Author Topic: upgrading a 1.5?  (Read 1911 times)

May 06, 2010, 03:45:14 pm

power_smoke

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upgrading a 1.5?
« on: May 06, 2010, 03:45:14 pm »
so im pretty sure my 79 has a 1.5 right? what can i do to it to get alot of power out of it? will it be easier to start with a 1.6?



Reply #1May 06, 2010, 08:18:55 pm

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Re: upgrading a 1.5?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 08:18:55 pm »
i got a 1.5 in my rabbit that i pumped up. i wouldnt suggest starting with one tho. i did because i had no other engine. start with a 1.6 TD..

Reply #2May 08, 2010, 03:29:31 am

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 03:29:31 am »
ya that what i figured. we r either gunna do a 1.6 or my buddy works for s shop and get get a 30k miles tdi for $500. but no wiring harness or anything and our pick and pulls dont have vw diesels since they werent sold in cali for a few years and not alot of people bought them

Reply #3May 08, 2010, 03:44:33 am

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Re: upgrading a 1.5?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 03:44:33 am »
ya that what i figured. we r either gunna do a 1.6 or my buddy works for s shop and get get a 30k miles tdi for $500. but no wiring harness or anything and our pick and pulls dont have vw diesels since they werent sold in cali for a few years and not alot of people bought them

Smells like a 1.9L M-TDI could be in the works. That would make a lightweight '79 bunny hop alright!

J.R.
SoCal

Reply #4May 08, 2010, 12:30:32 pm

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Re: upgrading a 1.5?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 12:30:32 pm »
Dropping a tdi into a mk1 with all the electronics would be a hassle, just go m-tdi! I'm glad I don't have a friend offering me a $500 tdi motor, I have enough projects and parts laying around!

Reply #5May 10, 2010, 04:00:06 pm

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Re: upgrading a 1.5?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 04:00:06 pm »
well the one thing that has always amazed me with him is his wiring. so if we do go 1.9 tdi he can do the wiring