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(EDIT 8/2011: this project car was sold to the illustrious 2strokesmoke, who will be completing the project. Thanks for all the support folks!)

My '88 Fox wagon will soon be receiving a heart transplant, from an '85 Quantum 1.6 Turbo Diesel. The motor only has 170k (minty by diesel standards) runs great, and was lovingly spared the wrecker's yard by one JohnBarleyCorn.

Why diesel? The Fox weighs about 800lbs less than a QTD, which was already capable of 40+mpg. 50mpg is not unheard of in the lighter TD Jetta and Golf of the era. Fuel economy is the primary benefit here, not screaming power numbers. The turbo will help, but we're still only talking around 70hp. Have no fear, diesel and gasser hp numbers have little comparison. The actual drivability should remain the same.

The patient:



The donor:



The organs in question:



Surgically removed by Dr. BarleyCorn!



Questions welcome. Updates to follow... :cool:
 

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Sounds like a great swap! My old MKII jetta 1.6na diesel would regularly achieve 47-50mpg (mixed driving) with 380k on the clock; stout reliable motors for sure. Cant wait to see the MPG figures for the fox. Good luck with the swap!
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Just ordered the first batch of parts from AutohausAZ:

1 0009871145 Fuel Hose/Line; Diesel Injector Overflow Line End Plug; Hose Plug
1 016141181 Clutch Release/Throwout Bearing; Guide Sleeve
3 026103085D Crankshaft Oil Seal; Front; 32x47x10mm
1 026115441A Oil Filter Gasket; Oil Filter Flange Gasket
1 026198025C Valve Cover Gasket Set; Rubber with Replacement Studs
4 028129589B Exhaust Manifold Gasket
1 068103051G Crankshaft Oil Seal; Rear Main/Crank Seal; 85x105x12mm
1 068109119E Timing Belt
1 068109243F Timing Belt Tensioner Pulley/Roller; Metal Roller
2 068115561B Oil Filter
1 068129717E Intake Manifold Gasket
4 068130219 Diesel Injector Heat Shield; At Base of Injector; 5mm Orifice
1 068130309 Fuel Hose/Line; Fuel Pipe from Filter to Pump
1 069129620 Air Filter
8 11621711954 8mm Copper Nut; Exhaust Manifold to Cylinder Head
1 2012 Anti-Seize Compound; 100 gram tube
1 3151193041 Clutch Release/Throwout Bearing
1 6050780581 Fuel Hose/Line; Braided Hose 3.2mm ID x 1.9mm Wall; Bulk
1 74010 Fuel Filter
1 811199339B Engine/Motor Mount; Front Anti-Torque Mount/Bushing
1 811399151B Manual Trans Transmission Mount
1 893199381B Engine/Motor Mount
1 893253115 Front Pipe Gasket; At Front Pipe/Wastegate
6 N90206103 Flywheel Bolt; 10x19.5x1mm
1 N90353501 Auxilliary/Intermediate Shaft Oil Seal; O-Ring Front Seal; 56x2mm; At Countershaft/Balanceshaft
1 W0133-1634877 Engine Mount

I really shopped around on these parts, AutohausAZ's prices are almost unbeatable. Everything is brand name, usually german manufacture (Mann, Bosch, etc) and free shipping on orders over $50. They even use OEM part numbers. Love AutohausAZ :D

Still more parts to be ordered, and some random stuff AZ doesn't stock.

Stay tuned. :cool:
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Ordered a new fuel tank today (explanation to follow) from my FLAPS, of all places. Also ordered new radiator surround pieces from the local VW stealership, and they assure me there are plenty left, of all three sections. See my "Who's still got radiator cardboards?" thread.



#5: 305 121 291 1
#6: 305 121 329 4
#7: 305 121 281 1

Though, I had a funny moment when the VW parts guy said:"You know all these parts are obsolete, right??" :what:
To which I replied: "My whole car is obsolete, pal." :cool:

Things are moving fast- the motor arrives tomorrow! I am headed now to my uncle's place to setup the engine lift. Wee.
 

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Cool project. Keep us updated with pictures, please.

It ought to move along well with the TD, seeing as how it came with 81(!) hp when new.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
Things are moving fast! Pics below, as requested. The swap is taking place at my uncle's (AKA Veedubyoo).

By the way, this makes my uncle one indisputably cool dude. As for my cousin (darthaus) there's plenty of room for your VR6 A4. In the driveway.

The motor arrived this morning, born by JohnBarleyCorn's Quantum Syncro, seen below in all it's two tone glory:



I had to grab a money shot of the 5-cyl yumminess:



My uncle's driveway, full of VWs! In this shot, a BX wagon, B2 wagon syncro, my uncle's B4 wagon TDI, and buried in the snowbank beyond, his daughter's A4 sedan. All that was missing was my uncle's B5 wagon and his son's A4 sedan VR6! We dig dubs around here, can you tell?



My first glimpse of the 1.6 TD with it's 9Q trans still attached. Replete with black goop:



JohnBarleyCorn (Pete, in real life) and his friend Cameron were on the way through CT to pick up a motor in NY, and saved me the trip to Cape Cod by dropping off the TD on the way. The stars really aligned on this deal, it worked out great for everyone. Now I want one of those little trailers. Thanks again JBC!

The TD was promptly unloaded and came to rest in the workspace:



And the work began. First job was to remove the transmission. Edcon91 II is the lucky buyer for this trans. That's right, I'm not using the 9Q. I decided to use the PSA for the lower 5th gear RPM. I do alot of highway cruising for work, and the goal of this swap is drivable fuel economy.

This one's for you, Edcon:


Next came the pressure plate, clutch, flywheel, starter and it's wiring, then the fuel filter line, power steering bracket, A/C compressor and bracket, turbo and turbo drain line. All residual oil was drained from the motor. Here's how she currently sits:







Also, this label on the valve cover made me ROFL:



And incidentally, I've never seen a dog sleep so hard:



*PHEW* what a day! More tomorrow! :cool:
 

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More pics of the Citroën!
... Only a foxer! :laugh::facepalm::laugh::p

And dude, that engine isn't oily at all. I came here expecting to see pictures of a totally sludged over engine.

Disappointed. :(

That's just six digits of mileage and no powerwashing in its history that you're seeing, not any kind of extraordinary slime.

I feel lied to. :(:mad::(:confused:


It's also 6AM and I'm still up. Thus all the smilies. :wave: :laugh:


:thumbup::popcorn:
 

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I'm confused, what is needed for the cosmetic restoration? It looks prestine!

Sorry, I'll leave this out of your thread Jonathan.

Let me get this out of my system, I LOVE THAT CAR. I've always wanted to ride in one.
 
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