VW Tech Tips & Basic Procedures

Aircooled Volkswagen Engine Identification

VW Engine Letter Codes and Serial Number Information  Type 1 Engine Information  Type 1 Vehicle Models: Beetle, Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia, THING Code                          

VW Wire Size Conversion Chart

Wire Size Conversion Table (mm to USA AWG) The numbers used in VW wiring diagrams are the cross sectional area of the wires in millimeters (mm) squared (left column below). This chart shows the equivalent

Stock VW Valve Adjustment Procedure – Vintage VW How-To Training Video

Original VW Training Video for Valve Adjusment Procedure on aircooled Volkswagens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpH7VftH3_I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9ccGXtZL0

VW Engine Codes

Alphanumeric Volkswagen Engine Codes were stamped on VW Engine cases at time of car manufacture to convey information about the size and specs of the engine. Because VW offered multiple engine sizes

Aircooled VW Ignition Tune Up Parts Chart

Find the Ignition tune up parts you need for your Aircooled VW with this handy chart. Locate your distributor model, and to the right will be the parts you need to get your ignition running it’s

VW Chassis Numbers

What is a Chassis Number and why does it matter? Fundamentally, a VW chassis number is your Vehicle’s Identification Number. But, more important to a VW enthusiast is that knowing the number(s)

VW Carb Tech: Carburetor Set Up Procedure

Follow this procedure before you bolt any VW carburetor onto your engine, whether they are new or used! It will put you in the position to be able to tune your carbs without other factors getting in

VW Part Numbers Explained

The VW Part Numbering System Explained Do VW part numbers like this “133-201-075 AD”  look like Greek to you? Well it might surprise you to learn that VW actually had a “plan”

VW VIN Number Anatomy Lesson

What is a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)? The VIN number on your VW can help you to identify the origin of your VW and it may also give you clues regarding the stock parts that were used in your

VW Type What? The VW Type Designation Systems Explained

What’s Your Aircooled VW “TYPE”? Start hanging around the VW scene and you will shortly be confused by all the references to “Type this” and “Type that”. In

VW Engine Removal and Replacement – World Record Speed Video

How fast can YOU remove and reinstall your Volkswagen engine? The engineers at VW designed it so that engine removal was easy, but I bet they never dreamed that it could be done THIS fast!

The Shape of Quality – A Documentary Video

A Documentary highlighting the quality control and process of assembling a VW Beetle at the factory – by Volkswagen Australasia Limited Watch this VW Beetle Factory Assembly documentary in three

A Brief Video History of VWs

Some interesting old footage of early VWs on the road and in the factory

Stock VW Ignition Timing – Vintage Training Videos

Stock VW Ignition Timing Vintage Training Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4OmiVH2J0&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbX-oC1WSbs&feature=player_embedded

Aircooled VW Forums

A VW Forum is a site where VW enthusiasts share their experiences and knowledge of the hobby with each other online. The community members have varying levels of experience, from newbie (new to the

Stock VW Carburetor Adjustment – Vintage How To Video