FYI - Hot VWs News.

Twitter
The last of the Volkswagen of Brazil engine case is now upon us. These OEM cases made out of a magnesium alloy, will no longer be made.

Volkswagen has ceased Production of the Famous Magnesium Engine Case

Say goodbye to an old friend
July 28, 2013

We knew it had to happen sooner or later, hopefully not for another decade, but reports we are now receiving is that Volkswagen of Brazil has ceased production of the magnesium engine case. Since air-cooled Beetle (so-called Classic Beetle) production ceased back in 2003 in Mexico, the demand for these OEM cases has been on the decline. And even though the air-cooled industry outside of the VW's own production, needs these replacement cases, VW has made the decision to stop production. What this means to you and me is that one, the price of existing new mag cases still in the pipeline will skyrocket, and two, the demand for the after-market aluminum case will now be our main source of a replacement. So if you are planning to build a street engine and must have an OEM magnesium case, you better put your order in now, before the supply dries up.





Other Hot VWs News Stories

2014 Texas VW Classic!
TEXAS VW CLASSIC
Hawaii Bug-In today in Hilo, Hawaii.
Volkswagen Fun Cup
No Dough VW Show - Biggest Ever?
DKP Announces their new location for the annual Classic Weekend Cruise
EXCLUSIVE! Empi Inch Pincher gasser door uncovered in Arizona!
Headliner installation on a 1965 21-window bus

Don't Miss the Next Issue. Subscribe Now!

Subscribe now to get the latest issue of Hot VWs Magazine.
Gaesser's "Slick '60"
Featured in the May issue, this two-toned Single Cab, owned by Georgia's Pete Gaesser, is quite the conversation piece wherever it's at!

Departments
Wright Publishing, Inc.
Hot VWs Resources
VW Industry News
Social Media
Extras
Contact Hot VWs
Careers
Advertise
Subscribe
Hot VWs Magazine • info@hotvws.com • 2950 Airway Avenue # A7 Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6019 • (714) 979-2560 • hotvws