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  Topic: drivers side door sticker decal 1972 standard beetle
Jimbug57

Replies: 5
Views: 110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 6:28 am   Subject: Re: drivers side door sticker decal 1972 standard beetle
My '67 bus had the 12 V sticker there.
  Topic: URGENT!! OVERHEATING and need to drive FAR!!
Jimbug57

Replies: 39
Views: 632

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 4:29 am   Subject: Re: URGENT!! OVERHEATING and need to drive FAR!!
In my experience syn oil will drop temps not increase them.

I switched to Royal Purple HPS ZDDP 10w 30. My temps dropped marginally, and my engine is noticeably quieter. My wife eve noticed there ...
  Topic: Battery Replaced
Jimbug57

Replies: 5
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 3:25 am   Subject: Re: Battery Replaced
I got a new Interstate Group 42 MT battery.
Tim

That's what I use. Very dependable battery.
  Topic: carb leaking oil
Jimbug57

Replies: 21
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:45 am   Subject: Re: carb leaking oil
finnychan -

Sorry for your issue. The key thing is it WAS running for a week after the engine work. If you have an aftermarket paper filter with the oil breather hose connected to it - that is what ...
  Topic: Is this normal?
Jimbug57

Replies: 15
Views: 450

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:00 am   Subject: Re: Is this normal?
Is there a special kind of cap I need would someone like autozone carry something like that?

I had to cap that port on my intake. Went to O' Reillys and got an assortment, but they sell individual ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Jimbug57

Replies: 7897
Views: 933525

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Replaced the turn signal switch in my 73 Super. The part arrived and said Empi on the box. I wasn't expecting that but shouldn't be surprised. BTW, I was willing to pay for a real switch, but all the ...
  Topic: "Spot light for illuminating heater levers..." ?
Jimbug57

Replies: 30
Views: 5073

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:32 pm   Subject: Re: "Spot light for illuminating heater levers..." ?
The bulb on my “spot light” is burned out, any idea where to find one?


Sylvania 2721. Most FLAPS carry them.
  Topic: New member question
Jimbug57

Replies: 19
Views: 585

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am   Subject: Re: New member question


What's with the vacuum hose lying on top of your generator?

Vacuum assist/power generator. Adds about 3 horsepower Very Happy Smile Very Happy
  Topic: Cooling tins missing
Jimbug57

Replies: 25
Views: 486

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:45 am   Subject: Re: Cooling tins missing
Also, don't forget, those #5 pieces are absolutely critical - do not start your engine again until you verify they are in place. They are up above the pushrod tubes in-between the cylinders.
How do y ...
  Topic: Cooling tins missing
Jimbug57

Replies: 25
Views: 486

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:31 am   Subject: Re: Cooling tins missing

thank you!
will do can u install them while the engine is still installed ?
those holes are plugged !

All the tin can be done with the engine in. You'll need to remove the fan shroud. but it's ...
  Topic: Issue with flasher Relay
Jimbug57

Replies: 4
Views: 144

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:20 am   Subject: Re: Issue with flasher Relay
From Speedy Jim -

http://www.speedyjim.net/schem/flash7.gif

Here's a link to Speedy Jims website with lots of great info.

http://www.speedyjim.net/htm/elec.htm

Hope this Helps.
  Topic: Cooling tins missing
Jimbug57

Replies: 25
Views: 486

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:01 am   Subject: Re: Cooling tins missing
Just for starters - Don't drive unless the two #5 pieces are in place in-between the cylinders. Plug the round heater hose holes in the fan shroud with freeze plugs or something. Get the cylinder head ...
  Topic: Sun Bug Emblem and Shift Knob
Jimbug57

Replies: 28
Views: 561

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: Sun Bug Emblem and Shift Knob
Does anyone have an idea of how best to affix the plastic sunbug emblem to the rear of the bug? I was thinking double-side tape. Is there an automotive grade anyone knows about?

This is about as ...
  Topic: Correct distributor help for 1970 Bug
Jimbug57

Replies: 14
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 am   Subject: Re: Correct distributor help for1970 Bug
I think you're looking for 113 905 205 T - that's vacuum and mechanical. I use the 113 905 205 M short cap vacuum only for that combo.

Here's more info -

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/wolfsburg_ ...
  Topic: rivets in vent window
Jimbug57

Replies: 16
Views: 487

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:08 am   Subject: Re: rivets in vent window
I think what you're asking : Remove the glass from the frame, drill the rivets out and install new rivets, replace glass in frame.
  Topic: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
Jimbug57

Replies: 29
Views: 1008

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:03 am   Subject: Re: Super Beetle ride vs Standard Beetle??
If you're pushing it really hard on the street a standard stays firmer in the cornering than a super. Supers do washboard really well.

I've only owned 2 supers - a bunch of standards. I prefer driv ...
  Topic: Can't get engine to idle under 1800 rpm
Jimbug57

Replies: 17
Views: 408

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:33 am   Subject: Re: Can't get engine to idle under 1800 rpm
I have very limited skills to offer, but I would use a fuel pump/vacuum tester to try and diagnose the issue -

https://www.harborfreight.com/fuel-pump-and-vacuum-tester-62637.html
  Topic: what is this whistle sound? (video)
Jimbug57

Replies: 9
Views: 271

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:33 am   Subject: Re: what is this whistle sound? (video)

what is this whistle sound?


I don't know. My digital audio analyzer came up with "The Andy Griffith Show", but to me it sounds more like "Bridge Over the River Kwai'. Very Happy
  Topic: Transmission noise
Jimbug57

Replies: 10
Views: 189

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:47 pm   Subject: Re: Transmission noise
I checked it before I started to drive it. It looked clean and full like it was newly changed.

S

I wonder if the correct gear oil is in there. A drain and fill with synthetic like MT 90 might h ...
  Topic: is there a way to make turn signals click louder?
Jimbug57

Replies: 13
Views: 278

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm   Subject: Re: is there a way to make turn signals click louder?
Have the indicator circuit trip a relay that grounds the horn circuit. You will not forget to turn off the blinker.
 
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