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VW Beetle Type 1

Also known as the Beetle, the Volkswagen Type 1 was an economy car manufactured by Volkswagen from 1938-2003. It was dubbed as the “The People's Car” and became the world’s most-manufactured and longest-running car.

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Car Batteries
VW Beetle Type 1
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Where is the battery in a 1967 VW Beetle?

under the rear seat

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
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Where is the brake light switch on a 1969 beetle?

on my 72 super they are attached to the master cylinder witch is located under the car l on the drivers side near the frame head. usually 2 of them.

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Length and Distance

What are the dimensions of a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle wheel?

I use 165/80 R15's on my 68.... But they are getting hard to find.

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How do windscreen washers on vw beetle work?

It's run on air instead of a little electric pump.

There is a tube connected to the spare tire that is filled to about 45 psi, goes to the water tank, then goes to the button, then to the windshield.

Your expected to release the extra air out of the good spare when you have a flat, but then you won't have a windshield washer now that the bad spare is flat.

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What is the Torque for a Type 1 VW Cam Gear Bolts?

Get a manual; they are cheap and you will need it if you are that far into a build.

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If you have a camshaft with a bolt-on gear, one or the other should have come with torque specs. Stock Type 1 cam gears are riveted to the camshaft.

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How many VW beetle models are there?

the Beetle is the most-manufactured automobile of a single design platform anywhere in the world.From 1945 onwards the model was internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the "Volkswagen". Later models were designated VW 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302 or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement and the latter two being derived from the type number and not indicative of engine capacity.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Distributors and Distributor Caps
VW Passat
VW Beetle Type 1

How do you remove the distributor in a 1973 351 Cleveland engine?

Ok, there is a one bolt that holds in the disributor. it will be conected to a crows foot looking clamp. Take the bolt out and on Fords it more of a pain then just Chevy's. Chevy's just twist out while pulling. Fords are the same . but to put it back in you have to bump the motor until it falls in. Kind of a pain to set timming. But usually you hold it where the #1 spark plug is and it will fall into place. It's a two man operation.

Ok, there is a one bolt that holds in the disributor. it will be conected to a crows foot looking clamp. Take the bolt out and on Fords it more of a pain then just Chevy's. Chevy's just twist out while pulling. Fords are the same . but to put it back in you have to bump the motor until it falls in. Kind of a pain to set timming. But usually you hold it where the #1 spark plug is and it will fall into place. It's a two man operation. To make it super simple.

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Beetles
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Where did the Japaese Beetle come from?

umm japan

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Can you fit a third rear seat belt on a vw beetle?

No.

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What is gas mileage on 1965 Bug?

The owner's manual claims 32 MPG. With a well tuned engine, this is actually a low estimate.

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Timing and Firing Orders
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What is the firing order for a 1973 VW Beetle?

Zuendfolge (firing order) is stamped right under the generator mount on type 1 engines. 1432

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VW Super Beetle

What size engine is in a 1974 super beetle?

Infact in super beetles the company were offering 3 types of engines.


Single manifold 1200

Twin port 1300

Twin port 1600



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If you are still unsure of your engine type then here is something else you can do.
VW stamped all type 1's and pre '72 type 2's on the right case half just below the generator pedestal.
The first and sometimes the second digit/letter denotes the basic engine group.
So the best you can do is narrow down the engine to a group.
Here are the groups


Type 1 -Beetle
Code Year Engine Remarks
4 - 60 - 1200 - 40 HP
5 - 61 - 1200 - 40 HP
6 - 62 - 1200 - 40 HP
7 - 63 - 1200 - 40 HP
8 - 64 - 1200 - 40 HP
9 - 65 - 1200 - 40 HP
FO - 66 - 1300 - 8mm oil pump studs
HO/TO- 67 - 1500 - 8mm oil pump studs
H5 - 68-69 - 1500 - 8mm oil pump studs
B6 - 70 - 1600 - Dual Relief - single port
AE - 71-72 - 1600 - Dual Relief - Dual Port
AH - 73-74 - 1600 - 8mm Head studs w/case savers
AJ - 75 - 1600 - Fuel injected, no fuel pump mount.

