I liked the idea until I googled Subaru diesel, they had crank issues in the early engines in stock cars! I am not ready to experiment with a poor base. I am a diesel guy 100%, but I can't get on board with the weight difference vs performance vs longevity.there's a website where they sell 'vanogan' vw van conversion parts. i noticed that that site offers a 'low porfile' oil pan. maybe that would do the trick?