Bruce wasn’t a euro guy, that was until he happened across an 84 GTI that needed some love. Unfortunately some shady people took advantage of Bruce’s good nature and after starting on a 1.8t swap, his car sat and alot of the parts were “missing” .
He brought it to me and after assessing the missing parts, and the general state of the car he decided that he would rather start over with a different driveline and settled on a 12v VR6 that I serviced up with new chains, guides, ignition wires, plugs, new gaskets, fresh clutch and then bolted the S&P Vr6 hardware kit to the VR lump and set it into the mk1 shell.
The car also got a fresh set of 9.4″ gti brakes, a full set of Solowerks Mk1 coilovers and strut mounts. We cleaned up some chassis wiring issues and sent it home with Bruce, he says he enjoys the look on mustang drivers faces when they cant shake the little mk1 econobox..
A few pics of the install below..
S&P Parts Used On The MK1 VR6 Build
MK1 VR6 Bolt in Conversion Kit
Mk1 VR6 Radiator
SoloWerks Mk1 Coilovers
Mk1 Mk2 MK3 VR6 Hidden MAF Intake Pipe and Filter
VR6 Flywheel and Clutch Kits Stock to Stage 4
Mk1 12v Vr6 Downpipe
Mk1 Mk2 02A 02J CABLE CLUTCH CONVERSION Kit
MK1 SHIFT LINKAGE KIT
BLACK FRIDAY SALES SCHEDULE
Sitewide we are having a 10 percent off sale, when you go to checkout, use the code turkeycoma – any current sales will still be active and your discount will be off your CART total, not off one specific product or category. (shipping is obviously not part of your cart total, nor are applicable taxes for TN residents)
Solowerks is offering a MAIL IN rebate on top of our discount, starting the 21st of November through the month of December (our discount sale only goes until the 1st of DEC, if you want the discount and the rebate you need to order before our sale ends) Once you purchase and receive your coilovers, print your receipt and mail it in with a form included in your shipping box to Solowerks and they will cut you a check for 50.00 (25 on caddy kits)
Malone Tuning is offering 10 percent off all tunes during our promotion!
Tower shifters and cables are included in this sale!! Powdercoating will take a few extra days with the holidays so keep that in mind!
We have needed to do this since the first day we said, “Why don’t we ship out parts for everyone to put a tdi into their mk1” …
Well almost 10 years later, and we have a good start on a video library for using and installing our parts..
This is an opening video where we cover alot of 4cyl parts, we will be making several more videos for all of our parts.
06a 02a 02j Parts overview :
Hydro Clutch Kit
Mk1 DBW Pedal Install
Mk1 02a/ 02j Linkage Install
Mk1 Vr6 Hardware Overview:
Mk1 VR6 Harware Install 1&2:
Wiring Harness Removal – Mk4
We are building a tdi swap for a customer, he sent us his 1980 caddy, an ALH out of a 00 beetle, and instruction to make it a functional truck, and a great daily driver.
- Alh TDI swap
- New brakes with rear disc
- Working Ac
- New heater system
- 020 trans w/LSD
Onto the evidence :
Getting the truck and motor ready for a steam cleaning, 250 degree pressure washer will cut right through the old grease.
Prepping the motor for mk1 install:
- Remove power steering, trim bracket off
- Clock Turbo oulet
- Remove Egr
- Remove small idler
Trimming the cover for the motor mount:
- Cut along the ridge of the timing cover, then straight down through the relief for the lower roller bearing
- reinstall and check the fit with the S&P Mk1 – Mk4 bracket
- Clock the turbo by removing the bracket and VNT vacuum pod from the exhaust side,
- Then loosen the 6 bolts on the charge side and rotate the housing so that it is pointed up instead of down.
We installed our 020 clutch kit, the transmission, hung the rebuilt alternator and the new starter. Waiting on the intake cleaning, and we are almost ready to set a motor in the car.
Motor is IN!
Last thing to do is get the pedal mounted for the DBW ALH ecu..
For this to fit the way you want, you will need to trim the floor vent on the factory airbox.. its hard to see in a picture but once you hold the pedal up there you will see exactly what we mean.
Truck is outside for final fluid checks and setting the timing on the pump, hopefully we will have some driving videos from the owner soon!
Matt wanted to be able to jump in his Scirocco and drive it everyday, without worrying about the failing CIS system leaving him on the side of the road. To overhaul the 1.8 and rebuild the CIS system was a realistic option, however after looking at the cost of the rebuild he realized he was well on his way to a later model motor swap. Even better. Better mileage from an 02 controlled fuel system, more power, easier to find parts. Win-win!
On to the evidence!!
Slightly better after a washing!
Ready to Paint!
Our MK1 VR6 motor mounts ready to go!
Integrated Cable Boss on our mk1 02a mounts, we also offer a smooth version for our mk1 hydro kit
Its ready to go home!
Mk1 Vr6 Scirocco conversion, stainless shift rod kit, full 2.5″ stainless exhaust, silicone coolant lines, hidden 3″ maf intake pipe, 2.25″ tucked radiator with fan and shroud. everything you need to have a fun in your mk1!
Interested in installing one into your own mk1? Interested in having us install one into your mk1?
Check the kit out here !! Contact us anytime : email@example.com
Steve built this man sized go-kart based off an Ariel Atom, all hand built, no kits or rolling chassis. He dropped it off for a tidy up on the wiring and to add a couple other items.
We took a quick note of what needed to be done:
We got to work straight away cleaning and removing excess wiring and general mess
Now to start the rebuilding:
Concealed under the dash is one of our sealed fuse-boxes we use for large load motor swaps, or in this case, a complete car system:
We also installed a battery disconnect switch, push button start system, a working obd2 port for diagnostics and live data logging.
Interested in a project like this? Send us an email, we would love to talk with you about your crazy idea, and how we can help you make it happen, Steve built this car when everyone said he couldn’t, wouldn’t or shouldn’t. That sounds to me like perfect kind of motivation!
We shortened up our dual pass radiator, and made it stockier, 2.5″ thick core, so that we could put a 21×2.5×3″ intercooler core on the top of it. Now we can add a condenser to the front if we need to, or tuck it all the way under the core support and make some room for that 1.8t log manifold.
We should have this ready for shipment by mid to late February, we are sorting out the last bits of attachment points, testing outlet sizes and making piping kits for 1.8t and TDIs
Keep your eye out for a purchase date!
That’s right, S&P is now a United Motorsports Tuner, send us your timid, stock ecu and have it returned a beast in a box! Pricing will be the same as if you went to UM directly, (no labor up charges or fees).