Engine Conversions of VW Campers

Engine Conversions of VW Campers

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Sammy P

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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Hi everybody, im currentley doing a subaru engine conversion on my VW T25, im using RJ Engineered Solutions parts because he has all the proper conversion parts, like a new bell housing to match with the VW gear box and to the subaru engine so you dont have to use a adapter plate, changes all the wiring so no dodgy splicing. Going to use a 2.0 engine so i get more mpg, its currentleydoing low 20's at the moment but with the subaru engine it will do mid 30's.

markCSC

2,984 posts

177 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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Wot no turbo!!! wink

Sammy P

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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I was really thinking about it but would be to much to run and me and the misses want to go travaling, so thort the 2.0 would do fine and also if anything did go wrong with it the 2.0 is the most commen engine, anything i put in the van will make it quicker anyway rofl , im also fitting 288mm disc's on the front and disc brakes on the back, should stop alot quicker, but i have to sell my CRX vtec to fund this project.

simonrockman

6,087 posts

217 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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You are mad. I had a camper van for the weekend and couldn't wait to get shot of it.

Hideous contraption.

Simon

markCSC

2,984 posts

177 months

XitUp

7,690 posts

166 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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Sammy P said:
I was really thinking about it but would be to much to run and me and the misses want to go travaling, so thort the 2.0 would do fine and also if anything did go wrong with it the 2.0 is the most commen engine, anything i put in the van will make it quicker anyway rofl , im also fitting 288mm disc's on the front and disc brakes on the back, should stop alot quicker, but i have to sell my CRX vtec to fund this project.
Just covert it to LPG. You can run your stove off it too.

Sammy P

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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Campers are great fun, Great to drive, great for sleeping in, if you no what i meen, real easy to work on, the lits can go on and on.

Sammy P

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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We dont have LPG on the isle of wight, even if we did ive always wanted to put a scooby enging in my van.

Sammy P

14 posts

127 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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markCSC said:
TSR's work is supost to be a bit iffey, but thats all ive herd. www.rjes.com much more refined parts, in my opinion.

Ozzie Osmond

21,189 posts

208 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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For a European tour I can think of many, many reasons to take a Galaxy, Espace or Voyager instead....

Air conditioning to name but one.

Max_Torque

16,192 posts

179 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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Ozzie Osmond said:
For a European tour I can think of many, many reasons to take a Galaxy, Espace or Voyager instead....
the ability to not die when you have a crash with anything bigger than a wasp being one.........

Ian Geary

2,269 posts

154 months

Thursday 19th August 2010
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and lack of heaters in winter is a second.

What - you don't want to have to wear gloves and a scarf inside your vehicle?

and trying to stop with 40 year old non servo assisted drum brakes is a third.

Ian



Mark Collins

1 posts

8 months

Monday 22nd June 2020
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Hi Sammy, how did you get on with your conversion? I’m a fellow Islander looking to do the same 😅