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!

Porsche 914 (VW type 4) engine and drivetrain removed from car

 

The first step was to drain the oil:

Porsche 914 (VW type 4) engine and drivetrain removed from car

 

And then remove the blower fan, fan housing and alternator:

Porsche 914 (VW type 4) engine with fan housing removed

 

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:

Porsche 914 (VW type 4) engine with tin removed

 

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.

Porsche 914 (VW type 4) engine with tin removed

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