Follow along as I build a high performance 914 engine
Begin Tear Down
I thought I'd document the rebuild of my 914 air cooled engine. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the removal, but I built a little wood dolly and basically, lifted the car up, rolled the dolly under the engine / transmission assembly, undid a few bolts, and then the engine was out!
The first step was to drain the oil:
And then remove the blower fan, fan housing and alternator:
After removing the carburetors and distributor, all of the engine "tin" (the sheet metal directing airflow over the cylinders) was removed. I've also disconnected the transmission and removed the exhaust:
The next step is removing the oil cooler (that radiator looking thing above the oil filter), removing the engine mounting bar and putting the long block onto an engine stand.
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