I've decided to swap a 1.9 liter VW TDI engine into a Honda Insight.
This project is just getting started since I only have the donor vehicle right now (98 Beetle TDI).
To my knowledge, the TDI swap has only been attempted once before and it was with a 1.2 liter Lupo engine that can't easily be found where I live (America). I'll be using the venerable "ALH" engine which is found in the US Spec Golf, Jetta, and New Beetle from the 98-03 time frame.
I'm currently looking for a 1st gen Insight with a bad battery/IMA/engine that can be used for this swap.
I've started a blog to update as the project moves along. Keep in mind this won't be a quick swap. I'm pretty busy but also pretty anal so progress will be slow. I'll post here with updates as they occur!
In the meantime, feel free to check out my blog: