Foam Engine Bay Seal for VW T2 Bay 1600cc–2000cc, 1972–1979

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Foam Engine Bay Seal for VW T2 Bay 1600cc–2000cc, 1972–1979

Part Number
J10219
OEM Part Number
411813225
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In stock
$60.50
Essential for prolonging the life of all T2 engines, this seal ensures that hot air cannot rise from the exhaust and cause the engine to run hot. It fits all aircooled 1600cc, 1700cc, 1800cc and 2000cc T2 units from 1972 onward (recognised by their tall rear lights) and can also be used as an alternative for aircooled T25s. When fitting, ensure that the smooth side of the seal is uppermost; that the joint is not near the cooling fan. Our technical expert, JK, stresses the importance of making sure this part is in good repair: “The engine compartment in an aircooled VW is designed as a closed system which keeps air flowing over those parts of the engine which get hot. As these engines are run quite close to their temperature limit anyway, there is little room for manoeuvre. “This seal not only keeps out road dirt from the engine, but prevents hot exhaust air being sucked into the engine compartment which reduces the aircooling effect. When this happens, the unit runs hotter, increasing wear and reducing engine life. Don’t skimp on this important item – regularly check the condition of your seal, as they break up as they become old and allow hot air to rise.”
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Essential for prolonging the life of all T2 engines, this seal ensures that hot air cannot rise from the exhaust and cause the engine to run hot. It fits all aircooled 1600cc, 1700cc, 1800cc and 2000cc T2 units from 1972 onward (recognised by their tall rear lights) and can also be used as an alternative for aircooled T25s. When fitting, ensure that the smooth side of the seal is uppermost; that the joint is not near the cooling fan. Our technical expert, JK, stresses the importance of making sure this part is in good repair: The engine compartment in an aircooled VW is designed as a closed system which keeps air flowing over those parts of the engine which get hot. As these engines are run quite close to their temperature limit anyway, there is little room for manoeuvre. This seal not only keeps out road dirt from the engine, but prevents hot exhaust air being sucked into the engine compartment which reduces the aircooling effect. When this happens, the unit runs hotter, increasing wear and reducing engine life. Don't skimp on this important item - regularly check the condition of your seal, as they break up as they become old and allow hot air to rise.
Essential for prolonging the life of all T2 engines, this seal ensures that hot air cannot rise from the exhaust and cause the engine to run hot. It fits all aircooled 1600cc, 1700cc, 1800cc and 2000cc T2 units from 1972 onward (recognised by their tall rear lights) and can also be used as an alternative for aircooled T25s. When fitting, ensure that the smooth side of the seal is uppermost; that the joint is not near the cooling fan. Our technical expert, JK, stresses the importance of making sure this part is in good repair: “The engine compartment in an aircooled VW is designed as a closed system which keeps air flowing over those parts of the engine which get hot. As these engines are run quite close to their temperature limit anyway, there is little room for manoeuvre. “This seal not only keeps out road dirt from the engine, but prevents hot exhaust air being sucked into the engine compartment which reduces the aircooling effect. When this happens, the unit runs hotter, increasing wear and reducing engine life. Don’t skimp on this important item – regularly check the condition of your seal, as they break up as they become old and allow hot air to rise.”
More Information
Width (CM - Packed) 31
Height (CM - Packed) 5
Depth (CM - Packed) 34
OEM Part Number 411813225
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Customer Reviews
  1. Perfect Fit
    Overall
    100%
    For those who have had failures above- The biggie is Dark Side Down , the softer foam side wrinkles when installed. Yes this IS the correct shape when installed DARK SIDE DOWN and looks great. I did not pull on or install the foam tightly as I assume it would shrink, the ends matched perfectly to the millimetre when installed. With no alt seal, engine bay seal or spark plug seal , on 25-29c days I was getting 125c oil temp at 90kmh. With the 3 seals now in place, I have lowered the oil temp to 110 C a big improvement. This seal is necessary to aid the fan function as it increases air pressure in the top engine bay while on the move. Great product.

    Review by 001BUS

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  2. Perfect Fit
    Overall
    100%
    The biggie is " Dark Side Down" when installing or the foam wrinkles on the softer sponge side. So I installed Dark Side Down and it gave a smooth, neat finish The length was perfect - I didn't pull it tight as I knew it would shrink and the ends matched to the millimetre. A necessary part of the engine installation as it maintains a slight positive pressure in the engine bay while moving, aiding the airflow to the fan and the engine cooling. Without it and spark plug seals 125c in traffic on a 25c day-oil temp in traffic and road to 90KMH, with both installed, it lowered oil temp to 110C at 90 and 25c. a good improvement.

    Review by 001BUS

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