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Aircooled VW Engine Long Block Parts Checklist!

One of the most common questions we get at Aircooled.Net from prospective builders is for a list of what they need to build an engine. So we’ve gone and detailed it down to every last part!

Click HERE if you want to see a list of all our engine combos to choose from!

You can print this out, or cut/paste it to keep yourself organized.


(Bal) – these items are sent to your balancer AFTER you have mocked up the engine, and are sure everything specs out properly, and it bolts together without any further machining or grinding. The last thing you want is to get it all balanced, then find out you have to change something because of a problem, AND GET TO PAY TO BALANCE IT A SECOND TIME!

(FF Only) – these items are only needed if you are full flowing the engine. This is done to add a spin on filter and/or an external oil cooler.

Good luck!

Engine Case ______________________________

Engine Gasket Set ______________________________

Main Bearings ______________________________ (ref case AND crank journal size)

Rod Bearings ______________________________ (ref rod journal size)

Cam Bearings ______________________________ (ref crank journal size)

Case HW Kit______________________________

Cam Plug ______________________________

Oil Pressure Switch ______________________________

Case Half Nuts (6) ______________________________

Main Brg Dowels (5) ______________________________

Eng Mt Studs (2)   ______________________________

Flywheel ______________________________(Bal)

Gland Nut/Washer ______________________________(Bal)

Engine HW Kit______________________________

P&C kit ______________________________(Bal/Pistons)

Rocker Arms______________________________

Camshaft ______________________________

Set of Lifters ______________________________

Cam Gear ______________________________

Crankshaft ______________________________(Bal)

Crank HW Kit ______________________________(Bal/CrankGears)

Conn Rods ______________________________(Bal)

Pushrods (8) ______________________________

Pushrod Tubes (8) ______________________________

Heads (2) ______________________________

Head Stud Kit ______________________________

Valve Covers (2) ______________________________

Valve Cover Bails (2) ______________________________

Deflector Tins (2)  ______________________________

Spark Plugs (4)   ______________________________

Oil pump ______________________________

Oil Pump Cover ______________________________

Oil pump nuts (4) ______________________________

Oil Strainer ______________________________

Oil Drain Plate ______________________________

-8 Flare (2) ______________________________(FF only)

90 Degree Ftg ______________________________(FF only)

¼” Pipe plug ______________________________(FF only)

Not technically part of longblock, but it is ideal to provide these for balancing along with the Rotating Assembly Components

*Crank Pulley______________________________ (Bal)

*Crank Ply Nut/Wshr______________________________ (Bal)