[T3] 73 type 3 runner hose and intake gasket replacement?

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Tue May 7 14:16:11 PDT 2019

I don't think anything other than chloro- or chloro/fluoro-carbons will bother 
any of your seals. OTOH, the oil crud doesn't hurt anything and keeps the 
magnesium case from corroding. Getting it really clean is not always the best 


On 7 May 2019 at 12:45, William Jahn wrote:

> The top of the case has a oil+grime mix not real thick. What would be best
> to clean it after the parts are off? I read even dish soap can dry out
> seals and the seals I am concerned about are the oil cooler, They don't
> leak and I don't feel like changing them just don't want to risk ruining
> them . Should I just wipe off the crud . I used WD 40 to clean the area
> around the case vent tower because I was fixing the case grounds . The only
> seals which won't be replaced are the cooler seals. I don't know what's in
> wd40 and rather not risk it near the cooler seals.
> William
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
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