Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

TDI conversion

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • TDI conversion

    there was some talk a while ago on SR5.net about using a VW TDI engine in a toyota pickup. anyone pulled it off?

    alfio

  • #2
    not positive, but wasnt that Todd?

    Comment


    • #3
      could be. dunno. it would be interesting to see what happened with the project though.

      alfio

      Comment


      • #4
        hmmm

        Still in the works. No cash to complete the project. I really need a donor 22re truck to use as they are real pricey down here in TX. The last conversion I did was on a truck I got from Ebay for $1000 and that's more my price range for a truck that I dont need to have running when I buy it. As long as it has a decent body and a good trans it's perfect. The engine and parts are easily had. Adapters are readily available (Kennedy engineering) to bolt the Vw engine up to the toyota trans. I have a friend who has suggested there might be a problem with the input shafts being different but I believe that will be an easy fix. The motor mounts will need a bit of fab work to complete it just right. There is even a wiring interface to where you just add ground and positive 12v and you can start the engine. Driving it requires more work as they are completely DBW. Then you need to hook the tachometer up and I'm thinking about merging the toyota/vw interiors to make the whole dash VW inside other than the seats. I have measured them and they are very close in size. There is also a pedal setup available for use on the older vanagon's. There is another member of this forum who has the ideal truck but I'm waiting for them to sell it to me. In the name of modern diesel experimentation of course!!
        www.DieselToys.com
        Diesel Conversion Specialists

        1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
        http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

        1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
        http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

        Like Us on Facebook
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: hmmm

          Originally posted by Todd
          Still in the works. No cash to complete the project. I really need a donor 22re truck to use as they are real pricey down here in TX. The last conversion I did was on a truck I got from Ebay for $1000 and that's more my price range for a truck that I dont need to have running when I buy it. As long as it has a decent body and a good trans it's perfect. The engine and parts are easily had. Adapters are readily available (Kennedy engineering) to bolt the Vw engine up to the toyota trans. I have a friend who has suggested there might be a problem with the input shafts being different but I believe that will be an easy fix. The motor mounts will need a bit of fab work to complete it just right. There is even a wiring interface to where you just add ground and positive 12v and you can start the engine. Driving it requires more work as they are completely DBW. Then you need to hook the tachometer up and I'm thinking about merging the toyota/vw interiors to make the whole dash VW inside other than the seats. I have measured them and they are very close in size. There is also a pedal setup available for use on the older vanagon's. There is another member of this forum who has the ideal truck but I'm waiting for them to sell it to me. In the name of modern diesel experimentation of course!!
          You sir, are my hero. I want designs and specs for those motor mounts, and a good bit of detail when you do the conversion. VW TDIs I am no stranger to (see my sig).

          :beer:
          Eric
          www.vintagewatercooleds.com

          1990 Corrado TDI
          1981 Scirocco TDI (project)
          1983 SR5 Shortbed 22r (for now!?!?!)

          Comment


          • #6
            ....

            Well, if you put a tdi engine into an older vw then you're no slouch yourself. Did you use an a3 or an a4 engine? I have a really good friend on Fred's TDI forum. He goes by the name runonbeer. We did an 11mm pump swap on his a3 tdi. Was a pretty smooth install except for those damn harness pins that you have to swap out, wheww. Like I said, I am still in the planning stages and have not yet done much more than research. I need a donor truck to start the process.
            www.DieselToys.com
            Diesel Conversion Specialists

            1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
            http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

            1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
            http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

            Like Us on Facebook
            http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

            Comment


            • #7
              ....

              Wait, did you buy your corrado from Jim?
              www.DieselToys.com
              Diesel Conversion Specialists

              1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
              http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

              1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
              http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

              Like Us on Facebook
              http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

              Comment


              • #8
                what kind of truck are you looking for?

                Comment


                • #9
                  ....

                  I'm looking for an 89-95 toyota 4x4 single cab or ext cab with a bad engine or around the $1000 range
                  www.DieselToys.com
                  Diesel Conversion Specialists

                  1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
                  http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

                  1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
                  http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

                  Like Us on Facebook
                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    K, I'll keep my eyes peeled.

                    I was looking for an extra cab 84-88, but i'm thinking about pursuing a Tacoma...

                    I'd REALLY like to stumble on a clean sr5 extracab 84-88 though....much less work involved... and I'd HATE to bastardize a new tacoma




                    ...but I will ;)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Todd
                      No v6 but if I can get my TDI conversion done, I probably wont be using the toyota engines any longer. Mainly because of availability and technologically speaking they're dated. I'd rather have alot of usable power, better fuel efficiency and the ability to chip the engine and VAG-COM.
                      I'm responding herre to keep on topic...

                      Has a TDI conversion been done before?

                      I have a B4 Passat, and it's a good little engine, but would a 1.9 really perform well on these trucks?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        ....

                        Well, I know people who have put them into older vw trucks and cars. The basic hurdles are the mounts and bellhousing adapters. Other than that, it's not really that hard. I have done some measuring and I think that the stock toyota 22re mounts can be made to work with the TDI engines with a little modification.
                        www.DieselToys.com
                        Diesel Conversion Specialists

                        1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
                        http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

                        1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
                        http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

                        Like Us on Facebook
                        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          you plan on putting an A4 or A3 engine in the truck? I understand the A3 types would be a tad more reliable. The A4s had killer MAF problems. still a great engine though.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            .....

                            Yeah, the ALH engine was a bit more problematic as they changed over to a different MAF and ran into problems with it. But the ALH is responsible for the better mileage due to better more precise metering of fuel/timing. They both still have very good power output for a 90hp engine. They'll hang with a 3L all day long. But I dont feel that this is a fair comparison due to the TDI being a fully computerized direct injection modern diesel engine versus the 3L being an indirect injected old technology engine. I am researching a lead on getting a D4-D engine because they are now becoming available for import from my sources. The main thing that lured me to the D4-D is the fact that I can get a half cut for $3000. You cant buy a TDI engine for $2500. I'd rather paya little more and keep it toyota. Any thoughts?Have I finally lost my marbles?
                            www.DieselToys.com
                            Diesel Conversion Specialists

                            1KZT-E Timing Belt Procedure
                            http://www.dieseltoys.com/timing_belt.pdf

                            1KD-FTV Injector Replacement Procedure
                            http://www.dieseltoys.com/injector_procedure.pdf

                            Like Us on Facebook
                            http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diesel...12339935525951

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I can only imagine how you feel. I'm constantly wondering if Ive lost my marbles. Heck, I even looked at a duramax chevy last night. I'm getting real burnt on not being able to find what I want....

                              I wish I could find an article with HP and TQ specs on these engines we're talking about.

                              So, If a TDI will hang with a 3L, does that mean it will out perform a 2LT?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X