EE20 TURBO DIESEL CONVERSIONS

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ABOUT THE ENGINE

The Subaru Boxer diesel, first appearing in 2008, is a twin-cam, four-cylinder displacing 2.0L. It feeds off a common-rail fuel-delivery system and breathes via 16 valves and a variable-nozzle turbo. Output is 145 hp at 3600 rpm and a whopping 258 lb-ft of torque at just 1800 rpm.

Four chain-driven cams result in very low maintenance and compact power plant that fits perfectly in the Vanagon engine bay. Power delivery is smooth and even heavier Vanagons have no trouble with the steepest hills.

VANAGON BOXER DIESEL FEATURES
  • Small Car designed engine mount, perfect for Syncro and 2WD Vanagons.
  • Air-to-water intercooler fits nicely in the engine bay and does a superb job of charge cooling.
  • Aluminum alloy oil pan allows great ground clearance while retaining original oil capacity.
  • The Syncro skid plate can be refitted easily.
  • Cruise control or air conditioning? No problem.
QUESTIONS ENCOURAGED

If you have any questions about a Subaru conversion, don't hesitate to contact our conversion expert, Brian, at 253-473-2474 or by using our conversion contact form.

FIRST TEST DRIVE


Available Engines

ENGINES AVAILABLE: January 21, 2016


  • 2014 2.0T very low mileage - $7,995
  • 2009 2.0T Factory Test Engine - $6,975
EE20 Before & After

CONVERSION PRICING & INSTALLATION

The cost to install the Boxer Diesel into a Vanagon 2WD manual transmission or Syncro is $12,975 plus the cost of the engine. There are no hidden costs, just a few options shown as optional items below.


INSTALLATION INCLUDES:
  1. SmallCar aluminum bellhousing.
  2. Small Car designed engine mount system.
  3. OEM dual mass flywheel.
  4. OEM type diesel clutch.
  5. Complete stainless or ceramic coated exhaust system.
  6. New radiator.
  7. Stainless steel header.
  8. Air to water intercooler with front mounted radiator.
  9. All installation labor, engine fluids.

WE ALSO REPLACE THE FOLLOWING VANAGON PARTS WITH SUBARU PARTS:
  1. Flywheel for M/T Vanagons. Flexplate for automatics.
  2. P/S Pump
  3. Alternator
  4. AC Compressor
  5. All Vent Hoses
  6. Engine Harness
  7. Starter for M/T Vanagons
  8. Engine to ECU wiring harness
  9. ECU engine management computer
  10. Power supply relay
  11. Fuel Pump Relay
  12. Throttle control relay
  13. Oxygen sensor/air flow relay
  14. Oxygen sensors (2)
  15. Air Intake
  16. Mass Air Meter (MAF)
  17. Air Cleaner Box
  18. Accelerator pedal (accelerator position sensor)
Optional Upgrades

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

  1. Transmission rebuild and gear changes - recommended.
  2. Air Conditioned cars - $775
    Note: This cost is based on a Van with properly functioning A/C.
  3. Dash A/C now available!
  4. Cruise control (if already equipped and operating) - $230
  5. Syncro skid plate modification - $204
  6. Color touchscreen dash display - $895.
  7. 5,000 RPM Tachometer Face - $150
  8. Wheel and tire upgrades
  9. 11" vented front brakes
  10. 10.4" rear disc brakes
  11. Auxillary battery system
  12. OME or Bilstein HD shocks
  13. HD springs
  14. Transmission repairs or 4th gear changes
  15. Limited slip differential for manuals, automatics & Syncros
  16. NEW! Taller R&P for automatic Vanagons! Quieter running & better mileage
  17. Propane heaters for camping
  18. Keyless remote & power door locks
Customer Comments

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Report from a happy owner: "We did 2,111 miles round trip, with an average mpg of 27.4. The mpg varied quite a bit, between slower, island type driving, freeway speeds, tailwinds, and strong gusty headwinds... From 30.3 to 23.9. Overall, big success. My wife loves it!"

MILEAGE & EMISSIONS

First mileage report at over 30 MPG!

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CALIFORNIA OWNERS

Great news! Look into inspection and verification after conversion... It's possible you might not need any more smog checks! See the verification form. Do you need a smog check?

PAYMENT TERMS

Before arrival of your Vanagon we generally get a deposit of approximately the engine cost to acquire and prepare the Subaru engine. Upon delivery of your Vanagon for the installation work, a 50% deposit is required with the balance due upon completion of the work. There is a $15.00 per day storage fee after 5 days unless prior arrangements are made.

WARRANTY

For all new parts, we have a one year warranty. Used engines have a one year warranty on internal parts and 90 days on externals. Extended warranties may available on some parts manufactured by us. If the vehicle cannot be returned to us for warranty service, repairs at another location should be authorized with us before the repairs are completed. Diagnosis is covered only when performed in our shop.