Knowledge Base

In our knowledge base, you can find a lot of useful information, including buyers guides for various classic VWs, our engine and gearbox codes reference - to help make sure you order the right parts for your vehicle - as well as product information and fitting guides.

Scroll down, to find what you need.

VW Beetle Information

Type 1 VW Beetle
Find out more about VW's first

Buying Guide
Chassis Numbers
History of the Beetle

Split Bus Information

Type 2 T1 Split Bus
Details of the first generation of the VW Transporter

Chassis Numbers
History of the Split Bus

VW Bay Window Information

Type 2 T2 Bay Bus
Details of the second generation of the VW Transporter

History of the Bay Window Bus
 

Type 25 information

Type 25 Transporter
Known as the T3 or Vanagon

Buying Guide
Chassis Numbers
History of the Type 25

T4 Transporter Information

Type 2 T4 Transporter
Find out more about this modern day classic.

Buying Guide
Chassis Numbers & PR Codes

Mk1 Golf information

Mk1 Golf Information
VW's biggest selling model is the Golf, & it all started here

History Of The Mk1 Golf
 

Mk2 Golf information

Mk2 Golf Information
An ever appreciating classic; find out why.
Buying Guide
History Of The Mk2 Golf

Engine and gearbox codes

Engine & Gearbox Codes
A complete list of aircooled engine & gearbox codes.
Aircooled Engine Codes
VW Aircooled Gearbox Codes

The lowdown on oil

The Lowdown On Oil
Oil is the lifeline of your engine. Read this guide to be sure you're using the right stuff.
 

Fitting Guides

Instructions & Fitting Guides
Instructions & guides to help you fit some of the products we supply.

Chrome Plating Information

Chrome Plating Information
Read all about our grades of chrome plated items, and the expected lifespan of each.

Keeping your aircooled motor cool

Making Sure You Aircooled Motor Stays Cool
Ensure your aircooled motor runs as cool as it should.

Volkswagen Chassis Numbers

With so many years of Volkswagen production, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly which year car you have. After 1955, the Volkswagen production years run from August to July so a car built in August 1967 is actually a 1968 model! To help with this, we have compiled lists of VW chassis numbers for various vehicles, to help you to reference.

Volkswagen Engine and Gearbox Codes

It's quite rare nowadays to find a classic Volkswagen Beetle or VW Camper still fitted with its original engine. Because of the simplicity of the flat 4 layout it was sometimes easier to just replace the entire engine rather than fault finding and repairing. Therefore if you want to buy parts for your Volkswagen Beetle or Bus engine then please check your engine number. The same is also true of the Type 25 (T3) Bus, as it was originally fitted with four different kinds of engine and also for the T4, with a wide range of engines that were regularly updated. These guides will ensure that we get the right parts out to you first time, and get you back on the road.

Chrome Plating Information

We try and make things as clear as possible in our part descriptions, but it's not always easy. We often receive questions regarding the various finishes we offer on our chrome plating and the warranty that covers them.

Volkswagen Beetle and Camper Engine Oil

Oil is the lifeline of your engine, especially for the air cooled models which rely heavily on oil for cooling purposes. Therefore it is very important to ensure you're using the correct oil for your VW engine. Use our informative reference guide to help you make the right choice.

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