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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old August 29th, 2007, 04:56   #1
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Default 1999 EuroVan WINNEBAGO VR6 to TDI - Companies that will do the conversion?

Just looking for a few suggestions (Canada/US) of shops that could do the conversion (if it's even possible).

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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:26   #2
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Half the power (200+ vs. 90), more weight (twice perhaps?), greater frontal area and a higher Cd (twice the air drag?). Don't expect to have fuel economy pay off the conversion cost any time soon.
That TDI engine will be operating at 9/10 or greater far too often to be economical.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 15:29   #3
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There are a few options available, the 2.5 TDI 5 cyl from europe, available in the T4 from 102-151HP. It's a variation of the 4 cyl TDI motors available in our North American VAG cars, with an added cylinder. I know one guy in Brighton, Ontario that's importing these motors from Poland and performing conversions at a decent price. If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you his phone #. It's not cheap, but all are low mileage <60Kkms and these are german built motors capable of 500K kms.
I'm currently exploring this option for my Transporter.
Hope this helps.
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There are a few options available, the 2.5 TDI 5 cyl from europe, available in the T4 from 102-151HP. It's a variation of the 4 cyl TDI motors available in our North American VAG cars, with an added cylinder. I know one guy in Brighton, Ontario that's importing these motors from Poland and performing conversions at a decent price. If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you his phone #. It's not cheap, in the 5-7K range, but all are low mileage <60Kkms and these are german built motors capable of 500K kms.
I'm currently exploring this option for my Transporter.
Hope this helps.
RC
That is downright cheap for a conversion complete with labor. But I suspect Lug_Nut is correct, except you will probably never recover the cost of such a conversion in fuel savings alone. I'd also explore a 3.2 or 3.6 Vr6 conversion, bigger higher horespower motors are often a bit more fuel efficient with proper right foot management.
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