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    Posted: 05 Mar 17 at 19:09
Hi peeps

just picked up a pretty unmolested 1988 Velle with a seized 1.9 motor and 5 speed box. She has been holed up in a lock up for a number of years and i managed to strike a deal on Saturday and trailerd it home.

Now i fancy giving it an engine upgrade and since i have been blasting around in an Audi A3 1.8 turbo 20v i was wondering who has gone with this route?

I was also planning some internal engine mods so i can turn the boost up and make it a bit of an animal as you do.

Whats needed to attach it to the 5 speed box and will diesel mounts work?

I have my T3 buzz back on and your advise will be greatly appricated
1988 T3 Caravelle 20v project!
1999 T4 2.5tdi dragon green caravelle
2006 T5 130 van
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73 Apple Green GT Beetle
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The samba is the place to look really chap, they love them. Most of them seem to be at 15 degrees as per the car but I remember reading one that was bolted up to a diesel bellhousing then the bellhousing was clocked to bring it back up to 15. I suspect the oil sump is the sticking point but I can't remember.
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WHS^^^

You can mount them at 50°, but you need an early or passat donor as it will take a T3 sump, it lifts the engine lid a little. You also need custom mounts and cradle, there are some available off the shelf, but all seem to be for 15°

Sump wise for a later car, you can get away with a standard one, but many go for a steel bottomed after market as they don't cracked when you hit them on a speed bump.

Edited by fufflenarnia - 05 Mar 17 at 22:50
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