Technical Information

Volkswagen Caddy

Dimensions

Chassis ID Code = 14

Chassis code 14 is a A1 platformed chassis, which is shared with the MK1 Golf/Jetta & Scirocco models

Engine Types & Identification

1.7 Petrol K-Jet Fuel Injection(USA Only)

1.6 Petrol (Europe) – 75bhp

EW (1985-92)
EWA (1985-92)
RE (1985-90)

Average fuel consumption:

Manual = 34mpg
Auto = 30mpg

Max speed:

Manual = 87mph (140kmh)
Auto= 87mph (140kmh)

1.6 Diesel (Europe) – 54bhp

JK (1985-90)
ME (1990-92)

Average fuel consumption:

Manual = 38mpg

Max speed:

Manual = 84mph (135kmh)

1.8 K-Jet Fuel Injection (Europe) – 95bhp

JH (1985-92)

Average fuel consumption:

Manual = 30mpg

Max speed:

Manual = 101mph (162kmh)

Technical Data (Europe)

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel size – 5J x 13
Tyre Size – 155 SR 13
Tyre Pressures: Front – 26psi (1.8bar), Rear – 38psi (2.7bar)

Weights

Permissable Total weight = 1625kg (1675kg with hardtop)
Unladen weight (with driver) = Petrol – 1000kgs, Diesel – 1020kgs
Payload = Petrol – 625kgs, Diesel – 605kgs (plus 60kgs if hardtop is in use)
Permissable front axle weight = 730kgs
Permissable rear axle weight = 930kgs
Permissable roof rack load = 50kgs

Trailer weights

Without Brakes = 400kgs
With Brakes = 800kgs

Capacities

Fuel Tank = 60 ltr
Cooling system = 6.5 ltr
Screen washers = 2.5 ltr

Engine Oil quantity:

Petrol 4.0 ltr (3.5 without filter)
Diesel 4.5 ltr (4.0 without filter)

Caddy (Europe) vs Rabbit Pickup (USA) vs Caddy (South Africa)

Interchangable parts from other models

As mentioned above the MK1 Caddy shares a lot of common parts with the MK1 Golf, Scirocco 1 & 2, MK1 Golf Cabrio, & MK1 Jetta

The most closely related is the 5dr Golf & Jetta 4dr, virtually every component from the front seats forwards are interchangable, this includes Trim & body panels (inc the doors). Many parts from the Cabrio & Jetta 2dr can also be used, whereas the Scirocco is limited to the chassis components and & few trim parts, like seats etc.

Note: Everything rear of the doors on the Caddy is not found on any other vehicle.

Popular Engine Conversions

1.8 K-Jet (JH & DX)
1.8 Digifant
1.8 16v K-Jet(KR)
2.0 16v KE-Jet (9A)
2.0 Digifant (AGG)
2.0 16v ABF
1.8 20v Turbo
2.8 VR6
3.2 VR6
3.6 VR6

Conversion Kits:

Epytech DE
Eurowise

VW Pickup Truck Specifications

Engine
Number of cylinders: 4 in-line
Bore x stroke (gasoline): Inches – 3.13″ x 3.40″
Bore x stroke (Diesel): Inches – 3.01″ X 3.40″
Displacement (gasoline): 105.0 cu in
Displacement (Diesel): 97 cu in
Compression ratio: Gasoline – 8.2:1 / Diesel – 23.0:1
Horsepower: Gasoline – 78 @ 5500 rpm / Diesel – 52 @ 4800 rpm
Torque: Gas – 88.2 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm / Diesel – 71 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
Fuel requirements: Gasoline – Unleaded only / Diesel – No. 2 Diesel fuel
Engine Design
Engine block: Cast iron
Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
Valve train: Overhead cam, spur-belt driven
Cooling system: Water-cooled, thermostatically-controlled electric radiator fan; cross-flow radiator closed and pressurized
Fuel/Air Supply: Gasoline – Continuous Injection System (CIS) / Diesel – Spur-belt driven distributor injection pump; Diesel injectors, “swirl” chambers and glow plugs
Electrical Systems
Rated voltage: 12V
Alternator output: 55 Amp
Battery capacity: 12V / 54 Amp/hr
Ignition: Electronic, breakerless with digital idle stabilizer / Diesel; compression ignition
Cylinder firing order: 1 – 3 – 4 – 2
Drive Train
Clutch: Single disc, dry
Transmission, manual: 4 & 5 speed – fully-synchronized transaxle; 1st gear: 3.45:1; 2nd gear: 1.94:1; 3rd gear: 1.29:1; 4th gear: 0.91:1; Reverse: 3.17:1

Engine Options
1.5 Petrol (Gasoline)
1.5 Diesel (1980 Only)
1.6 Petrol (Gasoline)
1.6 Diesel (w/turbo outside US)
1.7 Petrol (Gasoline)
1.8 Petrol (Gasoline)

 

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