diesel to petrol swap

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diesel to petrol swap

Postby natscape » 16 Sep 2011, 15:04

Hi, I have a 1984 T25 FITTED WITH A 1.9 GOLF DIESEL ENGINE. Due to low emission zone hitting London in January, I have to replace the engine or the van. Does any one know what alternative engine I can use?
Would a petrol golf engine fit, and would I need to replace the gear box? ( mine has 4 speeds)
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Re: diesel to petrol swap

Postby billy739 » 25 Sep 2011, 23:52

various engines , some will bolt straight up , but the inlet will need modifying , carb/ injectors - wiring-ect

gearbox will work no probs but it will be undergeared for a petol engine.
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Re: diesel to petrol swap

Postby ringo » 26 Sep 2011, 07:04

I'd be doing a search on here about LEZ first - most people are finding that because the T25 is under 2.5 ton they are exempt. Save you a lot of hassle...

The 2E golf engine seems to be the popular engine of choice if you did want to do it - plenty of people on Brickyard have done this....

Now driving a big bad VW LT Florida.
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Re: diesel to petrol swap

Postby camper » 26 Sep 2011, 09:00

After writing to the lez about the non compliance records which should have been compliant they have amended it.I took a pict of the vin plate showing the gross vehicle weight under 2500kg.
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