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Finally getting started on my bus tdi swap! I'll be posting a big backlog of pics from the start until present.

First up was I found a donor car, 01 jetta for 100 bucks! It was quite a drive and a bit of a fiasco but well worth it. Next day had the engine out ready to strip it down for a rebuild/upgrades.
 

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Ready for things to get weird? Engine being backed up with a subi 5 speed. I've seen a few buses running the og 091 trans and they essentially detonate soon after the swap.

Here's the tear down and case clearance work to flip the ring and pinion to make it work in reverse orientation.
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One year passes...........



Finally get my Subarugears kit, and the adaptor doesn't fit 🤦‍♂️. Got ahold of the guy (in Australia) and he corrected all the issues with the adaptor. Waiting again another 8 weeks.
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So is your van 4wd or 2wd? Looks 4wd with those tyres but 2wd with the tail-housing on that transmission.

First time I've seen inside pics of a subaru transmission. People had told me over the years that they drove back through the main-shaft and that was impossible. But I see they drive through the idler shaft which makes perfect sense.
 

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Had to pull the ac compressor off the original location, simply in the way of absolutely everything. Future plan may be to locate up higher where the ps pump used to go.
 
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