1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:32 pm

mark watson wrote:very nice ant , read from the start , enjoyed the pick of the drivers side mount mod as i am running the jetta 4 apk ( same block ) and very informative thx,
did order epytec mounts , drivers side and modded front but our post this side is slow so still not here after 4 weeks,
going to run a local aftermarket ecu ( have fitted over a 100 of these things already ) but we dont use the maf sensor , we run a map sensor and we have got the standard throttle body with its idle control to work well and so far so good , but love the build really looks good ,
actually have the same wheels on mine
Hi thanks. Would be so much better not running the maf, it can cause alot of trouble when it goes wrong. Need to refurb my wheels as they have been bashed a bit by the previous owner... Another job on the list ha. Good luck with the build!


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:47 pm

After almost two years of owning the scirocco and the boot being totally empty due to a leak when i originally had it destroying everything, i have finally got round to sound deadening it with silent coat and carpeted it. I have also made a new wooden parcel shelf, underneath was wrapped with carbon fiber and the top carpeted. I have replaced the two side covers two with plastic (used old ones as templates) which was also wrapped with carbon fiber, just need to do similar to the back seat rear covers that have seen better days. Its made a big difference to noise level which was starting to get a little unbearable!
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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Had a little time today to do some finishing touches, fitted the mk2 scirocco gear knob to the mk4 gear stick which had to be threaded with an m12 1.5 die. Looks a lot better than the horrible mk4 one.
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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:53 pm

Also made a cover for the ecu today, normally sits on the outside of the original car. Instead i have got it sitting inside on the tray under the glove box which i recently sourced. Looked a bit messy but think this has worked nicely!
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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by connorj19 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:33 pm

Nice idea of the ECU in the tray.. Thanks for the idea haha



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:30 pm

connorj19 wrote:Nice idea of the ECU in the tray.. Thanks for the idea haha
Thanks and no problem, it does literally only just fit with very little room for it to move (which is good as it doesn't slide. Not fun trying to get the ecu plugs through the grommet holes lol.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by bengould » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:33 pm

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connorj19 wrote:Nice idea of the ECU in the tray.. Thanks for the idea haha
Thanks and no problem, it does literally only just fit with very little room for it to move (which is good as it doesn't slide. Not fun trying to get the ecu plugs through the grommet holes lol.

Unclip the plastic cover from the back of the plug and it fits through dead easy. :-).

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:31 pm

Unclip the plastic cover from the back of the plug and it fits through dead easy. :-).

Ben
Ha I think I remember doing that and still struggling, rookie issues haha.


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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by connorj19 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:37 pm

Do people usually put the ECU in the rain tray? Much prefere what you've done



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by bengould » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:47 pm

Depends how the wiring loom is converted, in the mk4 golf it sits in the rain tray. Mine was converted in such a way that it fits in there, or with a bit or creative jiggling, behind the panel that fits under the glove box. It's a tight squeeze but keeps it out if the way of the fusebox and leaves the under dash tray useable.

On the Corrado, which will be getting done soon, it will go in the rain tray where the stock ecu is.

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by connorj19 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:50 pm

Not fussed on where mine goes for the min just want to hear it bloody run as its been sat on the Pallet looking for a home for 3 month



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:51 pm

connorj19 wrote:Do people usually put the ECU in the rain tray? Much prefere what you've done
Not sure to be honest, Ben Gould has by the sounds of it. Not sure what andy (treefingers) did with his. think on the mk2 golfs where the converaion is more common they struggle unless they extend the loom as it won't reach. Most standard cars certainly have the ecu in rain tray. I wasn't keen on that and gave it a go and luckily fitted.

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by bengould » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:27 pm

connorj19 wrote:Not fussed on where mine goes for the min just want to hear it bloody run as its been sat on the Pallet looking for a home for 3 month
The first time did my 20v conversion it was about 8 months between getting the engine and turning the key and hearing it run for the first time. Well worth the wait though. :-).

2nd time took me 3 days. But that was swapping the engine, gearbox, exhaust, suspension and a lot of interior from one car to another that were sat side by side in the driveway.

The Corrado won't take long, only had the car about a month and already well on the way to getting all the bits together.

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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by connorj19 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:59 pm

Wouldn't mind building a mk2 with a pd130 in it after the 20vt is done.. Anyways that's enough hi jacking ants thread, original is nice but I'm too young for that :-)



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Re: 1988 Scala 1.8t agu conversion

Post by ant » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:56 pm

Finally got around to fitting new suspension, think it was a bit over due. Few pics of old vs new rear suspension:
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