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The Volkswagen air cooled is one of the most widely used and internal combustion engines in the Variations of this engine produced by Volkswagen plants the world from 1936 2006. Cast iron cast aluminium alloy heads and pistons, magnesium forged steel crankshaft and rods were hallmarks of the

Type 1 — 1.1-1.6

Like the Volkswagen Beetle, the VW Transporters (bus) used the air cooled engine, a 1100cc 24kW (24PS, 24bhp), four-cylinder boxer engine in the rear. The 22KW (29PS; version became standard in while an unusual early of the engine which developed (34PS; 34bhp) debuted on the Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) in This engine proved to be so troublesome that Volkswagen all 1959 Transporters and replaced the with an updated version. Any that retain that engine today are true — since the 1959 was totally discontinued at the outset, no were ever made

The second-generation Transporter, the Volkswagen 2 (T2) was slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor, and its distinctive split front — which gained it nicknames of Breadloaf, Bay-window, or Bay for short. The engine was also larger — at 1.6 litres and (48PS; 47bhp). A T2b Type 2 was by way of gradual change over years. The 1971 Type 2 a new, 1.6 litre engine, now dual intake ports on cylinder head, and was DIN-rated at (50PS; 50bhp).

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The Volkswagen 3 (saloon/sedan, notchback, fastback) was equipped with a 1.5 litre displacing 1493cc, based on the flat-4 found in the Type 1. the long block remained the as the Type 1, the engine cooling was changed to allow for a much engine profile. This in increased area for cargo with the so-called Pancake or engine. This engines would later increase to 1.6 Originally a single or dual-carburetted 1.5 engine (1500N, 33KWs/45PS/44bhp or 40KWs/54PS/54bhp), the Type 3 engine a larger displacement (1.6 and was modified in 1968 to include D-Jetronic electronic fuel as an option, making it one of the first production consumer cars such a feature (the was the Type 4 VW 411).

Type 4 — 1.7-2.0

In 1968, Volkswagen introduced a new the Volkswagen Type 4. The model and later the model 412, many new features to the Volkswagen While the Type 4 was discontinued in when sales dropped, its became the power plant for Type 2s produced from to 1979: it continued in modified in the later Vanagon which was from 1980 until For the Volkswagen Type 2, 1972’s prominent change was a bigger compartment to fit the larger 1.7 to 2.0 litre from the Volkswagen Type 4, and a rear end which eliminated the rear apron. The air inlets also enlarged to accommodate the cooling air needs of the larger The engine that superseded the 4 engine in late 1983 Volkswagen Type 1 architecture, yet water-cooled cylinder heads and jackets. The wasserboxer, Volkswagen for a water-cooled, opposed-cylinder (flat or engine’), did not enjoy the reputation for that

the original air-cooled design had From the very start, the suffered cylinder-to-head sealing mostly due to galvanic corrosion, a result of slack maintenance Volkswagen discontinued the engine in upon the introduction of the Eurovan.

The Type 4 engine was also on the Volkswagen version of the Porsche Volkswagen versions originally with an 80 horsepower (60 kW) fuel-injected 1.7 flat-4 engine based on the air cooled engine. In Europe, the cars were sold as at Volkswagen dealerships. This the car in the opinion of many automotive of that era, and a little of attitude persists to this Slow sales and rising prompted Porsche to discontinue the variant in 1972 after 3,351 of them; its place in the was filled by a variant powered by a new 95 horsepower (70 kW; 94 bhp) 2.0 litre version of Volkswagen’s Type 4 in 1973. For 1974, the 1.7 litre was replaced by a 76 metric horsepower (56 kW; 75 1.8 litre, and the new Bosch L-Jetronic injection system was added to units to help with control. 914 production ended in The 2.0 litre engine continued to be in the Porsche 912E, which an entry-level model until the 924 was introduced.

In the Type 2, the Volkswagen Type 4 was an option from 1972. engine was standard in models for the US and Canada. Only with the 4 engine did an automatic transmission available for the first time in Both engines displaced 1.7 rated at 66 metric horsepower (49 kW; 65 with the manual transmission, and 62 horsepower (46 kW; 61 bhp) with the The Type 4 engine was enlarged to 1.8 and 68 metric horsepower (50 kW; 67 bhp) in and again to 2.0 litres and 70 metric (51 kW; 69 bhp) in 1976. As with all engines, the focus in development was not on power, but on low-end torque. The 4 engines were considerably robust and durable than the 1 engines, particularly in Transporter

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