2L golf motor in microbus

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2L golf motor in microbus

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Also old post but as buggyfan said. Gilo engineering.







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Hi All - been checking out this site for months and have eventually decided to pull my finger out of my backside and get my bus running. Its an old Autovilla (little tatty, but usable). I bought a 2L imported motor some 3 years ago, the Gilo adaptor and flywheel, radiator, fan etc. Ive also removed the FI and fitted a carb for ease should I pick up trouble along the road. Pse note that I am not a mechanic so there might be some weird queries on my side but pse bear with me.

Few initial queries:
1. If I recall, I need to shorten the gearbox shaft before fitting the motor
2. Piping beneath combi - i recall that 38mm x 2mm thick should be used?
3. Do I run boil bottles at both the rear and front?

Im busy doing some homework on this conversion, but would appreciate any advice that you knowledgeable folks would have (Im based in Bloem - anyone from Bloem who has perhaps done this before )? Thanks in advance
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Nick I got taller 4 th gear set for your box

Stoffel92 can help you aswell
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Bugger wrote: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:47 pm
Jaco Tbo wrote:Hi guys
Tanx for the replys
I've decided to go with the 2L golf motor got mine last week.
By now its installed, an it started up yesterday. Taking it for exh on monday.
The conversion is not to hard, only issue was to find a differant water pump pully, that can work witout the ac an pwr steering pump.
Will upload pics as soon as I can manage to get them smaller, to large to upload.
Anyone know of a 2L 16v in a kombi?

Yes Buzy with one atm in a Delux Baywindow and going to use Dictator management
my microbus has 2.1 gearbox and 1.8 golf engine,which starter must i use to fit.i bought the car as it is
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Golfmad wrote: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:59 am I have a 2E in the back of my Baywindow, and its EFI by Dictator, and the power is good, actually scary, since the handling of the old bus is not modern by any standard.

I've heard of a couple people that uses the 2.0 engines in their Synchro busses, its aparently much better that the 2.1i it came out with. And the enines are rather freely available from these engine importers, cheap to buy and cheap to maintain, and if tuned correctly it will even be a lot better on petrol than a 2l AC engine.
looking for 2.1 mcrobus starter
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hello
i have 2.1 microbus with 1.8 golf engine and need a starter that can fit.i bought the car as it is.
please anyone can help.(0818216426)
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hello
i have 2.1 microbus with 1.8 golf engine and need a starter that can fit.i bought the car as it is.
please anyone can help.(0818216426)
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hello
i have 2.1 microbus with 1.8 golf engine and need a starter that can fit.i bought the car as it is.
please anyone can help.(0818216426)
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I can help With a Starter 0826008663 Pierre
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Hi Guys
I have red all the topics and need some info. I bought 2 kombi D/C bakkies without engines. One is a 1981 4 speed and the other a 1984 5 speed. I want to build up one out of the two. I also want to buy a vw golf 2l motor and insert that into the kombi. What gearbox will be best for the 2l motor, 4 speed or 5 speed. I also need adaptor plates and starter. any help and info to get me going on the right track
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If you have a 5 speed option, use that, it will make up for the lack of torque at lower rpm when using the golf engine.
Adapter plates can usually be found at a company named Gilo Engineering www.giloeng.com
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pietste wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:55 am Hi Guys
I have red all the topics and need some info. I bought 2 kombi D/C bakkies without engines. One is a 1981 4 speed and the other a 1984 5 speed. I want to build up one out of the two. I also want to buy a vw golf 2l motor and insert that into the kombi. What gearbox will be best for the 2l motor, 4 speed or 5 speed. I also need adaptor plates and starter. any help and info to get me going on the right track
Thanks
You need to first determine what 4 and 5 speed gearboxes you have. There are different varieties.

I highly doubt the 5 speed is originally to a 1984 model. 1984 would have been 4 speed with 1.9 WBX.

The 1981 4 speed is a rear shifter, later ones are side shift. They are not interchangeable with linkages

Should the 5 speed be from a 2.6i % cylinder, its probably going to cause the golf motor to labour. Rather find a 2.1 or 2.5i 5 speed gearbox.
The kombi's that came out with a factory Golf engine had a very high revving 4 speed box to compensate for very weak Golf motor.

You must also check on your bellhousings. The Golf motor has unique housing with its own starter and unique clutch with unique cross members and mountings. Quite honestly, once you have purchased all these parts to install a Golf engine, you will have spent far more than just installing an original motor.

The Golf engine is really the worst motor to install into a T3 kombi.
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Hi guys I've just did my conversion using 2.0 Mk3 VW motor on my t3 2.5 Kombi,so I didn't change the original 2.5 Bell housing.So I would like to know if the original T3 2.5 Bell housing can work and if yes which starter motor I must use
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Godgiven wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:18 pm Hi guys I've just did my conversion using 2.0 Mk3 VW motor on my t3 2.5 Kombi,so I didn't change the original 2.5 Bell housing.So I would like to know if the original T3 2.5 Bell housing can work and if yes which starter motor I must use
Why on earth would you remove a 2.5 5 cylinder to install a golf motor?
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