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Thread: Oil Cooler Problem

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    Oil Cooler Problem

    Hi All, I have a recently purchased 1969 Beetle with what I think is a 1971 1300 engine installed. I need to replace the oil cooler and seals so have whipped the engine out. I have come to remove the fan housing but need to disconnect the air control bellows to do so. Simple enough but for the fact that they are covered by an air deflector plate located between the cylinder head and the push rod tubes.

    It seems that the only way the air deflector plate can be removed is by removing the push rod tubes first. This seems like a lot of work just to remove the bellows, which in turn are only being removed to free up the fan housing.

    Neither my Haynes or John Muir book mention accessing this awkwardly placed air deflector plate. Does anyone know of a more straight forward way of accessing the oil cooler that does not involve dismantling a cylinder head in order to remove the push rod tubes?

    Thanks in anticipation of your assistant.

    Steve.


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    Re: Oil Cooler Problem

    Problem now sorted-little wonder I couldn't find the air control bellows, they were taken off by a previous owner - doh!


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