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Old 04-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #196
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Well, I'll post a little update.

I've been searching for a replacement engine but seem to keep missing out on the deals. No worries, I can wait. It can sit here in the garage like this for a bit.



That doesn't mean progress on the van has stopped. I managed to get the second seat swivel in. What a difference this makes to the interior space!!!

Van is a bit dirty inside as I have been working on it. Also getting ready to replace the carpet with something different so stay tuned.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #197
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you could turbo a 3.2L http://www.034motorsport.com/turboch...e-p-23350.html


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Old 04-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #198
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I'd turbocharge it in a heartbeat if I thought the transmission could take it
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #199
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Having a hell of a time tracking down a good 24v replacement. For the money these people want for a used motor I'm starting to have other evil thoughts again.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #200
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Have you checked LS4 setups?

All aluminum 5.3l, hooked to a 4t65 transaxle, from the factory. You might just have the room.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #201
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Have you checked LS4 setups?

All aluminum 5.3l, hooked to a 4t65 transaxle, from the factory. You might just have the room.
It's not even close. I measured last night. I'd have to come into the cab at least 10" deep by 23" wide. At a height that would totally eliminate room for a gas and brake pedal.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #202
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It's not even close. I measured last night. I'd have to come into the cab at least 10" deep by 23" wide. At a height that would totally eliminate room for a gas and brake pedal.
Surely there's an Advrider that has a 1.9TDI motor we could "borrow!"
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #203
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Surely there's an Advrider that has a 1.9TDI motor we could "borrow!"
I'm waiting to hear back on a 2.5TDI from the UK
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It's not even close. I measured last night. I'd have to come into the cab at least 10" deep by 23" wide. At a height that would totally eliminate room for a gas and brake pedal.
Sheeeeet
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:37 AM   #205
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Pretty much my thought.

I'm about to bite the bullet on a "brand new" factory 24V VR6 for about $3k just to get this thing back on the road with little worry.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #206
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Pretty much my thought.

I'm about to bite the bullet on a "brand new" factory 24V VR6 for about $3k just to get this thing back on the road with little worry.
$3K seems reasonable... how many miles? or is it truly a new short block?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #207
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$3K seems reasonable... how many miles? or is it truly a new short block?
A few years ago VW cleared out the "factory rebuilt" engines. The ones you would have gotten had VW replaced your engine under warranty.

I've tracked one down for a Jett, never installed . Which will fit and work.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #208
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megasquirt it... :]
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #209
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megasquirt it... :]

I like the way you think......


The "Elephant in the room" with this is the transmission. It's not known to be overly robust. Just a 4 speed auto and "not really" a manual available.(its a unicorn)
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #210
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short or long block for 3k?
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