VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit
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VW 1.9 2.0L TDI to Nissan 3.0/3.3L Adapter Kit

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This adapter plate kit allows you to replace your Nissan 3.0L (VG30 series engines) or 3.3L (VG33) engine with any 4 cylinder Volkswagen/Audi engine. The most commonly used engine is the VW TDI (ALH, BEW, BHW, CJAA). All VW/Audi 4 cylinder engines have the same bellhousing bolt pattern and crank hub. This means you can install any 4 cylinder gas or diesel engine made by VW/Audi using this kit. 

This adapter kit requires you to use a VG30E or VG30ET 6 bolt flywheel. 

There are numerous clutch/pressure plate combinations from various Nissan generations (Z31, Z32, Z33, etc..) that work with the Z31 flywheel.

Installation Manuals: Download Link 

If you are using a VG30DE, VG30DET, VG30DETT transmission you need to use the VG30E or VG30DET 6 bolt flywheel. 

PRODUCT FEATURES

Our kit has numerous features that set us apart from the competition.

PREMIUM BILLET ALLUMINUM ADAPTER PLATES. We do not skimp on quality, and only use high quality 6061 Aluminum billets. Our tempered 6061 is far superior to the cheap cast non-tempered aluminum adapter plates typically seen with cheaper adapter kits. Our billets undergo a tempering process of heat treating and artificial aging to achieve the perfect strength and toughness for our application.

EXTRA FIRE WALL CLEARANCE. Our 2 inch thick adapter moves the TDI engine forward 2 inches from the transmission bellhousing. This gives you extra fire wall clearance for the TDI vacuum pump and coolant pipe. The transmission remains in the original position, keeping the shifter in the factory position for most vehicle conversions.

HIGH PERFORMANCE CRANK ADAPTER. Our nitride case hardened alloy steel crank adapters are designed for high performance applications. Rated at 800 ft-lbs of torque, we set the bar high and make sure our parts are not the limiting factor in your build. Nitriding is a low temp, low distortion heat treating process that significantly improves fatigue strength of the metal. Crank adapters undergo significant stress cycles, making them a critical failure point. This is not where you want to cut corners on quality materials or design. Shockingly, our competitor's kits only offer aluminum or untreated steel crank adapters. Is it cheap and dirty, does it make the wheels turn at the end of the day, sure! Are they engineered to be the best? Not a chance!

2.0kW HIGH TORQUE STARTER MOTOR. Our competitor's kits typically come with a 1.4kW starter, but we have stepped up the cranking power and included a High Torque Chevy V8 starter from PowerMaster. Also, the starter has two clocking positions to allow for the perfect fit in your engine bay.

MULTIPLE ENGINE CLOCKING POSITIONS. Our 2 plate system allows the engine to be clocked at 0° (vertical), 10°, and 15° degrees for fine tuning engine clearances. The transmission stays stationary while the engine rotates towards the passenger frame rail.

(2) Adapter plates, billet aluminum, anodized finish, 3 engine clocking positions.

(1) Crank adapter; nitride case hardened alloy steel for high performance applications (800ft-lbs torque). Pilot bearing pre-installed for manual kit.

(1) Power Master high torque starter, compact 2.0kW starter motor

(1) Starter motor clocking adapter; billet aluminum, anodized black

Installation hardware for bellhousing, crank adapter, and starter are included. No flywheel/flexplate bolts are included. You need to use OEM equivalent flywheel bolts.

OEM flywheel bolt size: 6 bolts, M10 x 1.0, length approx. 25.4mm

This kit was specifically designed to replace the Nissan 3.0L (VG30E, VG30ET, VG30DE, VG30DET, VG30DETT) or 3.3L (VG33) engineThis kit makes the back of the VW TDI engine look like the engine block it is replacing. This means you can bolt any Nissan 3.0L or 3.3L (VG33) transmission to any VW TDI engine using this adapter kit.

