I'm about to do 02m in a MK2 1.8T
Looks like more work than I thought.
I recently installed an o2m in my mk3. I put a peliquin diff with a fx700. The trans feel good,shifts great. with about 100 miles on the setup im getting a little concerned about the temp of the trans.I cant tell if the heat is coming from the trans itself or the radiator is heating it up. just wondering if anybody else has this concern?
Not sure but I hear the 02j box and cables will work. The ends are diff where the connect to the trans
Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
Fb group---- Down South Dubs ------
parts I need: corrado black sunroof switch, mk3 hella smoked signals, dunmy plate, fogs asap!
I'm going to try going back to the mk3 tstat housing (aluminum) and get a short shifter. I believe the combination of the two will allow some more room.
The reason I went with the mk4 tstat housing was due to shifting mechanism coming in contact with the housing or related hose. That has meant custom hoses (no it's not as simple as using a mk4 upper hose).
So, in an effort to get back to mk3 stock hoses I'm trying a mk3 aluminum tstat housing with short shifter.
My plan is to report back on this in less than a month. Will take lots of pics...
Came across some 02m conversion parts that I was not familiar with. Don't know if these improve/simplify the mounting of the the transmission any. The main trans mount seems a little more structurally reinforced. What are your thoughts?
"OP sounds like a MKIV guy"
hey NATER i'm in the process of doing 2 swaps one on my VRT that finally shredded the the 02a tranny and the other on a cabrio that im swaping to a 1.8t , both 02m. now how did the axles worked out cause i been doing so much research on the measurements and is very confusing. for anybody interested in the mounts there is this guy that makes them
http://www.generalprinciple.com/02m that's where im getting my mount from
You mentioned coolant flange, is the cast piece any smaller in footprint than the stock plastic? I understand you are reducing travel with the short shifter but surprised that the cast coolant flange would make any difference.
"OP sounds like a MKIV guy"
There is really only ONE reason I'm going to the cast coolant flange vs OEM plastic: if it needs modification.
For example: some R32 guys are buying the mk3 cast housing because it's not available for their mk4 car yet. What a couple of them are doing is cutting the one outlet a bit shorter to allow some space.
Another R user noted that it didn't look like he needed to modify anything to clear the o2m linkage.
When I asked, he showed me his short shifter kit, which is much less bulky than the OEM o2m linkage.
The Ahhhhh hah! moment had arrived! I may very well be able to go back to the OEM mk3 housing if combined with a short shifter made by dieselgeek, which will now allow me to get back to my OEM cooling system hoses (my biggest nightmare has been the non-OEM look of cutting hoses and using copper elbows and such!). Thank god.
I'll modify THIS post with a pic of that short shifter and who makes it.
Edit: link to short shifter
And a picture, cast housing and short shifter just barely clears the housing. Wonder if I could cut that stud down a tad and go with a lower profile nut (see red marks):
Updated. So in a week or so I'll order these two items and see where that gets me!
Last edited by nater; 05-29-2015 at 08:54 AM.