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Old 04-08-2008, 05:19 PM
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I need to replace the engine in my beetle,The Hayes Manual says the engine comes out of the bottom of the car along with the transmission??? Can I split the engine and pull it out from the top. Is there a web site or FAQ that gives the procedure for removing the engine and a list of engines that will fit into a 1999 Beetle (2.0L). The Hayes manual has me jumping all over the book and I really don't trust the procedure.

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Old 04-08-2008, 06:04 PM
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pull the 2 fenders and bumper as 1 pice. then pull the actual metal bumper and pull the engine and tranny as 1 pice out of the front. any MK4 Engine will fit in there even the VR6 it all depends on how handy you are with tools and stuff. if you want a direct Swap then you need to find an AEG motor so you can still use your ECU. if the motor has secondary air injection (SAI) which a 99 shouldnt but if it does you will need another motor with SAI




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Old 04-08-2008, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the response and the pictures.

Since I already have everything off the engine I hate to go thru the extra step of takeing the whole fornt end off, although it sure looks easier to work on that way. I should have asked before I started the work. So I guess my questions is can I take "just" the engine out thru the top without the trans (automatic) The Hays book is telling me to take out the axles and drop the engine thru the bottom??

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yea if your not going to take the front off then it has to go down....or seperate then pull motor through top
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yea if your not going to take the front off then it has to go down....or seperate then pull motor through top
hey bugman, thanks for the pics, i too have a 99 that i may end up switching out the motor. i think it has a blown head gasket and i'm still battling with which route to take, you get into it and then find a cracked head or something like that. haven't had a vw since the air cooled days and picked up this 99 for a good price, it's just a toy right now but i would like to fix it right. any advice. i had coolant in the oil, drained it and started it just to hear it run, it actually sounds good, 117K. thanks again
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you oiled it before you started i hope haha....but pull the head which can be done on the car. replace the head gasket and see how she does
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you oiled it before you started i hope haha....but pull the head which can be done on the car. replace the head gasket and see how she does
just what i needed after a tough day at work . . a good chuckle . . yeah i did put in some fresh oil . . i reread my post and it did sound like i skipped an important step. to pull the head . . is that fairly straightforward or should i just go ahead . . bite the bullet . . and get a bentley . .
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well your going to need to know how to do a timing belt. You may as well do that since you have to take it off anyway. other then that it is 10 bolts i think that you need a special socket for.
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well your going to need to know how to do a timing belt. You may as well do that since you have to take it off anyway. other then that it is 10 bolts i think that you need a special socket for.

yeah, triple square socket . . new TTY head bolts . . gasket set . . belts . . new style water pump . . tensioner . . probably some other stuff . . what gets me in trouble is that i found a 60K motor for a grand . . decisions decisions . . anyway . . thanks again for the info
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