Blog2018 ≫ This beetle service is getting complicated

The engine is in bits now, there's no going back, got to keep pushing forwards. The cylinder head is damaged, has been patched up at some point in the past. A new cylinder head shouldn't be too expensive, but there are none to be had. One option is to get an upgrade kit, like the racers do, increasing the capacity of the engine. This is easier to get hold of BUT it's going to be another £500. Instead I've opted for repairing the existing one, a lot cheaper, but how long will it last?

The normal bits of the service seem to be very reasonably priced from this place, it's kind of unfortunate that there is so much more stuff appearing that needs doing.

I say it every time, after this big job that will surely be it. Won't it?

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