Type 2 - Bus
Code Year Engine Remarks
Numerals 61-63 - 1200 - See type 1 40 HP
O - 64 - 1500 - No Cam bearings
H - 65 - 1500
HO - 66-67 - 1500 - No Cross member holes
B5 - 68-69 - 1600 - 8mm oil pump studs, single port
B5 - 70 - 1600 - Dual Relief
AE - 71 - 1600 - W/cross member holes
Late Bus
CB - 72-73 - 1700 - Dual carb, manual trans
CD - 73 - 1700 - Dual carb, auto trans
AW - 73-74 - 1800 - Dual carb, manual or auto
AW - 75 - 1800 - Fuel injected
ED - 75 - 2000
GD - 76-79 - 2000 - 79 had Vanagon heads
GE - 79 - 2000 - Cal only, Vanagon heads

Type 3 Notchback - Fastback - Standard
Code Year Engine Remarks
O - 63-65 - 1500 - No Cam Bearings
TO - 66-67 - 1500 - 6mm oil pump studs
UO - 68-69 - 1600 - Fuel injected '69 w/xmember holes
UO - 70 - 1600 - xmember holes, dual relief
U5 - 71-73 - 1600 - like UO w/xmember holes 7.3:1 compresion
X - 72 - 1600 - 7.3:1 compresion

After Market Cases
Code Year Engine Remarks
F1 - 13/1600
F2 - 13/1600
DO - 40-HP part when last digit is "X"
D1 - Some times a 40-HP part
AB - 66-79 - 1600 - Built since '73 in Mexico, Brazil and Germany
AK - 67-74 - 15/1600
AM - 1600
AS - sometimes listed as a Super Beetle original case '73 and on

Type 4 Late Bus
Code Year Engine Remarks
W - 71 - 1700
EA - 72-74 - 1700
EB - 73 - 1700 - Calif only
EC - 74 - 1700




Hope this will help

Wanted to add: in the US only the 1600 cc engine was offered for the 74 Super Beetle.

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What is the oil capacity for a 1971 super beetle?

2.8 quarts. We usually just add a full 3 quarts. Be sure to clean the filter/screen, and replace all the little gaskets - one per nut (6 total) plus the two big paper gaskets that fit one above and one below the filter/screen. The 6mm bolts are delicate, do not over tighten, or they WILL strip easily.

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The engine holds 2500 ml of oil, or a little over 2.6 quarts. Don't put any more than that in there because the engine has very high startup oil pressure. If you put even a little too much oil in a Bug you will pop the main seal right out of the engine, which causes it to leak. This is why everyone thinks Volkswagens all leak. They don't, unless you make them leak and this is how.

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Oxygen Sensors
VW New Beetle
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What does it mean when an o2 sensor fault is lean how do you fix it?

The o2 sensor is apparantly picking up a "lean" signal because you have too much air and not enough fuel going through your injectors. Possibly caused by a problem in your "evap" system, or a bad "ecg" sensor. also possibly caused by clogged injectors.

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Mufflers and Tailpipes
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What is the correct way to install a new headliner in a 1974 VW Beetle 111?

Busbones.com has a partial how to do vw headliner install. Last 2 parts unavailable but lots of info. First you have to buy a good quality headliner. A few common handtools will come in handy. at this point you should also order new rubber seals for the front, rear and both quarter windows. The windows have to be removed in order to replace the headliner. The primary tool used will be a short blade putty knife (I used a bench grinder to dull the blade on mine so it would not cut the headliner fabric) which is used to tuck the fabric into the tabs that hold it in. There are steel rods called bows that fit through sleeves sewn into the headliner, these fit into tracks on the sides of the car's roof. The bows create the domed look of the headliner. You can start from the front or the back using clothes pins to hold the headliner in place so you can get things organized. You will have to pull the headliner tight and even so you do not have wrinckles. I used regular contact cement on my headliner and it worked great but you can use other types of adhesive if you want. After getting the headliner stretched front to rear you start on the sides. It is just about impossible to explain how to attache the sides, the best thing to do is to remove a headliner and pay attention to how it was installed. When you start take your time, getting in a hurry will only cause you to lower your quality standards and you will regret it later.

