The VW Air-Cooled Engine

Ken Cservenka
The VW Air-Cooled Engine is a no-nonsense engine manual that any practical-minded person can understand, giving a highly illustrated step-by-step guide to dismantling and rebuilding a Type 1 engine. Most of the operations described in the book can be applied to the Type 4 unit used in 1700, 1800 and 2-litre Transporter models as well. Topics covered included workshop essentials; keeping the engine healthy; removing and stripping down the engine; examination of the engine components; reassembling the engine and ancillaries and full specifications of the various Type 1 and Type 4 engines. With over 300 colour images, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the repair and maintenance of these iconic engines.
The VW Air-Cooled Engine by Ken Cservenka

About the author

Ken Cservenka has been repairing and servicing VW air-cooled engines, both his own and customers', since buying his first Beetle in 1969. His experience ranges from straightforward servicing to full engine rebuilds. He has written or co-written several books on VW subjects, and his articles and photography have appeared in several well-known magazines; he is also an occasional Concours d' Elegance judge.