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    Hello dear friends.
    I have posted an introduction, but I suspect in the wrong place as I'm trying to do this on a phone whilst camping in the highlands.
    Anyway, a slight recap is that my friend bought a 1972 type 2 Dormobile last Tuesday and dove it up from Essex to Scotland. As I will be heavily involved in the repairs and maintenance, I joined the forum to get some info and eventually pass on anything I can help with to others.It drove up fine and when I got stuck into it on Wednesday, I gave it a full service.
    It's running sweet now and we set off for a weeks holiday in the highlands as 2 families.
    There is a fault that I could do with advice on. While driving north, it became apparent that the engine cuts out when slowing down for junctions and lights. Its then a bit difficult to restart.
    Like I said, we are away on holiday but I have my toolbox with me. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.
    Andy.
    1972 Type 2 Bay Window Dormobile Engine: 1500

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    That has always afflicted the type 2 and could be any one of dozens of issues. Firstly, which year and what is the engine type? Do you know if it is original or modified? 38 years ago when I started working on them most had been seriously hacked about even then.
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    He missed the year and engine size in his intro, I've added it now.

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 04/1968-09/1992, Model: Typ 1, Engine Code: H1, 32Kw, 44PS, 1.5 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 1 Beetle, Air Cooled
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/1966-07/1970, Model: VW Typ 1 Ghia/Kleinliefer WG. 147 (1200/1300/1302/1303), Engine Code: H, 32Kw, 44PS, 1.5 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 1, Air Cooled

    I don't have a 1500 listed to Typ 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    He missed the year and engine size in his intro, I've added it now.

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 04/1968-09/1992, Model: Typ 1, Engine Code: H1, 32Kw, 44PS, 1.5 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 1 Beetle, Air Cooled
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/1966-07/1970, Model: VW Typ 1 Ghia/Kleinliefer WG. 147 (1200/1300/1302/1303), Engine Code: H, 32Kw, 44PS, 1.5 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 1, Air Cooled

    I don't have a 1500 listed to Typ 2.
    The chap my friend bought it from said it was a 1500cc We asked why it wasn't a 1600 and he said he didn't know as that was fitted when he bought it 11 years ago. I can only assume that it was a beetle engine that someone fitted. It runs well enough and pops along at 60mph without problem. I couldn't find any reference to a bay window ever being fitted with a 1500 as standard. Engine number starts with a B if that's any help.
    1972 Type 2 Bay Window Dormobile Engine: 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubypootle View Post
    I couldn't find any reference to a bay window ever being fitted with a 1500 as standard. Engine number starts with a B if that's any help.
    Just a B on its own?

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 08/1967-07/1970, Model: Typ 2/Syncro, Engine Code: B, 35Kw, 48PS, 1.6 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Type 2 Van, Air Cooled
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    The complete engine number is B538837

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