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VR6 to R32 in MK2


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Hi Wiggy and welcome!

You would probably have to do just as much work as any other engine transplant as not a lot is compatible with where you are starting from.

 

The Mk2 / Mk3 and Corrado have the "CE2" fusebox under the dash by your feet, but the Mk4 and Mk5 are different wiring systems, so there is a bit of work adapting the engine wiring and other bits to match the car you have (unless you convert the whole car to Mk4/5 wiring?).

 

The ECU and engine electronics are a lot different from that in your car, as the systems are developed over time. For example; the R32 engine wants 4 Lambda sensors and the VR6 engine requires one. Then the ECU needs the immobiliser setup (or deleted).

 

You may be best looking for a complete donor car - if you have the space to store it.

 

Its all do-able but a fair bit of work.

 

Good luck with whatever you decide - just don't underestimate the effort, money and time these things demand.

 

Have fun!

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