Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

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Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:03 pm

Not long brought this caddy sdi and well as you probably know it's painfully slow with a 0-60 in 2 weeks.

And before anyone says it yes it'll be easier just to buy a tdi and cheaper... but I got this caddy very very cheap so will be cheaper for me to chuck an engine in it.

So what engine?

Is there and engine that I could just drop straight in along with loom/ecu/clocks/gearbox done.

Is there alot of work in putting the 1.6 tdi out the newer caddy in it? Or am I best going for the tdi engine out the same model as mine?

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by shanky887614 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:39 pm

how cheap is very cheap? you will probably be looking around the £1500-2000 mark as a guess

because of the problems with some of the 1.6 tdi's id go for a 1.9 from a mk4 golf or bkd/bmm

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:01 pm

It's a 2009 with electric pack and aircon but as I said it's a sdi but got it for £600.

Not that wise on commercial stuff but I'm sure that's cheap for a caddy.

Will be doing the work myself well my dad and my brother haha, so labour isn't a problem it's just sourcing the parts.

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by shanky887614 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:06 pm

ok you have a couple options.

the cheap one.

you need a donor caddy.

option 2

a bls ecu, radiator, fusebox, pipes, cam sensor, cam pulley and a golf mk4 engine.

john holmes has everything you need.

it should cost under £1000 for all the parts

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:09 pm

Donor does seem like a easier option but caddy's being expensive I bet even salvage caddy's are dear.

And is that the bls engine out the mk4 golf?

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Post by shanky887614 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:12 pm

M_Fellows wrote:Donor does seem like a easier option but caddy's being expensive I bet even salvage caddy's are dear.

And is that the bls engine out the mk4 golf?
no an arl150 or asv130 they are stronger engines.

have a look at your pm's and give me a call

ive just had a conversion done
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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:40 pm

Cheers buddy appreciate the help.

Will try for a donor caddy first and I have no success I'll get in touch for some pointers on doing it the other way.

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by shanky887614 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:00 pm

dont go for a 1.6 made between 2010-2014 or a 105bhp 1.9

any 2.0L would be my preference

a mk5 golf or touran would also be a good donor

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:01 pm

Might be able to get hold of a rear ended caddy with the 1.6 tdi for a decent price, what are the 1.6 tdi's like at high milage? As I think it's done over 100,000?

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Post by shanky887614 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 pm

M_Fellows wrote:Might be able to get hold of a rear ended caddy with the 1.6 tdi for a decent price, what are the 1.6 tdi's like at high milage? As I think it's done over 100,000?
as long as its got a good service history should be ok.

what year is it? if it has ceramic injectors avoid it

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 pm

Full service history and it's a 2013

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Post by shanky887614 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:18 pm

M_Fellows wrote:Full service history and it's a 2013
avoid you will forever be replacing injectors

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Doc » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:26 pm

I would have no objection to a 1.6 engine. The injectors prior to 2013 had an inherent fault but not all fail. If your fit to do the conversion the you'll 99.9% be fit to change out a faulty injector at the side of the road. If it were me I'd keep one (new one, not used, not "reconditioned") in the glove box.
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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by shanky887614 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:30 pm

google ceramic injectors. then google ceramic glow plugs there is a reason they stopped using both.

they are not as durable as solinoid injectors and are known to suffer premature failure

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Arsenalgun » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:35 pm

Lol not "reconditioned"


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