Late/early diesel engine mounts

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jerrybus
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Late/early diesel engine mounts

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Hi will the diesel engine mounts from an 82 bus (currently supporting an AEF) be compatible with an 89 WBX. Thinking of a transplant but have read comments on here about 'early' and 'late' engine mounts?

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Re: Late/early diesel engine mounts

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No ,completely different.

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Re: Late/early diesel engine mounts

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Thanks Cecil, re read my question and I' not sure it explains what I meant. Would the later engine bay still have the mounting points for the early diesel set up if I was converting to diesel? You maybe realised what I meant however badly framed....

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Re: Late/early diesel engine mounts

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I wouldn’t know if the mounting places are there ,or in the correct position for early and late diesel engine mounting bars on the late petrol chassis as my van is diesel !
I gather that early diesels had the engine and gearbox mounted further forward with different gear linkage and slightly different length driveshafts and different gearbox mount so I expect would need to be fitted to the late van as well to make the early engine bars locate the engine in the more forward position.

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Re: Late/early diesel engine mounts

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Thanks Cecil, my other van's a late diesel but parked elsewhere so I couldn't compare to the wbx. A diesel up on ebay made me think a transplant might be an option..

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