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Re: Sad sight; 16v Vanagons [non-Rocco]
Guys, the Vanagon Diesel came with the inline 4 diesel and a corresponding
tranny. The only weird thing about that mechanical application (far as I
know) was that the motor was angled over, and had a special oil pan. I've
heard of crazy owners implanting GTI 8v engines, almost a bolt-up apart from
the fuel system differences; perhaps a 16v would work with only slightly
(relative term) more creativity. Find a Diesel Van and get to work!
I believe the hottest Vanagon going was a 3.0 911SC motor bolted into a
Vanagon Synchro: a rectangular 959, almost! In the early 80's, the Porsche
development team had a Transporter (Vanagon) with this same engine; they
used it for keeping up with their test cars (carrying equipment and parts).
I saw it; it was really neat.
'86 8v, '79 Golf Diesel, looking for a clean '84 GLI.
From: Etrik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Freitag, 11. Dezember 1998 09:09
Subject: Re: Sad sight
>I think it could be done, I have seen bugs with 1.8 watercooled 8vs in
>them. I sure it would be hard as hell, and cost way too much though.
>Wm. Josiah Erikson wrote:
>> I REALLY doubt it, what with the Vanagon having a flat-4 and all, and the
trans being completely different,
>> And I eat Ramen Noodles... a lot. When I'm feeling like being
extravagant, I eat spaghetti : )
>> Mark Mages wrote:
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