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  1. Go to first new post Green Hell or Heaven on Earth? Look Inside Nürburgring 24 Hours [VIDEO]

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  2. Leaky Doors!

    Just started my 1st restoration project and looking for some help with leaking doors (seals) on my 74 Super Beetle Conv. Just replaced door weather...

    Started by TJ BUG, 08-22-2014 10:10 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, conv, doors, forum, forums, ideas, missing, project, replaced, res, seals, star, started, super, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    08-22-2014 10:10 AM Go to last post
  3. fuel pump

    Which tube is the fuel inlet on a 1973 pump. The upper or lower tube? Took it off and can't find any info on which is which.

    Started by blocky, 08-05-2014 04:33 PM
    1973, 73, aircooled, beetle, ca, classic, engine, fan, fuel, fuel pump, info, lower, pulley, pump, superbeetle, tube, type 1, upper, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    08-05-2014 05:28 PM Go to last post
  4. 1970 Beetle turn signal switch

    The turn signals have never worked correctly on this car. I suspect more than one issue, worn contacts in the switch plus bad wiring. They might...

    Started by PJMidwest, 07-08-2014 02:23 PM
    1970, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, damage, forum, hey, input, points, remove, removing, replacement, signals, steering, superbeetle, turn signals, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiring
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2014 08:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Ignition wont turn off

    Recently had choke wire short against firewall. Melted some plastic off some wires in engine bay only. Rewired those and it starts up fine now, but...

    Started by Badadz, 03-26-2014 08:49 PM
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    03-28-2014 06:54 PM Go to last post
  6. classic beetle 1971

    looking to custom, a 1971 1303 beetle, can anybody confirm, I would like to put golf series 4 seats in the front, is this possible.

    Started by kingsmead123, 09-24-2013 04:15 AM
    1971, aircooled, beetle, ca, classic, classic beetle, custom, end, firm, forum, forums, front, golf, sea, seats, series, stalling, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    03-27-2014 05:42 PM Go to last post
  7. 1972 Beetle hesitation

    I've got a 1972 that has a hesitation on acceleration through all the gears. Originally I thought it was the heat risers/manifold being blocked with...

    Started by andrew0206, 09-14-2013 11:47 AM
    72 beetle, air, beetle, carb, carburetor, cleaner, distributor, forum, forums, hesitation, hey, ion, jet, lea, lean, performance, points, problem, remove, replaced, ser, set, tuning, vacuum, volkswagen
    • Replies: 4
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    02-11-2014 04:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Heat or exhaust ??

    I am new to the forums and I have recently purchased a 1968 bug with the Autostick. My question is can a aftermarket exhaust be installed and still...

    Started by Billn39, 12-22-2013 05:25 PM
    aftermarket, aircooled, autos, beetle, bug, classic, exhaust, forum, forums, heat, ins, installed, main, purchased, ques, question, stock, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    12-23-2013 10:10 AM Go to last post
  9. Unhappy starter motor keeps cranking

    Hi,my starter keeps turning when ignition is switched off,i changed the ignition switch and the starter is refurbished but still the same problem,can...

    Started by bugmagic, 11-03-2013 02:40 PM
    aircooled, beetle, ca, cha, changed, classic, cranking, help please, ignition, ion, king, motor, problem, refurbished, star, starter, superbeetle, switched, turning, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    12-16-2013 02:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Oil in air filter???

    Hi I have a 76 beetle 1300 started running really badly so I took the air filter out and it was completely full of oil. Have been told that the heads...

    Started by Nickyd90, 11-26-2013 03:28 PM
    air, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, completely, don, filter, forum, forums, oil, run, running, star, superbeetle, told, true, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    12-16-2013 10:51 AM Go to last post
  11. My first Beetle

    Hi all, I have recently become the proud owner of this 1972 Cal look Bug. Im hoping to put my stamp on her over time and would love any suggestions/...

    Started by wardley92, 11-17-2013 09:27 PM
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    11-20-2013 06:44 PM Go to last post
  12. 1970 beetle charging system issues

    hello everyone, im new to this site. the charging system light on the face of my speedometer is on. i can run this car for a bit and itll eventually...

    Started by vdubguy, 03-19-2012 12:22 AM
    aircooled, battery, beetle, car, classic, forum, forums, good, issue, issues, light, power, run, sell, site, speedometer, superbeetle, test, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    11-07-2013 03:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Throttle shaft vacuum leaks - cheap fix

    OK... on going problem with my71 Super 34 pict3 has been it wasn't idling no matter what I tried to do. Checking with carb cleaner spraying on the...

