Syncro engine swap - DJ to AGG

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MOT booked for Friday!
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Good news Patrick. Well done for persevering.
Mine is booked for Tuesday - let's hope we both sail through!

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Patrick,
how did you get on with the MOT?
 
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MOT test abandoned due to minor coolant leak. It’ll get booked in again soon.
Gary, I trust yours passed ok.
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That's a shame Patrick. But if that's all there is to find, it's pretty good.

Yes, thanks, mine passed OK despite my concerns about the, ever present, rear hub bearing play.
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I'm three weeks into my DJ to ADY swap.
I fitted a catalyser to mine by choice.

Only issue so far is a niggly power loss going through 2200-2800 if I floor it.
Im working on that.
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It’s legal!

If only I knew then what I know now - this is what I wrote 3rd April 2015
“And so its starts. What better way for a chap to spend 16 days while his wife is away.
This should be easy eh!
Step 1 = take DJ out
step 2 = take AGG out
step 3 = put AGG in
What could possibly go wrong?”

Thanks for the support, both in practical matters and friendly encouragement- couldn’t have done it without you.
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Congratulations, Patrick.

Now that both your vehicle & meeting people are legal, you could pop over for a test run and a chat?

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Soon Gary, I’m in a Tier 3 currently.
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Ahh! OK Patrick.
I hadn't realised just how close we are to the Tier 2/3 boundary.
Keep safe & well.
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Fascinating thread, such a lot of work, well done. If you change an engine for something out of another car does it need an engineers inspection or just a regular mot? Here, you need (should have) an engineers inspection. Clearly agg is an alternative vw engine but what does it stand for?
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Regular MOT for safety checks.
Also a basic report from a garage saying “the engine has been swapped and the installation is sound” for DVLA to update their records.
Also tell your insurer.
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AGG is a 2L NA petrol engine. Mine came from a Golf MK3 GTI.
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