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Is it finished yet Daan? 

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Should be because I dropped off an injector pump for him a while back :hysterical:

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Ok, I'l bite..

I finished the mockup of the adapter plate:

I am trying to marry a VW 1.9 TDI engine to the Mahindra gearbox. It takes some doing before they say 'i do'. 

To make it as easy as possible, I started with a longitudinal mounted version of this engine, from a Passat, as this has the starter motor on the engine side, as well as more favourable engine mounts, a vacuum pump at the side of the engine, rather than at the back, and an engine mounted viscous Fan.

At the heart of this is a Valeo solid flywheel conversion kit for a 130 HP TDI. The 130 HP engine has a larger diameter clutch, and this clamps the Jeep friction plate perfectly:

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I don'e have much in the way of machining equipment, but I do have CAD. I also found a factory drawing with mounting pattern dimensions for the VW TDI, as well as a Factory drawing for the mounting pattern of the Peugeot Indenor engine that normally lives in the Mahindra. This gave me the bolt pattern for the gearbox.

On CAD, marying this up ended up looking like this:

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The good thing is that this will be acurate by design, and Via a waterjet cutter, I can get the adaptor plate cut from CAD. 

But first the plywood adapter 

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To this can the Mahindra bell house now be fitted:

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So this is where I am now. next is dropping this lot in the chassis and see what obstacles we find next. It takes a while though..

Thanks for looking!

Daan

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Well done 👍🏻 and thanks for sharing. I think this is a great project.

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Nice work with the adaptor plate, 

Good to see you found a suitable engine for it. 

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Goed Gedaan Daan !

Looks very promising - interesting to see how the final plate will look like.

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Great stuff, worth waiting for!

I am pleased to see the vw engine make an appearance, I am surprised that it isn't more popular in LR's as it is so readily available, I am sure the 5 cylinder would even haul a 110 along at reasonable speed.

Where did you find the detail of the engine pattern?

Might be good to post the source on here to encourage vw thinking?

.....looking forward to the next bit.

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Just looking again at the bolting, and thinking of trouble that the BMW conversions have with the starter it might be an idea to consider studs or welding the bolts there depending on your material?

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Very cool. I take it you're not using a 130 engine, just the flywheel? 110hp with a mechanical pump? 

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3 hours ago, Blanco said:

Just looking again at the bolting, and thinking of trouble that the BMW conversions have with the starter it might be an idea to consider studs or welding the bolts there depending on your material?

The starter has m12 threaded holes, so for now it is easy to fit it this way. This would mean it is gearbox off to replace the starter, so needs thinking about. There are more problems though, because the starter motor does not currently engage with the starter ring. I think I need a starter motor of a 6 speed passat.

3 hours ago, lo-fi said:

Very cool. I take it you're not using a 130 engine, just the flywheel? 110hp with a mechanical pump? 

I have the ALH engine, which is with mechanical injectors, delivering 90HP. I went with this version because it is the only waste gate controlled turbo. This makes fitting a mechanical pump very easy. A 300 TDI pump will fit, and I got one out of Ed Poores pile of scrap TDi's!

Plan is to use this pump, which is set for about 110HP and a large intercooler, aiming for a smoke-free 110 HP.

4 hours ago, Blanco said:

Great stuff, worth waiting for!

I am pleased to see the vw engine make an appearance, I am surprised that it isn't more popular in LR's as it is so readily available, I am sure the 5 cylinder would even haul a 110 along at reasonable speed.

Where did you find the detail of the engine pattern?

Might be good to post the source on here to encourage vw thinking?

.....looking forward to the next bit.

I think the VW TDI is perfect for this size and weight of car. They achieve 130 HP factory, some even 150 HP, while weighing 150kg and it is a tiny engine, so fits almost anything. Also very reliable.

Compare this with a Landrover TDI, factory 110HP, weighing 275 KG.

I think the 4 cylinder VW is a bit small for a Landrover, but as you say, a  5 cylinder would be lovely.

Relevant drawing:

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1 hour ago, Daan said:

 

I think the VW TDI is perfect for this size and weight of car. They achieve 130 HP factory, some even 150 HP, while weighing 150kg and it is a tiny engine, so fits almost anything. Also very reliable.

Compare this with a Landrover TDI, factory 110HP, weighing 275 KG.

I think the 4 cylinder VW is a bit small for a Landrover, but as you say, a  5 cylinder would be lovely.

Relevant drawing:

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Finally somone else is thinking VW, after owning my T5 I've been looking at VAGCOM and like land rovers VW had well and truly been cracked by enthusiasts there's heaps of info on the software side of getting them going.

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Ah of course. The 110hp is VNT.... I had one for years, cranked 200,000 miles out of it myself on top of the 190,000 it had on the clock when I bought it and spent almost nothing on it. Fantastic engines, but agreed they'd be under powered in a landy. Though every diesel landy the factory turned out is under powered IMHO... 

I'll be looking forward to updates :)

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