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  Topic: Interesting problem / timing advance?
Max T.

Replies: 13
Views: 1576

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:34 pm   Subject: Interesting problem / timing advance?
... also sounds like it could be the float or valve not working and some fuel is running over into the carb at a stop.

That's not going to raise the idle unless you add more air. It will cause the ...
  Topic: spark plug problem
Max T.

Replies: 16
Views: 1561

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:06 pm   Subject: spark plug problem
Yea, thinwall maybe. If you got a small mirror and flashklight then check to see that there isn't any material around the plug that would prevent the socket from contacting correctly.
  Topic: oil filter
Max T.

Replies: 11
Views: 1306

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:04 pm   Subject: oil filter
No Bosch oil lifters please.

Stay with the Mahle/Mann or WIX /NAPA Gold. Far better quality.

^^^ x2. These filters are far better quality. Don't ask me how I know, do the search first.
  Topic: Flywheel oil seal, removing silicone
Max T.

Replies: 13
Views: 1391

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:00 pm   Subject: Flywheel oil seal, removing silicone
Ok. Just do it.
  Topic: Flywheel oil seal, removing silicone
Max T.

Replies: 13
Views: 1391

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:39 am   Subject: Flywheel oil seal, removing silicone
Well, there are no obvious leaks from CYLINDER TO CASE, which is where I siliconed. I think I'll leave them as they are then and maybe just squish some more silicone sealant round them for extra secu ...
  Topic: my new 69 project
Max T.

Replies: 22
Views: 3494

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:52 am   Subject: my new 69 project
Nice purchase, looks to be in pretty decent shape. Have you looked into sound control material instead of bedliner ? I did my 69 in FatMat sound deadning material, made a HUGE difference. Only took 1/ ...
  Topic: Hot engine
Max T.

Replies: 35
Views: 3931

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:53 pm   Subject: Hot engine
I have a 1600 single port in y 68. Always ran on the hot side. One day on the way home from work it ran crappy at idle but ok at speed. Also ran ALOT cooler than it had been ( I have a cylinder head g ...
  Topic: Engine Won't Start
Max T.

Replies: 2
Views: 498

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 am   Subject: Engine Won't Start
Check the basics; fuel, spark, compression.
  Topic: Painting cylinders?
Max T.

Replies: 48
Views: 6333

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:10 am   Subject: Painting cylinders?
Thank you Ray !



As to Max worrying about Rust ?
You must be related to the Kidd that want's to know why they dont make Plastic see thru Valve covers ? Razz
But if you pay attention to ...
  Topic: Painting cylinders?
Max T.

Replies: 48
Views: 6333

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:24 am   Subject: Painting cylinders?
[quote="candymustang65"]Ok commin in here on the Last part ?

Common practice in almost every Hi Performance V.W. shop out there .
Only Primer paint should be used > Flatt Black . ...
  Topic: rear drum play ?
Max T.

Replies: 6
Views: 893

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:38 am   Subject: rear drum play ?
Are you tightening the axle nut to the recommended torque ??
  Topic: newbie trying to fix engine
Max T.

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:11 am   Subject: newbie trying to fix engine
thanks for the info, the seal is called the rear main seal then

It's the front oil seal, or crankshaft oil seal. Front is front of VW.

My bad, I still get turned around.
  Topic: newbie trying to fix engine
Max T.

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:10 am   Subject: newbie trying to fix engine
That's why we lurk on the forum, to exchange ideas and get help.

Don't give up on this, lots of enthusiasts here to help you along the way.

Keep posting with your progress and keep asking questi ...
  Topic: newbie trying to fix engine
Max T.

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:57 am   Subject: newbie trying to fix engine
Did you originally install the flywheel ? The shims, usually three, rest between the flywheel and crank.

If this is your first time setting up endplay I would suggest you purchase a manual and rea ...
  Topic: beetle fire
Max T.

Replies: 19
Views: 3071

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:50 am   Subject: beetle fire
So back to your original question of how to approach the project...

Replace whats damaged, rebuild the carb, give it a good inspection for heat damage to the block and heads. See if it fires... uh, ...
  Topic: Alternative mechanical oil pressure gauge tubing
Max T.

Replies: 12
Views: 2624

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:38 am   Subject: Alternative mechanical oil pressure gauge tubing
Why not use the copper??



That is a good question. Several reasons, I feel it is better suited as armor in side the vehicle than pressurized line, it takes longer to fill 8 feet of 1/4 line than ...
  Topic: newbie trying to fix engine
Max T.

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:30 am   Subject: newbie trying to fix engine
Well, you have to have the engine out to adjust endplay. This is done by adding or subtracting shims between the flywheeel and the crank.

If you tried to start it with no shims and a rear main seal ...
  Topic: Is there a problem in this Pic?
Max T.

Replies: 21
Views: 4524

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:26 am   Subject: Is there a problem in this Pic?
Anythings possible, fender out of alignment, replacement fender, accident, etc. If you know someone who has experience in body work then have him/her look at it. If not take it to a body shop before y ...
  Topic: Cleaning decklid seal
Max T.

Replies: 7
Views: 728

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:23 am   Subject: Cleaning decklid seal
Laquer thinner will remove the paint. Use sparingly... it's a new seal so it's not going to dry out. You can also try other solvents, just use common sense when applying it.
  Topic: Wiring hairball
Max T.

Replies: 14
Views: 1710

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:38 am   Subject: Wiring hairball
PO must of had a roll of white wire laying around.... Shocked
 
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