Hello All! I finally got my swap car to try my hand at this swap. 2006 Passat 4mo w/149k on the clock. I'll pretty much be following the blueprint G60ING and the contributors there have laid out and find my own ways to solve certain problems along the way.
The Corrado is a 92 SLC so its a dizzy VR6 with 210k on it, 10lb flywheel, K&W V2's, BBS Montreals. Other than that, pretty much stock.
So the order of operations will be to get that 3.6 out of the passat so I can do a lot of work to it before I even touch the Corrado. The 3.6 leaky, might as well change a lot of seals, chains, guides, headgasket, valve seals, etc whiles its out. I also want to keep driving the Corrado while the weather is nice
Things to figure out:
1.) Accessory drive. I know I need 24v VR6 accessory bracket w/mk4 tensioner pulley. Since I am starting with an SLC I believe my AC Compressor, water pump and PS pump are fine
2.) Crank pulley. Either figure out what machining needs done to make the OEM part work or Fluidamper Passat crank pulley should work..will update later
3.) Clutch and flywheel: I really like the lightweight flywheel I currently have. Not sure is that is a good route to take here. But, being that the engine is ~270ft-lbs at the crank, a stage 2 SB rated at 325ft-lbs would probably be enough and SB conservatively rates their stuff. Clutchmasters doesn't list torque values for their clutches so I may shoot them an email to see what they would recommend. Leaning Clutch Masters FX300 and having the old flywheel resurfaced
4.) Transmission: Would a bolt kit in the diff be enough? Or just bite the bullet on a wavetrac LSD? I'm certainly looking for advice on this one. Car will be street driven only, not launched hard. But pulls to 6k+ will happen.
5.) Oil cooler: Stock? Or go down to a smaller mkIV one? Going Stock with a pie cut front engine mount
6.) Swap software: Is there any big differences between UM and Malone on this? I know I at least need IMMO defeat and coding for 2 OS2 sensors vs 4...
I'm sure I'll think of more...