Why is my air filter soaked in oil

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Asked by Feb 08, 2015 at 04:21 PM about the 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1974 super beetle with a
recently rebuilt 1641 dual port single
carb engine and I was adjusting the
air filter today and noticed it was
soaked in oil.

3 Answers

58,815

Check the PCV valve and hoses for being clogged. If this checks out ok and you have high mileage you're seeing excessive blow-by from worn engine components. My '70 Catalina with nearly 200,000 miles on it used to do that. HTH. -Jim

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Jim, I purchased the beetle yesterday and I was told that the engine was just rebuilt so I doubt that it's worn engine parts but I'll be sure to check the pcv

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58,815

Ok, good. Be sure those PCV system hoses were hooked up correctly after the rebuild. Misrouted hoses can cause this issue as well. HTH. -Jim

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