After a ten year slumber, the beetle is being prepared for weekend use
(I think). A decade ago, I parked it under cover, leaving the engine oil
inside; a little later I removed the gas tank and cleaned it out &
stored it--carb is rebuilt. Axle boots going on when weather permits.
Over the years I hand-turned the pulley occasionally and rolled the
thing to keep the tires round, Yadda yadda yadda.
I have only turned the motor over with no fuel in the carb yet. Damned
old 6V system is as sluggish as ever but makes a spark. Sorta like
hearing the voice of an old friend. Anyway, I am pondering the following
---can 10-year old oil get viscous, slowing the cranking RPM's-?
Naturally, I am going to replace the oil--is straight 30w okay, or do I
need to use a multi-grade...maybe lighter, at first-?
---should I drain & renew the 90 w in the transaxle, too-?
---is it true, as Karl Marx alleged in this NG, that VW owners' penises
are tiny-? What about the females-?
It really honks me off to have to pay exorbitant insurance rates to keep
this antique car legal for an occasional careful drive. Anyone know of
any way to get a different rate (liability for now)-??
'..got four cylinders an' uses 'em all..."