[Vwdiesel] Diesel engine swaps, vw recepients

raymond greeley rgreeley2 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 19 10:38:38 EDT 2006

Has anyone here had experience or know of a site that may have discussed the 
swap of a vw diesel
into a dodge minivan. I have purchased van with  manual trans and would like 
to mate up the
dodge trans with the vw engine though would consider using the entire vw 
drive train and just
make up new axles and completelly new mounts. The weight difference of a td 
jetta and a
mini van is 600lbs, so with a little stripping down i should be able to come 
close in weight.

just  a note, I have not heard of the cummins 3.9 getting 40 mpg or i would 
a slightly larger  vehicle to work and travel in. If you watch any of the 
tour the france
you notice as always the cars are all smaller than ours which is no 
surprise, the thing i found
interesting where the smaller cab over rv's, nothing like that in the states
so i am looking for any thoughts on this vw/minivan transplant. thanks, ray

>From: Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com>
>To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Diesel engine swaps
>Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 01:03:28 -0400
>On one of the jeep boards I use, there is a guy putting an old 3.9
>dodge diesel from an old mail van into a jeep wrangler. He figures to
>get around 40 mpg with it.
>On Jul 18, 2006, at 2:19 AM, William J Toensing wrote:
> > I like diesels. Otherwise I wouldn't be visiting & contributing to
> > this site. I like the idea of putting a Nissan Maxima diesel into a
> > 1937 Chev. pickup. However, I would not recommend installing one in a
> > Mustang unless you want to keep it for your own use. Those into
> > collecting Mustangs either want to keep them as origional as possible
> > or want to hotrod them. I had thought of putting one into a '46 or '47
> > Hudson Commodore 6 I have but I probably wouldn't drive it enough to
> > justify the cost in fuel savings. I am probably one of the few that
> > would be interested in a Mustang converted to a diesel. If you do such
> > a conversion, try to keep it looking as stock as possible outside the
> > engine compartment.
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