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Air Cooled VW 1972-1979 Clutch Cable Bowden Tube Sleeve

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Part #: 355-327
VW Part #: 211-721-361
Availability: In Stock - Ships today if ordered by 3 PM CT
Fits Years:
  • Bay Window Bus 1968-1979
  • Karmann Ghia 1972-1974
  • Standard Beetle 1972-1974
  • Super Beetle 1972-1974
  • Thing 1973-1974
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1972-1979 Clutch Cable Bowden Tube Sleeve

The wire reinforcement inside this tube erodes and breaks into the center of the bowden tube causing the clutch cable to catch, or even break, so you need to check this whenever you replace the cable. 

  • VW# 211 721 361D
  • Fits: 1972-1974 Standard And Super Beetle, 1974 to Chassis #154/134/114 2398 010
  • Fits: 1972-1974 Karmann Ghia, 1974 to Chassis #144 2369 010
  • Fits: 1968-1979 Bay Window Bus
  • Fits: 1973-1974 Thing

Note: So what's the purpose of this "Bowden Tube" anyway; it seems to be much too long? Cable actuated or controlled systems are simple and reliable but transmit input control movement very directly to the clutch lever. The Bowden Tube gives the cable a "cushion" or allows a more linear forgiving movement between the input and reaction. In the application of the clutch control system, the use of the Bowden Tube lessens the tendency toward jerky clutch engagement. The new tube should bend around 1.5" in order for the cable to operate correctly.


Also known under these part numbers:

  • 211-721-361
  • 211721361
  • 211721361D