All our engines are bought in Québec (sold with serial
number and invoice), more specifically from the Eastern
Townships. However, the importer buys as many cars from Canada
and the USA. The cars are Impreza or Forester. This importer
import cars mainly for body parts. The cars are being
dismantled and sold in parts. We are the sole buyer of
2006-2010 engines. BJP only buys engines from cars that where
damaged in the back, side or rollover. No engine come from car
damaged in the front. All the engines are started, listened
and tested before they are removed from the car, and more,
ALL the engines have less than 25, 000km (in general, they
have between 500 and 15, 000km). Conversion parts (more than
35) come mostly from Kenedy,
Outfront and from my new
supplier/manufacturer in Montréal. Some are built in the shop.
-Geneviève 2.5L 2006 QC
-Patrice 2.5L 2004 QC
-Claude 2.5L 2006
-Bruce 2.5L 2004
-Julie 2.2L 1995
-Andrée 2.2L 1996 QC
-Jean-Pierre L 2.2L
-Jean-Pierre B 2.5L
-Mark D 2.5L 2007
-Yvan 2.5L 2004 QC
-Fabian 2.5L 2007 QC
-Mike SVX 6cyl TX
-Réjean 2.5L 2005 QC
-Bruno 2.5 2007 QC
-Charles 2.5L 2006 (Juin) QC
-Elden 2.5L 2004 (Août) Yukon
-André 2.5L (Juillet) QC
-Paul 2.5 06-07, Manitoba
-Germain (Août) QC
-Robert 2.5L (QC) QC
(EX brother in law), 2.2L 1997
-Renald 2.5L Nouveau-Brunswick
-François 2.5L 2006-07
-Dominic, 2.5L 2006
-Lise & Gilles, 2.5L
2004 Mar QC
-Rejean 2.5L 2006-07
ON, 2.5L 2006
Simon 2.5L 2007 July
-Bertrand, Subi 2009
-Chantal, 2007 2.5L
NH, 09 2.5L
-Simon, BC 2.5L
-Pierre, QC, 2.5L
-Daniel, QC, 2.5L 09
-Joel, QC, 2.5L
-Rober, NS, 2.5L
-Pierre, BC, 2.5L
-Danny, NS, 2.5L
-Pierre, QC, 2.5L
|-Frank, Sask, 2.5L
-Gabriel, QC, 2.5L
-Sebastien, QC, 2.5L
-Chantal, Qc, 2.5L
-Denis, Qc, 2.5L
-Alain, Qc, 2.5L
-Mark, Mass. 2.5L
-Donna & Mulen
complete restoration, transmission & Subaru engine (winter
-Marc T, 2.5L
2.5L Turbo 250HP conversion
Strarting at 16,999$ installed.
EJ-25 2.5L 172HP (2006-2010)
"Fly By Wire", VVT (Variable
Valve Timing) 500km to 10,000km
installation on manual transmission
$250 for the automatic
transmission oil cooler
ATTENTION!!! PLEASE read carefully
the text below, be aware of all possible optional/ variation in price for
each type of van, some conversion can cost more on some specific year and/or
if you van is in bad shape!!!!!
(NO MORE IN 2013), and
NO, this is not included in the conversion. On top, if the AC is not in good
shape it may not hold pressure under the load of the new Subaru compressor.
And if the system fail this is not BJP problem!
Syncro 4X4 van, 500$ more, don't ask why.
Manual transmission: Clutch
$270, it need to be replace unless it's only a
few year old, even then, it need to be clean (no oil on it!) If contaminated,
it's good for garbage.
Exhaust system: $520-$620
(including a SS J-pipe) $950 in SS (Stainless
Steel, we can use part/all of your system if it's in GOOD shape, and that is
ONLY on 1986+ van!!!!! On 83-85 van it's impossible tu
use the OEM exhaust!!!
Plastic cooling line:
$425 (+$300 installation). Those are
the long line that run
under your van from the front radiator to the engine. The 83-85 use
metal line, those are to long and to smal in diameter for the
conversion, on top, they are often rusted to the bone so we CAN'T USE them!
