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Re: [T3] Engine Seal and ....

<x-charset iso-8859-1>On Thursday 15 November 2001 00:30, Ian Ruinaard wrote:
> As far as I understand the Beetle has a 'ducted outlet' system & the Type 3
> a 'ducted intake'. This means the Type 3 will overheat without the rubber
> fan intake bellows in place - am I correct.
> Now a question I have wondered about for a long time -
> In a Type 1 Baja Bug conversion I think the cooling system is compromised &
> will not work as well as VW intended it too  - same with a Buggy with a
> Type 1 or Type 3 motor in it (The hot air will just circulate). I have
> always thought that motors in these vehicles will overheat & fail
> prematurely (I have never seen a Baja Bug or a Buggy with a temp gauge
> fitted !) Is my thinking correct ? Any other opinions?
Your thinking is correct. Dune buggies do run hotter than normal. But then 
most people don't expect the engines to last 100K miles. 
I have put temperature gages on them, and didn't like what I saw. This was 
back in the late'60's when they first came out. After what I found, I would 
not build engines for them, as when you tried to explain to the customer what 
was going to happen, they thought you were trying to jerk them around to get 
away from guaranteeing your work.
Most car manufacturers today have a disclaimer in their warranty that they 
don't guarantee when used "Off road".

Russ Wolfe
'71 Fastback AT
'66 Fastback MT (IT RUNS)

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