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  • Franz
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    The 63 Turkis has some engine problems. It looks like it’s leaking oil from pretty much everything. The oil cooler and main seal for sure…I did a leak-down test before getting too far along. It showed cylinder #3 leaking 70% through the exhaust valve. And a couple other cylinders were not that great either. Its time to freshen it up.

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    The flapper valve for the pre-heat air is stuck closed on the air filter. Probably not a good thing.

     

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    The transaxle is leaking everywhere too. Looks like the shift rod detent plugs for sure. And check out the missing nut on the rubber mount.

    It came here with a broken clutch…looks to be a failed throw-out bearing.

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    Franz
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    Cherry original owner Turkis beetle from Texas in for a clutch job. 63k miles. Requested reliability.  I noticed the trans is leaking…so I need to figure out a plan…I’ll probably run a leak-down test first to see what kind of shape the engine is in.

    I’d like to knock the dents out and polish the paint too. We’ll see.

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    ColeB
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    Nice beetle!

    Audrey Jones
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    I’m obsessed with this bug 😍 It’s adorable and in such great shape!

    Notchyours
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    You can’t go wrong by just letting Franz have his way with that little bug.

    John Jones
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    You can’t go wrong by just letting Franz have his way with that little bug.

    agreed… 😎

    Dan..  Your stuff is all dialed!!!  Come get it…  Franz is just pushing your buggy in and out everyday… 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    cookiemonster131
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    Metal looks super solid on that bug

    ColeB
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    Trans inspection and reseal and a motor rebuild? Or what are you thinking?

    That’s a sweet car!

    Willy
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    The turkis bug is killer!

    Pat K
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    Bottom side is as smooth as a babies bottom. F6817642-2F65-4A0B-8743-A89C0D9E58FD

    We will build it if it comes.

    volksaddict
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    I think the baby shit itself.

    Franz
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    Yeah, its dirty.

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    Greg is going for a rebuild on everything.  Dents and paint too…should be fun.

    Set-up for a pressure wash session tomorrow.

    ColeB
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    That car deserves it! Going to be a great little car.

    John Jones
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    nice car!!! Parkway stuff is pretty full again…

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    ColeB
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    Don’t anyone blink…. but I think this area of work has been caught up!!! 😎

     

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