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  Topic: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 675

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 10:11 pm   Subject: Re: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
what was the cam gear endplay?
  Topic: 1969 Panel Van - What's it worth?
SGKent

Replies: 24
Views: 4656

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1969 Panel Van - What's it worth?
He had an offer for 7k in 2014 but is holding out to do better.and maybe add a battery door.maybe even with powder coated rails to slide the battery in or out?
  Topic: Cyl Head Temps Way too hot - '78 EFI Automatic
SGKent

Replies: 6
Views: 110

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Cyl Head Temps Way too hot - '78 EFI Automatic
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  Topic: Cyl Head Temps Way too hot - '78 EFI Automatic
SGKent

Replies: 6
Views: 110

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Cyl Head Temps Way too hot - '78 EFI Automatic
the cylinders the farthest from the fan are hottest. Make sure that the fan is clean and doing its job.
  Topic: 2.0L Engine Rebuild Saga
SGKent

Replies: 11
Views: 376

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: 2.0L Engine Rebuild Saga
https://www.ratwell.com/technical/EngineSounds.html

https://ratwell.com/mirror/Muir/Muir.html
  Topic: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
SGKent

Replies: 38
Views: 558

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:45 pm   Subject: Re: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
that means there was corrosion in the connection. Corrosion equals resistance, which creates heat. Yellow and black is probably the right head light. Another possibility is that the filament broke in ...
  Topic: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 675

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
or am I going to end up with it all in pieces still wondering what the heck it was?

maybe. VW engines are noisy. Even more so when the parts we are using get worn. You basically want to eliminate ...
  Topic: Carb to EFI ‘76 Westy
SGKent

Replies: 13
Views: 448

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: Carb to EFI ‘76 Westy
quality ones come up for sale, even NOS sometimes. Keep you eyes open for them. 0 280 200 020 and 0 280 200 018 are interchangeable. Check the diaphragm on the air box to be sure it holds vacuum. If n ...
  Topic: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
SGKent

Replies: 637
Views: 45040

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
Can't charge for "shop supplies" out here. Gotta itemize the actual list of what was used on the car, though we can bill $5.99 for a complete can of GumOut that only gets one squirt. Gotta p ...
  Topic: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
SGKent

Replies: 637
Views: 45040

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Re: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
Does anyone know where the portal is to the dimension the sane people have escaped to?
  Topic: Starter kaput, is it possible to take off without lifting a bus?
SGKent

Replies: 17
Views: 539

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Starter kaput, is it possible to take off without lifting a bus?
normally a "whack the starter to start problem" is caused by a sticking or worn out solenoid. Adding a hot start relay is like putting a cork in a leaking dam. It will fix the problem for aw ...
  Topic: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
SGKent

Replies: 38
Views: 558

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
The scatter happened before I switched the condenser out

Ok - so are you saying that when you had problems, the timing scattered, then you replaced the condenser, putting the old one back in, and y ...
  Topic: Brake booster rebuild shop
SGKent

Replies: 70
Views: 3350

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: Brake booster rebuild shop
Many of us have known Don (Skills) a long time. He is a valuable member, and tells it like it is. Attacking him over a bruised ego doesn't sit well with me, especially when he was just speaking straig ...
  Topic: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 675

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:45 pm   Subject: Re: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
I hear a light pffffst sound in the back ground like an small exhaust leak. I do not hear the uneven pulses Robbie is hearing. My ears are 71 years old so I don't have as good of hearing as someone yo ...
  Topic: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
SGKent

Replies: 38
Views: 558

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Bus won't start when warm - coil check?
and swapped the old condenser back in for no real reason. Fired up and drove fine the rest of the way home.

is the bounce after the condenser was replaced? The bounce can come from a bad condenser, ...
  Topic: 1971 1700 bay window. What is line under bottom right air duct?
SGKent

Replies: 7
Views: 224

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:19 am   Subject: Re: 1971 1700 bay window. What is line under bottom right air duct?
here is a photo of a typical 1971. From the gallery.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2213364.jpg
  Topic: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 675

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
Does the sound go away when you increase rpm’s up over 2000? Loose cam gears can act that way.

Edit: have you inspected your sump screen for metal?
9ft lbs max on nut when done!
  Topic: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
SGKent

Replies: 637
Views: 45040

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:47 pm   Subject: Re: GoFundMe WanderLust Vanlife Projects
I am setting up a reverse gofundme site. The way it works is everytime someone asks for money on that site, they owe me $10 out of whatever they collect. The reason is that they are paying me to not s ...
  Topic: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 675

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Main and Camshaft Bearings - Can they be reused?
unless they are scored or damaged I'd reuse main, cam and rod bearings if they only have 3,000 miles on them, unless you have deep pockets and lots of new old stock items lying around. If they had 40, ...
  Topic: 1971 spring plates
SGKent

Replies: 4
Views: 112

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 spring plates
delete - double post
 
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