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Paul Ludden, Kass Green, and Jim Lugg
The RSI NEW BEETLE

Aircooled Volkswagen Technical Articles Library : For Beetles, Karmann Ghias & Buses

I Grew tired of constantly searching for volkswagen bug technical articles on the web, forgetting to bookmark them and never remembering where I had found certain articles online. So I have compiled my list of techincal articles that I have found after scouring the Internet. Most are not my own, but rather on other sites so this is an index of technical articles for aircooled volkswagens that I hope will help you in your mechanical journeys; they have certainly helped me. I keep this page regularly updated; if you would like to add a link, please send me an email at vwtech @ magmaweb.com.

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Engine - Lower End

Engine and transmission removal/installation in an air-cooled, manual transmission Vanagon (1980-1983). (TYPE2.COM)

Type 1 Engine Removal as done by the VW Trends folks (vwtrendsweb.com)

Valve adjustment on a Type 1 engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Valve Adjustment on a Beetle Engine as done by the VW Trends folks (vwtrendsweb.com)

Replacing the pushrod tube oil seals on late Buses and early Vanagons with the Type 4 air-cooled engine. (TYPE2.COM)

How to remove the Volkswagen Beetle Engine (ACW.COM)

How to port and polish volkwagen type 1 dual port cylinder heads (ACW.COM)

How to Add an Oil Filter to your Volkswagen Type 1 Bug (laudman.com)

Volkswagen Oil Dipstick with built in temperature gauge (vwtrendsweb.com)

How to Upgrade your Valve Springs on a Type 1 Engine (vwtrendsweb.com)

How to Break-In your New Type 1 Volkswagen Engine

Cooling Vanes & Thermostat


Engine - Top End

Volkswagen Carburetor Tech Articles

A Short History of Volkswagen Carburetors (ACW.COM)

carburetor removal/replacement on a 1600cc dual port Type 1 engine (Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Super Beetle). (TYPE2.COM)

Rebuilding Weber IDA 48 carburetor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

Choosing the Right Distributor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

How to Jet your volkswagen carburetor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

How to Jet your volkswagen solex carburetor (ACW.COM)

How to Tune the IDF carburetor (ACW.COM)

How to Rebuild an IDF carburetor (ACW.COM)

How to Adjust the Volkswagen Dual Carburetors on a beetle, ghia or bus (ACW.COM)

Volkswagen Carburetor Problem: Electronmagnetic Cutoff Valve Vacuum Leak (ACW.COM)

Recommendations against the Weber Carburetors and Alternative choices for the Bug (laudeman.com)

About 28 Series Carburetors

About 30 Series Carburetors

About34 Series Carburetors

Carburetor: 30 PICT/2 Adjustment Procedure

Carburetor: 34 PICT/3 Adjustment Procedure

Carburetor: 34 PICT/3 Overhaul Procedure

Carburetor/Distributor Matchup

Carburetor Jets - Discussion

Carburetor Tuning

Carburetor Cleaning

 

Volkswagen Distributor Tech Articles

Installing a 009 Distributor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

Choosing the Right Distributor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

RAP on BOSCH 205 Distributor - Why you should keep using it and how to fix it (Laudeman.com)

Centrifugal vs Vacuum

Installing a 009 Distributor (AIRCOOLED.NET)

Timing an 009 Distributor (VWResource GeoCities)

 

Other Engine Top End Tech Articles

Thermostat replacement/installation on late Buses and early Vanagons with the Type 4 air-cooled engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Changing the oil on an air-cooled Volkswagen engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Adjusting the automatic choke on carbureted air-cooled Volkswagen engines. (TYPE2.COM)

Adjusting the fan belt on the Type 1 engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Add a Turbo to your Volkswagen Beetle (VWTRENDSWEB.COM)

 


Brakes

Replacing rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders on a Bus. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the front brake pads on a Karmann Ghia. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the rear brake shoes on a Vanagon. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the parking brake cables on a Vanagon. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the master cylinder on a Karmann Ghia. (TYPE2.COM)

How to Install the Master Cylinder on a Beetle. (ACW.COM)

Replacing rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders on a 1967 Beetle. (ACW.COM)

