Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Vw Oil Leak


thiggy's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 718
AL

07-18-02, 05:15 AM   #1  
Vw Oil Leak

I have a 1964 Beetle with a 1600 engine (standard carb & accessories). The car is driven only infrequently, primarily as a back-up or loaner. I went out to crank it a couple of nights ago and couldn't get it to start. I diagonsed a defective fuel pump which I replaced yesterday. The car cranked right away, but I noticed oil starting to drip onto the engine case from under/behind the fan shroud. As the source of the leak is not apparent with the engine tin in place, I am in a quandry as to how to locate it. If I pull the engine, I can't run it to see where the oil is coming from. Does anyone know if the fan shroud can be removed with the engine in the car? Ayudame, Por Favor.

 
Sponsored Links
mako's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 455

07-18-02, 05:33 AM   #2  
perdoneme, amigo, pero yo no comrendo para como trabajar en un VW.


 
Joe_F's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

07-18-02, 08:58 AM   #3  
Joe_F
Put the thing up on four stands and support it well. Gunk the engine to remove any oil you can..

Run it now and see if you can locate the leak.

 
knuckles's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

07-19-02, 12:45 AM   #4  
knuckles
The leak is probably coming from the oil cooler. The cooler is hidden inside the fan shroud. You'll have to remove the engine (a 1/2 hour job!), generator & shroud to access the cooler. A leaking cooler will be covered with a hairy looking oily mess, so it should be obvious if it's the problem. It's also possible a pushrod tube or 3 has collapsed or rusted through.

 
thiggy's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 718
AL

07-19-02, 04:42 AM   #5  
The oil cooler is what I fear. The leak seems to originate too high up to be a pushrod tube. The 1/2 hr engine removal is a little bit optimistic for me. It takes me that long to block the car up high enough to drop the engine! This is an in the driveway project, and it is too hot to fool with it now. (The temperature when I got home from work yesterday was 96 deg.) It may have to wait till fall! Thanks for your comments.

 
Search this Thread