[Vwdiesel] diesel type2 bus and merceds engine?

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Thu Jan 24 22:08:52 PST 2008

it is possible to swap the aircooled for a gas engine. I found a web  
site from australia that does just that. What they use however was an  
aluminium block buick v-6. a company down under makes adapter plates.  
I've seen these vans and iit's pretty neat how they run the cooling  
lines to either the front or a roof mounted radiator. A benz diesel  
would be tough I think unless it was the 4 cylinder out of a 190. The  
main issues will be an adapter plate for the tranny. That and there may  
be an issue with the stuck bus tranny in that it may not handle the  
torque of a diesel, even a low powered one like the VW or benz.
On Jan 24, 2008, at 4:28 PM, adamo robison wrote:

> Is it possible to put a tdi in a type 2 bus, if so what would one do  
> about the transmission and what sort of options does one have. can any  
> other transmission be used... has anyone ever mated the mercedes  
> diesel to a vw bus or van? does it turn cw/ccw the same as the vw?
> thanks
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