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    Posted: 07 Oct 12 at 18:18
T3-1.8T Conversion Thread
Hi just starting my 1.8t conversion in a vw T3
did the conversion a year ago with a 50 degree engine
how ever it all fitted perfect but the gearbox could not handle the power
from the 230bhp engine.
it was ok for local driving even at traffic lights line up.
but motorways it was a bit loud due to the gearbox gearing.
this time i am doing the conversion at 15 degree with the help of
tims adaptor plate which will fit to the audi gearbox flipped upside down.
before i ran a stand alone ecu from qpeng.
im in two minds as to which ecu to use at to moment.
thats the last job on my mind.
 
Heres a few pictures as the project goes on, this pic is when i had the 2.1 petrol engine
After i took the 2.1 out i started cleaning the engine bay by sandblasting it and then sprayed it with rust remedy and then top coated.
Went out and bought a Audi a4 1.8t sport with 105,000 on the clock, stripped it down and took the engine out first thing was to get rid of the things that i didnt need like the power steering and a.c as iv alredy got electronic power steering. Heres the pics of the pullys modified to run the external water pump.
After this i took the original engine support bar out from the T3 and cut the mountings off and cleaned the bar up, made the extensions for the support bar and made some mountings to support the engine.
Next step was to cut 15mil off the gearbox bell housing as the 15mil adapter plate is going on to flip the gearbox upside down. I did this by making my own jig and then using a router carefully cut 2mil at a time which was time taking but it cut with ease.
Before cutting i had to drill the dowl holes deeper as not to lose them.
 
Now im waiting for tim to get the adapter plate, gearbox mounting and cv joints so i can carry on mocking the height as where it will fit and then i can work out how high the engine will sit, will keep you informed as the project goes on and notify me with any ideas or tips.


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Can't see your pics. If they have T2 5 in the title, swear filter changes it to T3, so you will need to rename them.
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Where's the photos?
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Dont no why the pics dont show up have tried different ways . . ??
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Originally posted by Cableguy Cableguy wrote:

Where's the photos?
 
How about now ? Think photobuket was the problem
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Cracking! Keep it coming!

What engine are you using? Is it an AWT, or a later post 2001 engine?
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The engine using is aeb cable throttle at the moment
Maybe upgrade to 225bhp as my first conversion
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shit, competition...

s'all good chap, looks like the race is on  - see turd polishing 101 thread...

be good to compare shizzle..
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Originally posted by mrhutch mrhutch wrote:


shit, competition...

s'all good chap, looks like the race is on  - see turd polishing 101 thread...

be good to compare shizzle..




The race is definately on, and like a proper gent, I plan on coming last
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and I plan on being first, but with the least amount of engineering prowess..

FFS he's even made a jig to rout the gearbox,  that gets a win in my book from the start, my gearbox is now 15mm shorter but with no need for a jig..  

and he's thought about "dowl holes"..  fuck....

better crack on, I've got a junior hacksaw here with some fresh blades, it'll be fired up by morning.
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Talking about being first check
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seriously chap, only kidding about being first, good to see someone else playing with the 20vt - it's a great engine.

Can I ask you about the external water pump and modified pulleys etc.. on the pic above?
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On the earlier 20vt the waterpump is on the
Outside .you need to cut the alternator bracket
In half so you can mount the alt back on
You can then get a vr pump pulley and use that
As the waterpump pulley and your done.
Alternative is to use mk 4 pulley take waterpump
Of and press the front pump about 2 mil in so
It lines up with the crank pulley . Hope that helps
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cheers mate!
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Originally posted by mrhutch mrhutch wrote:

cheers mate!
 
he didn't understand that one bit! LOL
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Originally posted by Sid1800 Sid1800 wrote:

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Bet the corsa driver was a bit shocked
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That's a brilliant video.

Now I am all intreagued on a 50° fitting - does it fit under the lid OK? Also, what mounts did you use?

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Originally posted by fufflenarnia fufflenarnia wrote:

That's a brilliant video.

Now I am all intreagued on a 50° fitting - does it fit under the lid OK? Also, what mounts did you use?

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the 50 degree fitting will not sit under the lid you have to lift it by 6-7 inches.
the mounts have to be made up but the bars are the standard diesel ones
also you need to re make the sump.like a diesel sump.
turbo oil return has to be moved.
diesel belhousing g60 flywheel and vr6 clutch
if you are interested i do have all the bits to do the conversion again.
except for the flywheel and clutch


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Today i made the breather for the gearbox and blocked the original breather hole.
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