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Old 3rd February 2011, 23:01   #61
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I got my 15" white wall tyres from Chennai,was some old stock, can check if they have tyres if you are interested.The MRF tyre Mangalore office was also expecting some stock of these tyres when i spoke to them late December.
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I got my 15" white wall tyres from Chennai,was some old stock, can check if they have tyres if you are interested.The MRF tyre Mangalore office was also expecting some stock of these tyres when i spoke to them late December.
Please ask them if they have five 6.40 x 13 whitewalls for my Ponton.


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hi, i got one set of 165 r 14 hankook tyres with one inch white line for my 71 benz,they look pretty and a good to drive too, and that fellow had the 13 inch set too, do let me know if you opt for radials with white band
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hi, i got one set of 165 r 14 hankook tyres with one inch white line for my 71 benz,they look pretty and a good to drive too, and that fellow had the 13 inch set too, do let me know if you opt for radials with white band
The correct radial size for my car is 185/80R13 but I need with wide whitewalls, atleast 2 inches.

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The correct radial size for my car is 185/80R13 but I need with wide whitewalls, atleast 2 inches.

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hi, i think you must go for Firestone ,they are available freely but are on the higher budget,look great
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I got my 15" white wall tyres from Chennai,was some old stock, can check if they have tyres if you are interested.The MRF tyre Mangalore office was also expecting some stock of these tyres when i spoke to them late December.
yes please do me a favour and contact them if they have 2 inch wide 15" tyres,this will be a help
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hi, i think you must go for Firestone ,they are available freely but are on the higher budget,look great
Pls let me know which Firestone tyres you're talking about.
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Pls let me know which Firestone tyres you're talking about.
white wall firestone tyres are available in delhi and bangalore (may be other towns but i know just 2) and are beautiful and full wall is white
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hi, i have a strange problem in my 61 beetle since i bought her,when i start the car in the morning or after a approx 24 hours the gears do not shift i mean do not engange and the lever remains stiff,but after 10-15 mts of idling it shifts but too hard, and after a running of around 10 mts the gears shift very normal and soft,what should be the cause and what remedy be adopted
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hi, i have a strange problem in my 61 beetle since i bought her,when i start the car in the morning or after a approx 24 hours the gears do not shift i mean do not engange and the lever remains stiff,but after 10-15 mts of idling it shifts but too hard, and after a running of around 10 mts the gears shift very normal and soft,what should be the cause and what remedy be adopted
I'm thinking maybe you need to replace the Gear lever kit? Doesn't sound like a clutch plate or pressure plate problem to me. Alternatively, adjust the clutch settings. Should help.

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I'm thinking maybe you need to replace the Gear lever kit? Doesn't sound like a clutch plate or pressure plate problem to me. Alternatively, adjust the clutch settings. Should help.

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even i think the same but what may be the reason that the shifting becomes smooth as the car warms up?
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even i think the same but what may be the reason that the shifting becomes smooth as the car warms up?
gear oil becoming less viscous with the heat?
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even i think the same but what may be the reason that the shifting becomes smooth as the car warms up?
I have feeling there is a problem with the Gear Syncromesh. As the car starts and runs the transmission oil runs and lubricates the syncromesh and helps in connecting the gear teeth. I could be wrong but had a similar problem with my Bus and had to change the syncromesh and now the gear engage very smoothly.
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hi, i have a strange problem in my 61 beetle since i bought her,when i start the car in the morning or after a approx 24 hours the gears do not shift i mean do not engange and the lever remains stiff,but after 10-15 mts of idling it shifts but too hard, and after a running of around 10 mts the gears shift very normal and soft,what should be the cause and what remedy be adopted
The problem is with your loading plate and releaser bearing.

Beetles starting from 1960 - 1964 came with a different kind of loading plate and releaser bearing. They were referred as "FIXED CARBON TYPE"

Change them to the correct type " Aalll izzz Wellll.........."
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The problem is with your loading plate and releaser bearing.

Beetles starting from 1960 - 1964 came with a different kind of loading plate and releaser bearing. They were referred as "FIXED CARBON TYPE"

Change them to the correct type " Aalll izzz Wellll.........."
yes the release bearing is carbon type, and is new,should i replace it with the late model one and pls elaborate the "loading plate" do you mean the plate below the shifter or what ,pls suggest.
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