December 22, 2021
In our 'Old Engines’ series, each part looks at a popular application in the world of classic cars. Many enthusiasts tinker and work to get these classics back on the road. Our specialists also like to lend a hand, and for the first part it is the turn of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Engine type: Four-cylinder air-cooled boxer engine
Type of fuel: Petrol
Power: 25 HP/50 HP (Depending on the type of Beetle)
Building years: 1938 - 2003
Beetles are among the most popular classis cars and do not have many defects when it comes to engines. However, regular maintenance and replacement of parts are important to ensure long driving pleasure in these characteristic cars. In addition, there are some peculiarities when it comes to engine maintenance.
Checking the oil level of a Beetle is very important. The engines of these cars are air-cooled, so the oil also has an important role in engine cooling. It is also good to know that a Beetle is not fitted with an oil filter, so combustion residues and dirt remain in the sump.
Due to the age of the engines, they often need some extra maintenance or are in need of a complete overhaul. A worn-out block does not always mean the end. Since there are also oversized bearings for these engines, the block can still be saved.
What can we do for you? First of all there is expert and personal advice, because our specialists like to help make a Beetle shine again under the bonnet. That is why maintenance is important and why we offer a wide range of spare parts in OE quality. Below is a selection of some of our product groups.
Wilmink Engine Parts supplies gaskets for countless applications, including the Beetle. Among other things, we supply valve cover gaskets and various complete gasket sets from the Elring brand. Apart from the standard models, we also have the possibility to supply custom-made gaskets in cooperation with Cometic Gasket.
Besides these gaskets, we also have custom-made pistons, a special service offered together with CP-Carrillo. These customised parts can be produced entirely according to your wishes so they are also very attractive for the exact reproduction of an original piston.
Wilmink Engine Parts also offers bearings for the Volkswagen Beetle. The bearings for this application are the Kolbenschmidt brand, which is known for its high quality and reliability.
The VW Beetle is also being tinkered with for performance, because by using performance parts your classic car will really shine on the road.
We offer various parts through our company Wilmink Performance of brands such as Scat. The brand is known for its crankshafts, but offers a very wide range of Beetle parts in the performance area. Our specialists can put together a complete parts package for you or supply individual parts, including crankshafts, connecting rods and carburettors.
Do you want to know if we can supply your desired engine part for your Beetle? In addition to these products, we have even more choices in our range. Contact our specialists and they will find out for you!
Contact our product specialists; they will be happy to work with you to find a solution!
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