cooling alteration?

130

Asked by Apr 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Any opinion on why my '72 VW Beetle only has one fresh air hose?  Why the empty hole on the passenger  side? All the spots in question have a crude red arrow to them. Thank for you time!

4 Answers

130

Click on the photo to bring up to viewable size.

1 people found this helpful.
106,485

Connect a hose and see what it does. Here's a link to a bunch of VeeDub engines - http://images.info.com/searchw? qkw=1972+vw+engine&qcat=images&q=1972+vw+engine&qhqn=1972+ vw+engine&KW=1972+vw+engine

1 people found this helpful.
65

most likely different engine options some might have used another hose but yours doesnt require it. i wouldnt worry about it too much

113,575

If there is not a heat exchanger box on the exhaust manifold on the drivers side that ties into the heater system then your engine will not use the opening on the drivers side. The plate that has the holes in question may have been for another year model of bug but I would not worry too much about the open holes. We used to chop these up for buggys and did away with that plate.

Your Answer

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 8,183 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,600.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,920
  • #2
    Chris Billings
    Reputation
    1,600
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used FIAT 500
78 Great Deals out of 3,436 listings starting at $2,600
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900
Used Volkswagen Passat
338 Great Deals out of 25,669 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
571 Great Deals out of 66,738 listings starting at $1,449

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,247 listings starting at $14,899
2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 727 listings starting at $13,995
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 372 listings starting at $9,900
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 502 listings starting at $8,444
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 546 listings starting at $7,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.