EMPI VW Crank Pulley - 5 Hole - Bolt-In Sand Seal

EMPI VW Crank Pulley - 5 Hole - Bolt-In Sand Seal
Part Number: 8688

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Customize your Volkswagen with EMPI's Polished Aluminum "Bolt-in" VW Crank Pulley that has black timing marks screen printed around the edge of the pulley. The crankshaft pulley fits 1200cc (40 Horsepower) to 1600cc Type 1 and 2 engines and features a stylish 5 hole design and comes with a heavy duty crankshaft seal. To prevent seal wear, the pulley has a stainless steel collar at the snout.

The "Bolt-in" aluminum collar requires a longer snout on the pulley which spaces it further away from the engine case. The pulley must be used with longer crankshaft bolt (linked here) and the included spacer to prevent the pulley from hitting the collar. An upper pulley spacer is included to keep the pulleys in line.

The "Bolt-in" sand seal comes with an aluminum collar that must be glued into place, more appropriately maybe it should be called a "Glue-in" sand seal kit. Gasgacinch or other similar sealants work well for installing the collar. Additionally, having the collar swedged by a muffler shop so it fits in the case snuggly can help to ensure a tighter fit.

The seal inside the collar has a 2.26" OD and a 1.725 ID. Sand Seals are intended to keep debris out of the engine at the crankshaft. They are NOT an oil seal for the crankshaft. If you have oil leaking from the crankshaft, the crankcase pressure is too high. The issue could be improper crankcase venting or an indicator of an internal issue such as worn piston rings, too much oil pressure, etc.

The outer diameter of this pulley is roughly 6 3/4"/171mm. Coupled with a standard upper pulley with an outer diameter of 4.25"/108mm the pulley ratio would be approximately 1 to 1.58, meaning the fan will turn 1.58 times every time the cranks makes one full revolution which is less than the factory ratio of 1.69.

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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.
VW Beetle
1954 - 1977
1954 - 1963
1964 - 1977
1954 - 1970
VW Super Beetle
1971 - 1975
1971 - 1979
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1974
1957 - 1974
VW Type II (Bus)
1955 - 1979
Single Cab
1955 - 1979
Double Cab
1958 - 1979
1981 - 1982
VW Type 3
1962 - 1973
1962 - 1973
1966 - 1973
VW Thing
1973 - 1974


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