25 03 2019

Volkswagen Beetle Engine Rebuild

Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into a full VW Beetle engine rebuild? Wonder no more, because Hagerty are here to show you!

Over 30,000 photos were used to make this six-minute video that details the entire engine removal, rebuild and replacement. This 1973 VW Beetle had experienced a hard life, with various parts from different years and many cosmetic and mechanical shortcuts taken over the last five decades.

After countless hours of work, many trips to the parts store and a few sore knuckles, the engine was rebuilt. Many parts were too far gone to reuse, including the original VW magnesium case. Now rebuilt with numerous new parts, the car runs better than ever!

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2 reader comments

  • 1
    John Carrington Manchester March 27, 2019 at 4:56pm
    Amazing to see the skill of these small working engineers. I doff my cap to you all.
  • 2
    Graeme Aldous Yorkshire North Riding March 28, 2019 at 11:00am
    If only ALL garages worked as fast as that!