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Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
12/24/21 11:16 a.m.

Makes sense to me and the mk4 coil is the easy button. Have made over 1k hp with a pair of them on v8s. 
 

I check in sometimes but if you need anything specific feel free to pm me to weigh in. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
1/2/22 8:19 p.m.

A couple things worth noting in this picture. 
firstly, new used mk4 ignition coil is going to be cleaner and simpler than the ls truck coils. Shame on me for trying to make something on the shelf work when there's an easier option for cheap. 
Secondly I sacrificed a scirocco coolant flange and tapped it for a gm coolant temp sensor. So far everything needed for wiring will be in one harness with the exception of the trigger pick up. 
 

Baby steps. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
1/6/22 8:45 p.m.

Hey man you gonna buy one of those fancy distributor block off plates? 
No. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
3/23/22 8:36 p.m.

This is not the ideal spot for an intake air temp sensor. I'll need to keep an eye on it when the motor starts to see how quickly it reacts. But it's in, first little bit of progress on this in a few months. 
 

I am happy that it allowed every sensor except map and crank trigger to be within 4 inches of each other. Should keep wiring clean and simple.

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
4/5/22 8:01 p.m.

Went out tonight and welded a bung on the oil pan. It went so well I turned around and ripped into the car. I'm about an hour I had motor almost ready to pull. All that's holding it in now is the cv shafts and gravity. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
9/15/22 9:19 p.m.

Whelp, summer is over so after putting ir off for 5 months I pulled the old aba out threw a clutch on the 16v did a quick trans swap and dropped the new heart in. Lots and lots to do yet but at least it's progress and it will look cool once cleaned up a bit.

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
9/21/22 8:42 p.m.

Just a quick mock-up tonight. Took most of the aba wiring and set it aside. Going to try and find a mk2 diesel to take the lighting harness from to keep things simple. 
Also noted the fpr is basically resting on the hood so something will need to change slightly. Otherwise progress is slow but steady. 
Hoping to have the intercooler here this weekend to start on that. 

 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Dork
10/4/22 7:54 p.m.

 

I'm actually feeling better now that the rest of the old harness is out and the microsquirt is laid out. Vr1 is just long enough to go through the rain tray and down to the trigger keeping it nice and safe and away from any noise. Every other wire is way longer than needed. Should clean up fairly nice. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Dork
10/11/22 8:02 p.m.

Started at the start

VR1 to edis/trigger set up

cts and cts sharing sensor ground 1 maf and tps will share sensor ground 2, just as they will share +5v

coil is up next. 
 

no pictures but I'm picking away at it. 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Dork
10/13/22 8:32 p.m.

Good progress tonight, should have a map pigtail tomorrow then it's time to run power wires and grounds. 

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