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'82 Diesel vanagon --> EJ?


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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:27 PM

my buddies got an '82 vanagon diesel, and he wants to convert it to EJ subaru power. would the Kennedy adapter kit work with the diesel tranny? other problems we might run in to?

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:19 PM

my buddies got an '82 vanagon diesel, and he wants to convert it to EJ subaru power. would the Kennedy adapter kit work with the diesel tranny? other problems we might run in to?


I don't think so, the diesel uses a different bellhousing than the gas models. However, there are plenty of gas bellhousings out there, then you bolt up the Kennedy adapter and the Subaru. BTW, folks are looking for those diesel parts to go the other way.

However, if I had a diesel vanagon, I would look at a TDI conversion or some of the other diesel upgrades. There are websites devoted to that.

#3 nipper

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:47 PM

What, he doesnt like driving the slowest production vehical ever made?

You will need to get a gasoline tranny, as not only are the bell housing differnt, but i think the gearing is different too (something more suited for a diesel power band).


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#4 subiemech85

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:28 PM

WARNING most of what was previously posted is BS and should be disregarded

p. 157 of the parts place inc 2007 is the start of the van section

the vw engines do not use bellhousings to mount transmissions!

the clutch stays with the engine when the trans is removed

the trans is moloded in such a way as to go around the clutch componets

you could upgrade to the 1.9 "easily"

the boxers are a totally different critter

#5 nipper

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:34 PM

I have a pdf of the Vanagon manual if you want it, its a 54,425KB pdf file :)

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#6 nipper

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

Something to keep aware of

Gas engine................................ Diesel
finale drive 4.83 ........................... 5.42
1st 3.75 .................................... 4.11
2nd 2.06..................................... 2.33
3rd 1.23..................................... 1.14
4th 0.85..................................... 1.01
5th NA .....................................0 .765


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