2.1 motor in beetle

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2.1 motor in beetle

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what do you guys think about puttig a 2.1 caravelle motor in a beetle .My uncle has a full motor fuel injected .
will the standard beetle gearbox be able to handle the hp .

Thanks Mohammed .


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Sounds lekker, dont know about the stock gbox.

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as long as you dont actually try to break the gearbox, it will be strong enough for the 2.1
If your intention is to break the gearbox, you can accomplish that with a stock 1300
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I just recently fitted a 1.9 wbx to my bug, doable but lot's and lot's of work and $$$, if you dont feel sorry for the car by cutting into the body here and there, lotsa guages and wiring needed, to be done, not a simple task if your'e not an autolec but if it's your "thang" go for it :hangloose:
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beetle786 wrote:what do you guys think about puttig a 2.1 caravelle motor in a beetle .My uncle has a full motor fuel injected .
will the standard beetle gearbox be able to handle the hp .

Thanks Mohammed .
The fuel rails will need to be modified or the body needs to be cut to get them in. Will also need a diffrent 215 or 210 flyweel & clutch, or you can butcher the box and get a 2.1 starte with a spacer.
Then all wiring as well as elec fuel pump with return.
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have seen some done on the net and seen a video on you tube .
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For me the 2.1 with stock EFI is still one of the best conversions in a Bug and they are super reliable when done right
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if you got the std computer and wiring it is Easy as Pie to make it work in the beetle with stock harnass you need + to the battery and + From Ign and away you go
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