Engine Upgrade

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Chris VWarren
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Engine Upgrade

Post by Chris VWarren » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi guys, my names Chris and its a pleasure to be here. This is my fist time using a forum so bare with me.
Down to business.
Iv just purchased a 2004 1.9 sdi, engine moddle BDJ, and I am looking to upgrade to a new engine as soon as possible. I'm currently far too sluggish and she barely pulls her own weight over 50mph. I was looking at a BKD 2.0 tdi from a 2008 Golf, but I spoke to a VW repair shop and they said it may not match up without huge complications. They suggested trying forums to get some Info.
If any one is able to give me a breakdown of parts I would need to successfully see this through I would be really grateful.
I'm looking at this as a bit of a project and i want to get things moving immediately. I'm not expecting this to be cheap as I'm sure there will be a lot of replacements needed, but I'm not looking to go super high spec either. I just want it to be good solid nice looking van and to have some headroom under my foot should I need it. 130-15bhp ish is fine. (but if its easy to go higher then that's also fine.) 😉
The van it's self is black and already has a nice set of rims. I'm looking to do the suspension too, as well as some tasteful body work but really wanted to get her sorted out where it counts first before worrying about cosmetics.
So any suggestions welcome, who to buy parts from what garages you would recommend, and a list of the basics just to get it swapped over would be very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Chris

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Bakester69 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:40 pm

Hi mate. I’m new and I’m the same situation so hopefully a bit of info will make its way along here shortly. Good luck!

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Mickthebell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:40 pm

Hi Chris I feel your pain brother mines the same all show and no go. I'm new to the forum too but there's a lot of talk on here about remapping of the ecu so may be worth looking into that.

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Liam » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:07 am

quite a few converting to R32 setup although maybe you dont fancy a petrol van
2016 2.0 Tdi Mk4 Trendline caddy 160bhp
Remapped by Joe Power at TDR.ie www.tdr.ie
Build thread here
http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34976

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Chris VWarren » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:28 pm

Hey guys, glad to hear I'm not alone in the slow department.
Thinking of getting a pd150 from 2002 golf to put in my 04 caddy but I'm not sure what things I will need to replace. Maybe I'm better off buying a complete car and just transfering all the moving parts over. Anyone know about this?
Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction soon.
I'm the meantime here is a photo of my work in progress.. Image

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Klein » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:21 am

Chris VWarren wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Hey guys, glad to hear I'm not alone in the slow department.
Thinking of getting a pd150 from 2002 golf to put in my 04 caddy but I'm not sure what things I will need to replace. Maybe I'm better off buying a complete car and just transfering all the moving parts over. Anyone know about this?
Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction soon.
I'm the meantime here is a photo of my work in progress.. Image

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Nice caddy

Personally I would not get a pd150, I had one and it suffered from the notorious cam shaft problem and had to have a rebuild

I would buy a complete pd130 car and swap everything over and sell on the remaining to recoup the cost of the conversion

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Chris VWarren » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:04 pm

Thanks, was going to buy a complete pd150 car and do it like that. Where is the best place for insurance after an engine swap? Any ideas.
Wonder why the pd150 gave you the cam shaft problems. Are you running a pd130 now?

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Klein » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:52 pm

Chris VWarren wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Thanks, was going to buy a complete pd150 car and do it like that. Where is the best place for insurance after an engine swap? Any ideas.
Wonder why the pd150 gave you the cam shaft problems. Are you running a pd130 now?

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I bought a mk4 pd150, if you google it they are notorious for chocolate camshaft

After it was replaced it felt slower and less mpg

Soon after it was sold

I am running the standard engine

But I am looking out for a pd115 complete car for the conversion into mine

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by Chris VWarren » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:22 pm

Thanks for the advice. Might start off with a remap then just to see how that goes as the Insurance on a non Standard engine is crippling.
This whole thing is such a mine field, it seems the more I learn the less i understand. Good fun though but going to burn a hole in my pocket.

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by shanky887614 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:09 pm

ive been running a pd150 from a mk4 golf in mine for a couple years now.

going from the sdi to 1.9tdi is a dodle you only need to wire in the n75 and map sensor and the rest of the loom is the same



to go to a bkd is a lot more work as there is more wiring involved, there are a few companys that do it but if you send me a message i can send you the wiring diagrams if you like



atm im using a bls ecu with a pd150 engine with a gtb2260 running over 200bhp

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Re: Engine Upgrade

Post by abbo91 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:08 pm

I need help with this if any1 can pleasr? I have just put bkd in my caddy and need ecu pinout diagrams for the bkd ecu so i can wire in the vacuum solenoid can any1 either provide diagrams or the numbers for pin locations......

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