[Vwdiesel] Diesel engine swaps, vw recepients

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Jul 19 12:05:21 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.

  I'd kicked around that idea only with using the engine/tranny 
setup they already put in them in Europe.  Talked to someone 
who had one and he was only making mid to upper mpg with 
it so it was a lot of work and expense for little gain for me.  
Still, the simplest way would be to snag a "drop in" engine and 
maybe the tranny, and bolt it in.

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