88 sami with a bhw and a w56

sbluke55

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Colorado
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05 vw passat
So I'm in the parts gathering and disassembling phase. Just bought parts to do the cam, timing belt and bs delete. Also bought the adpator from diesel conversion specialists. I liked them because they use the oem flywheel. Getting ready to pull both motors coming up. My question is can I use the oem accessory drive. Since the passat is not transverse I think it will just drop in and I can reuse the stock hoses and stuff. What do you guys think. I'm also using fast forward to do the harness.
 

PickleRick

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Nov 29, 2017
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Greenville sc
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05 GLS BHW sedan 5 speed conversion. BHW Carver SantaCruz in progress
Im using the w56 matched to my bhw in a 1st gen ifs 4 runner.

I plan to use all my stock vw accessories, this especially includes the air conditioner. The only way i won't use the VW accessories is if they won't fit in the frame or hit the ifs/steering components.

Even then I'll try to make brackets to move them.

In the past I had a hose hydraulic shop take the diesel engine stock accessory hoses and attach them to the install vehicles hoses. Basically welding/braising the hoses from one vehicle to the other so both ends match. Lengthen and or shorten/ make bends or what not where needed.
 
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ManicMechanic

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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03 Golf, 00 Golf, 02 Beetle
You should be able to reuse the accessory but you might need to move the steering box to outside the frame. I switch to a steering box from a 90s body 4runner because the accessory's on my ALH would hit the samurai steering box or the sidekick power steering box.
 

sbluke55

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Colorado
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05 vw passat
Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give some updates as I go. Working on the passat here soon
 
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