Originally Posted by melsy784
I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place but I'm new and in a bit of a mess !
I have an 05 VW LT35 with a 2.8 tdi engine which is broken and unrepairable.
I've tried to source a second hand replacement with no luck but I have been offered a 2.5 tdi engine at a reasonable price
So my question is can I put a 2.5 engine into a 2.8 van ????
Engine code on my 2.8 engine starts AUH and the 2.5 engine starts AVR
Please can someone advise as I'm having sleepless nights trying to sort this mess out
It's not a direct swap there are many differences as the 2.8 is a mercedes derived engine and the 2.5 is a VW 5 cylinder.
You'll have to change many parts including the accessories, bracketry, gearbox...
Where are you located? I may be able to have a 2.8 sent to you.