Type 4 Gasket Set

by Richard Atwell
(c) Copyright 2003-2011

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Every wondered what comes in a bus gasket set? Ever wondered what doesn't come in the set?

I recently bought a German Victor Reinz set (029 198 009) at OEVeedub for $45. I've included prices of single quantity items at Bus Depot to give you an idea of what these items costs if you buy them separately. (*N) indicates to look in the notes section for substitutions.

Elring is another maker of Type 4 gasket sets and if you find one from Goetze chances are it will say Made in W. Germany (an indicator it's NOS).


Contents:

These are the different gasket set numbers so you don't get the wrong one.

Part number Years
021-198-009B 72-73 1.7L
029-109-009 74-75 1.8L, 76-78 2.0L
071-198-009 79 Bus, Vanagon air
025-198-009 Vanagon waterleaker
039-109-009 914 2.0L

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gasket set

Item Description Part number Quantity Price Comment
A Valve cover gasket 021 101 481 2 $0.89 cork
B Exhaust gasket Ring 039 256 251 4 $1.25 copper
C Oil Breather gasket 021 115 487 1 $1.95 cork
D Sump cover o-ring 021 101 269A 1 $6.04 red rubber, 77x4mm
E Heater box gasket 025 251 261 2 $3.50 72-74 only
F Flywheel o-ring 021 104 279 1 $1.50 graphite impregnated
G Push rod tube o-ring inner 021 109 345A 8 $0.95 black rubber, 21.3x3.5mm
H Push rod tube o-ring outer 021 109 349B 8 $0.95 green rubber, 25.1mm
I Oil filter mount gasket 021 115 359A 1 $0.76 paper
J Oil filler tube gasket 071 115 315A 1 $4.37 paper
K Fuel pump gasket 025 127 311A 2 $0.25 paper
L Fan hub o-ring 021 119 125A 1 $2.33 rubber
M Oil strainer crush washer (*2) N 013 805 1 1 $0.54 aluminum (2 in kit)
N Oil plug crush washer N 013 829 3 1 $1.12 copper, 14mm
O Distributor o-ring 111 905 261 1 $0.49 black rubber
P Oil pickup tube o-ring 021 101 173 1 $1.77 black rubber, 13.5x2.5mm
Q Oil cooler seals 021 117 151A 2 $0.79 Red silicone
R Oil pump o-ring 021 115 133 1 $2.37 black rubber, 60.8x2mm
S Oil pickup case thru bolt washer 021 101 189 1 $0.76 copper, 8.2x16mm
T Oil sump crush washer (*1) N 013 804 2 2 $0.42 copper, A6x10mm
U Oil pressure control valve crush washer N 013 845 2 1 $1.12 copper, non-hydraulic case 16mm
V Oil pressure relief valve crush washer N 013 829 3 1 $1.12 aluminum, 22mm
W Flywheel washer 021 105 275 1 $0.75 metal (6 holes)
X Oil pump gasket 025 115 111A 1 $0.75 paper
Y Oil strainer gaskets 021 198 031B 2 $1.75 paper, pair includes crush washer
Z Cylinder base gasket (*3) 021 101 341A 4 $0.85 metal, 100x109mm
AA Cylinder head gasket 039 101 343B 4 $0.99 metal, 94x105x0.7mm (2000)
BB Cylinder head gasket 021 101 343A 4 $0.99 metal, 93x104x0.7mm (1700, 1800)
CC Intake manifold gasket 021 129 707D 4 $1.49 metal (1700)
DD Intake manifold gasket 021 129 707E 4 $1.49 metal (1974, 1800)
EE Intake Manifold gasket 022 129 707F 2 $4.72 bakelite (75-79 FI)
FF Case Vibration dampers 021 101 107 6 $1.30 nylon

Total cost of individual parts: $94.14

Although some parts are FI only and some are carb only you get the idea it's a big savings to get the gasket set even only if for partial use: the rest of the gaskets will come in handy later anyway.


Not Included:

What's not included but required for an engine rebuild? Plenty.

Description Part number Quantity Price Comment
Dipstick tube boot 021 119 245 1 $3.95
Intake manifold boot 039 133 241 4 $3.95 hose
Crankshaft seal (fan, rear main) 021 105 247A 1 $4.95
Flywheel seal (front main) 029 105 245B 1 $9.95 Viton
Engine Mounts (ruined by oil) 021 199 231C 2 $13.95 pair, Meyle @ BugHaus
Flywheel felt 021 105 311 1 $0.30 Bus Depot gives you 111 105 311
Flywheel washer 021 105 275 1 $1
Flywheel bolts N 014 335 1 5 $4.95 The old bolts may have stretched
Pilot bearing 111 105 313A 1 $3.95
Flywheel shim 021 105 291 X $3.60 0.24mm
Flywheel shim 021 105 281 X $3.90 0.30mm
Flywheel shim 021 105 283 X $3.35 0.32mm
Flywheel shim 021 105 285 X $3.65 0.34mm
Flywheel shim 021 105 287 X $3.68 0.36mm
Flywheel shim 021 105 289 X $2.70 0.38mm
New style cylinder shim 071 101 341 4 $4.70 1.6mm

Misc Sets:

Description Part number Quantity Price Comment
Case Vibration dampers 021 101 107-6 6 piece $5.49
Push rod tube o-rings 021 109 345VK 16 piece $14.95 Brown Viton (best)
Oil strainer kit 021 198 031B 3 piece $1.75 1 washer, 2 gaskets
Flywheel shim kit 021 105 280 5 piece $18.50 0.24, 0.30, 0.32, 0.36, 0.38mm, Bus Boys

Notes:

These items are not in the kit but maybe required depending on the year.

  1. N 013 803 5 - ED engine
  2. N 013 815 6 - for 14mm oversize drain plug
  3. These are the original shims. There are new style shims according to this tech bulletin. More info in the Type 2 archives if you search on "cylinder shim" without the quotes. Here's an example from the archives. Here's an article on compression ratio to put the shims into perspective.

Why is the rear main seal called front main seal? Technically the flywheel end of the case is the front, but it's since it's called rear main on most other vehicles folks still use that term. You have to check the part numbers before you order to verify what you are getting sometimes. And yes, you 914 folks are just so lucky!


Exhaust minutia:

The gaskets you'll need will depend on the exact exhaust setup you have. The gasket set only included exhaust gaskets for busses without triangle exhaust flanges (75-78 US setup). The best resource for this information is at Old Volks Home.

History:

11/29/03 - Created
09/06/11 - Fixed broken photos, added translate button, updated footer