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Hoover Bit (Doghouse Oil Cooler Sealing Frame), SCAT, Bugpack, and EMPI Doghouse Fan Shrouds
Hoover Bit (Doghouse Oil Cooler Sealing Frame), SCAT, Bugpack, and EMPI Doghouse Fan Shrouds
In the product usage photos, note the red boxes. With an aftermarket fan shroud, even the stock Hoover Bit is insufficient, this aftermarket Hoover Bit should be used to close these gaps. It's far worse if the Hoover Bit is totally missing!


 
Hoover Bit (Doghouse Oil Cooler Sealing Frame), SCAT, Bugpack, and EMPI Doghouse Fan Shrouds ensures that cooling air goes THROUGH the oil cooler! If this is missing (the often are!), the cooling air can bypass the cooler, and oil temperature skyrocket! The Hoover Bit is the most commonly omitted part when people rebuild their VW engines! This part was part of the OEM VW Doghouse Cooling System, but it was aptly named after Bob Hoover (RIP), who told every VW enthusiast that would listen to make sure this part was there and installed correctly! This version of the part fits the aftermarket Doghouse Fan Shrouds (Non OEM VW).

If you look carefully at the pictures, you'll see examples of where the Hoover Bit is present, and another where it's missing, and you should be able to envision the massive air leak that occurs if this piece is not there!

This is an aftermarket part which is cut from 22 gauge steel and then bent on a jig. A steel reinforcement is added in the corner to cure the common failure of cracking and tearing. Next, a steel threaded insert is installed in the stock location for securing it to the fan shroud. Lastly, the hoover bit is blasted and powder coated in satin black for long lasting good looks (even though you can't see it, it won't rust!).

Price: $29.95

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Hoover Bit (Doghouse Oil Cooler Sealing Frame), SCAT, Bugpack, and EMPI Doghouse Fan Shrouds ensures that cooling air goes THROUGH the oil cooler! If this is missing (the often are!), the cooling air can bypass the cooler, and oil temperature skyrocket! The Hoover Bit is the most commonly omitted part when people rebuild their VW engines! This part was part of the OEM VW Doghouse Cooling System, but it was aptly named after Bob Hoover (RIP), who told every VW enthusiast that would listen to make sure this part was there and installed correctly! This version of the part fits the aftermarket Doghouse Fan Shrouds (Non OEM VW).

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