Volkswagen Mark IV Forum banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,211 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Good day to all

As you know i am transplanting a V6 into my 1.6 and today the project has started[:D]

I have managed to strip the old engine out and prepare the chasi for the V6 lump.
I started the strip at 9am and at diner time it was ready to take the engine out.

As it goes here is a list of things that have been done to prepare for it and photos will follow tomorrow night.

Strip front bumper and slam pannel (easy job)
Disconect all engine loom and heater pipes(not 2 bad)
Disconect drive shafts and exhaust with cat converter (pain in the butt)
Remove old 5 speed gear change and replace with the 6 speed gear change(easy)
Replace old cat with new twin cat and down pipes and 4 new lamda sensors (not cheap)
Replace old clutch with a brand new organic clutch(bags of poke to come)

Well as you can see it is a big job and lots of cuts and knocks with black hands LOL

TH TH TH TH Thats all folks!!!!! for know
as i said i will do some pics before i put the V6 in in the morning and it WILL be running by 5PM tomorrow night LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
857 Posts
sounds good so far, im thinking about doing the same thing into my 1.4 depending how much more money i spend in it, if i spend a lot more ill do the engine swop next year [Y]

have you got any pics of the build?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,211 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
My skirt is fine mate
and i got my other new shoe today so lots of rubber to burn when it is in LOL

I will post some pics up tomorrow night so you can all see what a mess my car is at the mo LOL
but tomorrow night will be a diffrent story.

i will do a vid of her running so you can all have a gork

it is so easy to do
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,528 Posts
this will be the ONLY MKIV VR6 24v in the uk ..... (The 4motion
was sold as a 2wd vr6 24v in the USA and canada) this
should make this car Uber quick and worthy of more than a few
magazine shoots.

If I were you head over to VWVortex and see what a US spec VR^ looks
like it would be damn cool to theme the car like that.... around
the unique engine transpalnat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,211 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Well after looking the VR6 was only 190 BHP at the flywheel
so i have spoken to a friend today and he rekons that not having the rear haldex i should be getting around 200BHP at the wheels and not loosing much through the front and rear diff.

I have also looked at having a supercharger fitted[:D][:D][:D]

should push it up to about 295 BHP at the flywheel and more
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,211 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Well as promised here are some pics of the build.
Just to think it had a little 1.6 in it yesterday and now it has a big fat 2.8 V6 with front wheel drive

I cant wait to put the key in and turn it just to hear what it sounds like with the custom rear pipe LOL LOL LOL
Kids and toy?s

From this
Posted Image


To this
Posted Image


And this
Posted Image


And then some wire?s
Posted Image


And a few more cables
Posted Image


Then a twin down pipe with twin cat?s
Posted Image


Then add a V6 lump
Posted Image


Into a ready and waiting hole in my baby
Posted Image


Not forgetting to remove those sexy eyes
Posted Image


And then her new heart is in place ready to breath life again
Posted Image


I still have to make some small brakets to replace the Aircon pump and a new belt tensioner.
Then tomorrow i can change the ignition barrel and speedo, put some blood in her and turn the key.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,211 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
OH BOY! This is gona be Fun[:D]

I just hope that it starts on friday as i am off to a local airfield to do some vid?s LOL,
drive by at top end (with sound)

like a cat on hot bricks me lol
if i was not maried i would still be in the garage now but if i was in the garage now i would not be maried LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,528 Posts
God you move quick... it took me ten times as long to do a an Mi16 conversion on my 205....

know what you mean about being married... she gets right grumpy if i saty in the gargae with teh car past 10
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
245 Posts
I dont mind my other half being in the garage, but it takes the pee for hours on end, especially when us women are bored in doors lol

Cant believe how quick you have done it all! amazing [:D]
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top