The bellhousing has to fit the bold patterns on the engine and transmission side. To build this on your own is too difficult and needs a lot of machinery. But the kit I received includes a well looking housing and all parts to be added fit perfectly. On the bottom side, someone erased a parts identification number. This prompted some investigation, because it was possible that this bellhousing is a standard part of a commonly sold vehicle. The Vanagon Mailing List gave me the contacts to relevant persons and a lot of comments about my work. Many thanks over there!
Where to get it:
I had a lot of discussion with Wouter from South Africa and he did a big favor for me. His e-mail stated: I rolled around under my father's van yesterday. The result: The number on the bellhousing he has (Audi 2.3L 5 cyl to 4 speed box) is BCY 301 103. But the guys down at the local VW dealer say BCY 301 107A is the right part. Special price, just for you is 509 R, ex VAT, so say 580 R, so about $ 150 if I remember the exchange rate right. And shipping, of course. Not too expensive for an experiment. If it doesn't fit the Diesel, you can still sell it to someone who wants to use the gasoline engine.
After a lot of investigation, I received some information from VW South Africa: The part is locally produced by N.F. Die and machined by A.D.E. Thereafter it is sent to Steyer Daimler in Austria where it becomes part of the transmission assembly which is in turn sent back to us to be fitted to the Kombi's. The part number is BCY 301 107A. I can put you in contact with our parts department manager if you are interested in finding out more about importing the part.
And of cause, if you remember, the bellhousing is part of Winkler's conversion kit. Having the part number on hand, common VAG dealers in Germany cannot order this bellhousing. But selected VAG dealer are able to order the South African 85 liter tank. Someone should try and, please, e-mail me if you succeed.
The mail from VW South Africa and the spare part transmission from Winkler forced me to investigate further. Unfortunaly the bellhousing can not be bought from Steyr Daimler Austria directly, but at a dealer in South Africa. There is already a Vanagon Listmember importing the box to US.
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