I agree with Maarten, a 1.9TD setup will be straight foward.
Laurentian, you should come to the Julep tonight, we gather there every tuesday.
Right now, there's only 1 mechanical TDI setup here in Quebec.
The engine itself without the electronics is very reliable, you don't worry about that.
The problem is performance.
Finding a pump with variable timing is the challenge right now.
He tried a few setups (twice with a 12 mm that he blew up) but all of them except a stock 1.9TD pump worked out.
He's running the 1.9TD pump for a while now, with no intercoolers and bigger nozzles (Smog 216's).
The car is not very fast. I followed him home once and my big passat was able to pass him.... :roll:
He's supposed to get a new pump, so we'll see, but for now the performance are similar to a 1.9TD... :?