I just wanted to do a quick update to this topic. I ended up with the 028-253-033S and it seems like it will work out just fine with the factory Vanagon diesel engine mounts. It seems like another solid option to the hard to find 'non egr' AAZ manifold. The AFN definitely won't work, ha...
I heard back from CA catalyst...they have one, but it's 250+ shipping us...damn!
Has anyone fit the 028-253-033-S instead of the R?
They appear to use the same 3 bolt turbo flange and I'm sure the head flange is the same 8v style, but what I'm unsure of is the placement of the turbo...if...
Cool, thanks for the info. I know there are some loose mk1-ish diesel manifolds in the local yard...although I'm not sure if they're Td or not but I'll certainly go check!
I'll look down the Lithuania avenue too, thanks for the suggestion.
Is the AAZ supply pretty much gone these days?
I'm pretty sure I just got scammed out of a hard to find AAZ exhaust manifold. Seeing how they are so elusive, is there a solid alternative that works with stock Vanagon diesel engine mounts? I'm in the process of converting my 89 Vanagon to a mechanical 1z.