Vrba’s Parts VW air-cooled demonstration (repairs)

Brian demonstrates how to test run an air-cooled VW engine outside of the vehicle.  This is a very effective way to test for cracks in the engine case that cannot be seen once the engine is installed.  You can also quickly check for and repair any oil leaks.  Doing this while the engine is outside of the vehicle, will save you the hassle of installing the engine only to take it right back out because it leaks.  When Brian has a customer interested in a rebuilt VW engine, he also uses this method to demonstrate the quality of the engine to the customer before it gets installed into their Volkswagen.

Come to Fort Collins Colorado’s Vrba’s Parts for all your air-cooled Volkswagen needs.

Volkswagen Semi Annual Tip: Oil Leaks

Watch for major oil leaks!

Heavy sludge buildup on your engine case can cause extensive overheating.  This individual had loose case 1/2 nuts as well as cylinder head nuts. There were also leaking pushrod tube seals as well as oil cooler seals.  They likely traveled dirt roads.  Note the blockage of the oil cooler cooling fins.  Rod bearings and crankshaft can be damaged.