Monday, September 2, 2013

Type 3 Vintage Ads

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Type 1 Vintage Ads

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Type 2 Vintage Ads

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Are You Wondering The Year Your VW Engine Was Built?

A lot of people are wondering the same thing: what year was my engine built? The simple fact is, in most cases we don't know, for a couple of reasons.

First, VW liked to use parts in a range of years. Since we're talking engines, Volkswagen made an engine code AH. That engine was made from 1971 to 1974.

Second, VW's demand-prediction abilities were sorely lacking. They'd order 22 million of something, build 20 million cars to put it in, and wind up putting it in next year's models.

And third, your engine has probably been rebuilt three times by now. Is an engine that was originally built in 1971, and that was rebuilt in 1979, 1986 and 1997 still a 1971 engine? I think not, but maybe that's just me.

I can give you year groups for your engine code, and that's as good as you can get without writing Volkswagen. Credit: John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive and sources all over the Internet.

For Type I Engines:

Engine Codes 1200 to G1500

Years 1950-1965

Engine Codes FI, HI and HO

Years 1966-1967

Engine Codes HI, BI and H50000001

Years 1968-1970

Engine Code AE

Years 1971-1973

Engine Code AH

Years 1971-1974

Engine Code AK

Year 1974

Engine Code AJ

Years 1975 to end of production

For Type II Engines:

Type 2 vehicles used the same engine codes as Type 1 vehicles thru 1970.

Engine Code CA

Year 1971

Engine Code CB

Year 1972

Engine Codes CB, CD

Year 1973

Engine Code AW

Year 1974

Engine Code ED

Year 1975

Engine Code GD

Years 1976 to end of production

Type III vehicles:

Engine codes 1500T-1600

Years 1961-1967

Engine codes V1600-V0510144

Years 1968-1971

Engine codes V1600-V5000001, U5000001

Years 1972-1973

Type 4 vehicles:

These were made from 1968 to 1974. There were two engine codes used throughout the period of manufacture: V 1700 and W 1700.

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What Tires Are Recommended For Volkswagen Beetles Are Reco?

For aircooled VW 165/55R15

In Pakistan, people would pay a huge sum of money to buy General 5.60 15 4 ply rating tires for Beetle, because of the shortage in the market. Only with these tires will you enjoy the Beetle's ride.

They are soft, increase the wheelbase for fuel economy and lifts the car up so your suspension starts working fine.

Plus as these tires don't have steel belts, they are pure nylon so there is no fear of tire burst even on totaled tires.

But if you cant get them in your market there is a substitute

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What Is The Correct Pronunciation Of The Word Volkswagen?

The word Volkswagen is pronounced "Folks-Vagen" in German. The German "V" is pronounced as the American English "F," and the "W" is pronounced as the American English "V." (The "o" is long like the o in go, and the "a" in wagen is pronounced like the a in father.)
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