Fully rebuilt Subaru 3.3L engine converted for my 1985 VW Vanagon Westy. I used Rocky Mountain Westy conversion parts: www.rockymountainwesty.com
I have not yet installed the tail pipe, which is why it sounds so ragged.
Subaru powered Vanagon
Van is on cruise control at legal speed (70mph), I'm crossing a bunch of light/medium hills, just to show how smooth a 2.5L is in a Vanagon, the engine won't lower speed/RPM ever. At the end you can the the big truck having a hard time climbing. Tires are 26in, transmission as the higher .70 4th gear.
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon - start of engine swap
For those that have been following - I will be putting my Vanagon back on the road.
Much to my surprise, I found a good used engine cheap. Not an engine conversion (yet). Just swapping in another running waterboxer for now.
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1984 VW Westy with Jetta engine conversion
My 1984 Westfalia (sold now), showing the amazing 1.8 litre gas Jetta engine conversion. The motor rests at an angle of 52 degrees in order to fit in the engine bay. I have seen the same set-up with an audi diesel in an imported German Vanagon once, so this is the way it's done with all the conversions. The conversion I saw with a Porsche 911 engine could not do that, as it's a horizontally-opposed engine like the Wasserboxer or a Subaru conversion, so it had to have a new deck built over the engine to make room for it sticking up.
"Very silent engine" well it didn't sound that way on playing it here, but in fact it's quite quiet compared to a Wasserboxer! Also the engine cover is not on of course.