I'm running an engine from a 1997 Volvo 940 for a good few weeks now in the LT. The difference is not only the intercooler. We're talking more agressive cam, bigger injectors, different wastegate and the intercooler. The turbo kicks in earlier and the governor allows for a wider rev-band.Have u got ure machine finished I put a volvo engine in my last lt made a good bit off difference a few extra cooling pipes on the engine
I'm actually not to sure, if the bellhousing is the same, but I guess I'll find out in the next few weeks. I've got a 1978 VW LT28 Camper with the 2l petrol engine and LPG conversion, that I'm going to convert to 2.4TD, as the petrol engine just runs out of steam way too quickly.You seem to know your stuff on these LT's - we brought a 1981 2WD ( ) LT31 this year and are having trouble with the 2ltr petrol engine in it, can we be cheeky and ask if you know whether the bell housing is the same for the diesel and petrol versions? and also if we could fit a MK2 Golf GTI Engine instead of the 2ltr engine that is in it? Just trying to explore the options available to us.
There's actually quite a few 4x4 LT's still in use, yes. Mostly fire brigade and a few military ones. All with low milage.Are they still used a lot out in Europe?
Thank you kindly for your reply. Its shed some light for us, the Porsche engine is also the same basic block as the mk3 golf 2ltr GTI which is interchangeable with the mk2 so the mk2 1.8 8v GTI engine and loom we have stashed away should fit in the LT T: A:I'm actually not to sure, if the bellhousing is the same, but I guess I'll find out in the next few weeks. I've got a 1978 VW LT28 Camper with the 2l petrol engine and LPG conversion, that I'm going to convert to 2.4TD, as the petrol engine just runs out of steam way too quickly.
What I do know though, is that the 2l petrol in the LT's is shared with the Porsche 924. Both of them used the Audi 100 2l engines. It's just that the Porsche has twice the power. So a few people have either swapped the engine over from the Porsche or just changed the head, which seems were the majority of the changes are.
There's actually quite a few 4x4 LT's still in use, yes. Mostly fire brigade and a few military ones. All with low milage.
I've got 2 Volvo engines and the old DV turbo-diesel engine out of my orange LT here, which only needs a new oil-pump, a turbo-refurb and some bearings before it can be used again. I also have 2 complete non-turbo 2.4 diesel LT panelvans, that I'm using for parts.Are you using a T4 engine or a Volvo for your conversion?
This thing doesn't have as much articulation as a Land Rover, but compensates for that, as it comes with front and rear diff-lockers from factory (front ones were optional up until '91), which a Landy doesn't have unless you retrofit them.Really awesome build. I have been looking for a vehicle which would suit my requirement of van and be as capable as my land rover.
It's far from finished, but there's loads of plans.Any more pics of the finished product Marlow? Looks like a cracking expedition vehicle, any plans for winch, roof rack, rear ladder?