Tacoma TDI project

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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby ringbearer » Tue May 01, 2018 12:58 pm

You totally should have towed the Yota with the Jetta ;)
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Fri May 11, 2018 7:48 am

nothing exciting to report, other than I had a strange issue yesterday that nearly torched this truck. Went to start it, and the starter turns half a revolution, stops and smoke starts pouring out from under the hood. Popped the hood and found both battery cables red hot and the battery posts and plastic starting to melt! I had tools with me and got the ground off somehow. It was really only about 15 seconds, but I thought that I might end up with a burned truck or an exploded battery in my face. Pretty scary. I got a nasty burn on my thumb from ripping the ground off.

I figured the starter must have shorted to ground internally. I tore all the wiring out in the parking lot and rigged up a jumper from the alternator to the battery and fuse box, pushed her down a hill, jumped in and bump started it and went about my day. Ran a bunch of errands and just left it running everywhere.

Pulled the starter, and it was dead shorted inside the solenoid. Rebuilt the main wiring and put in a NAPA reman starter.....which of course has a faulty bendix, and only works one out of every four tries.....Back to the parts store.

Glad the truck didnt burn. I did not have a fire extinguisher with me.
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-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby ringbearer » Fri May 11, 2018 11:50 am

Glad you saved it! Too soon to burn it down.
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby audifreakjim » Fri May 11, 2018 11:54 am

Just because it isn't an old Audi, doesn;t mean you shouldn't have a fire extinguisher
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Fri May 11, 2018 12:54 pm

audifreakjim wrote:Just because it isn't an old Audi, doesn;t mean you shouldn't have a fire extinguisher
:lol:
very true words. Added to my road survival kit in this truck.
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby vt10vt » Fri May 11, 2018 2:11 pm

Guess this thing isn't so boring after all.
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby audios » Sat May 12, 2018 9:06 am

dana wrote:The ETDI swap is so simple, once the harness is pared down. Electronic control of the TDI makes it so much better in every way in my opinion.
-full glow plug control
-working OBD plug and check engine light for VT inspection Nazis. This alone makes the ETDI swap a requirement in my opinion.
-cruise control
-viable tach output
-engine tuning variable with variable outdoor conditions

Some people love an MTDI, but it does not make sense to me, especially when swapping into an OBDII vehicle.



I agree, this is why i am searching for a pre '97 vehicle as obd2 will not be an issue here in NH. I know it is '95 now the guy i go to for inspections said they are changing it to 97.
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