Category: Tech Tips

Restoration tips & tutorials, how-to videos, etc.

Passing The Baton – A Vintage Sun Distributor Testing Station

Flash Back to 2016. David Brown, a Volkswagen Trained Technician who worked at several VW Dealerships in Pennsylvania, was contemplating retirement. David had left Volkswagen of America years previously to establish his own air-cooled shop.

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