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Volkswagen Beetle and
Karmann Ghia (Type 1)
Official Service Manual:
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
520 pages
959 illustrations and diagrams
8 pages of full-color technical diagrams
Volkswagen Part No. LPV 997 169
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1646-9
Price: $59.95

Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Type 1 Repair Manual: 1966-1969

The Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia (Type 1) Official Service Manual: 1966-1969 covers the Beetles, Convertibles, and Karmann Ghias for the model years 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969. This manual was created specifically to cover models built for sale in the United States and Canada.

Engines covered

  • 1300 air-cooled (1285 cc, 78.3 cubic inches, 50 SAE bhp)
  • 1500 air-cooled (1493 cc, 91.1 cubic inches, 53 SAE bhp)

This book features full wiring diagrams (including 6-volt systems), convertible top repair, carburetor rebuilding (30 PICT-1 and 30 PICT-2) and comprehensive year and model specifications and troubleshooting tables. Like the later-model Type 1 manual, this is a comprehensive source for service and repair information.

Technical features:

  • Full data and instructions for all major repairs on engines, clutches, and transmissions
  • Rebuilding and adjusting the carburetor for maximum economy and reduced exhaust emissions
  • How to rebuild disc and drum brakes for safer stops with older cars
  • Taking the play out of worn front ends and steering gears
  • How to align front and rear wheels for reduced tire wear and lower rolling resistance
  • Troubleshooting, replacing, or repairing every component of the electrical system-with full wiring diagrams for every model
  • Complete specifications and instructions for money-saving tune-ups
  • Spark advance curves that will help you spot fuelwasting, worn-out distributors
  • Do-it-yourself body repairs that help keep older bugs looking new
  • Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications that you've come to expect from Bentley manuals

Publishing note: Prior to September 2010, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-0416-9)

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Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1) 1969
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Engine page 15
See how to perform routine maintenance procedures, such as adjusting fan belt tension.
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Electrical Wiring Diagrams
The hardcover edition of this book now features an eight page color supplement with reproductions of original full-color Type 1 technical schematics.
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Transmission and Rear Axle page 76
Transmission, differential and drive axle repair and rebuilding, including procedures for repairing and replacing CV joints.
VW Type 1 Man 66-69 Part#LPV997169
VW Type 1 Man 66-69 Part#LPV997169
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: V121
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1646-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1646-9 (ISBN-13)
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