This adapter kit requires you to use a VG30E or VG30ET 6 bolt flywheel.

There are numerous clutch/pressure plate combinations from various Nissan generations (Z31, Z32, Z33, etc..) that work with the Z31 flywheel.

Installation Manuals: Download Link 

If you plan to use a VG30DE, VG30DET, VG30DETT transmission see the notes below.

Compatible Engine codes:

Z31 engines: VG30E, VG30ET

Z32 engines: VG30DE, VG30DET, VG30DETT (need to use VG30/VG33 6 bolt flywheel)

- VG33E

- VG33ER (supercharged)

***VG33 and VG30 share the same engine block bellhousing/crank hub bolt pattern***

Compatible Transmissions:

-Z31 transmissions

-Z32 transmissions with 6 bolt z31 flywheel

If you plan to use a Z32 or similar transmission from a VG30DE, VG30DET, VG30DETT (8 bolt flywheel), you need to use the VG30E or VG30ET 6 bolt flywheel (240mm or 250mm). Use a throw-out bearing that is compatible with the transmission you choose.

Flywheel 6 bolt (250mm):

***240mm and 250mm refers to the clutch surface diameter, both flywheels have the same ring gear diameter***

NISSAN 300ZX TURBO              (1987 - 1989)
NISSAN D21 PICKUP V6            (1988 - 1994)
NISSAN FRONTIER V6               (1999 - 2004)
NISSAN PATHFINDER                (1987 - 2000)
NISSAN PICKUP V6                   (1995 - 1996)
NISSAN XTERRA V6                  (2000 - 2004)

Flywheel 6 bolt (240mm):

NISSAN 300ZX N/A                  (1987 - 1989)

Clutch/Pressure Plate Options:

-Z31, Z32, Z33

-350z, G35, Nissan 240sx, RB20DET, etc..

***Make sure to do your own research when selecting Clutch kits***

Manual Transmissions

Z31

Z32

Model Year 

1984-1989 Non-Turbo

1984-1986 Turbo

1987 Turbo

1988-1989 Turbo

1989-2000

Transmission Code

FS5W71C

FS5R90A

FS5R30A

FS5R30A

RS5R30A

1st Gear

3.321

3.350

3.324

3.324

3.214

2nd Gear

1.902

2.056

2.077

2.077

1.925

3rd Gear

1.308

1.376

1.360

1.360

1.302

4th Gear

1.000

1.000

1.000

1.000

1.000

5th Gear

0.759

0.752

0.751

0.711

0.752

Reverse

3.636

3.153

3.382

3.382

2.275

 

Automatic Transmissions

Z31

Z32

Transmission Code

L4N71B

E4N71B

RE4R01A (N/A), RE4R03A (TT)

1st Gear

2.458

2.458

2.784

2nd Gear

1.458

1.458

1.544

3rd Gear

1.000

1.000

1.000

4th Gear

0.686

0.686

0.694

Reverse

2.182

2.400

2.275

 

Compatible Vehicles:

VG30E

1984–2000 Nissan 300ZX

1984–1989 Nissan Laurel

1985–1994 Nissan Maxima 160 hp (119 kW)

1987–1988 Nissan 200SX SE

1988–1996 Nissan Homy & Caravan series E24

1990–1992 Infiniti M30/Nissan Leopard

1990–1995 D21 Hardbody Truck

1990–1996 Nissan Pathfinder/Nissan Terrano

1992–1999 Nissan Gloria/Nissan Cedric 179 hp (133 kW)

1993–1998 Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager (modified to become a non-interference design)

VG30ET

1984–1989 Nissan 300ZX Turbo (Z31)

Nissan Leopard

Nissan Gloria/Nissan Cedric 230 PS (169 kW)

1985–1990 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Racecar (non-production)

VG30DE

1986–1989      Nissan 300ZX Z31 (300ZR only)

