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DIMMA03
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Grease Zerks Reply with quote

Have a 74 Thing and I donít believe it has been greased. . Where are all the grease zerks located? Found the 4 in the front, are there any in the rear? Also found some located on the back of the break drums.
Thanks for the advise. Much appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Grease Zerks Reply with quote

There are none on the brake drums, just the 4 on the front beam.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Grease Zerks Reply with quote

Man, those aren't grease zerks sticking out of the backing plates on your drum brakes. Those are the bleeder valves for your wheel cylinders. Don't even think about squishing some grease up into those unless you want a mess to replace. That's where you bleed air out of your brake system, drum by drum. Wink

Ignore my signature for the time being, OP. It's not meant for you!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Grease Zerks Reply with quote

I like to keep my brakes well greased. Makes them work more better. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Grease Zerks Reply with quote

There are other things the need periodic maintenance, like the door hinges and the internals of the distributor. You need a manual when you own one of these. I would suggest buying a copy of Muir's Idiot Book and then later maybe a Bentley or Haynes for a Beetle of a similar year to your T181.

There are copies of the owner's manuals in the Samba Technical Section.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/thing.php
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