ofioZelandeth wrote:Yep, it's definitely not right. This is the only in-car photo I immediately found (albeit a small one).
Tricky bit of finding info is that it was only sold in Russia, so finding documents about it in English is a challenge. Seems that the power unit was mostly developed for tractors, generators etc (hence the very conservative power figure) but someone figured let's stick it in the Niva and Riva and see what happens.
The first one (the oil filler is accessible, right at the back of the cam cover) I reckon is likely another Fiat or derivative diesel that someone has retrofitted.
Edit: Looking at it again, that's not a Lada engine bay...reckon it's actually a Moscovich!
Pug diesels were the retrofit of choice; there were a few French firms turning them