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Date:         Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:12:30 -0700
Reply-To:     BenT <syncro@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         BenT <syncro@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: VW 2.5 liter 5 cylinder
Comments: To: KIM BRENNAN <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
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The South African T3 came with a 5-cyl. You can use that bellhousing to install the older generation VW and Audi 5-cyl onto a Vanagon transaxle.

I have an Audi 5-cyl in my '88 Doka. But I converted to an auto so an adapter plate was necessary.

The newer crop of 5-cyl engines probably have a different bolt than the early engines. I can't confirm that yet.

It's should be noted that the Volvo diesels from the early 80's to early 90's are VW LT engines. Same goes for the 924 and 944. They may now for the engine compartment but will bolt on to the SA 5-cyl bellhousing.

BenT sent from my electronic leash

> On Jul 25, 2016, at 5:00 PM, KIM BRENNAN <kimbrennan@MAC.COM> wrote: > > Karl did the install of a South African 2.6 inline 5 into someone’s Vanagon years ago. I also have that going into my Tristar, but I’ve not been in a particular hurry to complete that project. > >> On Jul 25, 2016, at 5:55 PM, TJ Hemrick <x53gunner@GMAIL.COM> wrote: >> >> Hey, >> Isn't there someone on the list who owns a Vanagon with a VW 2.5 liter >> engine in it. I think it's been done in the past 2-3 years but just >> guessing. Again, NOT the Subaru 2.5 but the VW 5 Cyl. inline engine. >> >> Thanks, >> >> TJ

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