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First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the practical skills to keep their Volkswagen running smoothly. Inside you'll find:
Expert knowledge on any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers
Easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information for novice and veteran mechanics alike, with a
Published August 29th 2001 by Rick Steves (first published January 1st 1969)
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My Dad had an old '64 Bug that hadn't run in 10 years. I had a new driver's license. I asked him if I could have the Bug if I could get it running. I'd never worked on cars before but re-built the engine, clutch, brakes, and electrical by reading this book.
Most repair manuals are not good reads. This one is great. Mostly philosophical and comical with some instruction thrown in. I think it teaches a great approach to any undertaking.

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The first 'Idiot Guide' ever. This is absolutely the best, easy to understand, book on not only maintaining, but also completely tearing down, and putting back together your older model vw. The 'exploded views' are hand illustrated by the extremely talented Peter Aschwanden. Note the earlier editions shown on the right. I had one of the early spiral notebook editions!
May 05, 2012Lawrence Moore rated it it was amazing

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This book not only changes that way I related to my Volkswagens, it changed the way I relate to all machinery and the Universe. Essential reading. Buy a Volkswagen to justify buying the book if you have to.
May 03, 2011David rated it really liked it
Great when I had 2 volkswagens, 30 odd years ago. Still the only repair and maintenance book of its type for any car that I have seen and certainly the only one that I could pick up and read a couple of pages for the sake of reading. I have given my copies away to other VW owners
I long ago lost count of how many different VW bugs I owned, and one bus along the way. Those were my impoverished student days and I worked on them myself, with some memorable team efforts with good friends. This book--and a big collection of hand tools--was pretty much enough to get me by.
OMG I love this MANUAL it saved my A&& more times than I can count ! John RIP!THANK YOU!
Dec 03, 2016Michael Latiolais rated it it was amazing
This is not just a book on car repair. It's also a philosophic treatise on life. I recommend it for everyone, whether you have an air cooled VW or not.
Your one-stop-shop for keeping your VW running. I can't even count the number of times this book helped me out when I had my bus. I'd highly recommend this to all owners of old VWs.
Nov 18, 2017KennyO rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Without question, this is the best-crafted how to manual I have ever used. The only things I rank in its league are the Heathkit Assembly manuals of yore. The writing is lighthearted to the point of occasional silliness but the information is as close to flawlessly acccurate as you'll find in any shop manual published. Illustrations are clear and make the procedures easy to follow. Muir renders the imposing repair jobs into things that are quite doable by people who have the desire (and need) bu...more
Allowed me to keep my 1962 VW Bus alive through college and a few years beyond.
This book both saved and changed -- or rather, confirmed and reinforced my life.
Mar 01, 2018Peter F. Porcelli Jr. rated it it was amazing
I first read this book at the tender age of nine, and was immediately fascinated by its humor and imagery. The year was 1985, and my dad had just bought a '68 Beetle; I was gonna help him get it fixed-up, and I was totally stoked. While Dad was an experienced wrench-turner, I didn't know the first thing (except the fact that VW motors are in the back). With this manual in hand, I learned how an internal-combustion engine works and the importance of keeping long hair tucked into a cap while worki...more
Mar 14, 2017C Miller rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
If you can hold a pair of pliers and can fix your least that's how I felt when I read this many, many moons ago. I love by VW (bug and squareback) and hope to get a bus one day.
Great book that has useful and easy to understand auto reapir and rebuild information. With lines like (parapharsing): I let my volkswagen warm up for the time it takes me roll a cigarette and don't forget to tuck your hair under a stocking hat.
More than a few times I have had this book out while laying under my old bus (with my hair in a stocking cap) waving this book in an effort t chase out random germlins.
This book was an invaluable resource to me when I had my 65 Volkswagen bug as my only vehicle. I was trying to keep it running as best I could, as best it would. I learned a lot and it was so fun to read as well. I miss that car. I had an early edition and it was full of greased pages and well used.
Perhaps one of the all-time best mechanic manuals. Muir leads you not only into the heart of your VW (and its history), but plants seeds about conscious living and driving and recycling. The illustrations are priceless and will keep you smiling for years. If all technical manuals could be like this, the world would be quite a different place. Big words, yes, but take a trip into the book.
The Story of Volkswagen is like no other. It combines incredible engineering, history and business success that could only have happened in the cauldron of the post WWI/WWII eras. This book is fun reading and started a Genre of it's own.
This was the first and only auto manual that I ever read all the way through. I found that not only did it teach me how to fix my vw, but it taught me that a teaching and writing technical information didn't have to be dry as reading an encyclopedia.
Oct 18, 2013Jason Hastings rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book to read and look at - whether you own a VW or not. its so much more that an auto repair manual (although it excels at this) with some sage advice on living a life unencombered by our disposable society. DIY bible.
Feb 01, 20110ricky0 rated it it was amazing
One of the few great 'must have' books for anyone just purchasing a used VW.
Jan 02, 2013Grady Owens rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
The perfect go-to guide for repairing old-style air-cooled Volkswagen engines. I will never get rid of this book; it is too great a resource.
Aug 14, 2007Matt rated it it was amazing
Great book. Love the section on 'expensive noises'.
Jul 15, 2010David Brightbill rated it it was amazing
In my youth, I built a part time business using the information, advice and procedures in this book.
Aug 31, 2010Martine rated it liked it
It kept my 1971 VW Beetle and 71 Karmen Ghia alive until this decade when they both were sold
Sep 16, 2007Joe rated it it was amazing
Required reading for anyone who has ever owned, driven, seen, smelt or heard any type of automobile.
A must have for any air cooled VW owner.
I'm starting from scratch and I have a 1973 Beetle that I plan restoring with my dad. This covers things so even a complete idiot can understand!
This indispensable book helped me keep my bug alive in the late 60s. A great resource
im reading this again(again).
I don't miss my beat-up old bug as much as I miss this book.
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John Muir (1918–1977) was an aerospace engineer who worked for Lockheed, who 'dropped out,' 1960s-style, to become a long-haired car mechanic with a garage in Taos, New Mexico, specializing in maintenance and repair of Volkswagens. He is a descendant of the naturalist John Muir.
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