The cooling fan is responsible for keeping the Volkswagen air-cooled engine alive. The fan uses power transmitted through the generator or
alternator to blow air through the oil cooler, cylinder heads, pistons and cylinders making it essential to healthy function of the engine.
VW engines are "AIR-COOLED" and this is the fan that moves the air, and without it your engine won't last long! This fan fits 1954 to 1970
Standard Beetles, 1956 to 1970 Karmann Ghias, and 1955 to 1970 Type 2 Bus models. The fan blade is roughly 30mm wide.
The fan is compatible with stock "upright" Type 1 and 2 fan shrouds as well as all aftermarket 36hp styled fan shrouds: 8670, 8882, 8671,
8892 and the ram air shroud 8857.
Poor lubrication and no means to vent excess heat is a recipe for disaster. If the engine oil is allowed to get too hot it will lose its lubricating properties and eventually burn. If the cylinder heads are allowed to get too hot, it can lead to pre-ignition. In severe cases, excess heat can burn a hole in the cylinder wall or cause one of the pistons to seize up entirely.
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.