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How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-By-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

John Muir and Tosh Gregg


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PUBLISHED: 31st August 2001
ISBN: 9781566913102
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First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information — for novice and veteran mechanics alike — anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way.
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  • Paperback
    $31.81
PUBLISHED: 31st August 2001
ISBN: 9781566913102
ANNOTATION:
First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information — for novice and veteran mechanics alike — anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way.

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First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information — for novice and veteran mechanics alike — anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way.

Publisher Description

First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghis, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information- for novice and veteran mechanics alike-anecdotal descriptions and clear language, this book takes mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair producers, and offers some chuckles along the way.

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TABLE OF Contents INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER I HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 5 CHAPTER II HOW WORKS A VOLKSWAGEN 10 CHAPTER III HOW TO BUY A VOLKSWAGEN 21 CHAPTER IV TOOLS AND SPARE PARTS 29 CHAPTER V HOW TO DRIVE A VOLKSWAGEN 36 CHAPTER VI FLAT TIRE! 38 CHAPTER VII ENGINE STOPS OR WON'T START (AND ORIENTATION) 42 CHAPTER VIII RED LIGHT ON! (GENERATOR OR ALTERNATOR) 62 CHAPTER IX GREEN LIGHT ON! (OIL RED LIGHT) 83 CHAPTER X MAINTENANCE (3,000-MILE): Valve Adjustment, Timing, Tune-up, Lubrication, Distributor, Carburetor, Fuel Injection 92 Tune-up Checklist 96 Ignition Timing Chart 110-111 CHAPTER XI VOLKSWAGEN DOESN'T STOP 167 CHAPTER XII SHIMMIES AND SHAKES (FRONT END) 189 CHAPTER XIII SLIPS AND JERKS (CLUTCH) 207 CHAPTER XIV GRINDS AND GROWLS (TRANSAXLE) 213 CHAPTER XV ENGINE OVERHAUL 235 CHAPTER XVI KNOW-HOW: Mechanic's Information and Data 325 Table of Torque 341 CHAPTER XVII WITHIN THE LAW (LIGHTS AND SOUNDS) 347 Wiring Diagram (Typical) 348 CHAPTER XVIII HI-PERFORMANCE MODIFICATIONS 357 CHAPTER XIX VW MANIA 403 PARTS SUPPLIERS 417 CHAPTER XX HOW TO KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE FOREVER 427 CHAPTER XXI THE GRAB BAG, or Things We Didn't Know Where Else to Put 437 CHAPTER XXII ELECTRICAL IMPULSES 445 CHANGES AND NEW IDEAS 453 CHAPTER XXIII THE DREAD AUTO-TROTTEL 461 TROUBLE, TROUBLE, TROUBLE 465 INDEX 469 SPECIFICATIONS 478 Chapter XVIII by Colin Messer, chapters XIX, XX, and XXII by John Hilgerdt, and chapter XXIII by Peter Aschwanden.

Author Biography

John Muir, mechanic, author, and the publisher, wrote the original How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive in 1969. He died in 1977.

Long Description

First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information , for novice and veteran mechanics alike , anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way. This edition features new information on troubleshooting, new photos, and an updated resource list.

Product Details

Author
John Muir, Tosh Gregg
Publisher
Avalon Travel Publishing
Series
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
Language
English
Edition
19th
Illustrator
Peter Aschwanden
ISBN-10
1566913101
ISBN-13
9781566913102
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-08-31
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
HT KEEP YOUR VOLKSWAGEN ALIVE
Pages
480
Subtitle
A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

14 Jan, 2019
This book all-time classic for Dak-Dak afficionados. Bought my first copy of this in 1982 to do up my 1962 Beetle and recently bought a copy of this magnum opus for a mate with a similar project.
By James
03 Jul, 2018
By Janko