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#1 of 292 can i swap 1.8 liter mk2 engine for a mk3 2.0 liter engine
Sep 18, 2006 (7:44 pm)
i have a 1990 mk2 jetta 1.8 liter, i was wondering if i could swap a 1997 mk3 jetta 2.0 liter engine and what is involved in doing it?
#2 of 292 You can but WHY WOULD U?
Oct 29, 2006 (9:23 pm)
You can but WHY WOULD U? IS THE 2.0 FREE? I would search for a 20 valve 1.8 turbo, or a vr6 of some sort. I would even consider turbo/super charging the 1.8 u already have. It would be about the same cost by the time u factor in labor. And you need the 2.0 tranny, ecu, the wiring harness. You will also probably need to upgrade your radiator so buy it from the transplant 2.0 car. Try to buy it all together, the ecu, raddy, engine, tranny..
Theres a ton of Mk2 engine upgrades that i would consider before a 2.0 transplant. Its not a fast engine and to supercharger or turbo it its at least 2500$$$ .. for a good staged system. Spend your hard earned dough wiser.
#5 of 292 My Jetta is HURTING! Please help out
Nov 13, 2006 (5:17 pm)
I have a 1997 Jetta Jazz and just recently the power has just died. I attempted to drive up a reasonably steep hill and it couldn't make it in 2nd, downshifted and it died in first....you could push the gas pedal to the floor and nothing. It continued to drive, but again, most times, you can sink the gas pedal and there is no/little pick-up. It also bucks when it is running at low RPMs. I live in Manila, Philippines and it will cost me $1500.00 to hook it up to the computer diagnostic at the dealer. Trying to avoid this. Any ideas of what may be happening here? Any information will be helpful and appreciated.
#6 of 292 Does the VW Jetta VR6 have an PCV Valve?
Nov 24, 2006 (8:01 pm)
tnx for your answers
#7 of 292 98 jetta diesel turbo
Dec 05, 2006 (7:00 pm)
turbo restrictor plate holes plugging up. Purpose of plate and can it be modified do to carbon buildup or removed?
#8 of 292 loud engine
Dec 09, 2006 (8:05 am)
why is my 2001 volkswagen's engine sooo loud? only 64,000 miles on it. no pinging or knocking noise just loud.
#9 of 292 2003 tdi diesel broken timing belt,valve damage
Dec 16, 2006 (4:15 pm)
Could valve damage result from a broken timing belt on my 2003 tdi - broke on start up , any manufacture recourse ,only 55000 miles
#10 of 292 Re: 2003 tdi diesel broken timing belt,valve damage [thal]
Dec 16, 2006 (5:28 pm)
You are out of warranty. Could bargin with dealer for some sort of discount since belt is not supposed to be changed until 80K service.