2300cc Engine

Made in the USA

Part #: GVW-2300

Works With: 1983-91

Weight: 240.00 lbs

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Base Price: $5395.00


WBX Engine Core Charge


Crate Core Charge


Final Price: $6645.00

GoWesty 2300cc high output engine.
*9.0:1 compression, with 100 hp & 140 ft.lbs of torque

You get everything included in our base engine (GVW-2200)
Plus the following:

• Specially machined connecting rods & crankshaft with 79.5mm stroke
Custom made in USA 96mm forged and coated JE brand pistons
• A exclusive proprietary GoWesty camshaft grind selected for this engine 
• This engine OK to run on 89 or higher octane fuel and will pass tail pipe emissions test.

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Shipping: Freight costs are $300-1000 (including return of core) anywhere in the lower 48 states. These engines ship truck freight only. The closer the destination address is to our facility in California, the lower the freight cost will be. A freight quote will be generated by our staff after you have completed your online order. *NOTE* The delivery destination MUST have a forklift to get the engine crate off the truck. Please check with your local installer prior to completing your online order. If a forklift is not available, a surcharge of $190 ($95 each way) for a lift-gate truck will be added to the shipping cost. In addition, there is a residential delivery surcharge of $100. If you live in Canada, please click here for important broker information.


$1000 CORE CHARGE POLICY: Our engines are sold on an exchange basis. We expect an engine like the one you purchased to be traded in. For instance, you cannot trade in a 1.9-liter waterboxer core and purchase a 2.1-liter engine and expect the entire $1000 core deposit back. We deduct the following amounts from the core charge refund: Engine cases: $750, or part thereof for repairs as needed. Head studs: $50 per stud to a maximum of $750. Crankshaft: $250. Rods: $50/each (and so on with each component). So, for example, if your engine cases are no good (i.e.: too badly pitted), but the rest of the parts are OK, you will receive a refund of $250. If everything is in good shape, except all head studs have to be replaced, you will get $250 back. Or, if you send in no core at all, you will forfeit your entire $1000 core deposit. Click here to see a copy of the core return worksheet.

Also, we ask that you please read the following article: "Engine Core Charge: A Necessary Evil"

Warranty: 48 month, 48,000 mile (whichever comes first) written warranty at no charge. We now offer two engine warranty upgrades (see related items below)! Please see the chart below for information, and click here to read the entire text of our warranty. This engine is OK to run on regular, but we strongly recommend the use of premium in any Vanagon fitted with any engine. The warranty does not cover internal damage to the engine due to detonation damage, which could be caused as a result of using poor quality fuel.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Engine failure due to improper installation, overheating, incorrect timing, insufficient oil, contaminated oil, oil additives, outright abuse, etc., will not be honored by warranty. GoWesty strongly recommends replacing your entire cooling system—this engine is not warranted against damage resulting from overheating. Please read this article for more information.


Standard 48/48,000, pro-rated, $60/hour Retail cost, pro-rated No charge
Easy Rider
12 months/12,000 miles:
100% coverage (up to $115/hour)
36 months/36,000 miles: Split 50/50 by vehicle owner and GoWesty

12 months/12,000 miles: 100% coverage
36 months/36,000 miles: Split 50/50 by vehicle owner and GoWesty

Road Warrior 100% coverage for 48 months/48,000 miles
100% coverage for 48 months/48,000 miles

Cancellation Policy: GoWesty puts a lot of time and energy into packaging your rebuilt engine. If you purchase an engine from us—and then decide to cancel the order within 30 days—we will refund you in full, minus any transportation fees and a 5% restocking fee. If you decide to cancel your order after 30 days, our normal refund policy applies (you can view that by clicking here).

This engine is internally modified to increase displacement and power output while maintaining original emissions levels. It is externally identical to the factory original 2100cc waterboxer and will pass all visual inspections and testing for smog-controlled vehicles. However, in order for a rebuilt engine to be officially legal* to sell for highway use in all 50 states, no modifications of any kind are allowed. Please check how your state laws apply to you before purchasing.

*This product is intended for off-road use only in the state of California.

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