LLC
Powder Coating
and
Engine Cooling
Modifications
WHAT IS A HOOVER BIT?

The offset oil cooler sealing frame, A.K.A "Hoover Bit".  This is the #1 most forgotten part on
a VW engine rebuild!
Not including this part leaves a huge gap that allows air to flow
AROUND the oil cooler instead of THROUGH the oil cooler.
 I have been told this part is
named after Bob Hoover, a long time VW enthusiast that spread the word about the
importance of this little part. Don't forget this part! Your engine will thank you.
send an email to
volkaholic@yahoo.com
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Hoover Bit install
video on youtube
With no hoover bit, the
base of the oil cooler.
This allows air to
bypass the oil cooler,
significantly decreasing
the effectiveness and
leading to higher oil
temperatures and
shorter engine life.
Installing an
Awesome Installing
an Awesome gap.
This hoover bit is
made just for this
shroud. Interestingly,
the VW Mexico fan
shroud does not
need the hoover bit
because they
changed the
sheetmetal around it.
Here is a SCAT fan
shroud with no
hoover bit install.
the large gap left
that allows a great
deal of air to
escape. Higher oil
temperatures and
shorter engine life
are the result.
Installing a hoover
bit meant for the
stock VW shroud
helps, but as you
can see, a gap still
remains. The
answers is a hoover
SCAT / EMPI fan
shrouds.
The Awesome
Powdercoat hoover
bit for SCAT / EMPI
fan shrouds
completely fills the
gap at the base of
the oil cooler,
ensuring that all of
the air meant for the
oil cooler goes
through the oil
cooler.
for stock
VW shroud
- $20
Hoover bit
for SCAT /
EMPI
shrouds -
$21
Type III oil cooler
on type I VW
shroud - $21

Hoover bit for
type III oil cooler
on SCAT / EMPI
shroud - $22
for the
wider type
IV oil cooler
- $21
You still
need to
shroud.
Hoover bits
installed.
Your hoover bit does
not have to be satin
black! We will make it
the same color as a kit
when you order a fan
shroud.
cut, fixture bent, then a
2nd piece of steel is
added in the corner to
cure the common
failure of cracking and
The Hoover bit is laser
tearing. A steel
threaded insert is
installed in the stock
location for securing it
to the fan shroud.
Finally, the hoover bit
is blasted and
powdercoated in satin
black.
send an email to
volkaholic@yahoo.com
These are not common, so
email me about making you
1.