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Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« on: December 22, 2006, 03:59:48 PM »
There have many engineered replacements for the reliable 2.1L Vanagon engine over the years. IE: Subaru's, Tiico's, GTI's, even Turbo V-8s and some diesels conversions.<br><br>Here's one that will give your Vanagon some real get-up and go if you can get in to the engine compartment!!!!!. <br><br>Sulzer RTA 96-C Turbo Charged Diesel<br>14 Cylinders/1M Bore, can be upgraded to 18 Cylinders<br>Width: 26.7M,  Height: 13.2M, Length ?M<br>BHP: 108,920 <br>Fuel Efficient To?<br><br><br>And be sure to carry a spare cylinder<br><br><br>Have a ball buster with this conversion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 08:03:22 PM »
what does that run in?  Is that in a ship? Must be.   Imagine how much fuel is fed into that cylinder to fire?
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Re: Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 09:55:39 PM »
I remember being in commerical boat yard and I said to myself, "wow, look at the huge thing that looks like a connecting rod sticking out of a thrash can!"  Then I realized, it was a connecting rod and the "trash can" was the piston! <br><br>John
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 08:10:36 PM »
Its too bad they didn't put a person in the photos to give some perspective on that engine and those parts.  The cat walks on the engine kind of give an idea how big it is.  I can't quite figure how big those pistons are.  <br><br>I remember watching a documentary on the Discovery channel or History channel and they were showing how a Nimitz class Air Craft Carrier was built.  I remmeber they had to put the propeller shaft in the ship just after they laid the keel.  It didn't even look like a boat yet, just some steel plates and gurters.  <br><br> All I could think of what would happen if you need to service that shaft.   I guess if something damages that shaft, the the boat it probably toast.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 06:54:01 AM »
Those piston are 1 meter in diameter. That's almost 40 inches. Don't try to lift one by yourself!!!<br>See more about it here.<br><br>http://http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/<br><br>This has got to be the "Mother of All Engines"<br><br>
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Re: Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 09:59:11 AM »
You have seen what is "The Mother of all Engines". Now take a look at the "Mother of all Hot Dogs". I'll take mine with plenty of Mustard and Catsup!<br><br>
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 08:40:46 PM »
Is it 'Catsup' or 'Ketsup'?  ;D  I'll just take it with mustard and some relish.  
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Re: Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007, 04:16:16 PM »
You have seen the "Mother of All Engines and the Mother of All Hot Dogs". Now take a look at the "Mother of All Aircraft Propellers"!<br><br><br>It's a 3-way and really big. What does it go on?
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Re: Vanagon 2.1L Engine Replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007, 08:27:10 PM »
My guess is that is for a windmill power generator.  We've got 11 of them about 20 minutes from North Adams in Searsburg, VT.  Great looking and functional.  Kids love the go that way so we can see the windmills.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2007, 07:50:56 PM »
I noticed that in some of these older posts from the old forum, the posts that say guest (especially in this line of post) is Red Baron and all the post from The Red Baron should be from MrLiMBO.  Oh well, no biggie.
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Engine Replacement
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2007, 08:08:35 PM »
Check out my 2 photos (plus a few more of VW's) at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagabondbl ... 512231055/



We replaced our engine about 1 1/2 years ago and our van flies!  We've taken it up to 90, but haven't gone above it (out of fear  - it's hard to break old habits.)  It's an '87 Vanagon Camper (no stove) and now that our kids are in college, they seem to get the most use out of it (Bonnaroo, general camping.)  This hasn't been easy, as with all fixes there are little bugs around that need to be periodically adjusted.  Anyway, so just visit and visit

http:// www.vagabondblogger.blogspot.com for other VW photos.  I hope to post much more when I return to Cairo, Egypt.
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