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  Topic: Swapping gearboxes: how to? ['81 DIESEL]

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: Swapping gearboxes: how to? ['81 DIESEL]
Unless I am mistaken, the bracket on the left in the photo (current) is from a diesel tranny. I have two of them and believe they both come off the two diesel trannies I have. My two DK trannies did ...
  Topic: 1.6TD Gear reduction starter

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: 1.6TD Gear reduction starter
If you can find an adapter, the TDI starter is a good choice (geared).

I used the OE Bosch Diesel Starter on my TDI engine with the Diesel Bell Housing for a couple of years (about 50k miles). It ...
  Topic: TDi Starter - Is it Hype?

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: TDi Starter - Is it Hype?
TDI starter ........ junk yard pic as I recall.

Although it looks really bad, once I cleaned it up and added some lube, it worked fine. It's been in operation for over two years and about 30k mile ...
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