1990–1997      Nissan 300ZX Z32

1989–2000      Nissan Fairlady Z Z32

1986–1992      Nissan Leopard F31

1992–1998      Infiniti J30/Nissan Leopard J Ferie

1992–1995      Nissan Gloria and Cedric

1989–1991      Nissan Cima

VG30DETT

1989–2000 Nissan 300ZX TT

VG33E

1996–2000 Nissan Pathfinder

1996–2004 Nissan Pathfinder In Australian Models

2003–2006 Nissan Navara In Australian Models

1997–2000 Infiniti QX4

1999–2004 Nissan Frontier

2000–2004 Nissan Xterra

1997–2002 Nissan Elgrand

1999–2002 Nissan Quest/Mercury Villager

1999–2004 Nissan Paladin

VG33ER (supercharged)

2001–2004 Nissan Frontier SC

2002–2004 Nissan Xterra SC

 

***If your vehicle is not on this list, please cross reference and perform your own research. Other similar vehicle models may also be compatible. ***

Any 4 cylinder Volkswagen/Audi engine will work with our TDI adapter kits. All VW/Audi 4 cylinder engine bolt patterns are the same.

Check out the chart below for all compatible VW engines. 

Note: Our kits are specifically tested on TDI engines, so if you choose to use a VW gas or older TD diesel engines please do your own fitment research. 

VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL ENGINES (NORTH AMERICA)
Engine Name Engine Code Year Model HP/TQ Notes
1.5 D D 1976-1983 Rabbit 50 Naturally Aspirated
1.6 D CS, CR, JK, ME 1980-1992 Rabbit, Golf, Jetta 50-54 Naturally Aspirated
1.6 TD 1V, CY, MF 1981-1991 Rabbit, Golf, Jetta 59-68 VE injection pump
1.9 TD AAZ 1992-1999 Golf, Jetta, Passat 74/107 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI 1Z, AHU 1995-1999 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle 90/145 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI ALH 1999.5-2003 Golf, Jetta, Beetle 90/149 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI BEW 2004-2006 Golf, Jetta, Beetle (MK4) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
1.9 TDI BEW 2006 Golf (MK4) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
1.9 TDI BRM 2006 Jetta (MK5) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
2.0 TDI BHW 2003-2005 Passat 134/247 Pump-Deuse
2.0 TDI CBEA 2009 Golf, Jetta 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CJAA 2010-2014 Golf, Jetta 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CKRA 2012-2014 Passat 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CVCA 2015 Golf, Jetta, Passat 151/236 Last year of the TDI engine in North America

 

VOLKSWAGEN GASOLINE ENGINES (NORTH AMERICA)
Engine Name Engine Code Year Model HP/TQ Notes
2.0 ABA, AEG, AVH, AZG, BBW, BDC, BEV, BGD, AGG 1992-Present Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle 114 hp Naturally Aspirated, fuel injected
1.8 T AEB, AGU, AJH, APH, ARX, ARZ, ATW, AUM, AWC, AWD, AWL, AWT, AWW, BJX, BKF, BKV 1998-2006 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle, Audi A4 148/155 Turbo Gas
1.8T AWM 2001-2005 Passat 168/166 Turbo Gas
1.8T AWP, BNU 2001-2006 Golf, Jetta, Beetle 178/173 Turbo Gas
1.8T AMU, BEA 1999-2005 Audi TT 222/207 Turbo Gas
2.0T (Turbo FSI) BPY 2006-2008 Golf Mk5, Jetta MK5, Eos, Passat B6, Tiguan, Audi A3 197/207 Turbo Gas
2.0T (TSI) CCTA, CBFA 2008-Present Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, CC, A3 197/207 Turbo Gas
2.0 T (TFSI) CESA 2009-2014 Audi TT, A3, A4 221/258 Turbo Gas
2.0 T 2015-Present Golf R 276/280 Turbo Gas

HOW DOES THE ADAPTER WORK?