It mean that all 83-85 owner need NEW platic (1986+ style). Again, on some
1986+ van the one of the plastic line (the hot one) show extrem wear so your
van may need new one also! The intallation cost for the coolant line is
Front radiator: $300
(+$100 installation) OEM quality. Of course we won't do a 10K$
conversion without making sure that your radiator is in perfect shape! And
of course, on most van it's NOT!
(installation included), on all 83-85 the starter is not strong enough! You
need a NEW (not rebuilt) one. We can use the one on 1986+ IF it's only a few
years old, if to old you also need a new one.
So that mean that if your van is in poor shape or/and
you have a 83-85 the total of the invoice could be around
$12,000 (+tax) or more.
Manual 4 speed:
You transmission (if in good shape) as NO problem holding the Subaru power,
again, many transmission are on their last miles. The Subi may help them die
faster! A complete rebuilt transmission with optional higher fourth gear is
available from AA Transaxle for
around $2000 + installation. With the higher
fourth gear you will loose 500rpm on the higway.
The automatic transmission are very solid and will handle the Subaru without
any troubles. But it's impossible to modify this one to loose some RPM on
highway. The trick is to put bigger tires.
A deposit of $2000
is required (NONE REFUNDABLE) to reserve you a spot, another 2000$ when we find an engine, then $2000 a month before the project start, balance at the end. Check are accepted
for the deposits BUT No CHECK for the final payment! Final payment by
credit card or cash. The debit card has a maximum of $1000 per day!
The waiting time is about 2-3 months
Complete optional "Stainless Steel" exhaust
Optional high torque LUK clutch
It is a "Boxer" type engine
, therefore it's the same format / shape(flat engine) as the original
engine. This one fit perfectly in the engine bay, even before it's being
It is a Japanese engine,
which in my opinion, are way more reliable than the old VW engines. This
type of engine uses counter-balancer, which explains the great
stability when idling. It is in fact a modern engine with a modern
injection system equiped with an electronic OBD2 diagnostic
standard. The computer (installed in the back of the right braking light
is in a sealed box), and the famous electronic harness are "Plug
and Play" type, therefore no welding or cutting is needed on the
The adaptation (conversion)
of today is far superior to the one done the past. Over the years,
companies such as "Small Car & Kenedy" (manufacturer of main conversion
parts) have improved their components to the point that the fit is
simply more then perfect. Yes, perfect! There was some holes in the
cooling system, but we have perfectly solved this problem with a
unique and simple system.
The cooling system is
made out of simple but very well design parts.. This system, yet very
simple, took several years to develop. Today, it fit and it perfectly
adapt to the Vanagon system.
The famous adapter plate has
seen much improvement over the last years. Today, this plate has reached
a height and is simply perfect.
The power and the torque are
superior to all the other conversions. Especially for the price, with a
2.5L, we finally have the impression that this vehicle has reached the
power that he deserves, and we even do not speak of the security
provided this power surplus .
The engines that we choose
have between 500km and 20, 000km. Although 20, 000km may seem a high
mileage, this is really not much for a Japanese engine. All engine
are checked and tested, we do many test including compression and leak dow
test. All engines have a 2 year warranty.
The complete or partial
repair/rebuilt of your VW engine may, in a very near future, cost you
between $5000 and $7000, because unfortunately the internal and external
parts are more and more dificult to get, therefore more and more
expensive, we are not talking about the CORE / CASE / CENTER of the
engine, those are getting old and beyond repair.
You find it expensive? well,
for that price, it is impossible to find a small modern camper
comparable to the Westfalia Vanagon. The closest rivals are around
$60.000 (New West, Roadtreck...) So if you made the calculation,
investing around 13.000 $ for a modern engine conversion
(transmission and engine) on a camper who has cost between $10,000 and
20.000 $( for those who invest over the years), we still are very
far from 60K$ for a New West / Roadtreck. It's you choice! The future of
Vanagon camper will change, you will see the stock one (average
maintenance) around $8000 to $14,000 and the completely rebuilt /
restored / converted one, those should sell in between $20,000 amd
$40,000. We will now have 2 kind of Vanagon camper on the road...
You still have doubts! Visit
our page "Travel in Mexico 2008". we have
traveled 13, 000km in 2.5 months, and yes, no problems! In addition,
what a delight that power!