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Vanagon engine swap Martin Mueller 5-26-04  
I've just completed the swap of a Nissan Maxima 3.0 SOHC V6 into my '87 Synchro Vanagon. What a treat to drive! This is what I've wanted for years...all the good things about the Synchro Vanagon without all the drawbacks of the wasserboxer engine. If there is enough interest, I can make conversion plans and/or kits.
Let me know.
Re: Vanagon engine swap Jess Miller 6-23-04  
I've always wanted to put a nissan v6 in my 84 vanagon but could never find anyone who had even tried. I am very interested in seeing any pictures you have and to hear of some of the details if you could spare the time.

Thank you
Jess Miller
Re: Vanagon engine swap Tom Peticolas 6-14-09  
He is doing my van. Seemed like a nice guy, but it's been almost 2 years and supposedly still working on it. 1 man garage operation. Took my money and my van and has refused to return my calls, emails and letters. His phone is now disconnected. His relatives haven't let me see my car, so next stop is attorney and police.

Just a note to be cautious.
Re: Vanagon engine swap corey 6-8-04  
Do you think this could be done in a 77 westvalia
Re: Vanagon engine swap alec 6-7-04  
Wow, sounds great.....
I've got an 85 vanagon,
what do you think the minimum engine size, either subaru and/or Nissan shiould be? Any particular engine model you suggest, or any web links to share??
I know there are companies that make mountinng kits for subaru's...but i can't find them on the web!!!???
Any advvice appreciated,
Re: Vanagon engine swap adam 6-1-04  
Looking for a clean 2 litre aircooled vanagon engine...I'm in BC, Canada
Re: Vanagon engine swap Lawrance Lee Thomas 6-29-04  
I am interested, If your conversion will work in my 1978 Camper. Please communicate. Thank you.
Re: Vanagon engine swap Davidk Keesey 6-26-04  
That sounds great. Send me as much info as you can. I've an 85 Westy in need of a resurection. Ever consider a V6 Turbo Diesel? I'm located in Flemington, NJ. Would be willing to tow to you or kit/info.

Re: Vanagon engine swap karl metzger 9-15-04  
I have a 82 vanagon engine that i was going to put into my van but ended up getting over it at the last second. i bought the engine from quality german auto parts and had the following upgrades...
larger vavles
bored cylinders

everything is ready to go on it. i even bought the oil + filter, and air filter. anyways im a vw enthusiast whos going off to ucla next year and can't take my car with me.
call me at 949 3784087
Re: Vanagon engine swap Silas Tarus 6-3-09  
Please i need your advise. i have a 1981 VW Transporter that i need to install a Nissan Z20 engine. how will it work with the starting system and flywheel, clutch plate etc
Re: Vanagon engine swap mike 2-19-09  
Any body got specs 4 converting the van to 1.8l out of 90-92 golf/jetta
pictures would be good.I need to know how to mount it to 81 vanagon gas!?
Re: Vanagon engine swap Henry Justice 4-10-09  
It's beena few years now but how is your Nissan engine to Vanagon working out? Will it fit an 89 Wolfsburg Weekender? Do you have the plans? Let me know. Where are you located also. Thanks, Wayne.
Re: Vanagon engine swap Matt 1-7-08  
I am looking for a 87 vanagon engine. I am desperate for an engine and looking for a good price on it since I don't have a whole lot of money. Also, is there any advice on what other engines I could use for a good price.
Re: Vanagon engine swap fermin 1-5-09  
That sounds great. Send me as much info as you can. I've an 85 Westy in need of a resurection. nissan motor super
Re: Vanagon engine swap allan 5-9-10  
Can u please help i have a 84 vanagon and love it heaps but would like to put a v6 so he will last longer and go better all info would be great thanks
Re: Vanagon engine swap Pablo 8-25-04  
You guys need to check out
This is a VW mechanic that now only does V6 Nissan conversions. Last I heard he had done something like 14 vans, and he even includes stuff like check engine light, cruise control, and smog certification!!! Also, I think he's now doing engines as new as '98. Just check out his site and you'll see...
Re: Vanagon engine swap Tom Peticolas 6-14-09  
Talking about MAxiWesty.
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