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Old 05-01-2022, 12:35   #46
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Re: VW Pathfinder marine diesel

As far as I know (and my Pathfinder engine is sitting under my companionway stairs right now) the heat exchanger was the only thing bolted on to marinize the VW engine. Your VW manuals should be useful for nearly all the important repair work.
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I recently purchased a VW Pathfinder 50 marine diesel here in Newfoundland (Canada). The engine is rare here.It was been sitting in an unheated garage for ~10 years. I have the Bentley and Haynes VW Rabbit diesel manuals on order. However, to date, I have been unsuccessful in tracking down the Pathfinder Users Guide and Parts Manual, which would help me understand better how the Rabbit block was marinized. If any of you know where I can obtain these Pathfinder manuals, please PM me. Thank you.
I can’t be of any help with your engine however…
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Re: VW Pathfinder marine diesel

Thanks to those of you who replied to my post. I have the Haynes workshop manual in hand, and I can see why the Bentley manual is reputed to be better (I have it on order). The photos and explanations in the Haynes manual aren't great. I have additional questions about the engine which I will move to a new thread under "Engines & Propulsion Systems" if that's okay with you. We've been posting on various topics related to an initial "Want to buy" posting.
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