The 1600 of the established ‘Beetle’ engine was introduced to the transporter range in 1967. The basic configuration of the ‘Beetle’ engine is unchanged. The cooling system incorporating the superimposed type of fan and housing. Modifications were made to the lubrication system by fitting an additional spring loaded valve which maintains oil pressure at the crankshaft bearing. In 1970 further modifications increased the power output and at the same time cooling system was improved by fitting a larger capacity fan and moving the oil cooler.

1968 – 1979 VW 1600 Transporter Engine – Static Parts Exploded View

1968 - 1979 VW 1600 Transporter Engine - Static Parts

1. Crankcase – right half
2. Generator pedestal
3. Gasket
4. Camshaft bearing – shell -rear
5. Oil selector pipe
6. Camshaft bearing shell-centre
7. Camshaft bearing shell-front
8. Cylinder head stud
9. Cylinder base ceiling
10. Cylinder barrel
11. Cylinder head
12. Rocket cover gasket
13. Rocket cover

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