Volkswagen Fan Belt — Volkswagen 1600

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Volkswagen Fan Belt

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The fan belt is responsible for spinning the pulley which charges the system and turn the fan in the fan shroud cools the engine. If your breaks or it thrown, your light should come on, you that something is wrong. If you to continue driving, your can overheat and damage can ensue.


Because the fan must be positioned within the fan shroud for cooling, the VW design doesn’t for alternator position adjustment for tensioning as you would with cars without a self belt system. VW instead a shim system that you to change the diameter of the alternator/generator to allow for proper belt

There should be 8-10 with the two halves of the pulley on the The more shims you have the pulley halves, the less the diameter will be on the alternator Shims not used should be outside of the pulley for storage.

should be great enough to you to turn over the engine by the alternator pulley. Add or remove shims until you are just to turn over the engine. The in the middle of the belt should be 1/2 inch.

Belt Size

Volkswagen 1600

The fan belt by VW has evolved over the years. used the 9.5 x 900mm V belt for 6-volt engines. The Continental 9.5 x V belt was later used on the 12v generator engines. Continental standardized their belts to a 10 x (111-905-137B) and 10 x 905mm (OEM belt and VW came out with new OEM to reflect this change.

bugs had smaller belt was sufficient for the demands of their low generators and smaller fans of time. The 36hp engine had a fan 24 blades and a 160 watt generator. The and 1300/1500/1600cc single-port engines had with 28 blades which the demand on the fan belt to a small Plus during that the generator output rose 160 watts to 360 watts. As a result, the single-port engines had a 5 hp load on the fan whereas the earlier engines had 4hp. Later, in 1971, the of the doghouse cooler also a 5mm wider (10% increase) fan brought the load on the belt to 5.5hp. In 1973, the addition

of the 220 watt alternator brought the load to a whopping 6hp. And signs of early failures the thin VW belts, it was time to the belt size, so the 1973 also got a much thicker duty 11.3 x 912 mm v-belt.

In regards to what belt work for an engine with an or generator — thicker is For the most part, you can run the older belts in a newer engine an alternator and likewise can run the thicker belt in an older engine a generator. You will just to add or subtract shims as needed. fitted thicker quality should last longer thinner belts in any VW.

Also note that from different manufactures vary to some degree in size and different combinations of and belts can have a surprising on belt tightness. The stock for the generators and alternators are the same, but pulleys are often replaced aftermarket ones by previous so you may have to go with a longer or belt to get the perfect fit. of this, you may need to experiment several belts, remember one works for your auto and to buy a spare.

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