- Air cleaner
On lengthy journeys through dusty areas the oil bath air cleaner or the paper-element air filter must accordingly be checked more often - even daily if necessary. The oil bath air cleaner must be refilled with engine oil each time it is cleaned. With the paper air filter the paper element must be beaten clean or replaced. This applies also when a cyclone filter has been installed.
- "V" belt
The "V" belt must be checked daily at high outside temperatures. It must be replaced at the first sign of wear.
Beetle, VW 181, Volkswagen Transporter with 1.6 l engine up to June 1979
Tensioning vee belt on Volkswagen Transporter with 1.6 l from July 1979 - 2.0 l engine and vehicles with water-cooled engines
Replace "V" belt after loosening the generator.
Check “V” belt tension by means of thumb pressure:
deflection approx. 15 mm
Adjust "V" belt tension by turning the generator.