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Can I fit a modern engine to a Volkswagen T2?

I have a Volkswagen T2 splitscreen camper. The engine is totally ruined. How much would it roughly cost to fit a new 1.6 modern engine please?

Asked on 18 February 2020 by Chris hodges

Answered by Keith Moody
I'm afraid that there's no simple answer to this question. If you do go for an upgraded engine, you'll have to fork out for a new unit or buy a used one, strip it and make sure it's okay. Then you'll have the associated costs of fitting it and all the little modifications that are required. And you might not even be adding value to your car as it'll no longer be original. How handy are you with the spanners? I think the best thing to do would be to get your engine out and take it apart and find out exactly what's wrong with it and what caused it. These engines are fairly simple and parts are plentiful.
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