VWs Got to love them.

Back in the late 70s my older sister had a super beatle. One day it was stolen, and later recovered with a blown engine.

Our pop took the car to a local VW mechanic who had a shop about a 15 minute walk from our house.
Our dad walked home after dropping of the car and was home about 30 minutes when the phone rang. It was the mechanic who told my dad to come on back and he would show him the problems.
By the time my dad had walked back the engine was out of the car and stripped down and layed out on the workbench.

You can't have a simpler engine to work on.