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General / Here again
« Last post by ebbingnl on 21 July 2018, 01:06  »
 Bought last week a 73 1303 AS, white one this time, the red one is stil in restauration ;D (no time, no place lol), good To see this place is stil here, i wil try, now i drive an AS again, To visit more frequent here!

Gerwin
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I've had My engine out probably 8 times...m  The engine was overhauled by a local mechanic who had owned beetles over the years./  After I had bought My car in 1997... I have one very large advantage... My rear valance is made of fiberglass and can be unbolted and taken off, so the engine can be pulled straight out without lifting the car high in the air.... I have virtually every technical manual made for My car, which I have read many times, including the Robert Bentley manual that VW of America used in their workshops..
You need to replace the Torque converter SEAL, the two Engine oil/ATF dual pump SEALS, and the main crankshaft SEAL, apart from other engine overhaul parts. If You still have points in Your distributor, I would recommend replacing them with electronic ignition, so You never need to replace points again. 

Lee in Australia
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Technical / Re: Cant shift out of reverse
« Last post by 68autobug on 17 July 2018, 09:45  »
Finally had some time to look into the issue. Problem was caused by to much distance between the sensor (contact) in the gear shifter.

That was a really odd problem that I haven't heard of before... Great to see You have found it..

Lee in Australia


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Technical / Re: Confused on adusting the clutch
« Last post by 68autobug on 17 July 2018, 09:43  »

I have always adjusted the clutch so You can select reverse without crunching, I tried all the measuring things many years ago without success, and I had taken the clutch arm off altogether... Once I found that the clutch bearing was pulled rather than pushed, made all the difference. There should be no slippage at all.  The clutch plate should really last just about forever with NO slippage. I remember someone measuring their old clutch plate what had done a lot of klms/miles with a new clutch plate and found them the same thickness..!! So, once You can select reverse without crunching, everything should be OK... turning the clutch adjuster 1/4 turn at a time when adjusting..


Lee in Australia



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Technical / Re: Cant shift out of reverse
« Last post by sb001 on 17 July 2018, 05:47  »
Glad you got it resolved!!
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Technical / Re: Confused on adusting the clutch
« Last post by sb001 on 17 July 2018, 05:45  »
Measure without pulling the arm outward. At "rest." If the edge of the adjuster sleeve is actually inside the canister a bit (negative distance) then you are OK- as long as that distance between the mounting bracket and the edge of the sleeve is NO GREATER than 4mm.
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Technical / Re: Cant shift out of reverse
« Last post by paulheger on 16 July 2018, 22:36  »
Finally had some time to look into the issue. Problem was caused by to much distance between the sensor (contact) in the gear shifter.
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Technical / Re: Confused on adusting the clutch
« Last post by CarlIseminger on 16 July 2018, 20:23  »
"When" do I measure the distance between edge of the adjusting sleeve and the canister?  Do I measure when at "rest", or do I pull it out of the canister to measure.

I only have slippage when I start out from a stop.  And I don't have slippage if I accelerate slowly, but only when I step on it.  And it happens in all three forward gears.  Haven't been brave enough to stomp on it in reverse.   :)
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Technical / Re: Confused on adusting the clutch
« Last post by sb001 on 15 July 2018, 05:14  »
Can't help with the clutch slippage issue (although it DOES say that one possible cause is the freeplay needing adjustment so I think you're fine trying that.)
In regards to your post about adjusting the freeplay-- remember what you ultimately want is NO MORE than 4mm distance between the edge of the adjuster sleeve closest to the servo canister, and the outside edge of the canister mounting bracket. It's probably best to have about 2-3mm of clearance there. A relatively thick piece of corrugated cardboard can serve as a good measuring tool.
Whether or not you do a freeplay adjustment is based on this clearance measurement. If you had 4mm clearance or less between the servo mounting bracket and the edge of the adjuster sleeve, then the freeplay is most likely not your issue. And indeed, the two other possible causes of this symptom listed in the autostick section are ATF fluid or oil on the clutch facings, or worn clutch facings.
Do you get this slippage regularly throughout acceleration? Or just right after taking off from a stop?
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Technical / Re: Confused on adusting the clutch
« Last post by CarlIseminger on 10 July 2018, 19:56  »
I know about the leakage as that is why I had to have a new clutch installed about 20,000 miles ago. 

Noticed the "slipping" this past winter, but thought it was the icy streets I drive on.  Didn't realize that the slight, very slight lurch at take off was probably a slipping clutch.

And since the books say that the clutch does need to be adjusted, I figured after 20,000 miles, it probably did need a tweak or two.

At least, I am hoping it is this and not a leak again.
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