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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My bug has suddenly started overheating when I travel at 70 mph or more + oil pressure is low. I have checked all the usual things, fan belt, fan is clear, thermostat etc, timing (it's fuel injected with Megasquirt) and everything is normal. This leads me to think that maybe one of (or both)...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, another overheating issue which i thought i got to the bottom of..had a big drive over weekend, 45 miles there and 45 miles back which alot for my '66 Beetle, it doesnt get out much...anyway it was great down the carriageways doing 60'ish, perfect...but then again it was 7am in the...
  3. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, my mk2 golf GTD 1991 is having some cooling issues, and could really do with some advice. For a while now, the temp gauge has been reading 1/4 and not that long ago on a longish run (50 miles or so), the gauge ran up to over 3/4. I pulled over and the coolant was boiling over the expansion...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Might be a stupid question, but does it matter if I get a two wire or single wire oil temp sender?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Having some trouble with my 1972 1600 Baja Beetle I have Loss of power under load and overheating. Car Idle's fine, revs and returns fine when stationary. When driving its lost all oomph, on flat ground its sluggish and up hill its beyond a joke slow 2nd gear because it struggles and...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    With vw action next week we started talking about racing our bugs again this year, there both mildly tuned (1641's twin carbs) no drag cars. The conversation of disconnecting our fan belt's for a race popped up, My question is.. is it safe to run without the fan for a 1/4 mile run?
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just lately my bug has started running very hot, to the extent you can feel the heat when you step out of the drivers door and approach the decklid..any possible causes, I know sometimes these cars can run on the hot side, but to not being able to touch the dipstick..is this normal! :eek: Was...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just returned from a very nasty and very long trip back from my Sunday drive out in my '71 1300 Type I. First noticed things a bit weird as I pulled away from the petrol station on the way out. Despite running fine all morning, the clutch pedal was shuddering and the engine didn't seem to be be...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey guys n gals, I Have just picked up my bug after having a very nice and very shiny 1641 engine installed. The engine sounds beautiful and seems to drive perfect however it is getting rather hot! The oil dipstick is too hot to touch and the bottom tinware is getting that way too. After...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, After running fine for about a month or so, my car has suddenly started overheating, I've checked all the usual causes; loose belt, blockage at fan thermostat flaps ect. but everythings fine. It runs great, but after about 5 minutes the tappets get a bit noisey and it smells a bit...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey, You might be able to help me with a beetle puzzler... I have a beetle with stock 1200, D code engine which has always ran really nicely, pulled strong up hills, cruise at 75mph no probs, use no oil between changes (generally a great engine). It still uses no oil, pulls ok when cold etc but...
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