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Re: [T3] Various Questions

On 12 Nov 2003 at 20:58, Russ wolfe wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 20:43, Russ wolfe wrote:

> > The early non-fresh air T-1 engines used a smaller gasket. The fresh air
> > engines all use the same gasket at the heat exchanger. It IS the same
> > gasket as the chrome tail pipe.
> > The repair pipe WAS still available at RMMW the last time I looked. I am
> > sure they are available at other sources too.

> Yep, here they are. Chirco doesn't say they fit a T-3, but they do.
> http://www.chirco.com/cgi-bin/chirco.storefront/3fb2f0d702ea3944273f40772015067e/Product/View/VW113255107

Since both Russ and Dave disagree with me, it seems clear that I must be wrong 
about this. If the aftermarket beetle parts work for us then that is a 
blessing, and I guess I should get a couple of those parts just to have here on 
the shelf.  

OTOH, it IS a bit troubling that the Chirco web site didn't list the parts 
above as working for type 3s.    

I found the same part at RMMW, for $2 more. Here's the URL:


Note that they don't list it as fitting type 3s either.

Would someone please measure the OD of the pipe that exits the rear on their 
beetle's heat exchanger. On a type 3, the OD of this pipe is almost exactly 1-

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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