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  1. Yeah (and SDI without a turbo=same). My guess is emissions are exactly the same because the injector nozzles are the same on a PD system. Fuel control? Mmm, give or take a millisecond at high revs, I can't see that affecting much. More fuel in a diesel usually means more power, but yeah, you're right- if they inject fractionally earlier or later, it will affect smoke levels a bit. But then again, the timing control on VE system is pretty accurate too (sensed through injector 3 pickup), and adjusted via the PWM solenoid on the side on the pump. The main things I don't like about PD, apart from the extra cam stresses and belt issues, is the fact that open bare wiring is bathed in engine oil. Not really a problem if it's clean or new, but you know what custard is like from lots of short start stop cycles. Very corrosive, acidic and has high levels of moisture. Not clever. Had a to fix a 3 cyl PD polo the other day where the wire to an injector solenoid had gone open circuit because of custard side effects.
  2. I'm just guessing here as I don't know anyone that has ever done this mod. But the 2 engines are basically the same, as are all the sensors. I think the crank sensor pulse output is the same too, so crank to cam timing should be the same and the ecu won't notice any difference. My guess is that everything else will simply swap over. The coil pack system without a dizzy will always be superior, since ignition timing control is more precise. @Rich may have worked on both at the same time, so will know if there are any big differences. I don't think (doubt) the cam profiles are much different, so you won't even need a remap.
  3. Nice repair. Don't forget to bung a load of goop inside it too... I'd love to see the footage from the other cars. Seeing a skoda charging straight at you in those conditions. No fun.
  4. Swap the coil pack over. Block the hole for the dizzy. Bin the dizzy. Done. Use the AHW ecu and loom. It will work fine.
  5. Use the loom from the broken engine. It will be easier
  6. You'll need to reverse engineer everything. I'd try swapping wiring over and just use the existing electronics. Make the car think it still has the old engine in...
  7. I need convincing that there is an advantage with the PD or pump injection system compared to the electronically controlled rotary distributor type pump. I can't see it. I recently worked on both the old VE rotary pump as used on the SDI and golf TDI (1.9), and the 'newer' PD engines and simply don't get it. Personally I'd say the PD isn't as reliable since they are under much higher stress and they are exposed to higher temperatures, the wiring is inside the engine, plus diesel can leak into the oil. With the rotary system, everything is immersed in diesel, keeping components clean, lubricated and cool. No leaking diesel into oil. Wiring is only immersed in diesel, not potentially dirty or custard mixed engine oil. They both pressurise the diesel using a cam, pushing in a plunger piston. They both vary the delivery quantity by electronically adjusting the timing of a release port. They both adjust the start of injection by using electronic valve control. The nozzles that squirt the fuel in, are identical 5 hole injectors for both systems. The pressure levels in the injectors reach the exact same 300 bar limit as set by the injector pin lift springs. Anyone?
  8. If the cops successfully prosecute the skoda driver, that'll put all the responsibility on him/her. So in theory, both @Sausage and the tigra driver should end up with no financial loss. If I were @Sausage, I'd meet up with the Tigra driver and discuss options. Probably not allowed, but who's gonna find out...? Two people putting a claim against one should work better? What do I know...?! I don't know if the two near miss drivers stopped and handed over contact details. That'd help too I guess to strengthen any case, and help the cops.
  9. There's a fair bit of work there. You'll need a continuous seam weld all round- underneath will be fun! I absolutely hated every minute welding my subframe. With the wire/cable/gas feed coming out of the handle, working in such a tight space was tricky, with all those angles. Angle grinder time!
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    Have you measured if there's enough running clearance to the arch edges, with full suspension travel? Depending on your tyre choices, you might get away with it. Spacers are available, but your wheel bearings and steering components will be under more stress. Plus, with spacers, the full lock turning circle geometry will be different, so the inside edges of the tyres will scrub badly. It'll be fun in summer in supermarket car parks. Loads of tyre squeal at low speed
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    Holy thread resurrection! Yeah, depends which way you're trying to go. In or out? Welcome to CL
  12. I get my CO2 in brewery cylinders from 'mr fizz'. £10 a big bottle, but you have to have an empty to give them to swap. Breakers yards sometimes have them, or local council tip. Or get friendly with your local publican (which is how I found out that mr fizz supplies them one afternoon!).
  13. Yes they do rust... see mine just before welding it. I've sourced one from another member on here that I'll be replacing it with at some point. Only noticed it when the box was out for refurbishment. Tiny little hole, so I started poking with a screwdriver. Yeah, you can imagine my reaction. Other side is perfect.
  14. How much did you pay for the key cutting and the immobiliser chip pairing up? I need this too...
  15. Nah, Late for work? Busting for the loo? About to do a drug deal? Can't think if many reasons to drive like that in those conditions.
  16. That's a big mother....
  17. No one would have guessed that...!
  18. Don't get a mk4 golf.... if going bigger, go Audi or maybe a Passat. Mk4's have got to be the most fault riddled vdub ever. I have one sadly. But they are comfy for a long euro cruise.
  19. I don't include service items. I reuse bolts, but i can 'feel' when they are about to snap. All bolts have more stretch in than you use. Only about half the stretch is used in a bolt. So reuse, and instead of a full turn after torquing down, just a quarter. You can measure the post stretch torque as well. Summary- you don't 'need' new bolts
  20. It might be nothing more than the head gasket. Easy cheap fix... €20? Pull the head off and have look. You have nothing to lose if you're thinking of scrapping the engine. Just do it carefully in case it is only the HG. Then everything else is reusable. Leave the manifolds on, only disconnect the exhaust downpipe. https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/036103383aj
  21. Yeah, plugs, where the spark is. From the colour and pattern you can tell many things.
  22. That sounds like a fuel supply problem? Else leads/coil pack (common).
  23. Excellent! LOL! Chickens don't like walking on snow You must have a block heater... the engine oil will have set solid i'd guess! Bonnet release handle is the same on most dubs of that era (Jetta/Lupo/Passat). Just the moulding behind is different. Which bit broke? Ah hang on- you're RIght hand drive I think? You'll need one from the UK, not US or Europe. 1J2823533C i think. To remove it, press a hidden button inside the handle at the back then it pulls off (while pressing). here's one in grey: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-Lupo-Bonnet-Release-Pull-Handle/274170537910
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