The oil cooler on the VW aircooled engine regulates oil temperature, which makes it very important to the health of the engine. If it does not function properly, there is
no way to shed excess heat, which will burn the oil that lubricates the engine. The upright style oil cooler was used for all VW aircooled engines with upright fan shrouds
through 1970. It was used in 1954 to 1970 Standard Beetles, 1956 to 1970 Karmann Ghias, and 1955 to 1970 Type 2 Bus models, and 1973 to 1974 Thing models. The upright oil
cooler shouldn't be used on later model "doghouse" cases as the adapter oil cooler seals don't quite work to seal the oil passages effectively. Torque down to 5 ft lbs for proper installation.
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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.
Before installing the oil cooler be certain to remove the two plastic plugs that seal the inlet and outlets!
The plugs are installed from the factory to prevent paint from entering the cooler when it is painted.
When installing the oil cooler:
A: If you have an early case, put a washer on each mounting stud and bolt, in between the case and the cooler. This prevents the 8mm seals from being crushed and causing an oil leak.
B: If you have a late model case, be certain to use the step type oil cooler seal.