[Vwdiesel] Extended cab Caddy, My new TDI engine and extra parts available

McCanless, James james.mccanless at lmco.com
Mon Apr 25 08:18:43 EDT 2005

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Subject: [Vwdiesel] Extended cab Caddy, My new TDI engine and extra
parts available

Due to a stroke of fortuitous events and some serendipity (which I will
describe later) I am going to pass on a project that someone needs to
save.  It is an extended pickup in Kentucky.  I was going to get it for
my next project but decided to pass for reasons to be listed below.  
Anyway, they guy want about $1000 for it and will include seats and new
jetta style dash.  I have sent an email to him letting him know that I 
have passed on the information to others who might be interested.   I 
can only hope one of you will decide that this is the project you just
can't live without.
Now for the reasons that I have decided to pass on this project.  I went
to the only junk yard still around here that has older VWs to scrounge
some parts from an 86 Turbo jetta.  The engine is gone but there were
still a number of parts that I picked up and will probably offer to the
lists here shortly.  Anyway, as I was paying, the guy asks what kind of
VWs I work on.  So I tell him all kinds but that I was particularly
partial to diesels.  He offhandly remarks that they had just gotten a
diesel passat in and the engine was a great runner.  they had pulled the
engine and the transmission but has left everything else in the car.
Well, I have just spent the last 3 days doing searches on the internet
for 96-97 Passat TDI engines and 97-98 Jetta TDI engines and had been
getting many different responses, most of them negative or EXTREMELY
expensive.  What luck to arrive on the day AFTER they pulled this
particular engine.  Anyway, some dickering and then 2 hours of pulling
the ECU, wiring harness, all of the boost valves and the MAF (I will
pull the pedal cluster on Monday) and the paying of about $1800 I have
my TDI engine.  Now to figure out exactly how to massage it into the
pickup!!!!!!! :^) Anyone with experience putting a TDI in an A1, I would
love to here from you.  I need to figure out all of the wiring etc so a
little help will go along way.  More later as I get the motor home and
get everything together.
Now because of this, I have a few things lying around that I will no
longer need.  Especially the head I just had completely rebuilt.  I
someone wants the head, gaskets and the head gasket (3 notch) and are
willing to pay what it cost me to have rebuilt ($473) I will pay for the
shipping.  Eventually the turbo diesel engine in the truck will also be
available and with only 18000 miles since rebuild, it should really be a
prize for someone.  Later.  hayden


Visit my website at:  http://mysite.verizon.net/resosxp8/mydieselpages/
Proud owner of:
2004 Passat TDI GLS, 2.0l, 8 valve, 134 HP, 247 lb/ft of torque, Blue
Graphite, Anthracite leather interior, ABS, ESP.
1998 Jetta TDI (Wetterauer Chipset, 2 1/2" exhaust, K&N Filter, 119K+
miles, and running biodiesel)
1981 Rabbit Pickup ( with a freshly rebuilt turbo engine, 10K+ on engine
now), burns biodiesel and a WVO system is in the works. Now awaiting the
installation of a 96 1Z TDI engine from a 96 Passat.
And many, many, many VWs; from a 1946 Beetle (11 Beetles total), to Vans
(5 - 3 splitties, 2 bay window), Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas
(5), Passat (1), Dasher (1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups
(3) most now gone but not forgotten.

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