[Vwdiesel] 83 diesel into 84 Vanagon
hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Wed Mar 26 08:54:37 EST 2003
My 205/65/15's work fine with my westy, but the 215/70/15's I tried on there
gave it a bit of problem taking off. You had to really be careful with the
clutch/gas, and I had the feeling that the clutch would die an early death. Plus
my wife didn't like it at all, she just hates anything that you have to do
something *special* to make work.
Those tires (the 215's) and the mercedes 15" wheels, came off my '73 westy
which had an '81 vanagon engine in it, and worked great, even with a special
taller 4th gear tranny. I could cruise at 80 no problem, even do 85. I was quite
surprised when the '82 diesel westy couldn't pull them well, since that tranny
is much lower geared.
On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 09:24:22PM -0600, Mary Beth and Chris Geiser wrote:
> Mine's not a Westy, and I think it would pull a little taller tranny...
> I went up to 205/65/15's with no problems at all - it would have been a
> problem with the injection pump I first had on there... not sure what
> was wrong with it, but I have much better power with the present one.
> If I had time I'd track down why and report, but as long as it runs with
> little effort, that's what it's going to do!!
> I'd be tempted to try the 225/60/16's from my wife's Eurovan on the
> Vanagon just to see, but just looking at it, I believe the rim offset is
> way too deep to try to accommodate.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vwdiesel-admin at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-admin at vwfans.com] On
> Behalf Of Harmon Seaver
> Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 5:45 PM
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 83 diesel into 84 Vanagon
> Won't you have to get a vanagon diesel tranny as well? The gearing is
> a bit
> different. IIRC, people can use the gas tranny in a vanagon with a
> engine, like a 1.9TD, but not otherwise. My '82 diesel vanagon surely
> have all that much power to pull higher gearing. Just putting 215/70/15
> tires on it was a bit too much, and I had to drop back to 205/65/15.
> mine's a westy which is a bit heavier.
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 05:30:05PM -0500, JoErnest at aol.com wrote:
> > --
> > [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> > 83 diesel into 84 Vanagon
> > Any advice on this conversion would be appreciated.
> > I have replaced the oil pump and oil pan and would like to test the
> > before installation.
> > 1) Is there a fuel cutoff solenoid? where? Does 12V+ open it?
> > 2) Proposed test procedure: engine mated to diesel vanagon
> > Rabbitt tranny & starter, 12V, fuel supply - any other connections or
> > needed?
> > When installing into vanagon:
> > 3) How can you tell the 82 from the 83 engine carriers - it appears we
> > have one set of each?
> > 4) Is there a preference, 82 over 83?
> > Any modifications needed? tranny, engine mounts etc?
> > 5) Besides the starter and alternator what electrical connections are
> > required, is there a convenient wire (ignition/coil) that can be used
> for a
> > fuel cutoff if present?
> > 6) Glow plug - I plan to install a dash mounted push button.
> > Thanks.........JoE & Paul
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