How to Change the Oil on an Aircooled Volkswagen (VW) Beetle?

Answer The VW engine runs hotter than a water cooled engine, and so it gives the oil a harder workout. Frequent oil changes are the best preventive maintenance you can give your VW engine, because aging o... Read More »

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How to Change a Fan Belt on an Aircooled VW (Volkswagen) Beetle?

Proper fan belt tension is vital, since any belt slipping reduces the amount of cooling air that is supplied by the fan to the engine.

How to Set the 34Pict/3 Carburetor on an Aircooled Volkswagen (Vw) Beetle?

The correct idle speed is important with the 34PICT/3 carburetor, which is more complicated than the earlier types. It has three separate fuel circuits in it.

How to Bleed the Brakes on an Aircooled Volkswagen Beetle?

One of the most important steps to make a bug's brakes safe for use is to properly bleed the system. Any time the brake system has been open, such as to replace the master or wheel cylinders, it is... Read More »

How to Check the Compression on an Aircooled Volkswagen (Vw) Beetle?

Compression is a measurement of the pressure that builds up within a cylinder as the piston rises and both valves are closed. For the fuel mixture to burn properly a certain range of pressure is re... Read More »