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VW Workshop Manual for 1952-57 Types 11, 14, and 15, V157
Official Bentley Service Manual 52-57' Beetle & Karmann Ghia

If you're restoring a zwitter or an oval beetle, this Official Service Manual by Robert Bentley will tell you all you ever wanted to know. It's extremely descriptive and packed with illustrations.

This manual is the complete reference guide to oval beetles. It has clear precise details that are easy to follow with fantastic illustrations.Covers everything from complicated mechanical repair and engine rebuild, to simple repairs like removing a semaphore and replacing a door handle. This book is one companion you don't want to be without..

Price: $139.95
Restrictions: Book/Media Purchases are NON-RETURNABLE / FINAL SALE ITEMS

: V157

Overview More Info
Now available after being out-of-print for nearly 40 years, a vintage reprint of original air-cooled Volkswagen repair information for all Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle and Karmann Ghia) models sold in the USA and Canada. This historical archive edition covers procedures for routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and rebuilding.
Item Features

Air-cooled Volkswagens (Type 11, 14, 15) covered:

* Volkswagen Type 11 Beetle Sedan
* Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia Coupe
* Volkswagen Type 15 Beetle Convertible

Engines covered in this Volkswagen repair manual:

* Volkswagen Air-cooled Type 1 "upright" engine 1131cc, 25hp
* Volkswagen Air-cooled Type 1 "upright" engine 1192cc, 36hp
(from January 1954)
* Volkswagen Air-cooled Type 1 "upright" engine 1192cc, 36hp
(from August 1955)

Transmissions covered in this Volkswagen repair manual:

* Volkswagen Standard with non-synchronized "crash box" transmission
* Volkswagen De Luxe with 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear synchronized transmission

Technical highlights:

* Engine and cylinder head service, repair and reconditioning, including bench testing procedures and specifications for 25hp and 36hp motors
* Solex 28 PCI carburetor and Solex fuel pump troubleshooting, rebuilding, and adjustment
* Transmission removal, rebuilding, and adjustment, including special needle bearings on synchromesh transmissions
* Frame, floor and body panel repair. All measurements and detailed cutting, alignment and welding instrutions. Painting preparation and procedures
* Body repair and replacement procedures, including the sliding fabric sunroof and convertible top
* Complete wiring diagrams
* All factory changes and updates are noted in the text by manufactuing date, chassis number, engine number and part number
* Full explanations of the operation of all systems, with exploded views, cutaways and diagrams
* Required workshop equipment, tools, and equipment for local manufacture listings
* Troubleshooting tables for clutch, carburetor, fuel pump, steering, brakes, generator, starter, and wipers
* Maintenance and lubrication charts and procedures

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