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Date:         Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:01:47 -0800
Reply-To:     stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM
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From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Engine thoughts--now Go Westy engine management system
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The Go Westy engine management system is available for pre-order, according to their January newsletter for $3000:

Here is the full link in case you don't trust shortened URLs:

They have done a great job, it's truly a modern EFI system, just like you would get with a Subaru conversion. You could add their big engine and I'm guessing the costs would be the same as a professional Subaru conversion when you include all the upgrades like exhaust, coolant pipes, shipping, etc., but you'd still have an obsolete push rod engine that's very inefficient and unreliable. Remember, power is inversely proportional to longevity.


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of vw_van_fan_Mark Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:31 AM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Re: Engine thoughts

GoWesty has published dyno horsepower and torque graphs comparing their engines to a stock 2.1 engine. Here is a link to the HP graph. The dyno numbers look impressive and I would love to try a 2450cc setup. The complete pricing details are not yet available afaik.

Note that it says the performance numbers for their engines are all when also using their new proprietary fuel injection system on them. They are not yet offering that new FI system so pricing isn't certain at this time. The only reason I'd even consider such a purchase is if it would be compliant with Calif smog rules, which it may well be.


Stephen Engel wrote: > Yes, I read the GoWesty news. They are claiming the new 2.7 Liter WBX will produce 162 hp and 197 ft-lbs with 91 octane fuel. They don't say what engine rpm those numbers are achieved. No mention of its effect on stock drive train components either. > > I'm more interested in the new engine management system, but it is rumored to be priced at $3000! > > We will see what develops. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jan 3, 2018, at 11:20 PM, Eric Caron <eric.caron@ICLOUD.COM> wrote: >> >> Hi listers, >> >> Did anyone else read with interest about this new GW engine and fuel system management system? >> >> If I read correctly it said something like 80 percent more horse power. >> >> If the 2.1 had about 95 HP then does this new version of our engine have 171 hp? >> That just can’t be right. Math is not my area. >> It also talked about increased torque , so this new engine sounds like a beast. >> >> Anyone else read the description and have initial thoughts? >> >> Not something I need now but I do plan to keep my van forever so future options are being kept in mind. >> >> Then again by the time my 1.9 is done maybe GW will have a electric motor. >> >> Eric Caron >

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