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Old May 4th, 2013, 11:07   #1
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Default Best TDI Engine fit for an '87 Vanagon Westy Syncro

Which TDI would be the best fit for my '87 Vanagon Westy Syncro?? I currently have a 1.9l AAZ installed, but I'm thinking that I may like to upgrade to a TDI with more power and torque. I've seen used ALH's, AHU's and BEW's for sale on the internet for around US$2000.
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Try the Conversion section. Andy Bees has a long thread that you might want to read.
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Here is a link to the 1st of 68 pages of narrative and lots of pictures: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=276798

Right now, I'm loading photos to post relating to my Stainless steel oil pan (replacing the modified aluminum) and a few other things.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:43   #4
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Which TDI would be the best fit for my '87 Vanagon Westy Syncro?? I currently have a 1.9l AAZ installed, but I'm thinking that I may like to upgrade to a TDI with more power and torque. I've seen used ALH's, AHU's and BEW's for sale on the internet for around US$2000.
All opinions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
if you already have an aaz installed using the 50* bell housing and pan from a 1.6d van then an AHU/1Z from either a b4 passat or mk3 jetta would be the simplest swap by far... or you could import an AFN from Europe
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My father-in-law has a 1Z in his '87 Syncro. Works great!
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I have fitted ahu's and afn's in these and they work great, the ones I used came out of b5 passats or b5 audi a4, even though the afn is 110bhp over the ahu 90bhp , personally I would fit the ahu as the wastegated turbo is more reliable than the vnt and you can easily and safely tune the ahu to the same bhp as the afn , just my 2 cents
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