Managed to pick up a Mk3 Caddy which i hope to use as personal transport/daily driver. Small problem is that it has no engine/gearbox. It did have a diesel bls engine, which died. Ive been looking at converting it with a 1.8l ADM engine but it seems that as the caddy is based on Mk5 golf and is 2009 that the looms wont be compatible.
Is the only way to get something worthwhile (other than putting another bls engine in it - which are rare) to get a donor car and then get a custom loom made for it by someone likehttp://www.dutchbuild.com/index.php/en/shop/db-customs/custom-engine-wiring/custom-engine-wiring-r36-fsi-detail
If so then a r32 engine would be the ultimate, if its going to cost I might as well go the whole way.
I know this would be a handful as it will be extremely difficult to fabricate 4wd into the caddy, but i think if I fitted an lsd then fwd would make it acceptable.
It would only have to be able to handle it in a straight line as it wont be taken on a circuit...
Has anyone done this before ? Any assistance is appreciated.
I have done a lot of research but it doesnt seem to be that popular - golf owners will just upgrade to a new r32 than upgrade the engine.