gas pedal to cable, through body, to trans.. pull ...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:43 pm   Subject: My first TDI swap
As an update,

I'd removed all fuel lines, emptied the tank.. and removed the transmission.

I also packed up the dismantled head and block, they're ready for the machinist.. sadly.. my Machinis ...
 
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