FranzModeratorMarch 29, 2022 at 8:41 pmPost count: 5127
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.
The flapper valve for the pre-heat air is stuck closed on the air filter. Probably not a good thing.
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.FranzModeratorMarch 29, 2022 at 8:41 pmPost count: 5127
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.Audrey JonesModeratorMarch 30, 2022 at 3:01 pmPost count: 1068
I’m obsessed with this bug 😍 It’s adorable and in such great shape!NotchyoursParticipantMarch 30, 2022 at 4:35 pmPost count: 157
You can’t go wrong by just letting Franz have his way with that little bug.John JonesModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 7:44 amPost count: 10455cookiemonster131ParticipantMarch 31, 2022 at 11:04 amPost count: 182
Metal looks super solid on that bugColeBModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 12:32 pmPost count: 2612
Trans inspection and reseal and a motor rebuild? Or what are you thinking?
That’s a sweet car!Pat KModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 5:43 pmPost count: 2757
Bottom side is as smooth as a babies bottom.
We will build it if it comes.volksaddictParticipantMarch 31, 2022 at 7:41 pmPost count: 775
I think the baby shit itself.FranzModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 8:20 pmPost count: 5127
Yeah, its dirty.
Greg is going for a rebuild on everything. Dents and paint too…should be fun.
Set-up for a pressure wash session tomorrow.ColeBModeratorApril 1, 2022 at 12:00 amPost count: 2612
That car deserves it! Going to be a great little car.John JonesModeratorApril 1, 2022 at 6:49 amPost count: 10455
nice car!!! Parkway stuff is pretty full again…
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎
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