The VW firewall seals fits into a metal channel along the underside of the firewall, creating a seal between it and the front engine tin.
This seal and rear engine seal work together to close off the upper engine cavity to promote proper air flow for optimal cooling.
It is used on all Standard Beetle, Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia, and Thing models, as well as Type 2s (Bus, Single Cab, Double Cab) through 1971.
Note: If you're having trouble installing the seal, we recommend using some spray-on silicone dry lubricant to make it a bit easier to slide it in place.
Once installed, you may find a small bit of seal is hanging down on one or either side of the channel.
Feel free to trim the excess or tuck it out of the way, so it doesn't get in the way when trying to install the engine.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
Know your VW Rear Engine Seals
One common mistake we get is customers calling a rear engine seal one name, but referring to another.
We hope to clear up some confusion with this diagram showing location and
side view cut-out's of the seals to help distinguish them apart.
VW Deck-Lid Seal:
P/N# 111-705. Runs around outside perimeter of engine bay. Mounts in channel where your deck lid closes against body. Fits all years.
VW Firewall Seal:
P/N# 111-741G. This seal is hidden behind your engine. Sits between engine and firewall. Used in conjunction with rear-engine seal. Fits all years.
VW Rear Engine Seal, Early Style:
P/N# 111-705A. Works along with firewall seal to keep exhaust heat out of engine bay. Fits Multiple cars.
VW Rear Engine Seal, Late Style:
P/N# 111-705D. Works along with firewall seal to keep exhaust heat out of engine bay. Fits Multiple cars.
Please Note: Engine must be removed prior to installing rear engine & firewall seals.