This page was last updated Tuesday, September 15, 2009
For many years the Type 4 engine has been a well kept secret by many, a mystery to others, and plagued with bad information. Those that knew about the Type 4 and it's awesome potential, kept the knowledge to themselves so that the masses would be in awe over their unusual engine. Since there has been little said about the Type 4 in the popular VW magazines, I will try to offer more information in one place to anyone interested about learning about the Type 4.
The Type 4 engine has long been a favorite with the street crowd in Europe, so many parts listed or shown here for converting to an upright cooling configuration are from European manufacturers. I will try to note where the parts can be sourced from and if there is an American importer, if possible.
If you are looking for information about the VW 411/412 car, check out my other site, Tom's Type 4 Corner. Tom's Type 4 Corner deals with the 411 and 412 car as a whole, and how it might be a good starting point for a custom project.