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Fan shroud?

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this user is offline Dipsy Deb

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on: October 15, 2019, 10:38:33 AM
Hi forgive me if this is a question in the wrong area.  Possibly on the fan shroud there are two holes believe they used to be for the heating? My question is should they or not have plugs in them, would it make any difference to the buggy?  Sorry if silly question but I am trying to learn and I am dipsy. Thoughts would be good. Cheers Deb
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Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 10:44:02 AM
Blanking them off would probably mean more air goes to cooling the cylinders

I found that the plastic caps from a rattle paint can fitted perfectly with a couple of large jubilee clips to hold them in place  ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 01:32:24 PM
Blanking them off would probably mean more air goes to cooling the cylinders

I found that the plastic caps from a rattle paint can fitted perfectly with a couple of large jubilee clips to hold them in place  ;-)up

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Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:51:30 PM
Removed then welded mine over.
Prior to that had some Ali caps from one of the VW shops on them. Seem to recall fitting them with a bit of plastic pipe riveted insid the caps then to the outlets
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Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 09:22:56 AM
I used 48mm (or 45mm dependent on fanshroud type) CORE PLUGS . Not as free as aerosol lids, but give a nicer finished look.
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Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 06:34:05 PM
Luddite has just reminded me what I was on about. 

I bought core plugs but the wrong size,hence the complex fitting instructioms

Long while ago
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Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 04:46:21 PM
Thanks to you all, another cheap fix, Deb
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