A lot of people steer clear of swapping the VE (VerteilerPumpe) TDI engines into an older vehicles as they are unsure of how to overcome the DBW complication when they are used to cable operated accelerators.
The common VE 1.9 Engines are the 1Z, AHU, AGR, ALH, AFN, AVG etc...
As far as headlining install's go, the Mk1 Caddy is a pretty painless task. Here's my approach to give you some idea as to whats involved.
First off you will require:
* Shiny new headliner
* The original rods, or a 300cm length of 3mm steel rod to make your own. I actually prefer to...
I don't think this has been posted before so I thought I'd have a go at posting how we did Blenkis wishbones
So you start with an ugly knackered old bush like this..
For the rear bush you can just pull the mount off, well you'll end up winding it back and forth a bit...
Quite a few Mk2 van owners on here have asked about the cause of a vibrating noise over 50mph. It sounds like its coming from the dash but on further inspection it is caused by the thin plastic rain tray below the wipers. At Monkey's request I have produced pictures and a guide on how to fix this...
This procedure is for people who suffer the engine going limp when or while pulling up an incline, or under power anywhere in a high gear, and if switching off and re-starting the engine makes it work again for a little while. (absolute proof of wrong Boost level causing the ecu to go into limp...
First of all you will need the following tackle;
Philips screwdriver, Trim removal tool, Pliers, 6mm Hex key, Tub of grease.
Unscrew and remove door lock pin.
Unclip winder handle (assuming you have manual windows)
HOW TO: Notch Your Chassis Legs
Tools for the job:
Die grinder with a cut off wheel
Carbide burrs ( asssorted )
Sawzall or Small airsaw
Ruler or Tape measure
Card stock for template
Angle grinder with sanding disc
The MK1 Caddy was fitted with 2 different types over its lifetime. VW do not show any specific cut of dates by chassis or other means but they are easy to identify.
This a "pressure sensitive" regulator that is bolted direct to the chassis on the left side inner sil...
The pictures are all of the turbo pump but the NA is a simpler pump and the gov will be the same or very similar.
The AAZ pump; there are at least three variants of this pump distinguished by the LDA or lack of it - basically if it has a domed top it's good, a flat top or no LDA is not so good......
There seems to be a bit (a lot:D) of uncertainty around the 100mm vs. 90mm. I've just fitted my 100mm driveshafts so I'm going to try and clear a few things up. Cos I'm nice like that.
Why am I not using the original caddy driveshafts??
The gearbox I am using is an CDA code which came...
This is how I straightened out my tailgate, very effective and cheap to make.
Use at least 50x50mm box section or 50x50x 6mm angle, 12mm screwed rod and25mm flat bar.make the uprights at least 100mm, I drilled 5 holes about 150mm apart but only used 3 of them to straighten my tailgate, weld the.....
Mk1 ‘Lights left on’ buzzer mod for pre-'89 fuseboxes
Someone else posted up a thread about the plug-in relay mod for the late (post '89) fuseboxes. However, after messing about with the relay and wiring for a bit I've got it working on the earlier fuseboxes
I’m not an auto electrician by...
This is intended as a guide only, it's not the definitive way to do it, just how I did it. Click the pics to open a larger pic in a new window.
Any modifications to your seats are done at your own risk niether I nor VWcaddyforum.com will be held responsible for your actions!
OK Tools you'll....
converting a gti injection head to run carbs
right this is a 1.8 gti head
this is haw you block of the injectors
start buy removing the the brass inserts with a large allen key
ones removed all the brass inserts then remove all the red plastic bits held down by the brass inserts
Right, I did this a little while ago and only just got around to writing it up.
Tools and equipment;
2 Porsche seats
2 Mk1/2 VW Subframes for Cobra Bucket seats (mine were Demon Tweeks 07927 handed)
5mm Allan key
10 and 13mm spanner
Drill with 2 and 5mm drill bits
A pair of pliers
Here's what where gonna use to get rid of all that rust - cheap vinega:p
Cheap parts washer! 32ltr container cost £2.99 at a local hardware store.
Then, place the rusted parts in the container.
Cover with plenty of vinegar and leave to soak overnight.
Scrub with a plastic or wire brush.
Right, to my knowledge one of these has always been asked for but never done. Sepia kid just asked me to make a quick guide for him so i thought i would write this up for everybody. It was about 6 months ago when i did this but to my knowledge i have listed all the information needed below. If...
AT YOUR OWN RISK…
www.vwcaddy.com will take no responsibility in your workmanship. If you are in doubt then get a professional to do this work for you. Even better get me to do it ;)
This how to, will presume you are competent with spanners and can weld or have somebody on hand to do the...