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How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines: 1961-2003

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Rebuild your Volkswagen’s air-cooled engine with confidence and get your beloved boxer back on the road.

How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines: 1961-2003 offers beautiful color photos with insightful step-by-step captions for expertly rebuilding Volkswagen air-cooled engines and provides in-depth, hands-on information for disassembly, inspection, machining, parts selection, preassembly, final assembly, installation, and tuning.

Not only are the procedures for rebuilding covered in depth but engine model types, identification codes, specifications, and details are also covered in a manner that allows the user to source a good later-model candidate for rebuilding and helps retrofit the modern engine designs into earlier chassis.

This resource focuses on the VW Type 1, 2, and 3 engines beginning in the year 1961, when a significant redesign improved the reliability, durability, and horsepower of the basic initial design. For more than 70 years, automotive enthusiasts and the public in general has embraced the VW air-cooled engine for its simplicity, its capacity to be modified, and its bulletproof reliability.

One of the most widely used and versatile internal combustion engines in the world, this engine has powered VW Beetles, Buses, Porsche 914s, off-road buggies and rails, formula race cars, and many other machines both on and off-road. From 1938 until 2003, more than 21 million Beetles equipped with an air-cooled rear-mounted engine were produced.

If you have any interest in reviving your old VW, or perhaps are researching the purchase of one, this handy guide will cover all the bases in bringing that old air-cooled powerplant back to life.

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Rebuild your Volkswagen’s air-cooled engine with confidence and get your beloved boxer back on the road.

How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines: 1961-2003 offers beautiful color photos with insightful step-by-step captions for expertly rebuilding Volkswagen air-cooled engines and provides in-depth, hands-on information for disassembly, inspection, machining, parts selection, preassembly, final assembly, installation, and tuning.

Not only are the procedures for rebuilding covered in depth but engine model types, identification codes, specifications, and details are also covered in a manner that allows the user to source a good later-model candidate for rebuilding and helps retrofit the modern engine designs into earlier chassis.

This resource focuses on the VW Type 1, 2, and 3 engines beginning in the year 1961, when a significant redesign improved the reliability, durability, and horsepower of the basic initial design. For more than 70 years, automotive enthusiasts and the public in general has embraced the VW air-cooled engine for its simplicity, its capacity to be modified, and its bulletproof reliability.

One of the most widely used and versatile internal combustion engines in the world, this engine has powered VW Beetles, Buses, Porsche 914s, off-road buggies and rails, formula race cars, and many other machines both on and off-road. From 1938 until 2003, more than 21 million Beetles equipped with an air-cooled rear-mounted engine were produced.

If you have any interest in reviving your old VW, or perhaps are researching the purchase of one, this handy guide will cover all the bases in bringing that old air-cooled powerplant back to life.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 584 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254332
Product Code : SA221

About the Author 

Acknowledgments 

What Is a Workbench Book? 

 

Chapter 1: Before You Begin 

A Brief History of the VW Flat 4 Engines 

Engine Identification 

Is This Engine Worth Rebuilding? 

Planning 

Work Area 

Tools 

Our Engine 

 

Chapter 2: Engine Disassembly

Spotting a Rebuilt Engine 

Be Patient 

Get Organized 

Engine Disassembly 

Parts to Keep and Parts to Replace 

 

Chapter 3: Parts Cleaning and Inspection

Cylinder Heads 

Rocker Assemblies 

Pushrods 

Lifters 

Camshaft 

Connecting Rods 

Crankshaft 

Flywheel

Flywheel Gland Nut 

Oil Pump 

Oil Cooler 

Engine Case 

 

Chapter 4: Machine Shop

Choosing a Machine Shop 

Engine Case Machining Procedures 

Head Rebuilding Procedures 

Post-Machine Shop Procedures 

 

Chapter 5: Component Preparation

Engine Case 

Head Studs 

Internal Components 

Long-Block Cooling Tin 

 

Chapter 6: Preassembly

Preset the Flywheel Endplay 

Scribe the Main Bearings 

Gap the Piston Rings 

Install the Rings on the Pistons 

 

Chapter 7: Final Assembly

Crankshaft 

Engine Case Preparation 

Join the Two Halves 

Flywheel 

Piston 

Barrel 

Cylinder Heads 

Oil Pressure Relief Valves 

Full-Flow Filter Oil Pump Upgrade 

Sump Plate 

Valvetrain 

Adjusting the Valves 

 

Chapter 8: Accessory Installation 

Important Questions to Ask Yourself 

Carburetor: Rebuild or Replace? 

Installing Accessories 

Exhaust System 

 

Chapter 9: Startup, Break-In, and Adjustments

Building a Test Stand 

Installing an Engine on a Test Stand 

Installing a 12V Starter in a 6V Transmission 

Installing a 12V Engine in a 6V Transmission 

Installing the Clutch and Pressure Plate

Vehicle Installation

Start the Engine

 

Appendix

Source Guide 

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