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  1. Items For Sale - AUTO
    A pair of good solid heat exchangers for air-cooled VW Bus or Beetle - £90 These were on a 1600cc engine in a VW Splitscreen bus. These are not your usual lightweight, rusted through, crispy heat exchangers. They weigh in at just over approx 4Kg each. They are in good, solid used condition for...
  2. Chat/Discussion
    Inside the plastic corrugated tube that couples the exchanger to the heat channels? Sorry if this has been covered but Im damed if I can find a definitive answer. Im considering clearing it all out before putting them on or will they melt? Any help or tips would be much appreciated.
  3. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Anyone got any original genuine German VW heat exchangers to fit 1600 type 1 engine? Not interested in repros at all. Need to be in decent usable condition without any holes. Photos of inner core would be useful so that I don't waste your time or mine. Please help me out and give me a shout if...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Does anyone know of an idiots guide to replacing heat exchangers on a 1974 bay window camper (1600 twin port). What are the potential difficulties or any handy hints or tips? Is it easier to replace the rear box at the same time? Any help gratefully received. Thanks
  5. Items For Sale - AUTO
    IMDU working £20 posted SOLD Original Solex 31 Pict 3 carb ran but with a flat spot, accelerator arm bushes were replaced but still flat spot, then discovered it leaks from the large round plug at the front of the carb, fixable? Don't know, I bought a new carb instead. £15 posted Under cab...
  6. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    So my dilemma is not overheating, a common enough fault with any vehicle, but underheating. As my daily I run a panel van with a slightly modified 2.1 DJ engine which has an early cooling system which as stated seems to work too well. Instead of the fuel injection system I run twin Dellortos and...
  7. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video shows how to repair the flaps in the heating unit of a climatronic: The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. If you don't see them by default, watch the video directly at YouTube and press the subtitle button below the video. Enjoy it...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone tell me what I need to test an eberspacher. I've got the main unit which looks to be complete from what I can tell but the wiring stops at a connector. I do have manuals and diagrams but want to know if it works at all before i think about wiring it up properly.
  9. Chat/Discussion
    Hi, I'll start off by telling you my location - J6 of the M25 (I don't live there, just based near there; motorways are dangerous places). I'm looking for some help on an undecided date in the future, say a month or two away. The time has (unfortunately) come for me to replace my whole heating...
  10. Items For Sale - AUTO
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  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    This is one of my hot air pipes going from the heat exchangers to under the back seat and to the channels down by the front seats. Same on the other side. When I got the car these were all wrapped in insulation. Are these supposed to be like this? and if so, why do they have holes in, surely...
  12. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Just bought my first van and it has come with a type 4 pancake engine. It's missing the Squirrel Caged Fan to blow air down the heating ducts, also missing a fan cover cage and some cowling. Any help gratefully appreciated.
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    OK. Chilly weather is here - time to sort the heating in the '74 Westy. This has a sort of 3" diameter cardboard tube that run the length of the and I'll address that later but as a starting point I thought I'd see hot hot the air was coming out of the front vents. All cables are adjusted...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Everyone. I've now got the Bug on the road! ('69 Beetle) A couple of questions... I know that one of the levers next to the handbrake opens and closes the vents under the back seats, but is the other lever meant to stop the hot air altogether? Because currently this one doesn't do anything...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've got a Propex Heatsource 1800 in my bay - been in there for about 4 years now, fitted by myself and running propane. I didn't run it for about 6 months, and now I get the 5 flash error every time I start it ... which tells me the airflow is blocked. The reset button does nothing. I've...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Anybody done this with any success? What did you do exactly? I'm talking about adding fins to the J-tubes to get a greater surface area for heat transfer. Is it worth the effort or will they always just be crap. I know they're not going to be up to factory standards. :)
  17. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hello Im after some of the Corrugated plastic tube from the heat exchanger into the body of the car, like this Good quality ones with the internal insulation only please :D cheers irishkeet
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have just got a '72 Beetle and when I pull the lever up by the hand brake to open the flaps on the heat exchangers it moves back to its original position and the flaps close again:mad: Can this be resolved by adjustment or do I need to replace something ? Cheers.
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I'm new to Beetles, so be gentle with me! I have a 1973 1303S, and the drivers side heat exchanger is blowing, how easy is replacing this item? and what do I need to have with me to replace it, as in fitting kits & gaskets & so on??? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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