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Engine & Transmission

Volkswagen Air Cooled Engine
General engine specs
Engine identification letters
Engine displacement calculator
Valve Adjustments Video
How to change oil
Beetle gear ratios
Gearbox oil change

VW 1600 Engine Rebuild Video
Setting Crankshaft End Play Video
Starting the Engine Video


Detailed engine specifications

Engine 1.2 (D)
Engine 1.3 (AR)
Engine 1.5 (K)
Engine 1.6 (AD)
Engine 1.6 (AS)
Engine 1.6 (T)
Engine 1.7 (CA/CE)
Engine 1.8 (AP)
Engine 2.0 (CJ)

Performance

Beetle Tuning

Fuel System

Carburetors 101
Dual carburetor systems
Choosing the right carburator system
Carburetors Adjustment Video

Suspension

Greasing the front axle
VW T1 Split Bus - Lowering front suspension Video
VW Type 3 - Lowering front suspension Video
VW Type 3 - Lowering rear suspension Video

Brakes

Brake system bleeding
Bench Bleeding the Master Cylinder
How to replace master cylinder
How to make Brake Pressure Bleeder

Body

How to replace your VW heater channels
How to Prepare Fiberglass for Paint

Paint

Beetle Paint Code Listing
VW type 2 Paint Codes
Type 3/34 Paint Codes
Karmann Ghia Paint Codes
Pre 1967 Glasurit color Recipe data
Post 1967 Glasurit color Recipe data

Misc

Bearing Cross Reference
Beetle weight specs
Beetle torque specs 1966-1969
Beetle torque specs 1970-1979
VW Type 2 Export codes
Ignition

History of the Bosch 009 Distributor
Finding TDC
Static timing
Strobe timing
Ignition timing Video
Timing the 009 Distributor

Ignition upgrade basics
Distributors for stock engines
Distributors for modified engines
Choosing the right distributor

Electrics
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How to replace generator brushes
How to replace voltage regulator

Beetle

1952-53 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1954 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1955 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1957 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1961 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1962 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1964 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1965 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1966 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1966 Beetle Wiring Diagram (USA)
1967 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1967 Beetle Wiring Diagram (USA)
1968-69 Beetle Wiring Diagram (USA)
1969-71 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1971 Beetle Wiring Diagram (USA)
1971 Super Beetle Wiring Diagram
1972 Beetle Wiring Diagram
1973 Super Beetle Wiring Diagram
1974-75 Super Beetle Wiring Diagram
1976-79 Super Beetle Fuel Injected

Bus

1953 Bus Wiring Diagram
1954 Bus Wiring Diagram
1957 Bus Wiring Diagram
1959 Bus Wiring Diagram
1959 Bus Wiring Diagram (USA)
1960 Bus Wiring Diagram
1963 Bus Wiring Diagram
1963 Bus Wiring Diagram (USA)
1966 Bus Wiring Diagram
1966 Bus Wiring Diagram (USA)
1967 Bus Wiring Diagram
1967 Bus Wiring Diagram (USA)
1968-69 Bus Wiring Diagram
1970 Bus Wiring Diagram
1971 Bus Wiring Diagram
1972 Bus Wiring Diagram
1973-74 Bus Wiring Diagram