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VW - petrol and diesel engines: service and repair manuals

A service manual on the engine of your VW? Here are repair and overhaul manuals on Volkswagen petrol and diesel engines. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air-Cooled Engine - All models from 1961 and up

Learn how to rebuild a Volkswagen air-cooled engine! This guide will teach the reader how to troubleshoot, remove, tear down, inspect, assemble, and install Bug, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Type-3, Type-4, and Porsche 914 engines. All models from 1961 and up are included.

Author:Tom Wilson
Specs:176 pages, 25.5 x 20 x 0.8 cm / 10 x 7.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 1987)
Book: How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air-Cooled Engine - All models from 1961 and up

How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air-Cooled Engine - All models from 1961 and up

Language: English

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The VW Air-Cooled Engine - Repair and Maintenance Manual

A no-nonsense engine manual that any practical-minded person can understand, giving a highly illustrated step-by-step guide to dismantling and rebuilding a Type 1 engine.
Most of the operations described in the book can be applied to the Type 4 unit used in 1700, 1800 and 2-litre Transporter models as well.

Topics covered included:
- workshop essentials;
- keeping the engine healthy;
- removing and stripping down the engine;
- examination of the engine components;
- reassembling the engine and ancillaries
- and full specifications of the various Type 1 and Type 4 engines.

With over 300 colour images, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the repair and maintenance of these iconic engines.

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Author:Ken Cservenka
Specs:144 pages, 24.5 x 19 x 1.2 cm / 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:300+ colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2018)
Book: The VW Air-Cooled Engine - Repair and Maintenance Manual

The VW Air-Cooled Engine - Repair and Maintenance Manual

Language: English

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Schrauberhandbuch VW-Boxer: Alle luftgekühlten Motoren - Käfer, Bulli & Co.

Dieses Do-it-yourself-Motoren-Schrauberhandbuch leistet praktische Hilfestellung bei Reparatur und überholung von Typ-1-Motoren.
Die meisten Arbeitsgänge lassen sich aber auch auf den Typ-4-Motor des 411 und 412 - der in den Typ-2-Modellen mit 1700, 1800 und 2000 ccm eingebaut ist - übertragen. Es werden aber auch die Eigentümlichkeiten der übrigen luftgekühlten Boxer erklärt und illustriert.

Fazit: eine sehr anschaulich aufgebaute Reparaturanleitung für Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Kenner inklusive Anhang zu den technischen Daten- und Fachbegriffen sowie Motor- und Fahrgestellnummern.

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Lesen Sie über:
- Grundlagen der Werkstatt-Auststattung
- Motor Typ 1: So bleibt das Käferherz gesund
- Motor ausbauen
- Auspuffanalge und Anbauteile am Typ-1-Motor ausbauen
- Motor zerlegen
- Kontrolle der Motorbauteile
- Kurbelwelle einbaufertig vormontieren
- Kurbelgehäuse überholen
- Auspuffanlage und Anbauteile der Typ-4-Motoren (1700, 1800, 2000 ccm) ausbauen
- Kolben- und Zylindermontage
- Zylinderlöpfe überholen und einbauen
- Anbauteile der Typ-1-Motoren einbauen
- Anbauteile der Typ-4-Motoren (1700, 1800 und 2000 ccm) einbauen.

Deutsche Edition des Crowood Buches "The VW Air-Cooled Engine - Repair and Maintenance".

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Author:Ken Cservenka
Specs:144 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:350 colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2019)
Book: Schrauberhandbuch VW-Boxer: Alle luftgekühlten Motoren - Käfer, Bulli & Co.

Schrauberhandbuch VW-Boxer: Alle luftgekühlten Motoren - Käfer, Bulli & Co.

Language: German

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High-Tech Motoren von Volkswagen - G-Lader, Direkteinspritzer, VR- und W-Motoren

Der Wechsel von den luftgekühlten Boxer-Motoren hin zu wassergekühlten Vierzylinder-Reihenmotoren Anfang der 1970er markierte für VW den Beginn einer Technik-Offensive. Michael Willmann und Eberhard Kittler widmen sich zusammen mit zahlreichen Zeitzeugen akribisch dem nächsten Kapitel der Volkswagen-Erfolgsgeschichte. Sie beschreiben die wichtigsten Entwicklungen aus 30 Jahren der Hightech-Benziner: G-Lader, Direkteinspritzer, VR- und W-Motoren vom Golf 1 GTI RV6 bis zum Bugatti Chiron 8.0 W16.

