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Ranton's 1989 VW Golf MK2 "Dieseasel" - Discussion

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Thats the engine conversion i would love to do into my mk2 

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This thing better have a side pipe.

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Nice. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Choice engine, um, choice!

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Dream build of mine! so damn sexy

 Did you just have a 1.9tdi lieing about?

 

What are you doing with the old parts/injection ?

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Dream build of mine! so damn sexy

 Did you just have a 1.9tdi lieing about?

 

What are you doing with the old parts/injection ?

Old engine is sold, old engine was just a 1.6 non turbo (bit of a snail)

 

I bought a low milage Generation 4 Golf with a 1.9t PD engine in it. its only 100hp but will computer tune to 150, if i did a turbo and injectors it would easily make upward of 250, some and with more tickling 400hp. but will stick to 150 for now.

 

Thats the engine conversion i would love to do into my mk2 

 

My mate has a 1.9 with a VNT turbo. and gearbox for sale

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Ahhh good stuff! The old diesel 1.6 is certainly no speed demon. 

 

Damn those 1.9 tdis must be hugel tunable!

 

 

Is that mikes set up for sale?

 

Also on your firewall youve drilled the holes for the clutch master cylinder, what one are you using?

Currently doing a freinds 1.8t swap and doing the same thing.

 

Hes using a mk3 clutch pedal

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Ahhh good stuff! The old diesel 1.6 is certainly no speed demon. 

 

Damn those 1.9 tdis must be hugel tunable!

 

 

Is that mikes set up for sale?

 

Also on your firewall youve drilled the holes for the clutch master cylinder, what one are you using?

Currently doing a freinds 1.8t swap and doing the same thing.

 

Hes using a mk3 clutch pedal

 

Mike will sell his for the right price.. his motor is ridiculously low KM thou also.

 

like legitimately the car he pulled it out of only had 38,000km

 

from experience the MK3 pedal wont work all that well without a whole lot of fucking around. cutting and welding 

 

I have a Corrado/Passat Pedal box.

 

But I will look at making a simple custom setup as the Corrado pedal box is getting rarer/ and way to fucking expensive for a shitty 20 year old part.

 

a MK4 Clutch pedal might be a go as it is a Standalone unit,

 

the other setup that is good is the cable conversion hinge for the late gearboxes.. that way you can stick to the factory pedal box. but only real issue is that is pricey as f*ck also.

 

I have a whole lot of fucking around ahead to make custom engine mounting brackets. its not hard but just a fuck around to get 100% right.

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Yea i read it was crazy low kms.

 

Corrado/passat boxes arent really easy to find/cheap and the guy wants it done yesterday lol

 

I have just looked at the pedal we have and its a mk4 :)

 

Yea ive looked for alternative ways but nothing comes up, cause overseas corrado/passat boxes arent that hard to come by.

 

Ahh didnt realise those motors needed different engine mounts?!

 

Good luck! I know how much of a pain that can be!

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Had no idea those diesel golfs could go so well..that's crazy talk. When you say 50hp gain from a computer tune...what's that involve? And is it reliable power?

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Its just a matter of flashing on the retuned file onto the ECU. This can be done over the diagnostic port.

 

 

I haven't run mine on the dyno yet but it will leave a vr6 behind. I just have a retuned ECU and 2.5" straight pipe exhaust. The only reliability issue is the clutch and front tyres

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Man that's awesome. Sorry to clog up your thread..last question. How do you generate this retuned file? Do you figure it out yourself ust using egt ?

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You can tune your own ECU like a stand alone, there are quite a lot of maps to change, I cheated and download a tuned file

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Took a bit to dredge this thread back from the brink!

 

Love the new color, and a very cool project in general.

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Took a bit to dredge this thread back from the brink!

 

Love the new color, and a very cool project in general.

Cheers mate.

 

goes pretty well pretty happy 

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Any footage of it hooning? I imagine it goes pretty well?

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Am I missing something here?

I don't know vw's that well, but it seems a strange thing to do to put an ecm in a place called a rain tray

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Any footage of it hooning? I imagine it goes pretty well?

I'm hoping to get it to a track day or drag day soon. other wise will try too get some "filmed on a private road" action pretty soon.

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Am I missing something here?

I don't know vw's that well, but it seems a strange thing to do to put an ecm in a place called a rain tray

standard place to put the ECU on a VW. these units are water sealed quite heavily from factory.

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This is soo sweet, will be able to give a fair few unsuspecting drivers a fright at the lights. Hear the diesel clatter then boom its gone

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