Looks like TDI EVC camping heaven to me:
|Joshua Tree a few days post conversion|
The starting point: 95 Eurovan EVC stock w/5-cyl gas engine and 5-spd trans
The engine build: 1.9l AHU / PD 150 / ALH hybrid engine:
- initial block prep
- Engine build bench
Rosten Rods and PD150 0.025mm O/S pistons. Oil squirters below rods.
Main bearings radial clearances being spec'ed with plastigage.
Crank is laid and new main bearing cap bolts installed. 48 ft/lbs + 90*
"And then a smote of sunlight shone down from above and bequeathed upon thy piston crown a tenure of wisdom and a wisp of the divine."
Intercooler pipe from AHU test fit on clocked AHU turbo. Thumbs up on game plan!
Fully seated and bolts torqued to spec. Now time to get aerial and set on high rise dolly to install into van.
And when we have a dull moment there's always all this to take care of:
Front end suspension/steering overhaul 251:
New lower ball joints installed.
Here's what a completely rebuilt front end looks like: new tie rod assemblies (ends and inners), new steering rack boots, new upper & lower ball joints, new drive axle assembly with rotors turned and new brake pads to boot.
Battery isolator upgrade:
Fuel tank mods:
This was one of the dirtiest jobs I've done in awhile. This pile of road debris crud/cake is from the top and sides of the tank. Several pounds of dirt. At least the van will be lighter now!
Yes that means you.
Gas fuel pump delete:
Shift linkage restoration:
Small ball being installed, rolled pin on the way in.
Badge 00:30 and on the road:
Finally the long awaited time has arrived: to christen this rig with its new birthright.