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I'm sure the tanks are the same (well 90% sure ) as when I replaced my petrol tank 2 years ago due to a welding mishap I order a tank from Barnes T4 breakers and when it came I remember it still had a bit of diesel in it and had to wash it all out
 

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Hi all. I've just bought an old caravelle which has had it's 2.4 non turbo engine swapped for a 1z tdi. Although the engine is fitted and running, it's incomplete as the acc pedal is not mounted properly, amongst some other things. I've read through most of this thread to gain more info, can anyone tell me if it's ok to keep the original sump from the tdi engine, as it looks like that's what's still on there...
 

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Should be changes for an abl (1.9 Td t4) sump and oil pickup due to the angle the engine sits at.
Yes that's what I've read on here. Although I have my brother's 1.9TB ABL sitting side by side and the angle of the sump itself looks very similar. I understand that the pickup pipe inside could be at a bad angle though. The engine is running in the van although it's not been driven anywhere. Has anyone tried keeping the original sump from the tdi engine?
 

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Yes that's what I've read on here. Although I have my brother's 1.9TB ABL sitting side by side and the angle of the sump itself looks very similar. I understand that the pickup pipe inside could be at a bad angle though. The engine is running in the van although it's not been driven anywhere. Has anyone tried keeping the original sump from the tdi engine?
Some have, though it's not ideal as the sump plug will not be at the lowest point and make it difficult to drain the oil. The pump pick up would worry me more though as it significantly different.
 

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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, even though it runs and revs ok in the garage, when you start driving in the real world up and down hills etc the pickup could be starved of oil - obviously not good.

The van was converted from a 2.4 so they guy who did the conversion wouldn't have any of the ABL parts to retro fit.. The dipstick is still (inaccessible) at the front of the engine, although the engine is mounted meaning that he must have done the drilling of the mount bolt holes.

I'm trying to decide whether to complete the conversion properly or break the caravelle for parts. Still I'd be keen to hear from or be linked to any posts from a user who has first hand experience of keeping the tdi sump on the engine...
 

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The van was converted from a 2.4 so they guy who did the conversion wouldn't have any of the ABL parts to retro fit.. The dipstick is still (inaccessible) at the front of the engine, although the engine is mounted meaning that he must have done the drilling of the mount bolt holes.
theres a lot of specific '4 cylinder' parts needed if converting from 2.4 (5 cylinder), just because the engine mount is bolted to the front / cambelt end of the cylinder block dont mean that the boltholes have been drilled & tapped larger to T4 spec size :*

if the van's good then it'd be worth checking a few things / ie. the mount's bolting (as it seems possible & common for engines to drop out LOL: ) and for what its cost I'd drop the sump & check the pick-up ;)

that said, it's not hard to remove the engine to sort the dipstick I:

how far do you go?

whats it worth complete or as spares?

that's up to you :cool:

Rich.
 

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Thanks Rich, yeah I know it's all depending on how much time I want/have to spend on it. I got it cheap to save it from rotting away (previous owner had completely lost interest) and to hopefully fix up and sell on for somebody else to enjoy. I'm not too worried about the value of it either in parts or complete as either way I'd get back at least what I paid for it.

I'm just trying to do a little homework and see what's going to be involved. Looks like finding a knackered ABL engine would be a good place to start. Either that or keeping the tdi for a future swap into my bro's 1.9td if/when required and finding a working 2.4 to put back in the caravelle...
 

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or keeping the tdi for a future swap into my bro's 1.9td if/when required and finding a working 2.4 to put back in the caravelle...
If it helps, the engine mods are the easy bit, sorting the wiring is not too bad BUT getting a neat & functional install is where the time & thought go's T:

The torque increase & drivability is worth the effort A:

Shame mine sits @ 4,000rpm in 5th gear when doing 80 obviously on private roads officer LOL:

Must build a hybrid gearbox but that's another thread I:
Rich.
 

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Hi does anybody no if I have to Blake the immboiliser out of the ecu on a 56 reg 1.9tdi engine Because of the clocks or can I by pass it so the pump will run thanks
 

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fitting a 56 plate tdi engine would require specialist knowledge......this thread relates more to fitting a mk3 golf or similar 1z or ahu engine into a T4.
 

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I've found a guy that can blank the immboiliser from the ecu so I'm hopping should be ok. But I'm have trouble sorting the engine mount out
 
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