[Vwdiesel] KG diesel, etc
george.allison at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 18:52:28 EDT 2006
I've given this swap some thought, off-and-on, over the past couple
years...here's what I know about it (certainly I'm no expert):
I don't know of any Audi-VW bellhousing adapters, though one would be easy enough to make. The Volvo diesel six bolts up to the bellhousing, but is too long to fit under the hood. I know guys have put gasser Audi turbo fives into the cars, so the Audi TD five would certainly fit too (weight distribution would be affected, but would still probably be very good as the 924's front wheels sit very far forward, and the clutch and tranny are still at the back). Options for changing the gear ratios...some later 944s and 968s have more diesel-suited gearboxes, but might be expensive to find and install. I read that the 924 transmission is just Audi 4000 tranny guts in a different case (or it might even be partly the same case, just mounted differently), and that you can swap 4000 or Quantum diesel gears into it pretty cheaply.
That's what I know...if you do it, let us know how it goes--I hope to attempt it myself one of these days...
On 4/11/06, Ron Schroeder <rjs at bnl.gov> wrote:
> Hi George,
> Were all of the Audis' the "Audi" pattern or were some like the early 80's
> 4000 the VW pattern?
> Does anybody make a VW to Audi adapter?
> Can you get different R&P gears for the 924?
> Ron Schroeder
> '86 Golf diesel "rust bucket"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Allison" <george.allison at gmail.com>
> To: "Ron Schroeder" <rjs at bnl.gov>
> Cc: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] KG diesel, etc
> The 924 bellhousing uses the Audi 4/5/6-cylinder pattern, which is
> different from the VW gasser/diesel 4-cylinder pattern. An Audi 5-cyl
> diesel or TD or TDI will bolt right in, but the VW diesel or 1.9TDI
> won't match up.
> Gearing changes are also necessary for any 924 diesel swap...or else
> your nice little 2.0L I-5 Audi TD will be turning 4000 rpm on the
> highway. not good.
> On 4/11/06, Ron Schroeder <rjs at bnl.gov> wrote:
> > Can anyone confirm the engine bolt pattern on the 924 bellhousing matches
> > the VW diesel? I was told that it was different.
> > Ron Schroeder
> > WD8CDH
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 14:14:27 -0600
> > > From: pmdolan at sasktel.net
> > > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] KG diesel, etc
> > > To: William J Toensing <toensing at theunion.net>
> > > Cc: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
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> > > VERY easy in a Scirocco or 924 Porsche, but same kind of difficulties in
> > 914 as any other aircooled car (but enough room in THAT engine bay for a
> > l V6 TDI. Hmmmmm.
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