replaceing 1.9 engine with 2.1

Asked by Oct 11, 2007 at 03:22 PM about the 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon

Question type: Car Customization

I have an 83 Vanagon, replaced 1.9 engine with a with 2.1 seller said it was a direct fit wouldn't have to do anything  special.
I haven't been able to get it started ????? ANY suggestions?????

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Sounds like something isn't hooked up correctly. The fact that you swapped engines doesn't necessarily mean that it was done right, I would go over all your basics again -- is it getting fuel? Spark? How is the compression? Did the engine run before you put it into the vehicle, or was it an unknown-origin junkyard engine? There's something here you're missing...

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