1.8 t at 50 degrees

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1.8 t at 50 degrees

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About a year ago I bought a 1.9 rhd un cut panel van. At the time I also owned a 1998 a4 1.8t one owner full service history car. With a damaged head lining.
I then bought an new van and something had to give. A4 was worh less so out came the engine and loom and a plan was formed. After an odd year and variouse part taking up space in the garage it was time to put them all together.
I have used a single mass flywheel with a 215mm friction plate fro a 2.0 mk4 golf which fits in side the jx bellhousung.
On the turbo side I have used an epytec tdi mount and made a mount for the other side.
At present I have used syncro engine bars but its not going to clear the hatch so some more head scratching needed.
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So as the syncro bars done solve the hatch issue I have switched them back to the 2wd bar this has raised the engine but will solve another issue of the gear box mount not needing to be lowered. So the engine and the gear box are now sitting at the standard diesle location.

I also made some progress of the intake pipe work using variouse fittings that were in the garage. All vag bar a reducing silacone elbow. I need to source an air filter housing and will draw air in via a duct from the left air vent.

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Made a start on the exhaust ths everning using an old (early) jx system that I had in the garage. And the uses of a 60mm flexy that I sourced during the week..

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I am hoping that the jx silencer will work and keep the sound down. Time will tell. With I little luck a trip to the scrap yard tomorrow will produce a manifold for the chop.
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Hi Neil,
          looking good! Have a look at the transverse engine intake manifold as it should reduce the height a fair bit. More plumbing though!
Regards Duncan.

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I think my exhaust system would have benefitted form one of those flexible sections.  Current was is almost toast and leaking, I'll make a note to include one on the new system.
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DSM wrote: 09 Jan 2021, 11:22 Hi Neil,
looking good! Have a look at the transverse engine intake manifold as it should reduce the height a fair bit. More plumbing though!
Regards Duncan.

The scrap yard was closed today which was anoying so no manifolds to play with with. I went to see a friend who seam welded the exhaust j pipe for me. Very happy with the result and should hold up.
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A parcel arived containing a jx tstat to the front to back pipes with the aux hose to the aux heater this will be my coolent feed from a goldfish bowl header tank. The tank will be mounted on a corado surport bracket.

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The front to back pipes have replaced with 2wd diesle ones and new 16mm heater hoses as these pass above the fuel tank. Fortunatley i had the correct diesle pipe to fire wall wire clip in stick The fi tank was given a healthy coat of stone chip and all the breather hoses replaced. Its quite a faff changing this lot all hoses and re fitting the tank. They have been clamped with ss clips and collets in the breather pipe.

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