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Aircooled Vw Engine Interchange Manual (Motorbooks Workshop) [Paperback]

Keith Seume
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (23 Oct 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760303142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760303146
  • Product Dimensions: 27.1 x 21.2 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 425,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is often said that the crankshaft is the heart of any engine, and it's true, for everything, almost literally, revolves around the crankshaft. Read the first page
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VW tuning 24 Aug 2002
By A Customer
This book covers a wide range of after market parts to create a high performance VW engines. The book gives a detailed look at a lot of after market parts to help you choose the right ones suited to your needs. It also gives tables of results of these tested after market parts. This book is very useful in helping you to choose the right parts for the best engine performance waist maintaining reliability.
This book is a must buy for anyone wanting to increase the horsepower of their VW engine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aircooled VW Interchange Manual 12 Aug 2013
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Superbly written - a lifetime's wealth of information.
Saves a lot of time and effort in trying to re-invent the wheel.
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VW air cooled vehicle or Porsche 914 owners seeking to improve the performance of their vehicles.
I like the review of the available alternatives to improve performance but I miss the technical knowledge and advise about to how to modify the original components or how to combine alternatives in order to obtain several degrees of performance depending on the expectations.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of whats available 29 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
An informative book but not a first book to buy if youre interested in VW hotrodding. It would, however be an interesting companion to Bill Fishers Hot to Hotrod VWs book. NO detailed dyno tests in this book and it might make inexperienced owners want to build a drag race engine for the street, in which case they will encounter lots of problems as drag engines are not meant for street use. Nice to have though.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not complete 24 Mar 2005
By Osorio Batres Silvia Rebeca - Published on Amazon.com
I wanted aircooled engine info. The title of this book should be Type 1 engine interchange manual as there is no info at all on other vw dub aircooled engines and the info that is there is not complete as a quick look at any vw performance site catalog will show. SO is it worth the price if you want type 1 info YES it is
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning! Not for Type IV motors!! 14 Nov 2012
By Doug in CA - Published on Amazon.com
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A large number of air cooled Volkswagen's used the Volkswagen type air cooled IV motor, such as 411's, 412's and '1972 and newer buses. The Porsche 912E and 914 used the Type IV also, but in fairness they are not technically "Volkswagens" but they are Volkswagen motors.

This book does not cover the type IV motor at all, and you wouldn't know it until you paid for it and read it.

So, it does not cover all air cooled Volkswagens as the name suggests, only the older bug/bus upright motors, and squarebacks.
So it's worthless to me since I have a 1974 air cooled Volkswagen bus with a type IV motor.

And as others have noted, it's quite outdated.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good to have on hand 9 April 2009
By Daniel Delaware - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a hand full of books on the VW engine all of which come in handy at different times. So, it's good to have this as one of those books in your library.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Out dated 22 Jun 2008
By Geraus - Published on Amazon.com
The book has a lot of pictures of the different parts of the engine from different manufactures with descriptions. This however does not go into detail of what will work with what. Does not go into detail on rebuilding an engine. It is of some use just not what I thought it would be. A better title would be "The Aircooled VW Engine Picture Book".
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