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Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi, I am looking for help in identifying an engine. It was sold to me as coming from a bus, and was being modified for use in an aeroplane. They said it was a 2 or 2.1 liter. I now want to rebuild it but would need a manual. I attach a few pics that .
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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by Tony Z » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:23 am

If I hazard an educated guess, I'll go with a '79-'83 type 4 engine, 2L

2.1 was watercooled, so its definitely not a 2.1

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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by fig » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:57 am

From what we can see in the pics, Tony is probably correct. The engine number (or at least the prefix) will allow us to be certain.
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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Serial number seems to begin with S1. I cannot find that on any resource. I will try again tomorrow to get a better look at the number, but it is underneath the engine. Someone said there should be one where the alternator goes. Well, this one has no alternator on (;>

Where can one get rebuild manuals? Should I try Haynes, or are there any on line?

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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by Tony Z » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:48 pm

the engine number is visable from the top, near the pulley (fan) on the right side of the case centerline.
ignore the S1 (SF) after that you'll likely have either CU or CJ - its that letter config that fig is asking for

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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Seems it got cut off in the mods the previous owner did. Bummer. Looks like CFL 131 8xxxxxx


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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Answer from VWAircooled.net: That originally was a 2.0L aircooled Type 4 engine, 1980-83 1/2. 71mm stroke 94mm bore.

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Now, where can one find an overhaul manual?

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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by Dawie » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:16 pm

Engine number starting with CU13181.. 2L early 80's.
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"How to rebuild your Aircooled Volkswagen engine" by Tom Wilson
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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:45 pm

Thanks! Much appreciated. I will look for the manual.

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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by fig » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:15 am

coenvanwyk wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Answer from VWAircooled.net: That originally was a 2.0L aircooled Type 4 engine, 1980-83 1/2. 71mm stroke 94mm bore.

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Now, where can one find an overhaul manual?
I have several used manuals for sale, covering type4 engines. I have Autobooks, Intereurope and Haynes; take your pick or take them all. PM me.
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Re: Help with identifying an engine

Post by coenvanwyk » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:24 am

Hi Fig,

Thanks for the offer. We are awaiting other decisions before we commit to rebuilding or selling, but will let you know if we need the manuals.

Best regards,

Coen van Wyk

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