Installing Late Model Type III Rear Drum Brakes On Your Bug on a Beetle. (ACW.COM)

Bench Bleeding the Master Cylinder - Procedure

Bleeding Brakes - Procedure

Bleeding Brakes - Discussion

Brake Drum Replacement

Brake, Hand - Adjustment Procedure

Brake Hose Replacement Procedure

 


Interior

How to remove the windows and the door panels on a Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to install one piece windows to replace your vent windows on a Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to install the earlyj-style 6-piece headliner on a Beetle . (ACW.COM)

Locked Out? Where to go to get your volkswagen locks fixed (VWTRENDSWEB.COM)

Removing all your Interior Pieces: Windows, Seats, carpet (VWTRENDSWEB.COM)

 

Color Code Combinations for the Volkswagens

Color Code Combinations on a Beetle . (THESAMBA.COM)

Color Code Combinations on a Bus . (THESAMBA.COM)

Color Code Combinations on a Type 3. (THESAMBA.COM)

Color Code Combinations on a Ghia. (THESAMBA.COM)


Body

How to Remove a VW Body on a Beetle . (Critter's VW via Texas BugStop.com)

VW Paint Chips (scanned) . Karmann Ghia Club

Lock Overhaul (T3 and T4) . Type 3 and 4 Club

Unlock your Problems VW Trends Magazine

Type 2 Paint and Color Chips (T2) - Wolfsburg West


 

Suspension

Installation of Front End Urethane Bushings on a Super Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to install a rear compensator. on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to adjust the steering on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to Lower on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM)

How to Lower the rear end on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM)

Suspension diagram on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM) *pictures

How to Install the BugPack Linkpin front beam adjuster on a Volkswagen Beetle . (ACW.COM) *pictures

How to Replace the Ball Joints on a Beetle (laudeman.com)

Converting to IRS on a Type 2 Transporter (vwtrendsweb.com)

Bearings, Independent Rear Suspension -- Repacking and Reinstalling

Bearings, Swing Axle Suspension -- Removing and Repacking Bearings

Constant Velocity (CV) Joints - Servicing Procedure


Transmission

Replacing the clutch master cylinder on a Vanagon. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the clutch slave cylinder in a Vanagon. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the clutch in an early Vanagon or late Bus (with Type 4 air-cooled engine). (TYPE2.COM)

Clutch Removal on a Beetle (MotorCity)

Clutch Adjustment


Electrical

Removing and replacing the alternator on a '72-'79 Bus. (TYPE2.COM)

Removing and replacing the starter on an air-cooled Volkswagen. (TYPE2.COM)

Starter troubleshooting procedure . (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the points and condenser on an air-cooled Volkswagen engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Replacing the spark plugs on an air-cooled Volkswagen engine. (TYPE2.COM)

Hot-start relay installation instructions . (TYPE2.COM)

Ignition timing instructions for air-cooled Volkswagens. (TYPE2.COM)

Converting a 6V System to 12V


Wiring Diagrams

Wiring Diagrams for all Beetles. (TheSamba.com)

Wiring Diagrams for all Buses. (TheSamba.com)

Wiring Diagrams for all Type 3 Volkswagens. (TheSamba.com)

Wiring Diagrams for all Ghias. (TheSamba.com)


VIN Numbers and Model Numbers for AirCooled Volkswagens

VIN Numbers for all Beetles. (TheSamba.com)

VIN Numbers for all Buses. (TheSamba.com)

VIN Numbers for all Type 3 Volkswagens. (TheSamba.com)

VIN Numbers for all Ghias. (TheSamba.com)

Model Numbers for all Beetles. (TheSamba.com)


Descriptions/Changes

1961-1969 Beetle Descriptions/Changes over the years

1970-1977 Beetle Descriptions/Changes over the years


OTHER AIRCOOLED VOLKSWAGEN TECHNICAL LIBRARIES

http://www.type2.com/bartnik/tech1.htm

http://www.acvw.com/tech.asp

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/

http://www.texasbugstop.com/tech.cfm

http://www.geocities.com/vwresource/table.html (Rob & Dave's Aircooled Pages)


Manuals over the years

The Samba has an excellent collection of classic volkswagen manuals

 

 

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