Hey guys im new to this, don't know to much about vws but I have a mk2 2 door jetta that I want to swap a tdi into it is diesel but just looking for the best swap. Can anyone help??
The Tdi would be the best swap for highest potential of fuel economy and performance/power. I'm putting a tdi into a passat wagon because there are a few issues with the aaz motor that need addressed so i figured i might a well start with something less prone to problems. First one on the aaz being the crank pulley design is prone to slipping which can kill you engine.
What I did was got a full 99 mk3 Jetta AHU donor car, swap in a ALH turbo while it's out, cut thr rear motor mount to allow for thr turbo, it's not hard.
The mk3 wiring goes right into a CE2 mk2, like an ABA swap, the only hurdle I had was the boost pipes, that will be custom.
RC tunes the ECU to run the VNT turbo, the motor bolts right in, it's thr perfect mk2 swap.
I make a 1/4" steel plate so you can hang a low VNT 15 turbo into an MKII. It is fashioned off of the original piece. You can then just worry about controlling it whether ECU or mechanical if you go that route, instead of dealing with cutting the old mout up. The old mount is just cast Aluminum and I would worry about longevity with it cut up.
I like 1.6l and 1.9l Diesels
Later TDIs went to PD (pump duse) and then to the CR (common rail) injection systems which are different from the above mentioned VE engines.
Last edited by DanV990; 11-11-2012 at 11:00 AM.
well that's good. you can dubhook all the wiring linkages and stuff from the engine drop the whole k frame and front engine/ rad support and just bult it into place on the mk2. swap over pedal cluster might have to drill a hole in the fire wall on the mk2 to accept clutch master. swap over brake booster/ clutch res to mk2. The mechanical stuff is all I can help with. I have no experiemce with tdu electeonics though. The mk3 front is a tad widercthan mk2 so in order to reuse axles you have to do that. shifter box should nolt right up. exaust might need a bit of fab.