V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

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V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby tonytype25 » 12 Aug 2011, 06:53

Is it possible to replace a V.W. 2.1 watercooled engine, with a V.W. Caddy turbodiesel one. If so, would I get better m.p.g. than I do now from the 2.1 petrol?
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby big red bus » 12 Aug 2011, 08:37

any thing is better than a 2.1 for economy to be honest. if the current engine is o.k why not gas it. if changing to diesel you will need all the diesel spec parts like sump, mounting bars etc. Much easier to LPg imo.
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby tonytype25 » 12 Aug 2011, 11:59

The price of L.P.G. here in Ireland, though cheaper than petrol , is way above the price charged in the European mainland or the U.K.
Also I wonder if theres a fire/explosion danger in driving around with a big gas tank in the van.
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby big red bus » 12 Aug 2011, 13:11

No more of a fire explosion risk than driving around with a tank of petrol.
O.k then yes a 1.9 diesel will fit. you need all the diesel spec parts, sump, bell housing, engine bars , etc, then what g/box do you have . may need changing becuase of different gearing.
On the other hand, if you want ecomony, better off selling t3 and just buy a T4.
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby Plasticman » 12 Aug 2011, 21:35

whats lpg costing in €'s.we used to fill up nr Killybegs on the way down, dropped the guy in the garage my spare filler adaptor as his was goosed
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby tonytype25 » 13 Aug 2011, 07:35

Lpg in Ireland is for sale at around 90/98 per litre as far as i can see on the net.
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby Plasticman » 13 Aug 2011, 07:57

thats a bit steep , most folks that I know have an lpg tank in there yards for domestic use and have an adaptor fitted to fill there motors. :D works out cheaper I do think
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby camper » 13 Aug 2011, 08:54

Instead of going diesel why not fit a VW 2ltr 8 valve petrol 2e engine then gas it.
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Re: V.W. Caddy engine replacement for 2.1 V.W.

Postby Plasticman » 13 Aug 2011, 09:17

prob cos gas is not much different to €ools £uel in ireland
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