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#4572621 - 11/13/17 10:30 AM 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles
vintageant Offline


Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Florida, USA
For you classic VW Beetle/Bug fans out there. Apparently all good.

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#4572635 - 11/13/17 10:45 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 2141
Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
Is 2 qts of oil in 2300 miles considered normal?.,,,

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#4572650 - 11/13/17 11:01 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4047
Loc: The Garden State
That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?

Whimsey

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#4572659 - 11/13/17 11:04 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7147
Loc: Marshfield , MA
vintageant please share a little about this: 1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2 TIA
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#4572715 - 11/13/17 11:38 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1267
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Wow. Blast from the past. I had a couple of Bugs when I was a teen. That is probably the perfect oil for that engine.

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#4572734 - 11/13/17 11:52 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
vintageant Offline


Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Florida, USA
"Is 2 qts of oil in 2300 miles considered normal?"

It leaks, not burns. Oil cooler, oil pump cover, valves covers, fuel pump, distributor drive, push rod tubes, etc. Take your pick. If you've ever owned an air cooled VW, you're probably familiar
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#4572744 - 11/13/17 11:59 AM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
vintageant Offline


Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Florida, USA
"That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?"

1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph. As reliable as a stock 1600cc VW, but with the performance equal to or exceeding a Porsche 912. Competed/completed 2013 Peking to Paris Rally and 2017 Great Race.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/PekingToParis2013LittleRed/
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1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
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#4572809 - 11/13/17 12:48 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 1623
Loc: Imperial Valley, California
My father has a 60 bug convertible that has been in my family since 1963. Original 1200 36hp motor in it. My Dad runs Shell Rotella HD 30 in his bug. I have been wanting him to do a UOA for the longest. He has lately been needing to add Lucas Oil Stabilizer but there are very little to no engine oil leaks and we all know how rare that is in a bug haha.

Very cool to see a UOA for a bug. Love these cars. My Dad's belonged to his Father and we are planning to just pass it down. He gets offers ALL THE TIME from people wanting to buy it and he just says NOPE.

Thanks for sharing this UOA.


Dub On drive


Jeff
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#4572895 - 11/13/17 02:00 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 514
Loc: Georgia
I wish I still had my 1970 Delux Beetle. By the way, Delux meant it had tilt out rear side windows. I loved that little car. Nothing really special other than forged 85.5 Mahle jugs and a C-25 Scat cam. I ran 20w50 Valvoline in mine.


Edited by MParr (11/13/17 02:02 PM)
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#4572915 - 11/13/17 02:15 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX]
vinu_neuro Offline


Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 1119
Loc: Chicago / IN
Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
lately been needing to add Lucas Oil Stabilizer



What possible reason could there be to use that [censored]
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#4572932 - 11/13/17 02:29 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
SubLGT Offline


Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 2646
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: vintageant
...1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph...


does it have an oil filter?

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#4573060 - 11/13/17 05:21 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4047
Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: vintageant
"That's obviously not the factory engine, what is it?"

1955cc motor (76 x 90.5), Weber 32/36 DFEV progressive carb, dual-port heads, Engle 100 cam, dog-house cooler. Built as a mileage motor, 85+HP. KCR transaxle, double spider gears. Front disc brakes, rear Type 3 drum brakes. 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, cruises all day at 75 and tops out at just over 100 mph. As reliable as a stock 1600cc VW, but with the performance equal to or exceeding a Porsche 912. Competed/completed 2013 Peking to Paris Rally and 2017 Great Race.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/PekingToParis2013LittleRed/


So it's SLIGHTLY different than my 1972 Beetle was LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whimsey

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#4573080 - 11/13/17 05:40 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
vintageant Offline


Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Florida, USA
"does it have an oil filter?"

Yes
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1925 Alvis HDEO 15W40
1937 Alvis Speed 25 20W50 w LM MoS2 & LM MOS
1970 VW Peking - Paris Rally Beetle HDEO 15W40 w LM MoS2
1987 Porsche 924S HDEO 15W40

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#4573120 - 11/13/17 06:31 PM Re: 1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles [Re: vintageant]
bcossa2001 Offline


Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 366
Loc: Alabama, USA
Good to see no contamination from coolant.. LOL

Learned to drive on a 1970 model. No tilt out windows though so interior ventilation was awful....
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