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Will this work on 914 or is it VW specific

This is advertise as working on a 914 but it doesn't look right. Will it work.
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Nope - it's different.
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Thats what I thought but this is the response I got from the seller.
Dear Mr. Porsche Expert,

If this exact same engine was in a 914 2.0 as well as a 912E, why would the engine tin be different? Since you love to dispense info so
freely, please feel free to enlighten a mere mortal like me.

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So what is different so I can respond to this arrogant fool.
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Hey, I guess you get to change your signature to "Mr. Porsche Expert" like he says!

What a moron.

As he states the same engine was used (but not EXACTLY) but the friggen BODY was different! The bus sheet metal sticks out further on the sides and curves up in the back, the 914 metal has a tight 90 degree bend for the firewall plate.

Also, if you put that sheet metal on a real 914 or 912E 2.0L, you could not get to the spark plugs because the heads were different than bus.

Does the guy think that putting down people will get more bids?

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Not the same as:
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Thanks for the info. I email him back. Feel free to also email this pompous fellow. I thought I was helping him by stating this does not work on a 914, I just lacked the actual info to tell him.
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It won't work on a 912 either. I had two sets of 912E tin.

For a 914 2.0, all you need is the cylinder/head covers, the rest is the same as the 1.7/1.8 tin.

2L VW bus heads have the same plug location as the 1.7/1.8 VW-Porsche engine and have 4 bolt manifold mounting.

2L VW-Porsche heads are SPECIFIC to the 914 (Part # 039 101 371A) and have 3 bolt manifold mounting. Plugs were moved to a more centered location in the combustion chamber.

Dipstick location is also different between Bus and 914 engines.

Hell, he's from Lubbock, TX - one step below being an Aggie from Texas A&M in intelligence (Boy! I'll get flamed for that one).
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Did you forget I went to that "little" school in College Station, TX?

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A pickup truck loaded with Aggies is running along some dirt trail by the Brazos river. All of a sudden the driver loses control and the pickup hurtles toward the water. The pickup noses in and plunges straight to the bottom.

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Waaal, SheeetHowdy - I suppose that the mixture of ions and particles of the cosmic flow could have somehow combined over College Station/Bryan, Texas during a REAL gulley washer to produce one intelligent offspring.

But then James, didn't you land in Roswell first?

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