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Pictures of my swaps:
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My AHU Corrado turbo upgrade to a VNT swap thread: My AHU Corrado VNT GT1749va Turbo Build Thread


I just picked up the donor:







The patient:



The donor is great, and I kind of feel bad about parting this one but between the price, condition and mileage I have use this for the swap. The patient was a craigslist buy from a couple months back. I had been trying to decide what would happen to her until I found the tdi donor. Now its just a matter of finishing up a couple things on the other cars before I can start. The swap should go like this: spend 80 hours getting the g60 motor pulled and the engine bay cleaned up and the tdi swapped in and running and done in a clean manner. Drive it and work out any kinks. Then pull the motor out to do a timing belt and any other required maintenance. While the motor is out I will have the car resprayed and swap in better interior parts.
The Goal is to have the swap completed before Waterfest, but it won't be taken there and then have everything done by H20.
 

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If only judges at shows could understand the time and love that went into that car, i am glad to hear it won't sale. Should be fun to do a second one, plus this time you have that nice garage to spend those 80 hours in.
 

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Well I haven't done much except shuffle cars around so I can eventually get working on the swap. I've been able to pull the G60 motor out this week and thats about it. There are no pictures of the empty engine bay because I left the camera at home. I do have pictures of the Passat tdi pedal cluster and Passat tdi wiring harness. The pedal cluster "should" be a direct swap. The wiring harness may require some minor modifications to work on a mk3 but I think it will be a better it then the mk3 harness due to where the mk3 harness routes through the rain tray.






 

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The progress is nonexistent because of work and the silver car's radio and a/c install.
I have sold a bunch of parts from the white Corrado and the Green mk3 so as it stands the White car's drivetrain has been pulled and the Green Mk3 has no front body panels or radiator support and the radiator is out. Alls I have to do is get somebody to buy the engine harness and ECU and I will have prepped the cars as much as possible without intentionally working on them :)

Anybody know somebody that wants a killer deal on a G60 ECU, harness and all sensors?
 

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I found a different Corrado to drop the motor into. I'm trying to find somebody else to save the white Corrado before I put her under the knife. The parting out of the white Corrado begins in two weeks if not body buys her for $800 without the drivetrain.

Here is the new TDI recipient:







Heading home with both silver Corrados:



The car is near perfect....well she does need sunroof parts, a window regulator, suspension, and some TLC. But the paint is all original and in beautiful condition hence why she gets the TDI
 

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Re: DZSL Corrado Project part two, with a mk3 tdi donor (G60ING)

hi g60ing, am interested in the white car (whole) , please send me more pics at [email protected] what is the condition in general, int , accidents? also send me your phone# AND the biggie , does it have a clear title ? am also building a tdi corrdo, but mechanichal pump w/euro injctrs, bigger trbo!
 

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Re: DZSL Corrado Project part two, with a mk3 tdi donor (mvdpvw)

I took a nap yesterday after coming home while I waited for the car and outside temps to cool off. well I slept too long but at midnight I couldn't sleep so I went out and began the swap process:

6am after running up to my storage unit (30miles away) for an engine hoist:



After getting some breakfast and clean up work:
 

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that newer one looks sweet! does it still smell new? great project
 

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that newer one looks sweet! does it still smell new? great project



It had vacuum lines that still looked brand new, including the ecu line which is known for wear. The wire and plugs were still in their holders:



The pedal cluster from the Passat uses a newer style clutch master cylinder that costs twice as much as the corrado master cylinder. So I decided to swap the corrado's clutch pedal to the passat TDI pedal cluster:






I had to add the B4 clutch switch locations to the corrado clutch brackets:



The difference in how the clutch master cylinder attaches to clutch pedal:


The heater/AC system is pulled while the heater core arrives. The Mk3 evaporator will be installed into the corrado HVAC box:
 

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Re: DZSL Corrado Project part two, with a mk3 tdi donor (G60ING)

Need to add this to my watched topics

Looks great can't wait to see the results. I always wanted a TDi Scirocco, you've taken it to the next level
 

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Re: DZSL Corrado Project part two, with a mk3 tdi donor (G60ING)

here are some of the past pictures that I hadn't posted.

I yanked the Heating system so I could install a new heater core and a newer evaporator so I can use SLC a/c lines. The heater box will be getting new foam for the trap door...if you haven't had this come apart on you haven't truly owned an old h20 VW.







I also installed the Mk3 K-Frame and replaced the A-Arm Bushings with the R32 rears, new ps rack boot, New ball joints, new tie rod ends, new vr6 strut bushings & bearings, KYB and Neuspeed springs from a mk3 VR6 This might be swapped out after she is on the road if I feel the VR6 valving or springs disturbs the handling of the tdi, I think it will be fine.
The mk3 K-Frame installed and the exhaust hung in place:




R32 Control Arm Bushings


This is why people say poly control arm bushings will bind up:


I swapped in the mk3 shift cables because they are less prone to failure:
 

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Re: DZSL Corrado Project part two, with a mk3 tdi donor (G60ING)

hey, I just bought a motor out of a 96 passat tdi, and I need it in my 82 rabbit. I got the wiring harness but cut the wires @ the fuse box, because its not ce2. by looking @ the threads you seem like you know what the hell your doing. I have the ecm the harness and the complete motor, I dont need the pedals and all the other nonsense do I?
 
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