All posts by Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs since 1976. 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.

Oil Leaks – Should My Vintage VW Beetle Leak Oil?

We joke about oil-leaking VWs. “VW’s don’t leak—they are marking their territory”. We’ve all heard such cute sayings. But—- NO–VW engines are NOT supposed to leak. However–there are several factors which “allow” them to leak–such

Brake Wheel Cylinder Bleeder Valve Caps – Are they Important?

When you buy a Brake Wheel Cylinder a for your Beetle (or other VW), it comes complete with a Bleeder Valve and a Rubber Cap for the Valve. This pair, the Valve and the Cap,

Oil Pressure Relief Valve – 1967 H0-xxx-xxx Engine 1500 series – Part II

PRACTICALITY: Oil Pressure Relief Valve Part II What does an examination of the Oil Pressure Relief Valve mean for us as we drive our 1967 Beetles? First, we must recognize that the Volkswagen Engineers carefully

Oil Pressure Relief Valve – 1967 H0-xxx-xxx Engine 1500 series – Part I

I never had studied the Oil Pressure Relief System. A young VW friend called to tell me about “some sort of oil pressure problem” he was having. As it turned out, it was unrelated to

Vintage Volkswagens – Resolving Shipping Complaints

A fellow Volkswagener and I were reviewing some feedback for a major VW parts retailer and a repair shop. While everyone will make a mistake now and then, and while parts sometimes prematurely fail, the