EMPI VW 1776cc Longblock Engine

EMPI VW 1776cc Longblock Engine
Part Number: 98-0482-B

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Product Description

1776cc VW Engine from EMPI that is Designed for the Street

The EMPI 1776cc VW long block engine is designed for reliable performance on the street and comes backed by a 12-month/12,000 limited warranty. These engines are built and assembled by VW racing legend Jack Sacchette in Southern California. This engine is designed to give you a power and performance upgrade with unrivaled reliability. This EMPI long block engine is perfect if you have a weekend cruiser where you want it to get up and go, but you don't need anything crazy or over-the-top. These engines are NOT designed for the drag stip or off-road use.

This 1776cc engine uses a brand new, AutoLinea "Bubble Top" HD aluminum case and EMPI High Performance cylinder heads with S/S valves, chromoly retainers and EMPI proprietary 3 angle valve job performed on a Rottler valve machine at EMPI's facility in Anaheim, California.

In addition to the brand new case and heads, these engines also use brand-new components from the best suppliers in the air-cooled VW industry including AA Performance Products, AutoLinea, Elring, EMPI, OSVAT, Mahle, Manton, Silverline and Schadek.

All EMPI Long Blocks are crated on a pallet, shrink-wrapped and ready to ship directly from EMPI. They arrive via truck-freight and delivery includes residential lift-gate service if necessary.

Can only be shipped to the lower 48 States.

Included Components

  • Engine Case - AutoLinea-EMPI. H.D. “Bubble Top” Engine Case
  • Crankshaft - Direct Drilled, 69mm Stroke
  • Rods - OE Specification
  • Camshaft - Stock Cam with Flat Gear, .334" Lift, 250º Duration
  • Lifters - Precision Ground and Heat Treated, 28mm
  • Flywheel - Stock Style, 4 Dowel Pin, 200mm
  • Gland Nut - Chromoly, Heavy Duty
  • Main Bearings - Standard, Steel Center
  • Rod Bearings - Standard
  • Cam Bearings - Standard Thrust
  • Oil Pump - Schadek, 21mm with Cover
  • Head Studs - Chromoly, 8mm with Nuts
  • Pistons & Cylinders - OE Specification, 90.5mm Diameter
  • Pushrod Tubes- Stock Style
  • Heads- EMPI High-Performance Dual Port Cylinder Head, 90.5mm Bore, 35.5 Intake x 32mm Exhaust S/S Valves, Single Hi-Rev Valve Springs, Chromoly Retainers, 3 Angle Valve Job Completed on Precision Rottler Seat & Guide Machine at EMPI Anaheim
  • Pushrods- Manton 11.500" OAL x 3/8" Diameter x .035" Wall thickness
  • Rockers- High Performance, Stock 1.1:1 Ratio
  • Valve Covers- Stock Steel Style, Black
  • Gaskets- Elring Engine Gasket Set

Additional Features

  • Reliable, Street-able Performance
  • 12-month/12,000 Mile Limited Warranty
  • 100% Brand New Components
  • Ships for Free and Comes Palletized, Shrink-wrapped, and Crated
  • Get Your VW On the Road Quickly with Unrivaled Reliability and Performance
  • Perfect for EMPI Dual 40 HPMX Carburetor Kit

This EMPI Long Block is Perfect If...

  • You don't have an engine or your engine is blown up
  • You want a brand new, 0 miles engine
  • You want a VW that is going to be faster than a 1600cc yet still very reliable
  • You want a quick VW with extra power, but you don't need anything over-the-top
  • You want an engine that is backed by a reputable company like EMPI
  • A "Rebuilt" engine sounds scary
  • You, someone you know, or someone you can pay has the knowledge to assemble the top end of an air-cooled VW Engine.

This EMPI Long Block is The Wrong Choice If...

  • You want to take your VW to the drag strip
  • Your VW goes off-road
  • You want the cheapest, lowest cost engine, regardless of reliability and quality of components
  • Dropping the engine and constantly tinkering with it is something that sounds fun

Other Items You May Need (If you Don't Already Have Them)

  • All Engine Tin
  • Cooling Fan
  • Alternator (Or Generator)
  • Both Pulleys
  • Fan Belt
  • Cooling Fan
  • Alternator Generator Stand
  • Distributor
  • Spark Plugs
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Ignition Coil
  • Carburetor Kit with Intake Manifold
  • Alternator Generator Stand
  • Fuel Pump
  • Oil Cooler
  • Fuel Line to the Engine
  • Air Cleaner
  • Oil Filler
  • Shroud Screws
  • Pulley Hardware
  • Fuel Pump and Components
All the items (short of an exhaust system and exhasut gaskets) needed to turn this long block engine into a turn key engine are available in our Long Block Completion Kit

California Prop 65 Warning:
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Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1954 - 1977
1954 - 1963
1964 - 1977
1954 - 1970
VW Super Beetle
1971 - 1976
1971 - 1979
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1974
1957 - 1974
VW Type II (Bus)
1955 - 1971
Single Cab
1955 - 1971
Double Cab
1958 - 1971
VW Thing
1973 - 1974



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  • Items missing parts or the original packaging material
  • Items damaged in return shipping due to improper packaging
  • Carburetors that smell like fuel
  • Damage due to customer negligence
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  • Request an Return Authorization. Do not ship your return back to us until you have an RMA.
  • Place a copy of your invoice or order confirmation inside the package.
  • Carefully package your items
  • Ship the items back to the JBugs return address listed on the RMA. Keep your tracking information for proof of delivery.
  • Once you receive a Return Authorization, all returns must be shipped back to our AZ address.
  • Returns shipped to our administration office may be subject to a higher restocking fee.
  • Returns, refunds, and store credits are usually processed within 5 days upon receiving the items back.
  • We are not responsible for tracking returns shipped without an RMA.
Refunds, Exchanges, and Store Credit:
  • Refunds, exchanges, or store credits will be given for items returned within 90 days of receipt.
  • Refunds are issued to your original payment method.
Return Shipping:
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Freight Charges:
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3rd Party Charges:
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Re-Stocking Fee:
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If a product does not fit because your vehicle has been modified or customized in the last 40+ years, it does not definitively mean the item is defective. If you have an issue due to fitment, we will help you find the right parts. We are here to help.
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