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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, So I've been trying to diagnose a rattling in my engine during idle for quite a while, and I had managed to determine that it was the fan by removing the fan belt and running the engine for a few seconds. (Noise disappeared!) Today I took the fan off and noticed that there was some...
  2. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi all. I currently in the process of re-building a 1200cc engine out of a 67 bug and upon inspection have found out that one of the previous owners has removed the thermostat, linkage bar, flaps etc. I've bought a new thermostat, bracket and connecting rod but I can't seem to find anywhere...
  3. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi guys, Was just wondering whether anyone had a fan assisted oil cooler similar to this? - https://www.vwheritage.com/shop/AC1179292/oil-cooler-72-plate-w-fan/#esp_pg=2
  4. Items For Sale - NON AUTO
    Brand New! Corsair Hydro H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler + Additional High Performance Fans. The Cooler is Brand New, still in it's clear wrap and the additional High Performance Fans are also Brand New. Self-contained Cooling System, comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello, just wondering if anyone has an exploded diagram of the alternator/backing plate/fan hub assembly, as I want to make sure I have all the washers and bits and bobs in the right order (late fan housing with wider fan)
  6. Items For Sale - NON AUTO
    I'm selling my Corsair Hydro H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler + Extra Brand New Unused Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition Fans. The Corsair Hydro H80 has only been used for a couple months and the Corsair SP120 Fans I only received the other day so are Brand New, Unused and cost £26 on their...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've got a 1973 1300 beetle with a wizard kit on it, 1600cc engine with unleaded conversion kit, twin solex 40mm carbs and a Monza exhaust, pretty much the whole back end is fibreglass, as is the engine lid-as its a wizard kit, have heard horror stories of the bigger engines overheating, im...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've got a 1973 1300 beetle with a wizard kit on it, 1600cc engine with unleaded conversion kit, twin solex 40mm carbs and a Monza exhaust, pretty much the whole back end is fibreglass, as is the engine lid-as its a wizard kit, have heard horror stories of the bigger engines overheating, im...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi im just curious has anyone done a conversion from mechanical fan to electric on the fan housing, as apparently you can get better power output as the power is being reduced by the torque required for the pulley being less. just wondering if anyone has and seen power increase
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have a 1700 type 4 engine in a 72 bay, ever since i have had my van the flaps have been stuck open, i guess the thermostat is not working. Is this ok to have the flaps open all the time or should i invest in a thermostat to get them working as they should be? Any suggestions would be...
  11. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Ok, does anyone know what the capacity of the cooling system of a 1993 2.0 Audi 80? We have check the car's handbook and it doesn't give the information. We have also checked with Audi main stealer and they don't know either. Also there is no Haynes manual published for the car? Would it be...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ...on a fully built engine ? Any way of telling if the flaps are fully open or closed on a fully built up engine ? I ran my freshly rebuilt engine tonght for around 5 miles It smelt a bit but I can't tell if it's just the paint on the exhaust/tin wear or if it's teh engine itself just want to...
  13. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I'm looking for a set of German tinware to build up a 1600 twin port engine. Doesn't have to be perfect as it will be sandblasted and powder coated, but none with damage please. I'll obviously consider individual pieces if you have them but all have to be reasonable priced. Also looking for...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    There is much chit chat about the subject of overheating. What about a 1776, standard tinwear, standard cam, standard ish exhaust, twin 34's in a bus on a staight axle set up with 1500 box? Not a revvy motor and the bus won't be loaded up or driven very hard. Some say it will cope and some say...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm trying struggling to fit my Dellorto FRD's to my Split as the OEM TP fan housing is to big. I do have one of these though but it has no heater outlets which is a total non starter in Aberdeen. If I drill holes and fabricate 2 new outlets and weld them in that would work fine, wouldn't...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've just finished doing some work on a friends bug and noticed that he has a single port non doghouse fanshroud on a twin port engine with a doghouse cooler!! The cooler is just out back not covered by anything! Now he said the guy he bought the car off had been doing 80 miles a day with the...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just been testing it in a cup of hot water and seems to work ok, about 10mm of travel so considering refitting it, but is it worth it, seems to me the flaps cause a restriction to the air flow?
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Cut - slice - Here it is - feel the quality ! (note - This is a Scat 36hp style doghouse fanshroud. I modded it a few years ago by drilling holes to fit the flaps - these repro fanshrouds don't normally have them) Compared to a stock VW one - More fanshroud info here -...
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