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    Thread: DIY: Installing Beetle Engine Cover on a Jetta

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      08-04-2008 05:47 PM #1
      Could not find a decent post containing all the information needed, so I thought I would compile one for the text.


      Start by ordering one of the Beetle Engine covers PN# 07k103925 from the dealer or a Vortex supporting vendor

      Remove the old cover. (See air filter DIY for info)


      Take a T-30 bit and remove the studs from the rear (circled). They will be replaced with the two screws you will remove from the center of the motor.

      Before swapping them, Split a 6mm lock washer so it will just clip onto the stud, above the captive rubber and steel washer.

      Swap out the bolts from the center of the motor to the back where you removed the studs, Torque to 10 nm.
      Reinstall the two studs with the new washers on them to the center of the motor.

      Now that the studs are re-positioned, we need to swap one of the rubber mounting bushings from the old Jetta engine cover to the new Beetle cover.

      Looking at the back of the beetle cover, you will need to replace the upper left short bushing with the one from the same position on the Jetta cover.

      Small Beetle one with larger Jetta one:

      Installed on cover:

      The bushing fits fairly well in the holder, but you may want to add some glue or something to hold it tight. (I did not )

      And now the cover will bite on all four studs. Giving you a solid fit!


      Now to remove it and start the rest of the painting process!

      Enjoy!



      Modified by 07JettaMK5 at 5:52 PM 8-4-2008

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    2. 08-04-2008 09:49 PM #2
      Great work!
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      08-04-2008 11:04 PM #3
      Thank you sir! That means a lot comming from you
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      08-08-2008 08:34 PM #4
      the cover will work with stock air intake...correct?
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      08-08-2008 11:53 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by ABAinA1 »
      the cover will work with stock air intake...correct?

      No it will not. It has no filter or ductwork. It is just a cover.

      And.... she's all done now!




      Modified by 07JettaMK5 at 11:56 PM 8-8-2008

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    6. 08-09-2008 08:45 AM #6

      How much for the cover?
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      08-09-2008 09:42 AM #7
      "It is my observation.... that too many people are spending money they don't have, or haven't earned yet,
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      10-09-2008 11:48 PM #8
      bump to find later
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      10-11-2008 01:07 AM #11
      WOW... I'm honored!
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    12. 03-01-2010 12:14 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by 07JettaMK5 »
      Could not find a decent post containing all the information needed, so I thought I would compile one for the text.


      Start by ordering one of the Beetle Engine covers PN# 07k103925 from the dealer or a Vortex supporting vendor

      Remove the old cover. (See air filter DIY for info)


      Take a T-30 bit and remove the studs from the rear (circled). They will be replaced with the two screws you will remove from the center of the motor.

      Before swapping them, Split a 6mm lock washer so it will just clip onto the stud, above the captive rubber and steel washer.

      Swap out the bolts from the center of the motor to the back where you removed the studs, Torque to 10 nm.
      Reinstall the two studs with the new washers on them to the center of the motor.

      Now that the studs are re-positioned, we need to swap one of the rubber mounting bushings from the old Jetta engine cover to the new Beetle cover.

      Looking at the back of the beetle cover, you will need to replace the upper left short bushing with the one from the same position on the Jetta cover.

      Small Beetle one with larger Jetta one:

      Installed on cover:

      The bushing fits fairly well in the holder, but you may want to add some glue or something to hold it tight. (I did not )

      And now the cover will bite on all four studs. Giving you a solid fit!


      Now to remove it and start the rest of the painting process!

      Enjoy!

      Modified by 07JettaMK5 at 5:52 PM 8-4-2008

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      03-25-2011 01:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 07JettaMK5 View Post


      Now to remove it and start the rest of the painting process!

      Enjoy!


      Great write-up! What intake is that? Me likey!
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      03-27-2011 09:30 PM #14
      Last edited by RINGSROC; 03-27-2011 at 09:32 PM.
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      04-11-2011 05:33 PM #15
      how about bug air filter box? will fit ?

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      10-12-2011 07:46 PM #16
      bump for instructions.

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      08-22-2012 08:01 PM #17
      nice write up. once the paint is dry on mine I will be coming back to this.

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      10-31-2012 12:45 AM #18
      Curious, why wouldn't it work with just the stock air box? About to order from Keffer, but not sure if I"m doing a CAI.....

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      10-31-2012 01:28 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by skizzott View Post
      Curious, why wouldn't it work with just the stock air box? About to order from Keffer, but not sure if I"m doing a CAI.....
      The stock air filter and piping are integrated into the golf/jetta engine cover. This beetle one is a cover only.

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      10-31-2012 12:47 PM #20
      Gotcha! Thanks.

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      10-31-2012 02:10 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Gunbu View Post
      The stock air filter and piping are integrated into the golf/jetta engine cover. This beetle one is a cover only.
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      10-31-2012 05:20 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sebasEuRo View Post
      Exactly
      Precisely... If you have ever replaced your air filter, you will understand.
      You can see from the pictures, the Beetle cover is just a shell / cover.

      Glad to see this still helping others.
      Last edited by RINGSROC; 10-31-2012 at 05:30 PM.
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      10-31-2012 05:23 PM #23
      It is!! In fact, you not only helped with the cover, but what intake I'm now going to get!!! Thanks again!

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      "It is my observation.... that too many people are spending money they don't have, or haven't earned yet,
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      11-03-2012 05:01 PM #25
      Finally got mine painted and installed. Thanks for the DIY! Now I need to clean the rest of the engine bay!



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      11-06-2012 06:27 PM #29
      does anyone know if the beetle cover will fit with an SRI?

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      What in the world is an SRI? Seriously Red Intake?
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      11-07-2012 12:15 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by A.k.A Funky Chicken View Post
      does anyone know if the beetle cover will fit with an SRI?
      Nope. Not with a C2 one anyway.

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      11-07-2012 08:04 PM #32
      hmm i have a UM sri...

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      11-07-2012 08:51 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by A.k.A Funky Chicken View Post
      hmm i have a UM sri...
      If you want to buy my old one and try it out then, let me know.

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      Has anyone had any issues with swapping out the studs?

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