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Oils & Fluids

VW Karmann Beetle Cabriolet engine oil and fluids

Keeping your air-cooled Beetle Convertible engine oil topped up at all times is vital to the good running of your car, so always check the oil level on your classic Beetle convertible dipstick before taking it out for a drive. Regularly changing your Convertible Beetle engine oil is key to making the engine in your Beetle last, so we offer a range of classic Karmann Beetle engine oil and Cabriolet Beetle engine oil specifically designed for air-cooled Beetle engines from respected manufactures such as Morris, Castrol and Quantum.

We have classic Beetle engine oil, Karmann Cabriolet gearbox oil, Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet automatic transmission fluid and Beetle Convertible steering box oil, as well as various types of grease and assembly lube, all carefully chosen by our in-house specialists to ensure your classic is kept in the best possible condition at all times.

We don’t just hold stock of oils and grease for your VW Karmann Cabriolet either, we also keep Beetle Convertible brake fluid, Genuine VW screenwash and always recommend you keep a can of Karmann Cabriolet brake cleaner to hand in the garage, along with some absorbent granules for soaking up any leaks or spills.

If you’d like some more advice, why not give one of our expert sales team a call now on 01273 444 000.

History Of The VW Beetle

1974’s Beetle range was slimmed down, and all the front indicators were moved from the wing tops to the bumper. Rack and pinion steering was introduced, therefore negating the need for a steering damper, a new “bulged” rear valance was fitted to cover the catalytic converter, necessary on US export models.

1975 saw the 1303 model dropped, and VW reverted back to the traditional beam front suspension, and the swing axle at the rear. The Cabrio continues using the 1303 front end. Two versions of the sparkafer remain, as 1200cc 34bhp or 1600cc 50bhp, which featured 12v electrics. The larger of the two retains the 1303 vented deck-lid. All cars now feature black wing beading, regardless of body colour.

From 1975 through until 1978, when the Beetle production line was finally closed the car stayed virtually the same, save for a few new colour options which had been introduced on the new Golf model. Production of the Beetle moved to Puebla in Mexico.


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