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With 35 years experience, Laurie Pettitt knows more than most about the 'mucky green art' of rebuilding VW air-cooled engines. Written with genuine enthusiasm and a little humor, this step-by-step guide is like having a knowledgeable friend or older brother sat right next to you at the workbench. Learn how to remove and strip down your engine before taking a really good look at what's inside. Work out what's good and what's not. You will learn to examine components and find that often they are not only serviceable but better than modern reproduction parts. Reusing the original parts wherever possible, you will then learn how to prepare and reassemble your engine with plenty of tips and tricks to make the job easier. The importance of cooling tinware is emphasised and its refitting covered model by model. With the short engine built, we turn our attention to ancillaries such as fuel, air and exhaust systems as well as sensible modifications to make your new engine perform better and last longer.
Laurie Pettitt knows more than most about the ‘mucky green art’ of rebuilding Volkswagen air-cooled engines. Written with genuine enthusiasm and a little humour, this step-by-step guide is like having a knowledgeable friend standing next to you at the workbench. Relevant to owners of all air-cooled Volkswagens, this manual covers all models of air-cooled engine, all stripped down and specially photographed. The result is detailed, clear and easy-to-understand guidance, with hundreds of colour photographs, all provided by a specialist who is known and respected throughout the VW community.
About the Author
Laurie Pettitt is the man to speak to if you want your VW air-cooled engine rebuilt. He has 35 years’ experience of dissecting, analyzing and rebuilding these engines, and is a great advocate of recycling original components where possible as they are often far better than cheap off-the-shelf replacements (hence ‘mucky green art’). He has contributed articles to magazines, performed live engine autopsies at VW shows and is a regular on web forums where he imparts plenty of invaluable advice.