Preservation Parts 'New' 1641cc Engine VW Beetle 1968-2003 VW ...

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Preservation Parts 'New' 1641cc Engine VW Beetle 1968-2003 VW T2 Bay 1970-1979

JK Part Number: J42783

Made in the United Kingdom
Available In 3 Days

Purchase Information

Availability: Special Order. This product is available on a special order basis. If your item is built to specification we will contact you for the details.
Expected Delivery: About 3 days
Please Note: Once placed Special Orders cannot be cancelled
Delivery: Mainland UK Only. For overseas and international shipping call +44 (0)1256 862288
Deposit: A refundable deposit of £420.00 will be added to your order. This will be refunded in full once your old core unit has been returned. All returned old core units must be of a serviceable condition and all the parts must be returned to obtain the full refund. This process is necessary for the future supply of genuine reconditioned parts.


If you need a new engine and you want the ultimate peace of mind, our range of 'New' engines are just what you are looking for.

We so confident in the quality, they all come with a 12 month, unlimited mileage warranty.

Our 1641cc engines comes with bigger pistons and barrels, which give you a noticeable improvement in performance over a regular 1600cc engine for not much more money.

We do reuse some original VW parts, as you'll see from the specification below. This is not a cost cutting exercise, in some cases the original parts are better than the new parts available, it's a simple as that. And we do try to do our bit for the environment, so throwing away a quality useable part to replace it with something inferior, is in our opinion, a pointless waste of natural resources. All reused original parts are thoroughly tested and checked to be well within manufacturers tolerances. We wouldn't use them if they weren't right.

1641cc Specification

• New heavy duty Autolinea crank case
• New twin port cylinder heads with all new stainless steel valves, springs, tops and collets
• New standard camshaft & new cam gear
• New cam followers
• New AA barrels and pistons
• Genuine VW crankshaft with new crank drive gears
• All new Silverline main, big end & cam bearings
• Original VW con rods inspected for twist, alignment & balance
• New small end bushes
• Original VW push rods and rocker gear assembly
• New heavy duty oil pump
• New stainless steel push rod tubes
• Full Elring gasket set and Bosch spark plugs
• New rocker covers
• New 200mm flywheel
• New oil cooler
• Supplied with all necessary fitting gaskets.

Supplied on a service exchange basis and you will need to pay a refundable deposit (see below).

This engine is offered on a service exchange basis. When you order, we ask you to pay a refundable deposit of £420 which is charged in addition to the original cost of the unit. You should retain the packaging in which your engine arrives and, once you have fitted the unit, use this same packaging to return the old part to us. You will need to return the old unit to us within two months and we will collect it from you on your instruction. Once returned, the unit is checked to ensure that it is complete and suitable for reconditioning before your full deposit can be refunded to your credit or debit card.

To make the return of your old unit as easy as possible follow these simple guidelines:
Place your old unit in the packaging provided and repack in exactly the same way as your new product arrived. Disassembled units are not acceptable.
Ring JK Sales on 0845 121 5656 or email and they will arrange collection. Please quote the invoice number.
Old units will be credited, where applicable, in full up to two months from the date of purchase. Old units returned after this period will be credited at our discretion.
In this way, we – and yourselves – can help ensure that future generations will have an ongoing, cost-effective source of replacement parts for their vehicles.

Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Finance Available on This Product No
Width (CM - Packed) 0.0
Height (CM - Packed) 0.0
Depth (CM - Packed) 0.0
Shipping To Mainland UK Only Yes
Manufacturer Preservation Parts
Additional Carriage Charge 0.0
Special Order Yes
Special Order Lead time 3

Customer Reviews (2)

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  • Excellent product

    The engine fits well, the only issue is that the Autolimea castings have a smoother and slightly bulkier outer profile than the stock VW castings.
    The breast piece tinware behind then
    pulley needed trimming and bending.
    The right hand side tinware needed trimming by against the rear of the engine fixing flange, and the fan housing needed a little trim on the centre line of the engine.

    The only annoyance is that the inside diameter of the aluminium dipstick tube is narrower than the steel original. My stock dipstick grabbed the tube and pulled it out. So I flattened out the dipstick and cleaned and glued the dipstick tube in wher it meets the engine case with some JB weld.

    I decided to fit a new engine after suffering an engine failure on a Friday morning. I ordered this emgine new on Friday and it arrived on Monday.

    Now running in the camper van, 30 miles running in completed so far.

    by mikedjames on 17/09/2018

  • Still good : Follow-up after one year and 9700 miles

    I have been running the engine mostly on a daily 30 mile round trip with occasional longer trips over the last 12 months, starting the year and finishing off with a round trip from Southampton to Techenders in Leicestershire.

    Over the first 5000 miles, as the running in process completed, the engine continued to improve.
    It provides good low end torque compared with my old 1641, and runs happily at 65mph on the level.

    I did fit it with my previous full flow filter and additional external oil cooler system, as it seemed a shame to not use it and it was already fitted to the bus, just requiring swapping the oil pump for a CB Maxi 3. That was when I found that the stud holes in the new case are shallower than the original, requiring shortening the bolts from the Maxi 3 oil pump kit to make it fit.

    Even so, it is still definitely cooler running than my old engines, the EMPI heads seem a lot better at cooling, CHTs at the temperature sender bosses seem cooler, and the oil temperature is 5-10degress C cooler at the same sort of speeds.

    Oil use has been fairly low,odd topups between oil changes seem to show less than 0.5 litres per thousand miles, but its hard to tell exactly, sometimes its more sometimes less.
    The only issue has been a slight oil drip from what looks like the crank seal, but it is not serious, as is shown by the oil usage.

    Overall it has been a strange experience in running a T2 without constantly expecting something to go wrong with the engine.

    Still very pleased with my purchase.

    by Mike on 16/09/2019

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Vehicle Compatability

VW T2 Bay Window

Air-Cooled Petrol (1970 - 1979) :



VW T2c Brazilian Bay Window

Air-Cooled Petrol (0 - 0) :

1400cc, 1600cc


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