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Offline BB

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New Black Beetle
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:12:35 pm »
Hi. Long time since I've been here. But hopefully a few who know me or can help are here still.
I got a 2000 beetle that's got a cooked engine.
Anyone got a good engine?
Does one from a golf fit? As long as it's the 2l bog standard 8v? Would a golf 1.6 fit? That would be OK.
Thanks if anyone can help.
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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 09:34:09 am »
hi Jem, long time

the Beetle is built on a Mk4 Golf platform, so interchangeability is pretty good, my Mk4 wagon has a Beetle 5 speed manual box
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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 01:04:11 pm »
Yea thought so. AA didn't have a motor which surprised me.
I've pulled the old one apart, what a mess. It's got so hot the plastic splash guard under the rocker cover is melted all over the cam. And in the sump one is all melted too!
The pistons have swelled up and smeared the bore a bit too.
It had no compression almost. And the melted plastic was blocking the oil pick up.
All said tho i think I'll pull the pistons and see how bad they are. If they are still ok i might just re ring it and give the bore. I'll check the head for strightness, and do the head gasket, the old head gasket is a steel one and it's actually fine. I might even reuse it lol. With Hylama blue. See how exorbitant they are.
I'm gonna do a real cheapo job. I got it for $250.
See how tough these old VW motors are.
That said a good 2nd hand would be free at the right price.
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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 02:03:09 pm »
BB!

I have a std 2.0 8V auto that runs well, still in the car in fact.  Has a dogdy trans so parting it out.
All yours incl loom and ECU for $300, I'll even bring it up as far as Pukekohe.
How much of a hurry are you in?

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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 02:34:20 pm »
Pretty much any 8V 2.0 mk4 engine will work. (APK or AQY is direct fit)
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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 02:44:51 pm »
Sounds good Wilco. I'll take that unless you have one closer John? At the same price? Lol.
Thanks tho Wilco that's really good. Let me know when i can come get it? Sooner the better i guess. How many kms? At least i can trust you know a good runner even if it's done a few kms. Any good plastic hoses from it would be good too. My head outlet is toast.
I pulled the pistons out. It's not worth dicking around. I knew a cheap motor would be around.
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Re: New Black Beetle
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 01:06:30 pm »
Sent you a pm Wilco. Super keen on this motor!
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