VW Beetle Fluids

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  1. Concentrated Screen Wash 1 Litre
    Genuine VW

    Concentrated Screen Wash 1 Litre

    G-052-164-M2

    Product Vehicle Years
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1976
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    T4 1991 - 2003
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    AU$12.65 AU$11.50
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  2. DOT 4 Brake Fluid 250ml
    Genuine VW

    DOT 4 Brake Fluid 250ml

    B000750M1

    Product Vehicle Years
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1975, 1977 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1977
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    T4 1991 - 2003
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    AU$15.68 AU$14.25
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Oils and fluids for your classic VW Beetle

We here at Heritage Parts Centre take the maintenance and upkeep of our classic Volkswagen Beetles seriously, and know that keeping the oil topped up with the correct amount of classic VW Beetle oil is vital to longevity and good running of air-cooled Beetles.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not just air that keeps a classic Volkswagen Beetle engine cool, but the oil flowing around it too, and regularly changing your Beetle engine oil in is key to making it last. So to go with our comprehensive range of VW Beetle parts and classic air-cooled Beetle spares we offer a range of classic Beetle oils specifically designed for air-cooled VW Beetle engines from respected specialists such as Morris, Castrol and Quantum. Use any of these in your classic Volkswagen Beetle and it will help keep your Beetle engine in tip top shape.

We also stock VW Beetle gearbox oil, Beetle steering box oil, automatic transmission oil and steering rack lube, all carefully chosen by our in-house specialists to ensure your classic VW Beetle is kept in the best possible condition at all times.

Finally, a can of VW brake cleaner should be in every workshop to help clean parts during disassembly and we even keep stock of absorbent granules for soaking up any leaks or spills that might occur in the garage or workshop. If you can’t see what you are looking for, give one of our expert sales team a call on 01273 444 000.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

 A high gloss paint finish was offered, and the overall quality of the materials used were of better quality on the export model. Karmann released its 4 seater cabriolet.
Changes on the rest of the range included; new heater controls, axle changes, with torsion leaves being removed from the upper tube and added to the lower tubes, the bonnet was now opened from the inside via a Bowden style lockable cable, the decklid was no longer lockable, export models featured the two spoke “batwing” style steering wheel, and lighter colour interior fittings, the glove compartment materials were changed from metal to plastic, head gaskets were introduced, the clutch lever was reinforced, and a larger accelerator roller was fitted.


The rear decklid no longer featured a separate pressing for the license plate. Alongside the introduction of the export model, VW made a whole range of accessories available from either the factory as part of a new car, or via the dealer as aftermarket fittings. These included; chrome mirrors, handles, trims, bumpers and lamps, bud vases, luggage and cleaning products. The 1950 model Beetle was largely unchanged from the previous year, though Bosch headlamps replaced VW’s own brand versions.
In 1951, VW produced 93,709 Beetles, and of those 35,742 were exported to 29 countries. The biggest buyers outside of Germany were Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Finland and Brazil. Export models were distinguishable from the domestic market counterparts by the crotch cooling vents in the front quarter panels (specific to ’51 only models) as well as a chrome trimmed windscreen seal.


The rear seats did feature armrest cushions (again, a ’51 only part) but these were dropped after VW executives commented that “they gave passengers the feeling of being in a boudoir.” VW also changed the battery box lid, as the previous cardboard model had caused several fires.
One of the notable changes on the 1952 model cars was the introduction of the opening ¼ light window in the front doors, this replaced the 1951 models crotch coolers, and were adjustable to allow increases in airflow. Bumpers were now fitted with overriders, and the horn grilles were now round in shape, body coloured on standard models and chrome on exports.

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