Our adapters make the back of the TDI engine physically resemble the back of the original engine it is replacing. No drilling or welding required, no custom flywheels, or shorted input shafts. Any transmission that originally bolted to your engine will work with this adapter kit.

WHY ARE THERE TWO ADAPTER PLATES?

Our two plate system allows you to clock/rotate the engine while keeping the transmission in the stock orientation. There are three different clocking positions: 0 degrees, 10 degrees, or 15 degrees.

DO I NEED A FLYWHEEL OR FLEXPLATE?

Our TDI kits utilize the original flywheel or flexplate from the original engine being replaced. You will not need the VW TDI flywheel, clutch, torque converter, or starter motor. 

HOW ACCURATE IS THE TRANSMISSION ALIGNMENT?

We use our Aerospace Grade CMM to pull all the dimensions off the original engine. It allows us to precisely reverse engineer the bolt pattern down to 0.0001". Incorrect alignment will cause premature failure of the pilot and input shaft bearings, excessive clutch plate wear, and internal gear binding.

HOW EASY IS A DIESEL CONVERSION?

-It depends on which vehicle you want to convert and how much mechanical experience you have.
-If you approach the conversion in stages you can get the vehicle driving in less than 5 days.
-Stage 1, do your research first, and lay out all your required tasks.
-Stage 2, focus on getting the engine in and driving with very minimal changes to engine and wiring harness.
-Stage 3, after you confirm the engine runs and drives, start your performance upgrades, custom wiring harness, gauges, engine rebuilds, etc.. This method reduces the number of variables you introduce to the project, and significantly increases your conversion success. Too many people make too many changes right from the start or try to make it perfect the first time round. Take it slow, minimize the number of changes all at once, and you will have a successful conversion!
-You will need regular mechanic tools, engine hoist, welding machine, basic fabrication knowledge, some electrical knowledge, and beverages.

DOES TDCONVERSIONS DO CONVERSIONS ON CUSTOMER VEHICLES?

-Not currently. We sell the conversion kits to get your engine into the vehicle and bolted to the transmission. 

WHAT IS THE COST TO CONVERT?

-Conversion cost depends on the vehicle you are converting and the performance level you want.
-The TDI comes stock ranging from about 90hp up to about 150hp. The 1.9L and 2.0L can easily achieve 175+ hp and 300+ ft-lbs with only a turbo upgrade, injector nozzles, and a tune. Upgraded turbos start at $600, nozzles $250 plus installation/calibration, and ECM tunes $400.
-Our adapter kits are $1199 USD with free shipping.
-A used 1.9L TDI engines can be purchased for $500, and up to $1500 for the newer common rail 2.0L TDI.
-Add in some motor mounts, a little fabricating with your favorite electric metal glue gun and you could be on the road for under $2000.

AM I GOING TO SAVE MONEY BY CONVERTING?

-Yes the diesel should get at least double the fuel mileage compared to your gasoline engine.
-Diesel is typically cheaper than gasoline, plus the increased MPG nets you excellent savings and eventually pays for your swap.
-But lets be on honest, you are doing this because you want to save the polar bears and love sexy anodized parts.

DO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WORK FOR CONVERSIONS?

-Yes an automatic transmission will work with our adapter kits.
-You will need a standalone TCM controller for your specific transmission. These controllers are highly tunable and have manual shift modes.
-Be aware of your torque converters stall speed and full lock RPM. You may need to purchase a new converter that better suits the TDI.

CAN A FULL SIZE TRUCK BE CONVERTED?

-Most certainly yes! For TDI conversions into half ton trucks we would recommend at least a Stage 4 Malone tune or equivalent with supporting mods (turbo, injectors, etc..). The little TDI can easily achieve 315ft-lbs+ with a larger turbo, injector nozzles, and a tune. In comparison, a Chevy 1500 with the 5.3L V8 is 320hp / 335 ft-lbs. It won't be a rocket ship but it is possible!

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