Stock Horsepower is 180 and 174 ft.lb. of torque. No internal engine modifications or external parts added on; all Stock! The 1.8T engine is designed with it's turbo. It's not an add on turbo charger. Another great benefit of using a Volkswagen engine is it keeps the vehicle as original as possible with respect to keeping it real. All VW
For those of you who have owned a Vanagon for any period of time have probably broken down at one time or another. Pulling (or being towed) into a repair shop and you may or may not get your Vanagon fixed due to either it's age or it just being a Vanagon. We all know this all to well and how sad it is. Now add into the picture a different manufacturer brand engine (i.e., Subaru or Ford) and you most likely will be turned away or not be repaired correctly. This could lengthen the amount of time to repair your Vanagon with the possibility of an elevated repair bill. Internet forums are a great way to get useful information that may help get your Vanagon onto the road quicker, or help a technician working on your Vanagon with technical information.
The 1.8T engine is a modern engine most repair shops have serviced in the past and is the same make as your vehicle. It's the best of both worlds, owning a Vanagon and having a modern powerful fuel efficient engine from VW. Have peace of mind that the engine you had installed is capable of being repaired anywhere. Your beloved Vanagon will be very happy with it's new life.
Engine conversions are only one aspect of what H2oVanagon can do for your Vanagon. We are able to perform other general services, upgrades or enhancements for your Vanagon. With all the aftermarket improvements through the years, H2oVanagon can create a masterpiece out of your Vanagon that rides, handles and has the power like a new minivan today. Opps, did I say mini-van? Difference is you'll be in classic VW; you get the picture. See our Vanagon Services area on How We Make Your Vanagon Better