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Thread: Definitive 24v into a (VR) Corrado thread

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    Well I guess it was being a bit too hopeful that it would just be THAT easy.

    Oh well, I've bought it now, so I'll have a go at fitting it myself.

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    sadly no engine conversion is ever going to be easy everything has its down side sadly

    but going by what Ive read its meant to be worth it once its done good luck
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    xbones, lol at your sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbones
    Well I guess it was being a bit too hopeful that it would just be THAT easy.

    Oh well, I've bought it now, so I'll have a go at fitting it myself.
    It is easy :-)

    Can I angle grind your bonnet? :-)
    Did have: 94 Corrado R32
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    I was going to Dremel it!

    Is it worth fiddling with my final drive when I'm down there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevHaywire
    Quote Originally Posted by xbones
    Well I guess it was being a bit too hopeful that it would just be THAT easy.

    Oh well, I've bought it now, so I'll have a go at fitting it myself.
    It is easy :-)

    Can I angle grind your bonnet? :-)
    I may let you do mine
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    LOL..... well I'm more than willing to help with any 24V installs.... I need the practice for mine :-)
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    Fitting a 24v.... mmmm i remember that!

    Fitting any modern engine in an older car all depends on how perfectly you want everything to work.
    As I was explaining to Coxy the other day there are advantages to fitting the entire wiring loom that you would never realise
    until you did it. For example, when I open the door of the car, the fuel pump primes! This is standard on a MK4 golf, but this would
    not happen if you just fitted the engine loom, spliced into the Corrado loom. Fair enough its not a major thing, but its there for
    a reason. Its all these little things that add up to mean that every morning, no matter how cold/hot it is the car starts first turn of the key.
    If you are happy with it "just working" then fair enough....

    So the 24v.... its not difficult to fit "physically" by any means. You need to modify the front mount bracket slightly to clear the oil cooler, but basically it fits on the VR mounts
    You can use a VR flywheel and clutch along with an 02A VR gearbox. Easy peasy
    Thats the lump sat in place.
    You will have to mod the front engine mount to lower the front of the block a touch (not on the R32) and remove one of the brace bars under the bonnet if you want the proper cover on and
    to keep some clearance.

    The exhaust downpipe needs to basically be made from scratch, just using the two flanges at the top as a start point.
    I fitted the water system as it is in the MK4, but used a VR6 rad and main waterhousing. You can use all VR stuff, but again with the complete loom in place, I wanted the connectors in the right place
    too.

    If you keep the air-con there is a whole load more stuff (too much to write about now), but one of the main things is cutting a section out of the front crossmember.

    Again I fitted the entire Mk4 brake system which meant mounting all the master cylinder, servo, ABS unit, pipework, sensors etc.. I also mounted the MK4 clutch pedal assembly and clutch Master cylinder.
    The fly by wire throttle has to be mounted inside by welding the bracket to the Corrado pedal box.

    You need run all the looms through. We welded in most of the MK4 firewall so that the original MK4 seal on the loom (great big single piece thing) worked properly and mounted as it would in the MK4.
    I also ran all the loom around for the lights, wipers etc.. all MK4. So no old Corrado loom at all.

    I could go on forever to be honest as I remember stuff I did, but there is so much you forget its unreal.

    The only way to find out is by doing it, obviously anyone doing it will come across the same issues, so ask and I am sure I will remember then!!

    Hope that gives you some idea.

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    What have I let myself in for

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    Yeah but you're not doing it to that extent ! You just want the lump!

    Agree entirely with the reliability and factory fit and finish aspects....
    Did have: 94 Corrado R32
    Now have: 2004 Golf R32

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