Hello, new member here. What size motor came standard with a 1970 Beetle? Thanks in advance.
That engine is 1600cc with carb
Thanks for the info Wayne. I have a mechanic rebuilding my engine and he said that it was a 1500cc. So, I guess that some previous owner had the engine replaced. You have a nice website here.
A `70 should have a B6 case (first of the large-oil-passage, dual-relief cases). There's no difference in the outside diameter of a 1500 (83mm) and a 1600 (85.5mm) cylinder, so it's a simple matter to rebuild a 1500 as a 1600 and vise-versa. What would concern me is what case does your engine have? There are very few 1500 cases left on the planet in good enough condition to base any kind of quality engine upon - if it's a `68/`69 H5 (or B5 from a bus) case it was bad when brand-new (inferior alloy) and you don't want to use it.
Hey Marc, The case for the engine was replaced in the past (that's what the previous owner told me). The case that's on my car has no numbers on it. Also, the mechanic told me that I have a single port engine. Now I'm really confused.
I just got the car back from the mechanic and he tells me that the motor is a 1500cc single port. He thinks that it came from a Beetle between the years 1967 - 1969. Thanks for the info. Now I know that my Beetle does not have the original 1600cc dual port, that came from the factory. I only wish that I had the original motor that came with my car. I am a bit of a purist when it comes to my baby.
Hey Marc, What grade oil should I use for this engine?
hi guys, im new at this...but here i go, marc, did i understand you correctly about a 1968 h5 1500 not worth rebuilding? Because i have one and i was thinking of rebuilding it to a 1641 with, engle w110 cam and lifters and a 35mm dual solex with electric choke carb. kit, and dual port heads. let me know what you think....thanks
Castrol GTX is a good brand choice.
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