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Aussie work Van

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We have had a SWB Caddy Runner with the powerhouse 1.2 litre turbo petrol for the last 5 years, we have used it as a work van carrying everything from IT infrastructure to Engines and gearboxes for our racecars.

The time has been coming for a while that we wanted another work caddy, but wanted one a bit more practical for us- so in came the idea of a TFSI swapped Caddy to get a touch more grunt- ans wanting a Long wheel base.

So we set about the research, talking with several people who have already done much the same swap- researching basic theories on wiring and soon discovering it is actually a rabbithole, and what will go into the diesel to petrol swap.

We have located a 2010 Diesel Caddy Manual with a blown diesel- which we will be picking up shortly- this will be our donor for the swap- theory being that given this will take some time that we dont want to take our existing caddy off the road.

Now- the engine/gearbox/wiring donor- we dug into potential donors and the costs associated and we settled on getting an EOS or Jetta as they usually havent been ragged on as much as a GTi- after perusing for some time we found an EOS donor at the salvage auctions that was in pretty reasonable condition.
BWA TFSI- DSG- and being a 2008 we arent too far apart on the year of the Caddy and Eos so that should Image minimise the incompatibilities during the swap Module wise.

First step is getting the EOS drivable so we can test to ensure there isnt anything reliability wise we need to sort before the swap- and we are also organising a list of parts we will replace as precautionary repairs.

Next is something we are beginning to work on immediately, developing our comparison tables for the ECU pinouts to know what we need to put where during the splicing.ImageImageImage

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2013 Caddy Runner- 66KW manual- 2007 SWB Diesel- currently being converted to TFSI
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Re: Aussie work Van

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Good to see you posting on here mate and looking forward to seeing the progress of your Caddy. Hit me up if you need any help with the conversion.

Cheers,
Mark
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itease wrote: Tue Jun 06, 2023 4:41 am Good to see you posting on here mate and looking forward to seeing the progress of your Caddy. Hit me up if you need any help with the conversion.

Cheers,
Mark
Thanks Legend, i certainly will- already appreciate the assistance thus far!
2013 Caddy Runner- 66KW manual- 2007 SWB Diesel- currently being converted to TFSI
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Well, progress ran to a halt for a short period as i finished my university courses, but back onto it now- we have the caddy itself now, were told it was a long wheel base before we picked it up but it turns out its a short wheel base, but alas full steam ahead.

Unfortunately, it is wrapped and its in terrible condition, but its protected the paintwork underneath so it will be slow progress but it will tidy up, thus far we are 3 hours in with only the side door and rear quarter mostly stripped.

Wiring conversion diagrams are currently in progress and are about half done as well, so just working on getting the EOS running properly to scan and test drive to ensure we dont have any issues, then we will start the swap.Image

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More progress on the conversion, finally getting it on the move now- took the old diesel engine out last weekend- and spent this weekend installing some GTI seats ive had stashed away for some time from my daily driven GTI after i upgraded it.

Next weekend we are putting the donor EOS onto the hoist to start pulling the TFSI out, giving it a timing belt and DSG service whilst out and get it installed into its new home- then starts the most time consuming part- the wiring.ImageImageImage

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Now we are into the slow progress area- been spending hours developing conversion diagrams for the wiring- and have just started the repinning process- got most of it done now and next step will be to chase out the extra wiring in the eos harness that i need that my caddy doesnt currently have.
But even before that ill be swapping the subframes between the two so i can get the EOS off the hoist and back out into the yard.

Also picked up a newer style DSG shifter than what came in the EOS- so just have to look into the harness diagrams and see if i can hopefully make it work Image

Hopefully will have some more in depth progress shortly with some of the more fun stuff once we move the subframe across as we have some goodies like new bushes ImageImageImageImage

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Also forgot- old gearbox mount in the eos was buggered so grabbed a new one and popped it in before we got started on the wiring harness- piccies show the difference between the caddy manual diesel one and the eos TFSI DSG mount ImageImageImage

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