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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    The type 3 has a different cooling shroud. Still flat but with a bigger fan (same as in the Avante that was up for sale on ebay - my original Nova had a type 3 engine that's how I recognise the difference).

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    Type 3


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    Type 4
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    Picked up another Type 4 engine, so time to take off the ancillaries to see how it looks.











    Looks like someone decided to have it running cold with no flaps present to assist cold starts.
    Will strip down a bit more tomorrow.


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    Most of the tinware seems to be there which is good and everything looks in reasonable condition.
    What’s everyone’s thoughts on the lack of the flap control for cold start? Should I re-instate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Supanovakit View Post
    Most of the tinware seems to be there which is good and everything looks in reasonable condition.
    What’s everyone’s thoughts on the lack of the flap control for cold start? Should I re-instate?

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    Mine had the flaps removed but after some research I decided to reinstate them. It seems that a lot of VW owners removed them in warmer climates like Florida, but I live in Scotland so I figured it best to reinstate them. I couldn’t find any new ones online, and 2nd hand ones are few and far between, but eventually found a set on eBay. I also talked to a guy who has a business in Central Scotland for advice and he said that he installs flaps in all the engines he rebuilds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Mine had the flaps removed but after some research I decided to reinstate them. It seems that a lot of VW owners removed them in warmer climates like Florida, but I live in Scotland so I figured it best to reinstate them. I couldn’t find any new ones online, and 2nd hand ones are few and far between, but eventually found a set on eBay. I also talked to a guy who has a business in Central Scotland for advice and he said that he installs flaps in all the engines he rebuilds.

    Alistair
    Cheers Alistair,
    I have most of the components for refitting flaps from the other type 4 dismantled engine that came with the car, so will clean them up and put them in when I rebuild it.


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    Qute a nice T4 engine there , I am jealous, lots of tuning stuff for T4 engines as well as my beloved bling-bling..
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    The old one was beyond saving a lot of the components, managed to get this one locally and for quite a good price


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    Do the upright cooling conversion. I put a T4 in my Sterling and had to cut away quite a bit of the rear valance to clear the tins.

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    Type 4 with a Porsche shroud is really cool, (pun intendded)
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    Does anyone know what size the splined bolt is as circled? Does it hold the 2 halves together or is it for another purpose? 2 halved don’t seem to want to come apart and I don’t have a socket for this at the moment so didn’t want to force it apart.


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