Tacoma TDI project

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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby the german » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 pm

Got it, that makes sense now. My guess is you wouldn't feel or notice any difference, but might as well make it right while you're in there. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:59 am

Got the motor aligned up and mounts built. I copied this design from a couple other people and added my own touches. I used 3/16 plate and .120 wall ERW tubing. The mounts are hydraulic passat BHW TDI mounts from a b5.5. The engine angle ended up at about 5 degrees, and the rear diff is about 6, so that should be good. Hopefully these dont get ripped apart. I know these mounts cannot survive in a quattro without a snub mount, but the force pulling up on them is much greater with the front axle outputs on a quattro trans. On a truck, the only real force should be the engine twisting counter clockwise. I dont want to do anything stiffer because the vibes from a 4 cylinder diesel are really bad with harder mounts.

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current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby ringbearer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm

Very nice! It should help not to twist/rotate under load with the mounts so far apart.
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:51 pm

Thats kind of what I was thinking. They are about 25" center to center!
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:26 pm

Well done. Looks legit. Decent welds too, should be plenty strong.
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 am

I added some additional bracing I added to try and relieve some of the stress off the top two bolts. I made it removable separately so the whole truss can easily come off in the truck to service the front of the engine. Just tack welded in these pics.


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current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm

Nice addition.

Amazing what one can devise, with serviceability in mind from the outset! *looking at you, VAG.
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby the german » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 am

Look at you getting fancy with your plastic tube caps! That’s a great idea for keeping junk from building up in there.

Looks great!
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:18 am

getting fancy with tube caps for sure! Still cant seem to make pretty welds, its kind of driving me nuts. I just dont have a stready hand. I've never had one fail, but they never look nice either.
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby themagellan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:37 pm

Looking spiffy - nice work
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:29 pm

I actually got this truck running and drove it up and down the driveway. My wife had our daughter on sept 4th, so I was home with them for a while. I got a bit of shop time in while they both slept.

First impressions, Damn, its acutally pretty fun. It breaks the tires loose and slides around on the gravel easily. Way way better than the stock engine.

Things to complete
-wiring cleanup
-fab coolant piping
-fab exhaust
-swap rear diff from 3.59 to 4.10

Not sure how long this will take, the newborn thing is pretty all consuming, but at least I can start the truck and move it around when needed.
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby Afterthought » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 pm

You’ve built the ultimate truck dude I always wanted to build a diesel taco...
nowadays I’ve seen a few hilux and hilux surf imported , since I’m right next to the border here and they are super popular in Vancouver BC

And yeah, agree, having a child has definitely changed my amount of shop time and I feel like I have 5 too many projects now :)
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby DE80q » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:15 am

Congrats Dana! On both fronts, becoming a dad, and getting this thing moving. I know all too well how much time a newborn takes from your day. Mine is almost 10 now, and I swear she takes just as much time now haha
"If you can't find one, make one"

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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby PRY4SNO » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:22 am

Wait.

Did Dana say something about a diesel drift truck?

Vids. Or it never happened >_<

And congrats on the newborn!
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks dudes! I am excited about the truck, I am glad I forced myself into the shop earlier this year to get it as far along as I did. Shawn came over and busted a couple nights on the oil pan, which was a huge pain in the arse, but is working excellent. So I only have cleanup and tidy work left to finish it. I wont drive it on the main roads in the winter, but I can see myself having it out and about on the back roads (no salt) at some point this winter.

As of right now, the only actual free time I have is on weekends when my mother in law comes over and helps, and I have to use that time to maintain the daily drivers, get firewood cut and stacked and keep progress moving on the house build.

I am hoping that once we get a halfway decent sleep routing established I might be able to do a few evenings in the shop per week for a couple hours. We shall see.

Having a mini person is a trip, she has my eyes, which I have been told can give an intense angry look. Its pretty funny to have a tiny person give you your own death glare.
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am

Also, sliding the truck around is pretty tricky with half of the interior apart, no power steering, no power brakes, and the throttle pedal being a mk4 vw DBW pedal held loosely in my hand! Its damn spunky though, much more than my mk4 wagon that is theoretically the same tune. The truck engine does have the larger fuel pump, and bigger (new) injectors. I think the MK4 injectors are getting pretty tired and have lost quite a bit of spunk.
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:26 am

I have been really bad about taking pictures. This one is shitty, but the charge piping is all done, and looks halfway decent considering how pipes have top run all over the place with a counterflow VW motor mounted longitudinally. As you can see, there is lots of cleanup to do in the bay, but I love that part. Image
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby vt10vt » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:03 pm

Congrats on the daughter! Let me know when you need a hand (car, house, firewood or otherwise), I want to come meet her.

And also, where are the pics of the pan welding process?! ;)
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:55 am

I managed to squeak in some fragmented shop time between working and newborn care. Got the downpipe done and the exhaust tacked together. I made the muffler in a straight section so it can be removed and straight piped if "need be"

I got fancy and polished the welds where the pipes can be seen, mostly because my MIG welded stainless welds are not very pretty.

I got the exhaust to exit just like the stock, maybe even fit a bit better than stock with plenty of clearance over the rear axle.

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current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby DE80q » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:00 am

Looks really good Dana! Is that a real cat on there, or one of those fake stainless shelled ones?
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:30 am

DE80q wrote:Looks really good Dana! Is that a real cat on there, or one of those fake stainless shelled ones?


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current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby DE80q » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 am

That's what I thought.
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1991 Audi 80 quattro (10vt project)
1991 Audi Coupe Quattro (project: my first 20v)
2007 Mitsubishi Raider(Dakota in disguise)
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby dana » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:09 am

"ALL FLOW"
current:
-mk4 tdi wagon with some mods
-TDI b3 90q, holset turbo, be strong little connecting rods!
-the turbo tractor
past:
-11 second 90q junker
-20vt swapped 90q winter beater
-efi 10vt 4kq
-way too many other long gone urs's, 200's 4000's, b5's
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Re: Tacoma TDI project

Postby Afterthought » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:00 pm

That looks sick . I tried doing that on my cooling pipes and it’s definitely time consuming .
There is a local guy I met here who does professional metal work , he does full hot rod exhausts that way , tig welded polished stainless and it looks seamless. Crazy .

These are really handy

https://www.empireabrasives.com/2-x-36- ... ding-belt/
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