The Site for 1966 VW Beetle Owners and Fans!

Home

About Us

Forum

Technical

1966 Model Year Changes

1966 Wiring Diagram

1966 Color Charts

1966 Price List

1966 Beetle Warranty

Inspection Tips when Buying

Wolfsburg Germany

1966 - Major News Events

This Day in 1966

Photo Gallery

Other VW Links

Weather in Your Area!

Contact Us

 

Number of Volkswagen Beetles Produced in the year 1966 - 1,080,165       

Beetle Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the 1966 Model Year

      116 000 001(August of 1965) through 116 1021 298 (July of 1966)

 

Beetle Engine Numbers for the 1966 Model Year:

       F 0000001 through F 1057754

       1300 Engine was one year only for the Beetle

 

Maximum Output:  50hp at 4600 RPM

 

Maximum and Cruising Speed:  74 MPH

 

Acceleration in Seconds:

0-30mph    5.4

0-40mph    8.9

0-50mph  14.6

0-60mph  23.0

0-70mph  54.1

Standing 1/4 Mile 22.1

 

Valve Clearance with Engine Cold: 

       Intake:   .004" (.10 mm.)

       Exhaust: .004" (.10 mm.)

 

Average Fuel Efficiency:  28.5 Miles per Gallon

 

Fuel Tank: 10.6 Gallons

 

Oil Capacity:  5.3 U.S. pints

 

Battery:  6 Volt 77 ampere-hour

 

Timing: 7.5 Before TDC

 

Point Gap: .016 (0.4 mm.)

 

Spark Plugs: 14mm thread.

     Bosch W 175 T 1

 

Spark Plug Gap: .028 (0.7 mm.)

 

Turns of Steering Wheel (Lock to Lock): 2.6

 

Wheel Base: 94.5 Inches

 

Tires:  5.6 x 15, Tubeless

 

Turning Circle: 36 feet

 

Curb Weight: 1672 Lbs

 

LUBRICATION CHART

At 300 miles/500 km No. Lubrication Points Every
1 Engine: Change Oil, Clean Oil Strainer.     Check for Oil Leaks.   3,000 Miles (5,000 KM.)

 

  2 Carburetor Controls 3,000 Miles (5,000 KM.)

 

  3 Check Battery, Clean and Grease Terminals. 3,000 Miles (5,000 KM.)

 

    Door, Hood Locks, and Door Hinges *)

 

3,000 Miles (5,000 KM.)

 

  4 Check Air Cleaner, Clean Lower Part if Necessary. 6000 Miles (10,000 KM.)
  5 Rear Axel: Check Oil Level - Check for Leaks 6000 Miles (10,000 KM.)
  6 Front End: Lubricate 6000 Miles (10,000 KM.)
5 Rear Axel: Change Oil, Clean Magnetic Oil Drain Plugs - Check for Leaks 30,000 Miles (50,000 KM.)

*) at least every 3 months.

LUBRICANTS

Lubricant Lubrication Points Specifications
Engine Oil for Service MS Engine, Oil Bath Air Cleaner, Carburetor Linkage, Door Hinges
Temperature  

                *F     *C

Viscosity Grade
above       32      0 SAE 30
below       32      0 SAE 10W
below      -25   -13 SAE 5 W
Hypoid Oil Transmission all year SAE 90 *)
Universal Grease Doors and Hood Locks cold-resistant

water - repellent

high pressure grease

Lithium Grease Front Wheel Bearings, Torsion Arms, Breaker Arm Fiber Block in Distributor Multi-purpose grease

*) SAE 80 all year in countries with arctic climates

 

 

                            

           2005-2014 1966vwbeetle.com - All Rights Reserved