Friday, February 11, 2011

The beetle has to be the most enthusiastic DIY car easiest of all, because removal of the engine can achieve faster and easier than any other car. In fact, so easy is it to leave the engine of the beetle, it is tempting to remove it for some jobs that can be done - although with some difficulty - with the engine in place. In addition to a car jack and axle stands either or ramps, the tools are a final of 17 mm and the key ring, an 8-mm combination wrench, screwdrivers, straight and a fuel clip pipe. Basically, the removal of the engine is to raise the rear of the vehicle, turn off everything that connects the engine with the rest of the car (the wiring, fuel line, throttle linkage, etc.), support the engine on a Cat trolley, unbolt the four motor mounting screws, then pulling the engine back clear input of the gearbox (first movement) from the shaft, then the reduction in the seizure of the truck and removing it from beneath the car. Start by disconnecting the strap from the battery ground. Due to the elimination of the engine becomes easier the larger the rear of the car rises, you may want to disconnect the battery terminals and remove the battery to prevent leakage. You can remove the engine cover if necessary, although this is not essential. Block the wheels both front and back (it is good practice to turn the steering lock when installed to keep the wheels turning from side to side), lift the rear of the car as high as possible (using a wooden beam to protect the well) and support the car in the shaft is on the side members, again with wood packaging. Make sure the car gets high enough for the engine, when balanced on top of the jack (low), to be removed from under the rear bumper. Verify that the axle brackets are safe by reducing the shot until the stands are taking the combined weight of the engine and body, then raise the jack to take the weight of the engine, but no body lift brackets axis. Remove the air cleaner assembly, pre heater and oil breather hoses. You can drain the oil if desired, although this is optional. Use duct tape and a pen to make the wire labels as you retire if you're not 100 percent sure they will be able to remember where you each and remove the cable from the oil pressure switch, cable low voltage, no cable connected to the carburetor, as well as wiring to the generator. Remove the carburetor throttle cable, and push back through the hole in the fan housing. Remove the heater hoses from the exhaust shield plate, then remove the exhaust shield plate itself. Underneath the car, disconnect the flexible fuel line from the rigid fuel line, connecting both to minimize The lower engine mounting bolts are not too difficult to achieve. (Courtesy Autodata)

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