This Black 36 Horse Doghouse Style VW Fan Shroud with Ducts features 9 internal air directional baffles. With an Air-Cooled Volkswagen Engine
these parts are very important. In a "Doghouse Style" Shroud, the Oil Cooler sits behind the shroud and is offset from the fan in it's own
compartment, the "doghouse". The fan pulls in air while the shroud creates a channeling effect to disperse it towards the oil cooler, cylinder
heads, pistons & cylinders. The air ducts are in place for those that plan on keeping the original heater boxes and heating system.
Doghouse Fan Shrouds use a wider, 36mm fan (part number 113119031B) to push more air through the shroud than earlier models. Make sure to use
the appropriate sized fan to maximize the cooling benefits of the doghouse shroud.
NOTE: 36 Horse Power refers to the style and shape of the fan shroud. This fan shroud is made for 1300-1600cc Type 1 based aircooled engines.
As it is an aftermarket made piece it will not fit as well as original tin. No aftermarket tin will, period. If you want a factory fit, use
the original factory pieces.
Our Expert's Take:
When it comes to engine tin, we always prefer original VW tin to aftermarket tin. For our 1971 Super Beetle restoration, we had our pick of the warehouse for the most part, and we used all original engine tin. Sometimes getting ahold of original pieces isn't feasible so there is a place for aftermarket engine tin. Aftermarket tin does not fit as well as original tin, period. Trimming, clearancing and occasionally drilling may be required to get the engine tin components to mount to the engine and other engine tin pieces. With work, the tin can be made to fit and be effective, but do not expect an OEM fit.
Sam Mebane joined the Jbugs team way back in the mid 90's. A Class 11 racing enthusiast, Sam has amassed in-depth knowledge on VW electrical systems and Beetle suspension. He has restored a plethora of VW's including a VW Thing, Squareback, several Beetles, and (currently) a Super Beetle. Customer service, tech support, product testing & development, and youtube spokesperson, Sam has done it all here at JBugs.
Aftermarket fan shrouds may have a gap at either side at the cylinder shrouds. The EMPI Aluminum Shroud Spacer Kit
can be installed to ensure a tight fit for proper cooling.
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.
What Fan Shroud Should I order?
Fan shrouds are one of the most incorrectly ordered items we sell simply because they look identical when viewed from an open decklid.
Please be sure to examine the rear of your fan shroud and check how your oil cooler attaches and order the corresponding fan shroud.
Upright Style: Oil Cooler sits inside fan shroud, and is inline with the fan.
Doghouse Style: Oil Cooler sits behind oil cooler and is offset from fan.
If you are still not sure which fan shroud you need, check out our Upright Fan Shroud versus Doghouse Fan Shroud tech Article.