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  Topic: Is high idle bad?
Frodge

Replies: 13
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Is high idle bad?


Even with a decent clutch, the issue remains of shifting at higher speed..

Bug On!
You shift at a higher speed in every other gear once your moving. I think 950rpm has always sounded best to ...
  Topic: Bosch 034 Controversy.
Frodge

Replies: 36
Views: 912

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Bosch 034 Controversy.
I find this to be an interesting discussion. Although not an 034, I have a 205t that is timed at 0tdc. This can be done by the factory manual statically or timed at idle. This distributor should not b ...
  Topic: Early 1971 super beetle side vents - mine does not have them.
Frodge

Replies: 11
Views: 253

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:10 am   Subject: Re: Early 1971 super beetle side vents - mine does not have them.
Is the body original to the pan?
  Topic: Estimated Yearly Maintenance Cost - am I missing anything?
Frodge

Replies: 38
Views: 691

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:32 am   Subject: Re: Estimated Yearly Maintenance Cost - am I missing anything?
Many of the items listed last more than a year.
  Topic: Sump studs seized to sump nuts
Frodge

Replies: 15
Views: 353

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:14 pm   Subject: Re: Sump studs seized to sump nuts
So are you saying if you need to replace an acorn but for some reason, you would also replace the stud?
  Topic: 1970 Standard Beetle Daily Driver Resto
Frodge

Replies: 79
Views: 6313

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:55 am   Subject: Re: 1970 Standard Beetle Daily Driver Resto
When I had my pans replaced the guy who did mine said to never use those points for lifting on any replacement pan, regardless of guage. He told me only the factory pans were strong enough to use thes ...
  Topic: point gap/dwell
Frodge

Replies: 31
Views: 713

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: point gap/dwell
Maybe eBay you can get some old files that will work. I personally stay away from chinesium.

Boy not me, I have a cot in back room of harbor freight. Oh I love it so. Very Happy

I learned that lesson a ...
  Topic: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:54 am   Subject: Re: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
WW has nice quality for the most part but they will cost you. So it depends on your priorities for the part. CIP1 has great shipping. I ordered a muffler and a coil on Tue night an it arrived in Bu ...
  Topic: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
I havenít bought anything from any of these suppliers in a couple years. When I started in this hobby, Wolfsburg West and West Coast Metric were the go to places. Seems like theyíre all in bed with ea ...
  Topic: point gap/dwell
Frodge

Replies: 31
Views: 713

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:02 pm   Subject: Re: point gap/dwell
I also buy nos points. I try to get all the oem stuff when i can. Itís around.
  Topic: point gap/dwell
Frodge

Replies: 31
Views: 713

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: point gap/dwell
Maybe eBay you can get some old files that will work. I personally stay away from chinesium.
  Topic: point gap/dwell
Frodge

Replies: 31
Views: 713

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Re: point gap/dwell
So they donít make files hard enough to file points any longer?

"Filing" "sanding" or "scratching" anything requires you to use a tool which is has a higher hardness t ...
  Topic: point gap/dwell
Frodge

Replies: 31
Views: 713

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:01 am   Subject: Re: point gap/dwell
So they donít make files hard enough to file points any longer?
  Topic: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
To me the quality of the part is the most important. I hate putting a piece of garbage in the car and having to do the job over again.
  Topic: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:52 pm   Subject: Re: JBugs or Wolfsburg West or ...?
I used to buy mostly from Wolfsburg West. Now I try to get everything in excellent used or NOS condition from the classifieds. You get what you pay for, or sometimes a little less.
  Topic: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 760

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:43 am   Subject: Re: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Immediate draining of the oil only gets rid of the particulate that is still in suspension (heavier particulate will settle much faster.) & it doesn't clear the screens or passages of particulate ...
  Topic: Necessity of air bellows in fan shroud?
Frodge

Replies: 53
Views: 1440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: Necessity of air bellows in fan shroud?
Back in the day, we didnít expect any engine to last more than 100,000 miles.

Today, that seems ridiculous. Owners want, and expect twice that amount, if not more; and car manufacturers are giving ...
  Topic: Necessity of air bellows in fan shroud?
Frodge

Replies: 53
Views: 1440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 pm   Subject: Re: Necessity of air bellows in fan shroud?
Volks world, Iíve heard that Mexican VWís didnít have thermostats. At least, the FI engines didnít.

Tim
They didnít have them. But Iíve also been told by a reliable source that it was a cost savi ...
  Topic: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 760

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Donít.

Can you elaborate?
AS I said this co has been around for decades making this stuff they had to know it would be OK for fuel systems back then, there was no "warning do not use this on ...
  Topic: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Frodge

Replies: 23
Views: 760

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:43 am   Subject: Re: What will happen if I put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in my fuel tank
Donít.
 
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