View Full Version : VW turbo diesel sawp??

02-28-2007, 09:15 PM
is this possible and how much work etc etc is involved? i'm kind of clueless:dontknow: oh its going into an 87 sammy? would like some more power, and this sounded like a rad idea to me. any help would be greatly appreciated!

02-28-2007, 09:17 PM
I've heard of people doin it and I think advance adapters makes an adapter to do it

02-28-2007, 11:35 PM
Do a search and you'll get tons of info on the 1.9 VW swap (Pirate4x4.com, Calimini, Spidertrax)....

Cool swap, been thinkin about it for a while myself :confused0006:

03-01-2007, 05:57 PM

I like these guy's approach. Is it the best? I don't know.

Andrew Goll
03-04-2007, 09:53 PM
yah i know a guy who was talkin about doin it very simple engine maagment on them, basically just a power wire so shouldnt be to hard

sj-x 500
03-04-2007, 11:06 PM
tuner inside on the board is in tight with acme. he's got a 1.6 turbo in his kick.

i don't recomend the 1.6T for the sammi trans, it is marginal for that engine. that being said if you are easy on it you can get kick ass numbers for milage, and make parts last IF you don't play with the pump.

the rad is a bit of an issue, you need to either do some plumbing, or get a different rad in there cuz the inlet/outlet are backwards. the throttle cable is a bit of an issue i think.. can't remember.

clutch flywheel etc... all stock, but recomended to upgrade to a centerforce or hd replacement.

if you're into mud.. don't get the turbo. turbo + water = crack. diesel + revs = hot engine.

03-05-2007, 05:21 PM
or just buy a RHD one , they have turbodiesels

sj-x 500
03-05-2007, 10:48 PM
the zuks diesel isn't very much to be proud of

03-06-2007, 12:01 PM
hmm...this got me thinkin, i can pick up a 92 kicker with no engine and tranny for 150 bucks, a girl i know just totalled her turbo diesel jetta....theres my engine, i have a 22R tranny, hm....oh, and i have a toyota transfer case and axles....that could make for a wicked ride....i was on the acme adapters site, pretty neat stuff on there....[36]

03-06-2007, 05:41 PM

03-06-2007, 08:05 PM
seems like ALOT of time....and money....money i dont have, to bad i talked to the girl today, and she sold the car to the wreckers for 350 bucks! the car didnt even have 30xxxx KMS! ON IT!!!!....argg....aside from that, i still have yota axles, engine transfer case, and i can get the kicker....and i wanna buiild a rig, but is it hard to put the yota axles under the kicker?[27] [1a]