    Started by Texson, 09-29-2013 12:56 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bushings, carb, cheap, classic, cleaner, finally, fit, forum, install, leather, long, project, results, superbeetle, test, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
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    09-30-2013 08:40 AM Go to last post
  14. Unhappy 1972 Super Beetle Won't Start

    I am try to resurrect a 1972 Super Beetle that has been sitting for something like 10-15 years....yeah, I know.....:D: The engine still turns...

    Started by NM5TF, 06-09-2012 06:38 PM
    aircooled, beetle, carb, classic, cool, engine, forum, fuel, fuel pump, gas, manual, problem, sound, start, superbeetle, thinking, type 1, valve, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    08-04-2013 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Need help with hose ID and source for '78 Super Beetle

    Newbie here looking for help identifying and finding a part for a '78 Super Beetle with F.I. Need the hose that goes from the intake boot to a...

    Started by kingofclutter, 05-19-2013 12:54 PM
    aircooled, beetle, boot, classic, ding, fit, forum, forums, heater, intake, mechanic, newbie, oil, owner, source, super, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    05-19-2013 12:54 PM Go to last post
  16. Repacling a 1300 engine.

    Hi, I'm brand new to this so please bear with me. I have recently purchase a 'c' reg beetle with a 1300cc air cooled engine. The engine is...

    Started by mivasey, 03-11-2013 11:31 AM
    air, aircooled, beetle, body, bra, brand, classic, cooled, engine, forum, forums, purchase, replace, star, start, superbeetle, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, welding
    • Replies: 1
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    03-24-2013 07:19 PM Go to last post
  17. How to check cam timing

    Does anyone know a way to verify correct cam timing on an assembled engine. i have a 70 beetle with a 1600 engine that was rebuilt before I bought it...

    Started by K_Field, 09-10-2012 03:48 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, carb, check, classic, correct, engine, forum, fuel, good, long, problem, running, stock, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    02-25-2013 06:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Newbie '73 Restoration Beetle help?

    Hello, i am new to this forum and i just bought this 1973 Beetle earlier this month (1/17/13). I am new to VW but i know what to look for when i ...

    Started by smbaggie07, 01-28-2013 10:12 AM
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    01-30-2013 09:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Thumbs up Aircooled VW South Africa All-in-One Bible - Beetle Techical

    Lot of good info including some schematics. <object style="width: 420px; height: 297px;"> <embed...

    Started by kennix, 01-14-2010 10:01 AM
    africa, aircooled, application, beetle, embed, false, flash, flight, good, height, including, info, ion, layout, lot, menu, mode, object, south, static, style, true, type, user, username
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    01-30-2013 09:03 AM Go to last post
  20. 1977 &1979 Fuel Injection bugs

    Although indoor storage, I let both cars sit too long without being started. Last time I ran them (about a year ago) they both ran like crap. Now I...

    Started by Bobby Z, 01-07-2013 04:21 PM
    aircooled, amp, beetle, bug, classic, crap, door, feel, forum, fuel, hey, long, problem, storage, superbeetle, thing, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, year
    • Replies: 3
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    01-19-2013 02:52 PM Go to last post
  21. 72 Super Beetle Fuel Problem

    Hi there, new to this forum and to type 1 VWs in general. I was fortunate enough to purchase a 1972 Super Beetle from it's original owner a few weeks...

    Started by acsapo, 10-09-2012 10:19 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, cracked, drive, engine, for sale, forum, front, fuel, fuel pump, heater, owner, project, remove, sale, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 5
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    01-19-2013 03:42 AM Go to last post
  22. '69 bug - interior help

    I'm stripping the interior out of my girlfriend's '69 bug so I can do some repairs and repaint it. I have everything out, except the dash board. ...

    Started by Grampaben, 12-17-2010 07:54 AM
    aircooled, beetle, board, bug, car, classic, dash, forum, forums, front, installed, interior, problems, rear, remove, stock, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel
    • Replies: 5
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    01-10-2013 01:24 AM Go to last post
  23. engine tachometer

    i just got a tachometer for my 73 bug and was wondering what is the highest rpm's a 1600cc engine will run?

    Started by beemers_beetle, 12-25-2012 12:43 PM
    73, aircooled, beetle, bug, ca, classic, engine, forum, forums, handle, highest, rpm, stock, superbeetle, tachometer, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha, wondering
    • Replies: 1
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    12-26-2012 05:07 PM Go to last post
  24. trying to put in a window mechanism back into a 1971 beetle

    we have taken out the old mech as it had had it but now we cant get the new one back in as it needs to slide through a small gap and the mech as a...

