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well,
just found a 93 vr6 engine up the north for cheap money, it has done aroud 80k miles and he is sellin the complete car for 1000stg but its wrote off (roof damage) and he said it's irrepairable
if i was to buy it off him i would be fully rebuilding the engine ...
but could anyone tell me if they can give problems and whats the common faults with these engines and if anyone knows how hard it would be to carry out the transplant ???

i know i was talkin about this a few months ago but know that i found a good deal and have a car for the winter allows me to leave the golf in the garage and tap away at it after work, and it comes with bbs rims which would help fund the rebuild if i were to sell them

any replys very much appreciated .....

and the car will be just a show/weekend car if all goes well !!!!

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If you have a complete donor car then it wouldn't be too bad a job to do the conversion.

Still a lot of work in it though as you would basically have to transfer everything from the donor car to yours including engine + box (obviously!) front subframe and suspension, all the wiring and pedal box and all the rest of the bits for the hydraulic clutch. You'd also have to change the rear axles to match the wider track front from the VR6.

The engines don't give much trouble really, when you have the engine out I would get the head rebuilt and have a look at the bottom end, it will probably be ok with a set of rings, then rebuild the engine with new timing chains, tensioners and guide rails.

So basically there's nothing that difficult about it apart from the volume of work involved.
 

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As George said, a complete donor car is needed ideally
It depends on the spec you want the chassis brought up to
Concept is in the process of doing this i think.
the engine and engine looms come up fairly regularly, if your going for an engine go for a 2.9 as they aer 190bhp out of the box and you will need the fuel pump and lines aswell at least, then you could get it running, if its a post 1996/7 enigne it will haveban immobiliser and that needs bypassing to get it to work.
might be worth looking at the 2.8 out of a mk4 v6 4motion, that5 will bolt to a mk3 vr gearbox and with its original ecu and loom(and clocks for immobiliser) it will give you 204bhp as standard and has vvt, so its a better engine
 

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yes he did and then i gave him an idea of what i would do.
we all know more power is a better bet, so either a 204bhp mk4 engine or a 190bhp corrado vr6 would be a good option and you wouldnt need the full car then, but if he wants to go standard (brakes, hubs, abs, edl etc) he could buy what he has seen. and no need for the rest of the car since all thats needed to get the car running is the fuel loom and then engine loom.
Leon, i cant help but feel no matter what i type you will question it
 

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Not questioning anything other than is the info relevant to the question he asked. He would get even more power out of a 1.8T but he he probs knows that too!!

PS. Wouldnt dream of questioning everything you type as that would mean I would have to reply to almost every thread on the forum!!
 

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ahh thanks

I did consider mentioning the 1.8t option but i think its nice to go a different route for big power and have respect for someone who is going to be a little different with it

190bhp vr6
24v V6 204bhp

Gunner, the 24v pic is not a 24v engine, but it is the one for sale and he is looking for 650-700sterling
dont let the fact that these are in england scare you off you can either go over and get them or have a courier pick them up and deliver for not a huge amount of money
 

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well lads,
thanks for all the replys, eh ye just think that corrado vr6 has plenty of miles on it but im open to correction.
ye i just thought the vr6 i was lookin at was ideal because i could strip a few things off it like the interior and electric windows aswell as the engine

@geo- ye i was planning on striping the whole engine down and rebuilding everything,rings skim the head e.t.c so there's nothing to go wrong


thanks again lads
p.s, i was planning on goin up and pickin it up saturday so want it asap

and i think 174bhp is a big change from the diesel
 

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I wouldn't get the head skimmed. Just get it checked and only skim it if you need to. You shouldn't need to because the VR6 gives very little head trouble. New valve stem seals and probably guides will probably be needed though. That and a set of rings and the engine should be fine.

When you are changing the timing chain, make sure and fit the later type top chain tensioner pad as it is a much better design than the old one. I have the part number for it here somewhere if you need it.
 

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dont mean to sound like a prick but if ya want a vr6 why not go on the hunt for a good one... plenty of mint highlines sround... why build a car ya can buy?!?
 

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thanks wrc, ye spent like 15k on everything so not goin to lose it and buy a vr6 and put all the arcges and sound system in the back again to much work and money

@geo- thanks for the advice, ye ill be prob goin up on sunday and getting it but dunno when its goin in tho but ill give ya a shout when i am for last minute advice
thanks again lads ......
 

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Doing that job at the moment, got all new timing chains,guides,waterpump and a load of other stuff. gonna build the engine on the ground and have it perfect before it goes in. Got all my parts from P&R vw in Newry, the guys in the stores know what they are talking about not like some of the muppets in vw in Dublin dealers!
 

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P&R are head and shoulders above any other dealers I've dealt with. I'm constantly going in looking for off the wall stuff and looking for parts that I have no part number for etc and I find them very helpful
 
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