1975 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1975 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Volkswagen made a number of upgrades to the engine of its popular Beetle for 1975. For starters, the automaker replaced the Beetle's carburetor with fuel injection, and added a Fuel Injection badge to the rear engine lid. The engine case was made from a different metal alloy, called AS21, which made it more efficient at shedding heat. Other improvements were made to the Beetle's clutch and tailpipe.

In addition, VW continued its trend of offering limited-edition Beetles by introducing La Grande Bug, which was either a Super Beetle or convertible equipped with a sunroof, cord seat inserts, a rosewood dash, sports GT wheels, and special bumpers. It was available in metallic blue, gold, or green.

The standard Beetle was equipped with the 1600 four-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generated 58 horsepower, as well as with a dual braking system, four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system.

In addition, standard features for the Beetle included seat belts for the driver and passengers, two-speed windshield wipers with a pneumatic washer system, swiveling sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, folding rear seats, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seats. A convertible top was optional.

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Can I use fuel injector cleaner in my '75 bug?

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the nozzle at the gas pump does not go far enough into the tank to fuel up at a rate greater than a trickle. Any suggestions?

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