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  •  I had 2 air cool's followed by 3 water cooled VW's (1+ / 0-)
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    shesaid

    I gotta say- the aircooled VW's were fair better engineered than the water cooled ones. The water cooled VW's were plagued all all sorts of electrical problems and cooling problem.
    I remember one time on Click and Clack, they advised a caller to bypass the heater in his VW since the caller lives in balmy Arizona. And then a minute later another caller called in to correct the brothers- he said you absolutely need the heater in hot weather because during the hottest times of the year, you have to drive with the heater ON to help cool the dang engine! And that was absolutely true- I had to do that more than once!

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