This 2.2 Piston & Cylinder Set is designed to deliver 2200cc of engine displacement when used in conjunction with the original 76mm stroke crankshaft and stock connecting rods as fitted in all 1986-91 Volkswagen 2100cc water-boxers. No modifications to the original crankshaft or connecting rods are required.
Kit includes: (4) 2.2 pistons, wrist pins, clips, rings, cylinders, special solid copper head gaskets
Features: These GoWesty piston and cylinder sets (otherwise known as piston and liner sets) are identical to what we use in our own 2.2 liter engines. The pistons are custom made by Silv-O-Lite, and are simply the absolute best-quality pistons available anywhere. Cylinders are bored and honed using a GoWesty proprietary fixtures and techniques.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The engine block assembly (case) may need to be hand-machined for added clearance for the 2mm larger, 96mm piston at bottom dead center (BDC). The case is made from cast aluminum, and no two are exactly the same. There is no "blue print" or "program" to achieve this—it has to be done by hand by a very experienced and talented individual. The crankshaft/rod assembly, cylinder, and piston must be test-fitted repeatedly to ensure that the clearance is correct and adequate, while at the same time not going too far and maintaining the cleanliness required for any successful engine rebuild.
NOTE: This kit DOES NOT include installation instructions, and we will not provide technical support throughout the building process. If you do not have the tools, experience, and/or know-how to build a water boxer engine, please purchase one of our complete engines.
CORE CHARGE: $200. This kit is sold "exchange," which means that we need to get your old, rebuildable cylinders back. Please contact our customer service team at (888) 469-3789 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a return authorization number prior to shipping your old cylinders to GoWesty.