VW to subaru engine conversion


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As we’re sure you can appreciate we get asked the same questions time and time again about VW to Subaru engine conversion and other adaptions. To save you the effort of having to call us up to ask the same questions again we’ve provided this handy little FAQ page so that you’ll be able to get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Obviously if your questions aren’t covered here we’d love to hear from you and we’ll happily answer any questions you have!

How long does the conversion take?

2 to 3 weeks

What fuel economy can I expect?

This varies greatly on gearbox, tyre size and driving style but you can expect in the region of 30 mpg plus.

What BHP do the Subaru engines offer?

This varies greatly with model & ECU map but as a rule of thumb a 2.0lt EJ201 produces 150 bhp and a 2.0 EJ204 180 bhp.

Do I get to keep my old air-cooled engine?

Yes you do, its yours and you are free to do as you wish with it. If you are interested in selling it we would consider taking it in part exchange.

What body modifications are needed?

Minimal is the answer, a few holes for water pipes, wiring loom and engine brace. For full specifics give us a call.

What Warranty is offered?

All of the parts we manufacture ourselves are Warranty for a full 12 months. The engine units themselves are guaranteed for 90 days. But we’re always happy for you to callback with any questions and queries you may have and resolve any issues you may have.

Are the engines rebuilt?

No,  they are carefully inspected and checked in a running car with history prior to removal. They are compression tested and leak down tested prior to installation.  Fully rebuilt engines are available at extra cost.

Are the engines serviced?

Yes they are full serviced, new cam belt and tensions, water pump, thermostat and all engine consumables are replaced with new; Air filter, plugs, leads , O rings, oil filter etc. All new gaskets and ancillaries, Oil and antifreeze.

Can Subaru engines be fitted to lowered van?

Yes they can, the Subaru engine sits in the engine bay roughly the same as the original aircooled so you can go lower than stock. If you have air ride we would need to inspect the van first to make sure it will work with the set up you have.