VW Bus Bellhousings and Starter CompatibilityFilter By
A Type 1 transmission from a Beetle uses the same starter as a 002 3-rib and 5-rib Type 2 Bus transmission.
The 002 flange measures 2-3/4" from bellhouse to starter.
An 091 transmission uses a slightly thicker bellhousing, measuring 3-1/4" from bellhouse to starter.
With both starters side-by-side, the difference is more easily noticeable - the short starter nose fits a Type 1 Sedan and 3 and 5 rib bellhousing.
You can also adapt a TDI Jetta starter to either bellhousing using one of our TDI Adapter kits. TDI Starters are more powerful and
are easily & cheaply replaceable.
002 and 091 bellhousings are interchangeable between Type 2 Bus transmissions, and many people swap to a 002 for the cheaper starter options.
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