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Offline Wayne

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #20 on: 27 August 2009, 09:24 »
Just a note about 8v 2.0l. I am told that they have a hydraulic clutch, rather than the cable clutch. Or at least, that is what I am told about my late 96 reg 8v 2.0 gti. Maybe someone could confirm this?

All 8v's were cable clutch.
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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #21 on: 27 August 2009, 11:16 »
Just a note about 8v 2.0l. I am told that they have a hydraulic clutch, rather than the cable clutch. Or at least, that is what I am told about my late 96 reg 8v 2.0 gti. Maybe someone could confirm this?

All 8v's were cable clutch.

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #22 on: 27 August 2009, 20:24 »
Yeah. had it confirmed, at a cost of £105 for a new one fitted today  :sick:. So I also +1 that. Hehe.

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #23 on: 28 August 2009, 12:59 »
Ok guys, read all three pages but still a bit confused

I have a mk3 gti 2.0 8v 1996 model, the engines a bit sh!te, but does its job, i have the chance to fit an R32 engine into it, couple of questions:

1: would i be able to use vr6 mounts to fit the engine?
2: would i need the mk4 r32 gearbox? and if so, would the vr6 engine mounts suffice?
3: last but not least, the ecu, a mk4 ecu or standalone?

thanks in advance

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #24 on: 28 August 2009, 15:07 »
^^^^ i'd go standalone, but sounds like something for mikester to answer.

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #25 on: 28 August 2009, 15:46 »
You would use the R32 engine with a VR6 Gearbox.

The R32 will fit on the VR6 mounts but will need the brackets adjusting as i have heard the engine sits high and you wont be able to shut the bonnet.

Obviously then the VR6 gearbox will fit in fine, and can use your drive shafts etc.

ECU wise i have heard that you can butcher the VR6 loom and the R32 loom and use the VR ecu, but it would be best to go standalone.

What you are looking to do is a VR6 conversion, all that is different is the wiring. Remember the R32 is just a 3.2 VR6 ;)

You would also need to upgrade to a hydrolyic clutch and pedal box.

Convert the 8v to a VR6 basically, but just bolt an R32 engine in, not a VR6.

Dub power do a conversion exhaust manifold, then you would need a new exhaust from the manifold back. VR6 jobbie.

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #26 on: 29 August 2009, 17:26 »
I'm looking at getting an engine conversion.

Speaking to storm they say it's £2,000 cheaper if you start with a vr6 as oppossed to an 8v as the 8v is cable not hydraulic.

There R32 conversion puts out 290bhp. They did suggest putting a 225 TT engine in which they get upto about 270bhp. This is the route I shall be taking in my 8v.

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #27 on: 29 August 2009, 23:38 »
It certainly doesn't cost £2000 to convert to hydro clutch!!!

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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #28 on: 30 August 2009, 00:09 »
It certainly doesn't cost £2000 to convert to hydro clutch!!!

+1 thats mad.
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Re: Mk3 Engine Conversion FAQ (All questons and answers here)
« Reply #29 on: 30 August 2009, 14:40 »
I guess not, but the prices I was given by storm to convert a 8v to R32 & a vr6 to R32 we're £2,000 different.

So it would still be cheaper to spend £1500 on a descent vr6 to convert to an R32 rather than using an existing 8v, unless you can obviously do all the work yourself.

So for me with an 8v that I wanna keep, the audi TT 225bhp works out to be only 20bhp less than an R32 & £1500 cheaper too.