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MikeyI
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Empty Body Grommets?

What originally passed through the empty body grommets on this 1972 VW Beetle? Thanks guys! Opinion as to why they are now empty?

81 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Recommended Engine Oil For A 1972 Vw Beetle?

What is the commonly recommended engine Oil for a 1972 VW Beetle?

1,544 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Synthetic Oil In An Old Air-cooled Vw??

Do any of you with vintage VW Beetles use AMS or similar Synthetic Oil for cooler running?

340 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Where To Place A Floorjack?

At the rear of a VW Beetle "frame" I have read to place a floor-jack at the "horseshoe". OK, but I'm not sure where to place my floor-jack at the FRONT of the car for safe, damage free use?

120 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Metric Sockets

I plan to buy SK (made in USA) sockets and end wrenches for the normal maintenance on our '72 VW Beetle. I never expect to pull the engine, or take the steering apart. I know a 10mm is a common size....

187 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

A Stand Off Deck Lid To Cool

I saw this quote on a Facebook VW site today. "Get a stand off deck lid to cool that engine or # 3 will go bye bye." I am assuming air cooled VWs have been driven zillions of miles WITHOUT a deck lid ...

422 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

What Is A Karmann Edition Beetle?

Is this (KARMANN Edition) simply a dedication? Thanks!

1,197 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Fresh Air Hose?

Why would this 1972 VW engine only have one fresh air hose? Thanks for all the help I'm getting here!

210 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Glides-coaters For Garage Storage

I have seen a ball bearing device to place under the tires for a car in storage, allowing you to easily move a car/truck around in a garage. One man can push the car backwards, forward, or even sidewa...

45 views with 8 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

What Does A Complete 1600 Vw Engine Weigh?

What does a complete 1600 VW engine weigh? I doubt I can move one alone.

5,312 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
vikki11259
0

My 03 Beetle Has A Spoiler That Is Now Stuck Up How Do I Get It To Go Down...

it happened on a frozen day. my spoiler must have been able to open but not close now if i drive it it makes this horrable noise

914 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

Locked Up??

Is a 1600 VW engine that has sat in a barn unrun for 5 years likely to be locked up?

261 views with 12 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

How Long

How long would it take an experienced VW hobbyist to put this car back together, assuming it's all there?

127 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
MikeyI
90

What Is Likely The Problem With A '68 Vw Beetle That Has Strong Exhaust Sme...

We test drove a sharp looking '68 VW Beetle this week. BUT it has strong exhaust smell inside. New muffler, exhaust system. What is the likely problem?

435 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)
MikeyI
90

Reassemble A '68 Beetle?

Hi guys. I looked at a project '68 today. It's about 1/2 disassembled. Engine is out, complete, sound running, I am told. Transaxel and steering gear are all still in place. Are there "How To" videos ...

167 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
williso
10

How Can Gas Get Into The Engine Oil Of A 1975 Volkswagon Beetle?

asked the question befor on this site about the engine oil going up on the dip stick---yes the oil is thin and it smells with gas--so now I changed the question---the car starts and runs good but som...

444 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
williso
10

Why Does My 1975 Beetle Have Rising Engine Oil Levels As It Is Driven

The beetle runs good and starts good except the oil on the dip stick shows more than full in a short time of driving.

153 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
springlook
10

I Have A 1999 Beetle. When I Shift Into Reverse It Goes To First Gear, And ...

1,428 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)
busterzperson
10

Value Of A 68 Beetle In Poor Condition

So, I'm interested in this 68 beetle, and would like to know what it is actually worth. Mechanically, it is sound, the engine is in good tune, rebuilt 5000 miles ago by the previous owner- the clutch ...

630 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
Elizabeth Bell-Perkins
0

Playd With 2013 Beetle Fuses To Find Fuse For Lighter And Now I Have Low Ti...

playd with 2013 beetle fuses to find fuse for lighter and now I have low tire pressure light and engine light and it will start but not go into drive???

139 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
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