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The TDI is ALIVE !!!

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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
August 23, 2014 09:04AM
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Besides (obviously) how awesome this is, any specific reason for going with the diesel? Just wondering if there is an advantage I am missing smiling smiley

Just fun



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
August 23, 2014 05:59PM
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Besides (obviously) how awesome this is, any specific reason for going with the diesel? Just wondering if there is an advantage I am missing smiling smiley

Just fun

You're a crazy man haha. I'm thinking about "starting" the process of building a new shell over the next 2-3 years and that is daunting enough as it is.

I can't wait to see this thing out on stage though! smiling smiley
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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 02, 2014 01:53PM
Last week, a few hours of progress.

Rear bumper and tow hook



New OEM fender liners



Skid plate, Grill, and front end work



Worked on fitting the seats



Rekeyed all the locks




Tidying up brake lines and such




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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 02, 2014 04:17PM
Holy picture size!



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 03, 2014 10:07AM
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Holy picture size!

Hmmm, they didn't look like that when I posted. will resize



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 03, 2014 10:41AM
Looks like it's going to be a hoot, and I can't help but love the wacky rally cars.



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 03, 2014 05:13PM
i need to find some leads on VNTs for mercedes OM602 diesel engines....



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 15, 2014 02:51PM
Skid plate finished. It has welded aluminum channel braces inside running front to back in addition to the frame up front.






Wiring harness nearly tamed (I think). De-pinned a bunch of unneeded stuff from the fuse box and reduced the harness a bit more. Still no smoke coming out of the wires so that is a good start!!





Still have to deal with the clutch and brake pedal switches. I am running a pressure switch for the brake lights so the pedal switch needs only fool the ECU into never seeing brakes applied so that brake and throttle can be applied simultaneously without fuel cut. Not sure what to do with the clutch pedal switches. Am I correct that they are only used to cancel cruise control?



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 16, 2014 11:20AM
As far as I know yes they should only be used to cancel cruise control. Deisel guru's on one of the 4x4 swap forums might be a little more sure than I am.
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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 16, 2014 01:59PM
normally isn't there a switch/sensor on the clutch pedal so you don't try to start the car with out pressing down the pedal? or did that come about after the mk2 golfs?
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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 16, 2014 09:42PM
He's got a good point. ^ Motor isn't from a MK2 alex, and the ecu is the concerning point.
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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 17, 2014 02:18PM
Posted the following over on the TDI-Club forums with no responses

I am at the point in my project where I am wrapping everything up but still have these switches to deal with and could use some guidance. I have found the threads on defeating the left-foot-braking throttle cut and such but they don't answer all of my questions and I find wiring diagrams quite intimidating so hoping for some practical knowledge.

It seems that my wiring harness has 3 pedal-activated switches:
1) Brake pedal switch--activates brake lights, feeds ECU information that results in throttle cut when braking, feeds cruise control defeat signal.

I have wired a pressure-activated switch to control the brake lights on this car (rally car) so this switch does not need to function for that purpose but I do need to keep the ECU from thinking the brakes are applied and cutting throttle. I understand this can be completed through tuning. If this is the case, can I simply un-plug the switch and tie it up out of the way after getting a tune?


2) A Neutral safety switch on the clutch (the black switch???) to prevent starting car in-gear and lurching forward/backward into cars/people.

I currently have this switch simply dangling under the dash. Have not checked to see how the switch operates --- is it closed or open when depressed?---- but since it is not mounted, the car can be started with or without the clutch depressed. I am fine with this and it seems I could just un-plug the switch and jumper the terminals and tie the harness up out of the way

3) A second clutch pedal switch (Blue) for cruise control defeat ???

Not sure what to do here as I don't know what the switch does. If it is only used to defeat cruise control then no problem. If is is also used for something else, I may have to deal with it somehow.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as always.

Thanks,
Josh



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 17, 2014 02:55PM
My inclination would be to jumper em and call it good.
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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 17, 2014 03:25PM
Have you talked with Steve Bis at Salta yet? He swapped an 02 TDI into a 92 4Runner, full harness and all. Fully legal and now titled as a diesel. He may know. Also daily drives a ALH TDI Golf now.



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Re: The TDI is ALIVE !!!
September 17, 2014 03:58PM
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Have you talked with Steve Bis at Salta yet? He swapped an 02 TDI into a 92 4Runner, full harness and all. Fully legal and now titled as a diesel. He may know. Also daily drives a ALH TDI Golf now.

Sending him an email now. Thanks



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