Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide




Without a battery strong enough to crank it, even the best of engines can't go anywhere. Make sure that the battery is filled to the level of the plates with electrolyte. If it is not up to the proper level (just above the vertical plates) add distilled water, which is available at any auto supply store. The average battery lasts between 2-5 years, but with periodic attention to the electrolyte level most would last much longer.

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