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Old 01-11-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Type 4 conversion

Ive used the search link but still couldnt find what i wanted. Surprising really as im told this is a common conversion. Anyway......
How easy is it to fit a type 4 engine to a type 1 box? Mine is a 1302s irs setup and im considering the conversion for a bit more oomph. My engine hangs out the back similar to a buggy so space isnt an issue. Any handy links/info would be great. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:32 PM   #2
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OOPS...think this shoulda gone in the mech Q&A perhaps?
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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as long as you don't have a 228mm flywheel then it should just slot stright in
the extra weight of the motor you shold fit an engine support brace
other than that there are no issues i can think of
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Wow.....im off to look for a type 4 lump!!! Im stupid really as ive just had my 1600TP rebuilt, but the lure of the extra torque ive read about is soooo tempting.
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complete type 4 car with running engine 500
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complete type 4 car with running engine 500
Whats it like? Shed or decent. Reason i ask is i know someone who might be interested in everything bar the engine. Is the engine itself good or in need of?
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The most important thing you need to consider is cooling - the stock T4 cooling system will not fit in your car!

You need to convert it to upright cooling,

check out some of the US forums like shoptalkforums.com, tunacan.net and dont forget to talk to Lee at LAPerformance here in the UK (07931 338780)
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Great info. Thinking of putting a Type 4 in a Splitty.
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Great info. Thinking of putting a Type 4 in a Splitty.
that's a bit more of an issue, the engine bay in a split is a very tight fit with a stock cooling type IV engine, the fan shroud is litteraly 1/2" off the engine lid, search out jinx on here, he's had no end of trouble getting his to cool propperly
rake raby's DTM cooling is the ultimate cooling for type IV engines, if you want to run them in beetles or split buses
for looks IMHO a porsche fan conversion is the one, although I'm told they over cool
there is also a cali conversion, again search out jinx, he's using that to fit the type IV engine into his beetle
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