Engine Conversions

Get some extra horses in your Volkswagen

We specialise in replacing air-cooled engines for a modern flat 4 water-cooled Subaru engine.

We use Subaru engines because they have the same flat four configuration as a Volkswagen engine and are therefore an ideal fit and minimal modification is required.

An engine conversion will offer more reliability, better fuel economy, the option of a heater and a lot more power. No longer will you have to take a run up for hills!

We offer a full range of engine options to suit all driving needs and budgets. Ranging from 2.0ltr, 2.5ltr and turbo installs, Full drive in drive out conversions as well as individual parts and full DIY kits.

Conversion options

  1. Your first option is an EJ20 (2.0ltr) conversion. This takes approximately 4-5 weeks. The engine will be fully serviced. In addition we will strip and clean the outside of the engine block and powder coat the detailed areas (rocker covers, pulley wheels, mounting brackets etc) in black. This conversion costs is £5750.00 plus VAT.(we supply many optional extras as seen on quotations). Gearbox upgrades are not included in the cost. Your standard gearbox will be more than adequate unless you’re planning to do a lot of long motorway drives or drag racing!
  2. Not available now sorry .Your second option is an EJ22 (2.2ltr) conversion. The servicing and detailing is identical to the standard conversion. There are a few additional extras required when fitting a larger capacity engine, such as a higher torque starter motor and a more expensive cam-belt kit and water pump. This conversion costs £6200.00 plus VAT.
  3. Your third option is an EJ25 (2.5ltr) conversion. Again, the same servicing and detailing is provided. These engines are more expensive to source and also as with the EJ22 servicing consumables like the cam-belt kits are more expensive. EJ25 conversions cost £6750.00 plus VAT. Please contact for further advise.

Additional extras

  • We offer various add-ons to your conversion. These include powder coating and/or silicone hoses in a colour of your choice, polishing the water pipes, detailing of the inlet manifolds and even a fully polished stainless exhaust. The conversion can be as dressed or subtle as you wish! PLease request a full quotation for all extras.
  • We recommend the use of a stage 1 performance replacement clutch although you can run with a standard clutch pressure plate if you wish. The cost of a fitted stage 1 plus friction plate is £170 plus VAT.
  • The last and most significant extra is a heater. For most customers a heater is a valued extra, making use of the Subaru water matrix. This costs £265 plus VAT for the rear and £325 + VAT to the font of the vehicle. Or you could have it piped under the cab floor and through the original vents at the front.

 

Vehicle

 

 Splitscreen

 

 Bay Window

 

 T25

 

 Beetle

Engine CC

 

 EJ20

 

 EJ22

 

 EJ25

Colour Detailing

 

 Black

 

 Custom

Silicon Hose Colour

 

 Black

 

 Blue

 

 Red

 

 Custom

Polished Stainless Steel Pipes

 

 Standard

 

 Polished Stainless Steel

Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust

 

 Standard

 

 Polished Stainless Steel

Clutch

 

 Standard

 

 Stage 1

 

 Stage 2

Heater

 

 No Heater

 

 Front

 

 Rear

Your engine price: £

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plus VAT

Information coming soon!

If you fancy having ago at doing a Subaru conversion yourself? We offer a comprehensive DIY install kit to make the job a little easier.

As part of the kit you receive every major component required to get your Volkswagen running under Subaru power. Aluminium radiator, adapter plate and flywheel, wiring harness ( exchange ), full stainless steel exhaust system, header tank etc etc and not forgetting the little stuff too! Every, nut bolt washer and jubilee clip is also included. For those interested in the kit we also recommend a trip down to the workshop where we can talk you through the installation process.

EJ20 kits are £4000 plus VAT

EJ25 kits are £5000 plus VAT