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Vanagon/T3 Engine Conversion Systems

After many years of supplying conversion systems for the T3 and listening to customer complaints about cabin noise, broken welds etc we have come to the current design as the only way to mount the engine.
Due to the resonance and harmonic characteristics of this lunch box, we have found it imperative to isolate the engine by using hydraulic engine mounts. This necessitates the use of a 15 degree or upright design rather than the solid rubber mounts of the 33 degree lay down design used on the original 1.6 D transporter.
This design necessitates the use of a raised engine deck to clear the engine on all two wheel drive models. The new deck is easy to install and accepts the engine cover. It is covered in a light weight grey carpet material.

Vanagon/T3 Diesel Conversion

Engine Model Description Price  
1.9L Naturally Aspirated While possessing only twelve more horse power than the 1.6L diesel originally used in the Transporter. This 1.9L puts out 40% more torque. An economical system that is great for around town driving or deliveries. While not well suited for carrying heavy loads up hill unless you are not in a hurry. This system with stock gearing will still do 75mph. $5,950.00
1.9L Turbo Diesel One of our best systems with a greatly improved all around driveability and comfort at all speeds as well as fuel economy. With our uniquely designed inter-cooler system. This engine puts out more torque than the standard 1.9L turbo diesel. $8,900.00
1.9L TDI Pumpe Dusse Our top of the line system that transplants this unique cumbersome vehicle into a truly sporty ride. Using both our unique inter cooler system and a reconfigured ECU, the engine produces 150+hp. $12,500.00

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Basic Engine Installation Kit

This basic kit includes: Specially designed flywheel and clutch assembly, a modified bell housing for perfect fitment as well as the transmission input shaft and starter. Custom transmission mount, starter mounting plate, and slave cylinder support bar ensure perfect fitment. Part Number is 091 198 199 and price is $1,425.00. This kit only works with four cylinder, in line VW engines listed below in the Advanced Kit description.


Part Number Description Price
091 198 199 Basic engine to transmission installation kit $1,425.00


Complete Diesel Engine Installation Kit

This advanced kit includes: Bell Housing and Clutch Kit plus complete hydraulic engine mounting system and a raised rear platform and larger engine cover.

The hydraulic mounting system is inclusive of the engine cradle, two hydraulic mounts, engine brackets and hardware.

Part Number Description Price
028 198 199 B Advanced engine installation kit $2,450.00
All in line four cylinder 8 valve and 16 valve gas engines form 1985-1998
1.6L Diesel and Turbo Diesel
1.9L Turbo Diesel, Code: AAZ
1.9L TDI, Code: AHU and 1Z
1.8L 20 valve Turbo, Code: AEB and ATW
038 198 199 B Advanced engine installation kit $2,450.00
8 valve 2.0L 199-2005
1.8L 20 valve Turbo, Code: APH, AWW, AWP, AUG, and AWM
1.9L TDI, Code: ALH
1.9L TDI Pumpe Dusse, Code: ATD, BEW, and BHW
Diesel Kit Oil Pans
Specialty oils pans available.
The engine support bar included in the above kit requires the installation of a specific oil pan for clearance. If your engine was mounted originally in a longitudinal model car (Passat or Audi) the oil pan should clear the support bar. If your motor is out of a transverse install (Jetta, or Golf) then you are going to need one of the pans below to go along with the Advanced Kit.
Part Number Description Price
058 103 603 EM Oil Pan for kit 028 198 199 B $149.00
06B 103 603 PC Oil Pan for kit 038 198 199 B $149.00


Vanagon Engine Conversion FAQ:

Conversion kit Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can you sell just this or that part from your kit? Can you split the kits up?

A: No. We can only sell these in kit form. The smallest thing you can buy is the "Basic" kit.

Q: Will your kits work on my VW Van or Bus?

A: Our kits will only work on Vanagons. I recommend 83.5-91 watercooled ones and they have to be manual transmission vans. 2wd or Syncro is fine. The kits WILL NOT work on AUTOMATIC Vanagons.

Q: How complete is the "complete" kits that come with the engines?

A: They are pretty complete but there are still a few small parts that you may need such as relays, wiring, etc. We will work to supply these parts as you find you need them so you have a complete engine conversion when you are done.

Q: Who can buy or install your kits?

A: The Basic or Advanced Kits can be purchased by anyone and can be used to help you install your own conversion in your own garage at home. However the "Complete" engine kits are only available to be installed by a certified mechanic at their shop. We want these to turn out great for our customers and part of that is being selective about how they are installed. The "Complete" kits are not for the do it yourselfer unless you are a professional mechanic with your own shop.

Q: Will installing a diesel engine in my van require regearing the transmission?

A: Yes it will! Please consider the cost of this along with the cost of the conversion when making your decision if you want to do this or not. I would speak with Daryl at as to what my options are.

Q: Do you still support the Tiico Conversion?

A: I will try my best to help any customer, however the Tiico company folded several years ago, I haven't done a tiico conversion for about ten years. I would try to contact Foreign Auto Supply for support and parts first. See the link below.

Foreign Auto Supply

Please email me if you are interested .

* Price does not include $200 shipping and NJ Sales Tax if you live or have the work performed in NJ.

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