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Air Cooled VW 1950-1979 Timing Gear Woodruff Key 8x13x32mm 1200-1600cc Engines

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Item ID: 384-673
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Fits Years:
  • Bay Window Bus 1968-1979
  • Karmann Ghia 1956-1974
  • Split Window Bus 1950-1967
  • Standard Beetle 1946-1977
  • Super Beetle 1971-1979
  • Thing 1973-1974
  • Type 3 1962-1973
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1950-1979 Timing Gear Woodruff Key 8x13x32mm 1200-1600cc Engines

The Timing Gear Woodruff Key measures 8x13x32mm and holds the timing gear in place, which drives the cam gear. This part is often mangled when it's removed from the crankshaft by rushed mechanics. Fits 1200-1600cc Air Cooled VW's.

Make sure during gear installation that you check a couple things prior to installing the crank gear onto the crankshaft. Sometimes the woodruff key is too wide, or the slot in the crank is too narrow. This causes the crank to "swell" when the key is hammered into the crank, then the gear is too tight next to the gear. This is a common cause of the gear cracking at the key way, or the more common not known problem of elliptical crank gears, which shows as the cam gear has serious tooth wear in 2 locations 180 degrees from one another on the soft aluminum gear. Make absolutely sure that the crankshaft does not measure larger on either side next to the woodruff key AFTER the key is installed, to avoid this serious build issue!

  • 8x13x32mm




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

  • 707924370942
  • 98-1521-B