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Air Cooled VW 1958-1960 Beetle and Karmann Ghia Workshop Manual by Bentley Publishers

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Item ID: 306-009
VW Part #: LPV 800 137
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  • Karmann Ghia 1958-1960
  • Standard Beetle 1958-1960
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1958-1960 Beetle and Karmann Ghia Workshop Manual by Bentley Publishers - OEM Number(s) (LPV 800 137)

Volkswagen Repair Manual Types 11, 14, and 15: 1958-1960

Softcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
1016 pages
over 1400 figures, illustrations and diagrams

Now available after being out-of-print for nearly 40 years, a vintage reprint of original air cooled Volkswagen service information for all Type 1 (Beetle and Karmann Ghia) models sold in the USA and Canada. This historical archive edition covers procedures for routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and rebuilding.

Air-cooled Volkswagens (Type 11, 14, 15) covered:

  • Volkswagen Type 11 Beetle Sedan
  • Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia Coupe
  • Volkswagen Type 15 Beetle Convertible
  • Volkswagen Type 141 Karmann Ghia Convertible

Engines covered in this Volkswagen repair manual:

  • Volkswagen Air-cooled Type 1 "upright" engine 1192cc, 36hp
    (from August 1957)
  • Volkswagen Air-cooled Type 1 "upright" engine 1192cc, 36hp
    (from August 1959)

Transmissions covered in this Volkswagen repair manual:

  • Volkswagen fully synchronized 4-speed manual transmission

Technical highlights:

  • Engine and cylinder head service, repair and reconditioning, including bench testing procedures and specifications for 36hp motors.
  • Solex 28 PCI carburetor and Solex fuel pump troubleshooting, rebuilding, and adjustment.
  • Transmission removal, rebuilding, and adjustment, including ring gear tooth contact for Gleason and Klingelnberg toothing.
  • Frame, floor and body panel repair. All measurements and detailed cutting, alignment and welding instructions. Painting preparation and procedures.
  • Body repair and replacement procedures, including the sliding fabric sunroof and convertible top.
  • Complete wiring diagrams.
  • All factory changes and updates are noted in the text by manufacturing date, chassis number and part number
  • Full explanations of the operation of all systems, with exploded views, cutaways and diagrams.
  • Required workshop equipment, tools, and equipment for local manufacture listings.
  • Troubleshooting tables for clutch, carburetor, fuel pump, steering, brakes, generator, starter, and wipers.
  • Maintenance and lubrication charts and procedures.


Also known under these part numbers: (For reference only)

  • 9780837603926
  • LPV 800 137
  • V160