Fix oil leaks
Remove the generator
Restore engine seal
How to tip: the fuel filter
Fix oil leaksThis tutorial will show you how to fix oil leaks in your Beetle and how to find oil leaks from your Beetle. Most Volkswagen owners think that oil leakage from their rides is just “the nature of the beast.” It’s true that most VWs tend to leave a drop or two (and sometimes more), but this does not have to be the case. The best thing you can do is: go underneath the Beetle and locate the area where the Beetle is dripping oil. This tutorial will show you the most common areas in detail and it will give you tips how to replace certain parts. Here's an overview: Gravity Beetle oil leaks may come from: The oil sump plate or drain plug. The oil pump on the rear of the engine. A cracked engine case. Pressure Beetle oil leaks may come from: Valve covers. Push rod tubes. Oil cooler seals. Rear axle boots. The main crankshaft seal. Crankcase ventilation "blow-by". Other miscellaneous sources: A cracked alternator pedestal. The oil pressure switch. The dipstick. The oil filler.
Remove the generatorThis tutorial will show you how to remove the generator. With these older Beetle types, this can be very difficult. The generator stand has big bolts that are holding it on. There are studs going into the engine case. Take the studs out that hold the engine stand in. Now you can slide out the generator stand. Now you can take the manafold out and clear everything out for the generator to come out of the fan shrout. This is a very good way to remove the generator from your Beetle.
Restore engine sealThis tutorial will show you how to restore the engine seal of your precious VW Beetle. Having a hole in your engine seal can cause you lots fo problems (TIP: when you want to buy a Beetle, check the engine seal). The heat from the mufflers can come up through that air gap and heat your engine. This won't have a positive effect on the performance of your Beetle. Especially on the highways the car will suffer from this problem, it will not run efficient at all. When you put an engine seal in, it will stop the heat from coming up from the mufflers and it will prevent the engine from overheating. These engines are meant to run cool. That's why we call them aircooled rides. The best way to put the engine seal in, is with the engine out of the car. However, you can also slip it in with the engine still in the car. Use some silicon and spray that into the channel, then you can start sliding it in.
How to tip: the fuel filterThis tutorial will show you how you can prevent dirt from entering your engine and gas tank. The fuel filter comes from the fuel pump and goes right to the carburator. Check this fuel filter on a regular basis for dirt and change your filter if it is necessary. If you have lots of dirt coming through the lines, you can add an extra filter coming from the gas tank into the fuel pump. With two fuel pumps you can double the action. If the one straight from the gas tank is clean, and the other is still dirty, that means that you might have dirt in the fuel pump. This may help you narrow down the problem areas to see where the dirt is coming from.