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1.8T VW Engine Conversion Kit   Price: 7980.00
1.8T Engine Conversion Kit by Stephan's Auto Haus Price: $7980.
For over 16 years Stephan's Auto Haus (H2oVanagon) had been building and installing 1.8T engine conversions into VW Vanagon's. When we ventured into using the VW 1.8T power plant we did some research and could only find two other Vanagon's in the US that had ever used this engine. Information was just not out there so we more-or-less started from scratch.

We chose the 1.8T for several reasons. First and foremost was Reliability. We have seen over 300k miles on this engine from vehicles coming through the shop with just routine maintenance. California Emissions Compliant, Fuel Economy, Power Output and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) for ease of maintenance were other important reasons we choose this engine. 180 horsepower right out of the box was plenty to push the heavy Vanagon. The 1.8T engine was the Only Ultra Low Emissions Turbo Engine classed in California. Ground clearance on a completely stock unmodified engine was also a factor. Keeping your Vanagon all VW was the icing on the cake.

A lot of Research and Development has gone into our 1.8T conversion through the years. Everything is built here in California and the majority is made in house. We build all of the mounting components in house to keep quality up to our high standards. We custom make our exclusive Plug & Play Wiring Harness and it is rigorously tested before they are packaged and sent out. The Adapter Plate is cut from 6061/T651 Aluminum and Silicone Intake Tubes are an SAH / H2oVanagon exclusive and are built to specs for our 1.8T conversion.

We are now selling our Complete 1.8T Engine Conversion Kit. The kit will include Everything needed to install your donor vehicle 1.8T engine. We have sources for complete donor engines you are in need.

Our goal was to provide everything needed to install your 1.8T engine. Our kit is the most complete 1.8T kit available on the market anywhere. Everything is included from the Plug and Play Wiring Harness to a step by step 180 page Instruction Manual.

The 1.8T kit is the same kit that we have been installing at Stephan's Auto Haus with our updated complete Wiring Harness.

Our kit comes complete with everything you will need to install your donor vehicles 1.8T engine. Not a hose clamp or washer will be needed.

*** California Executive Order D-712-1 / CA Smog Compliant since 4-2014! ***
*** Our first year of using the 1.8T engine in Vanagons was 2004! ***

*** We are up to over 200, 1.8T engine conversion that have been installed at SAH ***


/// Our Engine Mounting sub-frame was designed to fit into the Factory Mounting Holes and our years of design assures smooth operation

/// All Mounting Hardware for all components

/// Plug and Play Wiring Harness which includes 17 fuses to protect your investment. Not a Wire will need to be cut or spliced in .

*** California Executive Order D-712-1 / CA Smog Compliant ***

Our Complete Kit Includes but is not limited to:

**All Fuel Hoses **

** All Fuel Vapor Hoses **

** Fuel Filter **

** All Engine Coolant Hoses, Aluminum Coolant Exit Flange, Thermostat, Coolant Expansion Tank and Hoses **

** Ignition Coils & Spark Plugs **

** N-80 Solenoid (Purge Control Valve), N-75 Solenoid (Turbo Control) & Turbo Dump Valve **

** MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor **

** New Oxygen Sensors **

** Coolant Temp Sensor **

** Air Cleaner Housing with Filter **

** Complete Intake System, Inter-Cooler & Fan, Turbo Outlet Pipe **

** Complete Exhaust System **

** Power Steering Reservoir & Hoses **

** PCV System Valve and Hoses**

** Timing Belt Center Cover **

** Drive By Wire Pedal Mounting Hardware**

** Raised Deck Lid Assembly **

** Deck Lid Seal **

** SAH Adapter Plate cut from 6061/T651 Aluminum, Flywheel **

**All Mounting Hardware for All Components *

**Hydraulic Engine Mounts **

** Heat Insulation **

** Dip Stick Tube **

** Plug & Play Wiring Harness **

** Serpentine Drive Belt **

** Oil Pressure Switch **

** Tach Adapter System **

** Compete 184 page Installation Manual **

** All Parts are Numbered and Labeled **

Price for the H2oVanagon 1.8T Conversion Kit is $7980.00

Keep an eye out for our "turn-key" VW 1.8T engine conversion kit!

Shipping and handling not included

Contact Stephan or Jason at (916) 456-3040 or [email protected] Or, online, check out www.H2oVanagon.com to order or for more information.

The 1.8T Engine Conversion requires that your Deck Lid be raised. We developed a deck lid that also acts as a storage compartment. It's been a Huge hit with our customers! You can never have enough storage in a Vanagon. Plexiglass covers the compartments to view what you have stored.
We now offer a Mattress that eliminates the problem of raising the deck lid. See photos.

Be sure to check out Options Available on the H2oVanagon web page.

Not all parts are shown in the pictures above and some parts may have been changed or updated. Custom Plug and Play Wiring Harness not shown.
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