View original topic: Please help identify these engine case "openings"
shawnrogan65 Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:50 pm

Just bought this 1965 VW Beetle and the gentleman before me had a new turnkey 1600 installed recently. During examination of the engine case, I notice 3 openings that would seem to be for some sensor or switch. I cannot immediately identify them via the "book".

I already have the oil pressure switch in its typical place.

Any ideas?

Just above oil pressure relief/breather valve on 3&4 side:

On 1 & 2 side:


At bottom of case:


chrisflstf Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:55 pm

Type III rear engine support. Standard on all universal cases.

miniman82 Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:56 pm

Mustache bar (hanger) bolts holes, for a rear mount on certain T2's I believe.

vwracerdave Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:57 pm

You have a Universal case. All 3 are for mounting a rear engine support bar used in Type II & Type III vehicles. The holes are not needed and were never drilled & taped for engines used in Bugs. The plate on the bottom right is for a Type III dip stick.

shawnrogan65 Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:47 am

Thank you to everyone that responded: vmracerdave, chrisflstf and miniman82! I really appreciate it!

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