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mgeoffriau 08-30-2013 01:24 PM

Volkswagen W12 swap???
 
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I don't know, seems about as reasonable as most of the other swap threads over the last few days.

https://www.miataturbo.net/attachmen...ine=1377883462

Ryan_G 08-30-2013 01:44 PM

subscribed for glory!

thenuge26 08-30-2013 01:45 PM

Shouldn't be that bad. An 18-year-old pro mechanic said it was pretty straightforward except for the wiring.

thirdgen 08-30-2013 01:46 PM

I heard in Germany they have all the technology needed for such a swap.

NiklasFalk 08-30-2013 01:47 PM

Wouldn't that fit perfectly in a true beetle-like tail installation?
No need to worry about the PPF :D

shuiend 08-30-2013 01:47 PM

Is that a diesel? If not then it is not a reasonable VW swap.

concealer404 08-30-2013 01:51 PM

There IS a turbo VR6 powered Miata floating around in the US...

This would just be like that, but twice!

pdexta 08-30-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by thenuge26 (Post 1048982)
Shouldn't be that bad. An 18-year-old pro mechanic said it was pretty straightforward except for the wiring.

Yeah man, it should drop right in. The wiring isn't a problem at all though, you just use the stock wiring harness and sensors.

When my friend's friend's cousin did his swap it took about 30 minutes, but most of that was from letting it cool down before they started pulling the stock motor.

concealer404 08-30-2013 01:55 PM

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Diesel, you say?

https://www.miataturbo.net/attachmen...ine=1377885334

dieselmiata 08-30-2013 01:58 PM

Somebody called?

Lee04vr 08-30-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by concealer404 (Post 1049000)

Was someone trying to build it or were they just putting a junk engine in a junk car to save space. A diesel Miata would be slow but awesome because DIESEL.

concealer404 08-30-2013 02:02 PM

That car is still floating around.... should be pretty simple to finish at this point. It's a 5 cylinder Mercedes turbo diesel. It was being done for srs. (Well... for srs in that it was being done, but nobody took it seriously, if that makes sense.)

It's mounted and bolted up in that picture.

18psi 08-30-2013 02:04 PM

is he trying to make a hood out of grass?

concealer404 08-30-2013 02:06 PM

Yeah bro, Tiki Hut style, it's the new hellaswag thing.

viperormiata 08-30-2013 02:06 PM

I'd fancy a 1.9tdi w/ working a/c and done all for me magically so I don't have to break a sweat.

Stein 08-30-2013 02:18 PM

There's a guy in m.net swap section that was doing a 1.9 TDI. I don't know if he ever finished it.

I think it would be a fabulous daily.

Stein 08-30-2013 02:19 PM

Thread drift

Thinking about buying a new Passat diesel to replace my 335i for a daily. Thoughts? Experiences?

cyotani 08-30-2013 02:25 PM

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Thread drift

Thinking about buying a new Passat diesel to replace my 335i for a daily. Thoughts? Experiences?

thread drift into concrete barrier: (inb4 tubular front end part out)

https://www.miataturbo.net/attachmen...ine=1377887187

sixshooter 08-30-2013 06:00 PM

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Thread drift

Thinking about buying a new Passat diesel to replace my 335i for a daily. Thoughts? Experiences?

https://www.miataturbo.net/attachmen...ine=1377900047

bikersam717 08-30-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Stein (Post 1049026)
Thread drift

Thinking about buying a new Passat diesel to replace my 335i for a daily. Thoughts? Experiences?

The new Passat TDI's are awesome. Shoot for a manual and do not get the upgraded 'RNS510' radio with nav. I average mid 40mpg's on the freeway and high 30's around town. Tons of leg room front and rear and the trunk space is awesome. The torque doesn't get boring, however they do sort of fall on their face above 80mph. Most problems you will have (02 sensors, turbo failure[rare])will be covered under warranty even after you're out of your bumper to bumper.


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