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how much room is there?


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#1 Snowman

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:56 AM

A friend of mine is thinking about doing a Subaru conversion in his 86 Vanagon Westy, and I'm just curious how much room there is in the engine bay with an EJ22 or an EJ25 in there. Can you change the timing belts, water pump, rocker cover gaskets, etc without too much trouble?

Anybody got pics that illustrate this?

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:52 AM

A friend of mine is thinking about doing a Subaru conversion in his 86 Vanagon Westy, and I'm just curious how much room there is in the engine bay with an EJ22 or an EJ25 in there. Can you change the timing belts, water pump, rocker cover gaskets, etc without too much trouble?

Anybody got pics that illustrate this?


There's slightly more room with the Subie engine in there than with the VW engine.

Chaning the timing belt will depend on which engine mount system you use... with the KEP mount, it will be tight but doable; with the Small Car mount, you will probably have to drop the engine to get at the timing belt.

#3 ShawnW

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:18 PM

Timing belt is VERY doable in the van on mine, in fact I had mine apart and it was easier in a Vanagon than in a Subaru. Extrodinarily easy if you do it with the cat and muffler off.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:55 PM

Am I correct in assuming that both of you are running the EJ22?

Anybody got an EJ25 in their VW?

#5 ShawnW

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

Yep 2.2. Theres a few 2.5's out there.




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