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 improved design "doghouse" style oil cooler was only used in late model VW Type 1s. It was offered standard in 1971 to 1977 Standard Beetle, 1971 to 1979 Super Beetle, 1971 to 1974 Karmann Ghia, 1971 Type 2 Bus, and 1973 to 1974 Thing models. The newer "doghouse" style oil cooler can be used on all 1200cc/40HP to 1600cc-based Type 1 engines equipped with the proper oil cooler adapter (#113117301), a dog house style fan shroud (#8673), the two additional dog house tins (#8884), and a front engine tin with the provision for the dog house chute (#8952). For 1971 and later engines, four late model oil cooler seals (#021117151A) are required for installation. For engines built from 1961 to 1970, two stepped oil cooler seals (#111117151B) go between the oil cooler adapter and the case and two late model seals go between the adapter and the cooler.
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