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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:42
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that is funny as shit

Don't diesels before a certain year not have emmisions? Maybe it's just trucks but I've heard it more than once. I would still be satisfied if you were only able to drive it in your fantasy land (backyard) when its all done.
At least in the People's Republik of Taxachusetts the rules are kinda funny. We, more or less follow the rules in California. So, like I said, I still don't know the answers yet.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:43
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Pictures.

I hope.

http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/r...DI%20Cherokee/
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:46
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To post the pictures within the thread simply click the link below your image in your album. Click the IMG tag link. It will copy for you and you paste it into the text box when posting.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:47
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:48
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At least in the People's Republik of Taxachusetts the rules are kinda funny. We, more or less follow the rules in California. So, like I said, I still don't know the answers yet.
You'll need to plug into the computer for a 99. In a year or two, probably won't - iirc 96s and 97s no longer require plug-in at this point, I know 95s don't.

What bellhousing is that? It almost looks like a Jeep one, but it's too clean...

That engine looks really really small in the engine compartment for a big iron I6. Must be great to have all that space to work.
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Man, you could store a dead body with all the extra space under the hood!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 13:29
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You'll need to plug into the computer for a 99. In a year or two, probably won't - iirc 96s and 97s no longer require plug-in at this point, I know 95s don't.

What bellhousing is that? It almost looks like a Jeep one, but it's too clean...

That engine looks really really small in the engine compartment for a big iron I6. Must be great to have all that space to work.
Yeah. It's ironic. There is a tonnage of space in the front and on the sides. But the turbo location required the frame to be notched and the upper axle control arm currently contacts the actuator for the turbo. So magic will have to occur there. I have pictures, but they induce vertigo if you don't understand what you are looking at.

The pictures you see are with a 2" lift. I don't really care to go higher than 3" for the sake of daily driving. So I think I am going to look in to a long arm 3 link.

On the driverside the A/C compression is close as hell too. But it does clear.

The motor is also needlessly tall. Or more specifically the oil pan is needlessly LOW (causing great grief in the VW community) and I have concerns about it contacting the axle. But I will run the suspension numbers later do determine what, if anything needs to be done.

I contemplate a psuedo dry sump oiling system so I can carry more than 4 quarts. Or leave the pan wet but add a massive tank somewhere in line so I can have a 10 quart total capacity. And possibly shrink the pan at the same time. These are pipe dreams at the moment.

Don't fear the cleanliness of the bellhousing.

I added a couple more pictures to the album.

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/r...fromrear-1.jpg
http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/r...belowfront.jpg

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Just add the IMG tags to the front and end of the URL you posted...
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Old April 26th, 2012, 14:01
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That looks really strange with the oil pan at an angle. I suppose it was designed to fit into a FWD vehicle transverse mounted (at least if I remember what those engine compartments look like stock.)
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Cool project.
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is that rotation normal for a tdi? never seen an oil pan tilted like that.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 14:50
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That's only 10 degrees more canted than normal. Evidentally it's a "1g motor" as the van guys mount them directly on their side for use in the old busses and such.

If you look at the drain plug, it's roughly right where it's supposed to be. And what would normally be the leading edge has a pretty significant ramp on it to funnel the oil back.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 15:01
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Thats a frickin' TRIP to see that much room in the engine bay... Cool project for sure... I'll be keeping tabs on this one!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 19:01
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What I meant to post earlier.



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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:51
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I actually might hate you.

How easy is a 2000 TDI to cover to biodiesel or vegi oil?
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