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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Looking for info on missing engine part- air flap? Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I'm trying to get this bus put back together (correctly!), and I just came across a missing part. A new bus friend showed me that the engine is missing a "flap" as shown in the picture.

Can anyone tell me what this is called and possibly any leads on where I can source a replacement?

Thanks!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for info on missing engine part- air flap? Reply with quote

there is a cover and a flap on each side. keeps air from pushing back into the shroud when the defrost fan or aux heater if you have one are on.

You also need a pin for each flap. I made pins out of nails I cut off.

They look like this photo from RAtwell.com

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for info on missing engine part- air flap? Reply with quote

Flaps are correct as shown above and need to be sourced. I know that Bus Depot sells the covers, which originally came with a type of cork gasket. Not sure if there is aftermarket availability on the flippers.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for info on missing engine part- air flap? Reply with quote

There is a flap under that area that is not needed, what you need is the cover. I think they are available new at this point in time. Try CALLING Bus Depot and see if they have a box of them somewhere. The right and left covers are different in shape.

The cover has a gasket to help it seal, but I just use high temperature silicone. I put a bead on the cover, let is set for a half hour or so until it skims over well but has not fully set. I then install it carefully and tighten the screws down, this gives a nice tight custom fit even with somewhat mangled parts and pieces, it will be removable even if some of the silicone squished out of the joint.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for info on missing engine part- air flap? Reply with quote

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-021-119-263-APR

https://www.vwheritage.com/021119263a-fan-shroud-air-flaps-pair-1700-2000cc-vw-spare

https://www.csp-shop.com/en/engine/fan-shroud-air-flaps-119-263-021a-29611a.html
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