Aircooledblue wrote:Since we on the topic how hard is a L16 to get a hold of to rebuild ,Are they powerfull enough for the 510. Also are they easy to work on. Beetles are simple air, fuel, and spark is all it needs
Not as many L16s out there as there used to be, but mainly depends on the area you live in. Probably more common in the Northwest compared to, say, SoCal. They're still out there, and lots more than L18s, say.
They're powerful enough for a 510. Would put out ~70WHP stock, for a car that weighs ~2000lb.
The L is probably easier to work on compared to the flat four. Easier to access for stuff like plugs or valve adjustments. Not as easy to drop the engine, but you almost never have to drop an L unless you're swapping it.