[Vwdiesel] Jetta Engine in "The Thing" ?

Lee Hillsgrove hillsgrove at adelphia.net
Tue Apr 22 18:31:46 EDT 2003

> Today I saw a local ad for a VW "The Thing". Not sure of year or actual
> condition of the beast, but owner says it needs the engine rebuilt.  Will
> 1988 Jetta 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine bolt right in?

  Things (type 181) used aircooled engines. I would think a good place to
start would be with someone who has converted an aircooled bus, while they
are not exactly the same I would think that much of the work would be
 I once saw pictures of a VW-powered trike that used a 1.6 diesel rather
than the customary aircooled bug motor. I think if I were going to make one
of those, that would be what I would do, too.


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