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2001 Jetta VR6 Resurrection Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by MapleMoose, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose [OP] Drunk Canadian

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    3" Eibach Coils, 3" AP Springs, AP 6" Shackles Toytec Diff drop, BAMF Sliders, Deck plate mod,Volt meter, Highbeam mod, PIAA fogs, 18" Magnaflow, LED dash swap, Color matched Satoshi Grille, Custom Rear Plate Bumper
    I just picked up a VR6 the other day with a what i think might be a "blown" engine. The guy rolled up to our yard today and i offered him $500 for it! The engine has 220,000 kms on it and the guys says his son bought it with a bad timing chain and ran into the ground and may have overheated it. This is as much as i know. He was almost TOO happy to get rid of it. Hopefully i dont regret this...

    Anyways, i thought i would post up a build so i could get some input on the engine swap i will be doing over the summer. I got it to turn over yesterday but it doesnt start. The engine isnt seized thats a good start i guess. The wreckers want $1500 for an engine but im going to start tearing it apart and try to save some money.

    Here's the car:

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  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose [OP] Drunk Canadian

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    So today i hooked it up to an OBD scanner and it read two codes:

    P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit (Bank 1 or single sensor)
    P0343 - Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit High Input (Bank 1 or single sensor)

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  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    replace the sensors and try to start it again.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    Airlocker, Fox coilovers, Eibach Springs, OME rear suspension, XRC Comp 9500 winch, offroad lights, Brute Force sliders, AFE Pro Dry S filter, sway bar delete, deck plate, blinker relocate, rear dif breather extension, no carpet.
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    06yoda

    06yoda Well-Known Member

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    That is the 12V the 24v is a BDF engine code and has individual coil on plug ignition. I have the 24v it's nice:D
     
  6. May 4, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose [OP] Drunk Canadian

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    Thanks! I started a thread over there and those guys seem very helpful.

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5670360-Trying-to-recover-my-12V-VR6...

    Thanks, i figured it out pretty quick. Do you have the auto or mt? Hows the power on these cars? I know you have the 200hp 24v so that must be fun. I think my 175hp should go pretty good..
     
  7. May 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    lunchboxhero

    lunchboxhero Out for a rip eh!

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    HELPFUL?!?!?!? They are a bunch of asshats! lol

    Great guys from vortex, you're in good hands there.
     
  8. May 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose [OP] Drunk Canadian

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    I know, theyve been very helpful
     
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