Repairs underway

140

Asked by Apr 23, 2013 at 08:15 AM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Some of the regulars here have asked for updates on my "project" 1972 VW Convert that we did not know was a project when we bought it. I met an old timer locally here who has been owning, driving and repairing VW Beetles since 1970. He's an amazing new freind.  Today Jim Garrett and I disconnected the battery, jacked up the car and put it on jackstands, disconnected all the wiring to the engine, disconnected the oil delivery to the aftermarket spin on oil filter and return from the aftermarket oil cooler, disconnected the fuel line, unbolted the engine, jacked the car even higher, dropped the engine on a large floor jack, removed the clutch housing and clutch, checked the throw-out bearing, removed the flywheel, checked the flywheel neck for damage, no sign of a groove worn into it, removed the worn out main rear seal, used a glaze-buster on the clutch face of the flywheel, cleaned up the parts, installed a new rear main seal, and O ring, replaced the flywheel. Jim being an accomplished VW mechanic, we did all this in about three hours. I am amazed!

4 Answers

299,335

Looks like fun. Great thing you have someone who can help and share in your passion.

23,625

built as a peoples car! something we need again today! [wont happen]

1 people found this helpful.
108,985

Great work Mikey! It looks like we have a new VW Beeltle Guru in the making.

28,725

Good to hear, Mikey...glad this is working out well for you! "From eBay Motors mishap to Fully Restored VW" (may want to write book on this "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" story! :) By the way, did the eBay Seller actually come through and provide some $$ for your repair costs as he promised?? IF not, maybe you can "force his hand" via contacting eBay (no harm in trying). Best of Luck to you on the rebuild!

Your Answer:

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 6,635 nationwide Beetle listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,050
  • #2
    Chris Billings
    Reputation
    1,680
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Honda Civic
478 Great Deals out of 44,406 listings starting at $1,150
Used Volkswagen Passat
437 Great Deals out of 22,877 listings starting at $1,299
Used FIAT 500
72 Great Deals out of 2,727 listings starting at $3,795
Used Toyota Corolla
694 Great Deals out of 63,981 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
259 Great Deals out of 27,088 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
1,991 listings starting at $15,505
2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 639 listings starting at $13,388
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 289 listings starting at $10,062
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 431 listings starting at $9,850
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 542 listings starting at $6,999

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.