Great job!! :thumbup:
I had a bulk shipment that was sent over from the UK that included a the contents of a PD150 front clip, an extra short block, 2 extra PD150 heads, and 2 additional TDI FWD 02Ms. This took nearly a year to come together. There are now better sources in place for this kind of thing (RyanP on TDI Club).Great build!
Overall, how much time did you spend accumulating parts (not including research) and what parts came from overseas?
Again, thanks for such a positive response. This makes a great daily and like JDM-JTI, I too think this car is ver preferable to a NA R32. Obviously an R32T eats this thing alive, other than on fuel economy.
I had a bulk shipment that was sent over from the UK that included a the contents of a PD150 front clip, an extra short block, 2 extra PD150 heads, and 2 additional TDI FWD 02Ms. This took nearly a year to come together. There are now better sources in place for this kind of thing (RyanP on TDI Club).
As far as Euro-only parts in this build go, the motor, trans, cluster, wiring, and ECU came from the UK. As alluded to earlier, this build can be done with all parts from NA, outside of diesel 02M gears. One could have easily used a 2004-2005 US-Spec TDI motor to achieve similar results.
I have a very good feeling that a ported head along with yet larger injector nozzles will make a huge difference. I feel that I will see such a power increase with both of those, that it will absolutely require rods and head studs to keep the motor together. I'd guess right around 300AWHP.
The reason I did this to a running .:R was because I wanted to daily drive one to have something to compare my .:R-TDI to. After putting 5k miles on my .:R32 and now driving it as a TDI, I definitely can feel the nuances between the two motors. Needless to say, the built TDI is much more enjoyable to drive compared to a stock .:R32. Also, I was unable to find a suitable and inexpensive broken .:R to build up.I do have one big bone to pick with you OP! I wish you would have done this with an .:R that was being scrapped or was in a junkyard already. You guys did an amazing job and it would have been nicer if you could have saved an .:R from the executioner. I'm really curious as to how she performs. It would be nice to go run a quarter mile or run some laps and post you pass/lap time to give the peeps a benchmark compare to.
Thanks! I really felt that the build thread was very close to a DIY. What was I missing? I'd be happy to answer any questions.This is the kind of stuff I enjoy following!
Keep up the great job.
A DIY would be the tits btw...
Thanks! I think the engine work should make this a pretty quick car. We'll see!Just WOW!
Great job, look forward to seeing updates, once you get the engine work done.