    Started by bicyclegirls, 01-22-2012 02:17 PM
    1971, aircooled, back, beetle, bit, classic, confused, difficulty, forum, forums, gap, mechanism, pls, small, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wide, window
    • Replies: 1
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    10-20-2012 04:07 AM Go to last post
  25. Question 71 Super Beetle Engine Block Repair

    My friend has the above '71 Super Beetle that he is restoring. We recently became aware the block has a small crack in it (less than 1 inch) in the...

    Started by RNKENG, 05-09-2012 06:58 AM
    aircooled, assistance, beetle, classic, crack, cylinder, engine, forum, forums, history, inch, oil, repair, res, small, super, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    10-13-2012 07:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Classic Beetle Question

    just wondering what people need with lighting for classic beetles? are taillights and front classic front lamps that sit on the wheel well...

    Started by volkswagen-man, 10-12-2012 02:55 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, forum, front, lamps, les, lighting, parts, people, question, starting, superbeetle, taillights, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted, wheel
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 701
    10-12-2012 02:55 PM Go to last post
  27. Post 1976 Beetle

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    Started by jacosmitza, 01-11-2012 05:57 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, door, engine, forum, fuse box, heat, love, net, oil, red, replacement, styles, superbeetle, suspension, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    03-12-2012 02:34 AM Go to last post
  28. Classic Beetle Info

    Hi all, I'm looking at buying an old Beetle say a '75 model or so for a hobby build. I don't have a lot of knowledge about the Beetle but what I...

    Started by pat101, 02-05-2012 10:51 AM
    air, aircooled, beetle, carb, classic, driving, forum, fuel, gear, hood, lot, owners, parts, people, ser, superbeetle, things, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, weight
    • Replies: 5
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    02-29-2012 08:11 PM Go to last post
  29. 1972 Beetle bogs when pressing gas too quickly

    Dont know if im posting in correct forum/place. Recently rebuild carb, 34/pict3, fresh oil, new timing belt, and valve cover gaskets. Now,...

    Started by bocho72, 04-30-2011 01:21 AM
    art, beetle, belt, carb, correct, cover, dies, don, forum, forums, fresh, gas, helpful, ideas, oil, pic, place, posting, slowly, star, start, thing, timing, valve, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,842
    02-27-2012 02:58 AM Go to last post
  30. Question 64 Baja Bug

    Hi guys, i am joining this site to find some info for a friend of mine who is not very good with computers. he has a 1964 Baja bug and we are...

    Started by TheDemon, 01-09-2012 11:00 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, car, carpet, classic, convertible, floor, forum, forums, good, guys, hey, kind, seats, site, superbeetle, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    01-09-2012 11:03 PM Go to last post
  31. Steering does not return on my 65 bug

    I have a stock 65 bug. My ex was working under the front end and did something to it that "he should have taken to the shop, because he needed a...

    Started by designruby, 12-22-2011 10:26 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, car, center, change, classic, drive, end, forum, front, running, steering, steering wheel, stock, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, winter
    • Replies: 1
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    12-22-2011 11:36 AM Go to last post
  32. Jetting 1974 Beetle

    I purchased my new to me Beetle at sea level. I live at 5500 ft. Its running very rich. What jet kit should I purchase? The carburetor is a single...

    Started by nickwhite125, 11-28-2011 12:31 PM
    air-cooled, aircooled, beetle, carb, carburetor, classic, engine, forum, forums, jet, jetting, kit, live, run, running, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    11-28-2011 12:31 PM Go to last post
  33. some rework on the 69

    I bought this bug last summer.

    Started by leftcoaster, 06-08-2011 05:14 PM
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    06-20-2011 01:06 PM Go to last post
  34. Smile newbie

    hi all im new to this club and would like to say hi to all.i run a vw passat and ive just gotton into making a vw buggy .dont know why i didant do...

    Started by bob pagett, 05-23-2011 03:28 PM
    ago, aircooled, beetle, classic, club, don, forum, forums, making, max, newbie, passat, run, soo, superbeetle, ton, type, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, years
    • Replies: 1
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    05-23-2011 06:20 PM Go to last post
  35. Question 73 front seat bushings

    Just bought a 73 convertible. The seats wobble & the former owner told me he didn't know how to install the seat bushings he bought. The ones he...

    Started by Wilyumm, 02-27-2010 08:26 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, bushings, classic, convertible, don, front, how to, ins, install, owner, photos, seat, seats, set, stall, superbeetle, told, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,879
    10-15-2010 10:34 AM Go to last post

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