Buy complete VW Bay Window 1600cc Type 1 engines and VW Camper Van engine parts here
Heritage Parts Centre is your one-stop shop for all Type 2 Bus engine needs, so whether you’re looking for a replacement gasket, a complete VW Bay Window air-cooled engine or upgraded components for improving your Volkswagen Bay Window engine’s performance, you’ve come to the right place. To browse and buy the VW Bay Window engine parts you need, follow the links above, or read on for further information on our extensive range of engine parts.
Volkswagen Bay Window complete engines
If you wish to purchase a complete SSP air-cooled VW Bay Window engine, we are able to offer a package with all the parts required to turn one of our long block aircooled VW engines into a running motor. Sadly, we are unable to offer a complete VW Type 2 engine building service any more, but our Volkswagen Bay Window engine package deals offer great savings over purchasing all the engine parts individually. Please call to find out more about what we offer, we might even be able to suggest an air-cooled VW specialist to complete the engine build for you, should you need one.
If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your Bay Window engine crankcase and consult the chart below:
1300SP F 40BHP
1300TP AB 44BHP
1300TP AR* 44BHP
1500SP H 40BHP
1500SP L 40BHP
1600SP B 40BHP
1600TP AD 50BHP
1600TP AE 50BHP
1600TP AF 46BHP
1600TP AH 47BHP
1600TP AJ 50BHP
1600TP AK 47BHP
1600TP AS 50BHP
IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Buses do not have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.
VW Type 2 Bay Window engine parts
As well as full engines, we also offer all the 1968-1979 VW Campervan engine parts you could wish for – both genuine VW and quality reproduction – from basic Bay Window engine service items such as spark plugs, air filters and engine gasket sets to replacement Type 2 cylinder heads, VW Camper camshafts, carburettors, exhausts and Baywindow tinware. Our Bay Window top end rebuild kits are always popular as our Type 2 Barrel and Piston kits.
Bay Window Volkswagen performance engine parts
Heritage Parts Centre also hold a huge inventory of Volkswagen Bay Window engine tuning and dress-up parts from leading brands such as Scat, EMPI, CB Performance, Bugpack and BMD. Here are just some of the VW Bay Window performance parts we stock.
The foundation of any engine is the crankcase and we have everything from case savers for repairing stripped cylinder head studs to complete hardware kits for rebuilding an air-cooled Bay Window engine to brand new stock VW Type 2 engine cases and CB Performance aluminium race cases.
If you are looking to improve the performance of your Type 2 Bay Window engine, we have a range of crankshafts from stock 69mm Bay Window cranks up to forged stroker cranks, together with aftermarket VW connecting rods, bigger pistons and barrels and both stock replacement and aftermarket Bay Window cylinder heads, allowing you to choose the specification you desire and build the air-cooled Campervan engine of your dreams.
We even carry a range of specialist Volkswagen Bay Window engine tools, as well as all the necessary lubricants and fluids to do the work at home, making Heritage Parts Centre truly your one-stop shop for stock and performance Volkswagen Bay Window engine parts.
If you have a query about any of the Volkswagen T2 engine parts we stock, or are having trouble finding the VW Type 2 engine parts you require, click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 any time during UK business hours.
1968-1979 VW Bay Type 4 engines and 1700-2000cc VW engine parts
The Volkswagen Bay Window bus came with two distinct types of engine – the upright, Type 1-style air-cooled motor with the fan mounted above the engine and the later Type 4 ‘suitcase’ engine (or type 4 pancake engine) with the fan mounted on the crankshaft. This section is dedicated to parts for and complete VW Bay Window Type 4 engine.
The Volkswagen Type 4 motor came in three sizes – 1700cc, 1800cc and 2.0-litre. 1700cc (commonly CA code) engines were used in Type 2 Bay Windows during the '72-'73 model years, 1800cc (commonly AP code) engine in Volkswagen buses from '74-'75 and the 2.0-litre Type 4 engine in VW vans and campervans from 1976 onwards. Common European models have CJ Type 4 engines for the carburettor version, GD the fuel injected version and GE the fuel injected version with hydraulic lifters.
There is, however, a fair chance your Type 2 Bay Window van no longer has its original Type 4 engine, or perhaps it has been imported from the United States, so care is needed when ordering VW Type 4 engine parts to make sure you receive the correct parts that fit your engine.
If you are unsure which Volkswagen Type 4 engine size you have, check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below. Please note this is not an exhaustive list as VW Type 4 engines were used in the 411 / 412 and VW / Porsche 914 models too, but these are the ones originally used in Bay Window buses and early Type 25 vans:
CA 1972-1973 60bhp Dual Carburettors, manual
CB 1972-1973 63bhp Dual Carburettors, manual
CD 1973 59bhp Dual Carburettors, automatic
AW 1973-1975 68bhp Dual Carburettors
AP 1974-1975 68bhp Dual Carburettors
ED 1975 67bhp Fuel injection
GD 1976-1977 67bhp Fuel injection, solid lifters
GE 1978-1979 67bhp Fuel injection, hydraulic lifters
GE 1979 67bhp Different exhaust ports
CJ 1976-1979 70bhp Dual carburettors, solid lifters
CU 1980-1983 70bhp Early Type 25 Dual Carburettor
CV 1980-1983 70bhp Early Type 25 Fuel injection
IMPORTANT: Please check your VW ‘pancake’ engine code before ordering, rather than using your bus' production year or log book as a guide.
Type 2 Bay complete Type 4 VW engines
Heritage Parts Centre is able to provide a choice of replacement 1972-1979 VW campervan Type 4 engines. Our range includes standard remanufactured units, built to original specification for customers who want to keep their Volkswagen Type 4 engine and bus as close to original as possible. These Bay Window Type 4 replacement engines are fitted with re-manufactured heads as new heads are no longer available. As well as our range of long block Type 4 VW engines, at Heritage Parts Centre we also offer all the replacement Type 4 engine parts your 1972-1979 VW campervan suitcase engine could wish for, from Bay Window cylinder heads and Type 4 pistons and barrels to air filters, oil system parts and accessories, tinware and a complete line of VW Type 4 engine gaskets.
Our huge selection also includes VW Type 4 tuning parts like VW Type 4 performance cranks, camshafts, pistons and dress-up parts from top brands such as Scat, CB Performance, BMD, Bugpack and EMPI. To browse and buy the parts you need just follow the links above, or call one of our knowledgeable sales advisors on 01273 444 000 during UK business hours if you cannot find the VW Type 4 engine parts you are looking for. Heritage Parts Centre - leaders in Volkswagen Performance Parts, VW Aircooled Engine Parts and VW Campervan Parts since 1986.