Re-living a Volkswagen Moment — Quiz Results

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Re-living a Volkswagen Moment — A Quiz

Congrats to reader Charlie Link on winning the ’67 Beetle quiz. Enjoy your 25% off in the boutique store. Now, let’s talk about how Jay was able to fix his car.

The man at the parts counter asked me, “do you have a fuel filter on your car?”

When I replied that I did, he asked if I might remove it in order to show him. When I did, he tried blowing through it from the nether end and could not force even air through it! There was the problem all the while! Was my face red!!! He did not have a VW filter so we altered the ends of a Honda one and, after installation, we were on our way like a shot out of a gun! We made the rest of the trip without incident.

However, the next day in Lubbock, I drained, removed and cleaned the gas tank. Here’s what we discovered later. We had been unaware of the addition of Ethanol to the gasoline at the station where we were trading. This was in the beginning days of that gasoline mixture. The Ethanol dissolved moisture in the “dirty” tank and carried it and all impurities through the mesh sleeve at the bottom of the tank, through the line and right into the unsuspecting filter.

You can bet that I cleaned the tanks on my other Volkswagens (we had several). And…installed clean in-line filters. This led us to the abandoning of that line of gas stations and took us to another, which, at the time, added no Ethanol to the gasoline.

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs for over 41 years. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are retired and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

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