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Converting a air cooled VW to a water-cooled Sub-engine powered VW- ONE big question
Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:37 AM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:37 AM
I'm mechanically incompetent for the most part but like to figure this stuff out. How exactly do you use a water-cooled engine to power an air-cooled machine? Do you have to modify it to fit a radiator in there? If so, where do you place the radiator? I know these are base-level questions, but I'm just not getting it and I've been reading the forum well past my bedtime:). Thanks for any help.
For the Vanagon,
yes, you would need to mount a radiator in front, and run hard piping from it to the rear...
ShawnW did his first one this way, but then found a later water cooled one to start with... much easier....
for Bugs and sand rails, you'd also have to mount a radiator somehow....
Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:04 AM
There is a subaru powered vanagon list on yahoo if your really curious.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:05 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:24 AM
On a bug you have to decide if you want a heater, decide where to mount the radiator (seems popular to put it in place of the back seat somehow?), and same as above wiring for a fan, adding lines in/out of the engine, etc.
Creativity is the short answer.
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