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  Topic: Steering Column Insulating Ring
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Column Insulating Ring
There was time when i used a two inch long section of a rubber inner tube from a mtn bike slipped over the column. Had to trim part of it so the steering lock mechanism could still work but it serve ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure Light/Sensor
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 11
Views: 334

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:19 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Pressure Light/Sensor
Its a simple system:
Sensor grounds the oil warning light
Pressure un-grounds the light

With the engine off and ignition on plug/un-plug the sensor; light should go on/off
Ground the unplugged w ...
  Topic: Will these fit my 72 Bay?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 16
Views: 672

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Will these fit my 72 Bay?
When I took my freshly sandblasted and refinished rims into a shop to have the tires mounted they recommended next time I come into the shop first with the raw rims. They offered to spin them in their ...
  Topic: Replacement shifter parts kit- quality?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 11
Views: 632

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Replacement shifter parts kit- quality?
I think I picked up the CIP1 shifter a few years back when I was having shifting issues. It works OK but came in a couple inches shorter in length (height) than the original. Picked up a straight sh ...
  Topic: Electrical issue 77 bus
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 7
Views: 253

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: Electrical issue 77 bus
I'm assuming this is when you are sitting in the driver's seat with your paws on the steering wheel. This happening to someone else years ago and it was traced back to an aftermarket steering wheel w ...
  Topic: Auxiliary battery under bench seat
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 6
Views: 289

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: Auxiliary battery under bench seat
A totally sealed up AGM battery will be the safest. Will also need a sturdy means to protect the terminals so nothing you store under the seat ever leads to a short. I plan on relocating mine someda ...
  Topic: it's a fokker..subaru swap gone bad
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 486
Views: 36817

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:59 pm   Subject: Re: it's a fokker..subaru swap gone bad
My other cars are all Subarus and just went through the exact same thing with the knock sensor between my 02 Outback scrap car and the 00 that is running with a transplanted motor.

The craziest r ...
  Topic: total brake system replacement?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 4
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: total brake system replacement?
I'm in a similar situation. In the past few years I've had 3 burst metal lines due to rust. They were with other vehicles not nearly as old as my VW so when I was crawling under the bus a few months ...
  Topic: 1971 Starter Wosp Gear Reduction
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 15
Views: 396

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Starter Wosp Gear Reduction
I'm in the same situation. I recently installed a 091 in place of an 002 and needed a new starter. The Wasp brand was on sale at the time so the price diff wasn't that much over the standard stock u ...
  Topic: Type 4 engine oil pressure relief valve was never put in.
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 16
Views: 664

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:40 am   Subject: Re: Type 4 engine experts
I believe when the T4 motor made the switch to hydraulic lifters they deleted the second relief valve. Idea was to maximize oil to the lifters For awhile I think I used an engine tin screw in the sp ...
  Topic: 72 vw westfalia interior
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 11
Views: 464

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: 72 vw westfalia interior
I have the cabinet, headbanger and even the spare tire in my bus. I got tired of hitting my head so I started sleeping feet to the back door. It also gives a bit more width for the body when two are ...
  Topic: Road speed related transaxle and clutch noise
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 0
Views: 112

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:06 am   Subject: Road speed related transaxle and clutch noise
Searched and couldn't find a past thread with the problem I am experiencing. Particulars; '72 Westy, 2.0L engine, 200mm clutch, 5 rib transaxle rebuilt about 10 years / 30,000 miles ago, Redline MT90 ...
  Topic: Auxiliary battery and inverter installation
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 10
Views: 952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: Auxiliary battery and inverter installation
I find a converter a much more useful electronic device than an inverter. Converts the 120v shore power to 12v to run all of your purchased 12v devices, lighting and can keep the aux battery topped u ...
  Topic: Progressive heat
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 30
Views: 1450

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: Progressive heat
The "hot box" around the carb option worked great when I had a progressive and i used it winter and summer. Mine was made to fit tightly on the outside of the filter which allowed me to slid ...
  Topic: Painting Rims .... uh .... ?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 20
Views: 3080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Painting Rims .... uh .... ?
Recommend taking the rims into a tire shop and have them spin them in their machine before you do any work on them. I put a lot of work into sandblasting and painting mine then when I went to pick up ...
  Topic: Good Bus Mechanic in Southern Ontario
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 36
Views: 1710

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:00 am   Subject: Re: How many hours to rebuild motor
Having tackled a T4 rebuild as a first engine rebuild:
- Don't give yourself a hard time deadline and do expect things to take at least 3 times longer than you estimate
- Get as much info on each co ...
  Topic: Oil pressure valves...and their locations?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 27
Views: 1019

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:31 am   Subject: Re: Oil pressure valves...and there locations?
now that grammar class is over
We haven't even begun talking about the use of "there" instead of "their" in the topic title Very Happy
  Topic: No flaps 73 Bus...how much damage?
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 23
Views: 1324

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:56 am   Subject: Re: No flaps 73 Bus...how much damage?
The left flap in its "open" state is crucial to FORCE air through the oil cooler. I was on a summer road trip one time and the mounting bracket for the flap dissociated itself from the flap ...
  Topic: Type 4 2.0L Engine Rebuild
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 252
Views: 21781

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: Type 4 2.0L Engine Rebuild
Usually T4 cases do not require align bore but get it checked.
Here are a few items that my brain can remember from my rebuild:
- oil passages threaded inserts in place of the original pressed in on ...
  Topic: Weber Advice Needed Off Idle Stumble
Oil Phil-M

Replies: 32
Views: 4582

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Weber Advice Needed
When I was dialing in my IDFs I would a steep hill long enough to allow me to make small incremental increases in RPM and hold the pedal steady (negates the action of the accelerator pump). If you st ...
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