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Where is the VIN on a 1974 VW beetle?

1974 VW Beetles don't have VINs, but rather serial numbers. There is a number for the chassis, and one for the engine. DMV wants the chassis number.

The engine serial number is stamped into the case, just below the alternator stand.

The chassis number is in three places. The easy one is in the lower left corner of the windshield. There's one on the transmission tunnel under the seat, and a third on a data plate in the engine compartment.

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67 VW Beetle wont shift into first or second?

The first thing I would do is to replace the shift coupler. You crawl under your car and look at the nose of the transmission, and you'll see the shift rod coming out of it running to the front of the car. If that goes bad--and since it's a 67, it almost certainly is--it can cause this. These are cheap.

If that doesn't work, things are no longer cheap because you need the transmission rebuilt by someone who knows how to rebuild this transmission. You can order a rebuilt transmission from aircooled.net or busdepot.com. (Both are very reputable; which you choose depends on where you live. Aircooled.net is in Salt Lake City. Bus Depot is in Pennsylvania. Pick the closest one because these are motor freight items and you pay for that by the mile.) By the time you pay freight and buy all the stuff you need to install a transmission, you're looking at somewhere around $600.

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Satellite Television
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VW Super Beetle
How To

How to install super dish 121?

http://www.dbsforums.com/azel.html use this to coordinate azimuth, elevation and angle.

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VW Beetle Type 1

1600cc dual port torque specs?

owners manual is a valuable source. any auto parts store with haynes or chilton auto manuals should have it or can get it.

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Will 1965 vw beetle fenders fit a 1969 beetle?

front, no. the front valance is different and the headlamps are different. back, yes.

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Where can you find a wiring diagram for 1974 VW Thing?

http://66.34.72.138/wiring/index.html Have fun!

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How does the heater work on a 69 vw bug?

It Doesn't :).... because it's been neglected for years. beetle heaters are very good, the demisting isn't.

Cool air is drawn into the engine bay by the air-cooling fan. When the heater control flap is pulled (RHS by hand brake) some air flows over fins on the exhaust pipe that are encased in a box. These heat exchangers heat the air as it passes into the cabin. You can control where the air exits via the control on the other side. Down is for front, up for rear. Then you have flaps at the lower vent level.

Of course none of this works in your car if you haven't fixed it.

work from the back;

Check you have a standard exhaust with heat exchangers

Check you have good hoses from the fan shroud to the heat exchangers

Check your heat exchanger flaps haven't seized shut/open

Check you have cables attached between heat exchangers and controls

Check all hoses into the cabin are in tact.

If you get that far you should have heat to the rear, keep going with the flaps and hoses until it all works.

Because it runs of the exhaust pipe you get heat really quickly.

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Where would the VIN be on 1964 vw?

1964 VWs don't have VIN numbers, they have engine and chassis numbers.

The engine number is stamped into the engine case just below the generator stand.

The chassis number is in three places. The first is on a data plate somewhere near the spare tire well in front. The second is on a plate in the windshield --it's pretty much straight ahead of your left hand while you're holding the steering wheel. And the third is under the back seat on the tunnel.

BTW, do not be alarmed if the number on the transmission tunnel doesn't match the other two numbers; when they were still importing these cars they were common enough that someone who had a rusted-out chassis would go to the junkyard and buy a Bug someone rolled. It's pretty easy to get the body off the chassis, so you'd put your good body on the good chassis, the rolled body on your rusted-out one and have the now-completely-ruined Bug hauled back to the junkyard.

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How long is the Volkswagen Beetle?

A range from 4,079 millimeters (160.6 inches) to 4,278 millimeters (168.4 inches) answers questions regarding the length of the Volkswagen Beetle. The first figure represents the length in the Volkwagen Beetle Type 1 manufactured from 1938 to 2010 while the second shows the length of the A5 VW Beetle produced since 2011. In-between the two extremes stands a length of 4,129 millimeters (162.6 inches) for the VW New Beetle released between 1997 and 2010.

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