Pages of the book High-Tech Motoren von Volkswagen (1)

Ihr Buch besticht durch sensationelles Bildmaterial und eine Detail- und Faktenfülle sowie bisher unveröffentlichtes Hintergrundwissen der seinerzeit verantwortlichen Techniker und Motoren-Entwickler.
Herausgeber Michael Willmann war leitender Motorenentwickler und ab 1987 verantwortlich für den G-Lader. Mit-Herausgeber Eberhard Kittler war bis 2020 Leiter der Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen.

Author:Eberhard Kittler, Michael Willmann
Specs:240 pages, 28.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm / 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2021)
Book: High-Tech Motoren von Volkswagen - G-Lader, Direkteinspritzer, VR- und W-Motoren

High-Tech Motoren von Volkswagen - G-Lader, Direkteinspritzer, VR- und W-Motoren

Language: German

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How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines - Covers All Air-Cooled VW's

Fire and ice . . . that's what you get when you take the cool looks of the Volkswagen Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Squareback or Fastback and unleash the hot performance of the air-cooled VW engine.

This book gives you all the air-cooled engine-building basics to find and put to the pavement hidden horsepower. Includes tips on carburetion, ignition and exhaust tuning, case beefing, cylinder-head flow work, camshaft selection, lubrication and cooling upgrades, 6-to 12-volt conversions and much more.
Plus there's a natty 6-page history of the origins of the first air-cooled VW engines.

Author:Bill Fisher
Specs:170 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs
Publisher:HP Books (USA, 1970)
Book: How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines - Covers All Air-Cooled VW's

How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines - Covers All Air-Cooled VW's

Language: English

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How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines (1961-2003)

This book 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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Author:Prescott Phillips
Specs:144 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:584 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2019)
Series:S-A Design Workbench (SA221)
Book: How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines (1961-2003)

How to Rebuild VW Air-Cooled Engines (1961-2003)

Language: English

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Water-cooled VW Performance Handbook (3rd edition)

Turn your VW into a high-performance machine. Chad Erickson explains everything from low-buck bolt-ons to CNC-machined mods. Learn how to choose, install, tune, and maintain performance equipment for Golfs, GTIs, Jettas, Passats, and more.

This book will help improve your VW's engine, transmission and clutch, ignition, carburetion/fuel injection, suspension and handling, brakes, body, and chassis. In its 3rd edition, Water-Cooled VW Performance Handbook is now updated to include new engines, body styles, and modifications for the 1986-2008 model years.

Author:Chad Erickson, Greg Raven
Specs:208 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.4 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:30 b&w and 270 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2011)
Book: Water-cooled VW Performance Handbook (3rd edition)

Water-cooled VW Performance Handbook (3rd edition)

Language: English

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Guide to Automatic Transmission Repair - Import Cars and Light Trucks (1980-1984) - Chilton Repair Manual

This Chilton Repair & Maintenance Guide describes theory, trouble-shooting, specifications, repair and overhaul of automatic transmissions and transaxles of American import models (passenger cars and vans) from the period 1980-1984.

Types:
- Audi-VW 089 and 090 transaxles
- Borg Warner 66
- Honda 3- and 4-speed transaxle
- Jatco L3N71B, L4N71B, E4N71B, 4N71B, JM600, RNFO1A, RL3FO1A, F3A transaxles
- Mercedes-Benz W4A-040, W4A-020
- Mitsubishi KM171 and KM172 transaxles
- Renault MB1 and MJ transaxles
- Subaru 4WD transaxle
- Toyota A40, A43D, A43DL, A43DE, AW55, A14OE transaxles
- Volvo AW70, AW71 (Overdrive)
- ZF ZF-4HP22.

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Specs:672 pages, 27 x 20.5 x 3 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 x 1.18 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Chilton Automotive Books (USA, 2001)
Series:Chilton Auto Repair Manual (7891)
Book: Guide to Automatic Transmission Repair - Import Cars and Light Trucks (1980-1984) - Chilton Repair Manual

Guide to Automatic Transmission Repair - Import Cars and Light Trucks (1980-1984)

Language: English

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