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Vanagon concerns / looking for work space
« on: September 16, 2011, 07:18:57 PM »
Can anyone help me with a place to R&R the head gasket on my Vanagon Westy turbo-diesel? i have the tools and the skill, i just don't have a place. my Westy is my only transportation so i may need help chasing parts. i am located in Glastonbury CT
please contact me here.

I have a special to the Vanagon Turbo Diesel injection pump that is missing one important component. it is called an Aneroid Capsule in the Bosch parts literature, also known as an LDA. it is operated by the boost from the manifold. unlike the Rabbit, Golf, Jetta, Passat turbo pumps, this sits off to the side instead of being built in to the top of the pump.
they were never sold in the US. If any of you in Canada or with Canadian connections can find me one i would appreciate it. Also need the fuel lines that match the pump.

Vanagon concerns / Any interest in Vegetable oil Diesel experiance?
« on: October 15, 2010, 07:18:20 PM »
I have been running VW 1.6 Diesels, turbo and NA, on vegetable oil and veg-oil Petro-Diesel blend for years. if anyone out there is interested, i would be glad to share.

Vanagon concerns / need place to work on Westy
« on: October 10, 2010, 03:32:56 PM »
anyone have space where i can swap my radiator and water pump on my 82 Diesel Westy?
I'm in the Greater Hartford CT area. I can't drive a long distance or on the interstate with the clogged radiator. if i can't get there by back roads i can't get there.

Vanagon concerns / Vanagon Diesel/turbo Diesel convesion
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:42:44 PM »
i just had an 85 1.6 turboDiesel engine installed in my 82 Westy along with an 85 4 speed (bought as an 83 5 speed) transmission.
i learned that the later Diesel gearbox mounts about an inch toward the passenger side, takes a late style shift linkage, and is engineered for different engine support bars and mounting brackets. the  Turbo requires different drivers side support bar and bracket from the NA engines. The passenger's side bar can be used, but the turbo oil fill tube won't clear.
it was quite a project without any of the proper parts, but we fabricated a working set up from the early bars and brackets. and if you heard that a 5 speed for the Diesel vanagon has a different shift linkage than the 4 speed, not true. the difference is between early and late style shift linkage. all 82 Diesel tranys were early style; 83 5 speeds could be either.
any questions on the project, don't hesitate to ask.

Technical Concerns / Auxiliary Battery in 82 Diesel
« on: October 16, 2009, 04:35:10 PM »
i hate posting where i don't have spelling checks. (i'm dyslexic)
i really could use an aux battery or two in my Diesel Westy. if anyone can lead me to diagrams of how to do this, or have done it on a Diesel, i would greatly appreciate any help. for those who aren't familliar with the 81-83 Diesels, both battery compartments behind the front seats are empty. the main battery is in the engine compartment.

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