Oct 1 2004
I drive a 1967 VW bug 1500.
I have read several websites from people like steve who did the job. And I am thinking about doing it myself too, although I have no experience with engines etc.
I am looking at a 2.1l DJ 112bhp right now, it's up for sale 300 euro, is this reasonable?
Furthermore, what is there to be done? Bolt in the engine, using a Type 4 flywheel. Putting all the cables in place. Placing a radiator in the front of the bug. And what and how many pipes run down to the back then?
What else should I know or is there to be done?
Please lemme know! Cheers!
Oct 5 2004
You will need 2 coolant lines running to the front of your car, one "hot" line and the "cold" return line. I used 1.5 inch copper tubing and soldered up all the bends and connections.
As I understand, you will need that type 4 flywheel, clutch and pressure plate.
Apr 17 2006
I'm a tech working for VW and used to work on old VW's. I remember bolting a beetle bellhousing to a DG/DJ engine but didn't know about the type4 flywheel bit. Would that be the 2.0 AirCooled flywheel? If so, is it type4 specific?
This is the only bit I need to know, mating the engine to beetle box and the flywheel/clutch type! The pipework can be fabricated. Any help would be appreciated as my bug shell's going for blasting/painting soon and I'd like to get the engine side underway but need to be sure I can get hold of the parts to do it.
BTW: 300 Euros!!! Sounds good to me. I'm paying £1300 for a remtec DJ unit.
Dec 30 2007
I'm interested and need tons of info.
Jan 9 2008
I have just completed my 1.9 wbx into a 72 bug.
Have a look on this forum for more details.
The engine is the easy part, the cooling system is the real challenge
Jan 12 2008
Feb 11 2008
Had some oil pressure problems resulting from a blocked oil pickup. Just completed a full rebuild and have got it running.
Before, it was fantastic to drive, loads of torque, great engine purrr and a roar when the carbs opened up.
Be glad to get it run in, again