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  Topic: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten
Tom Powell

Replies: 122
Views: 22970

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:47 pm   Subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten
Aloha Samba Ohana (family in Hawaiian),

Thank you Gary (Aeromech) for starting this post. Thank you to all the friends who have posted here. It means so much to myself and our family that my fathe ...
  Topic: Is it now officially ok to use GL-5?
Tom Powell

Replies: 30
Views: 2145

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Is it now officially ok to use GL-5?
... Straight Gl4 is near impossible to find in a store here. ...

https://www.amazon.com/Sta-Lube-SL24239-GL-4-Multi-Purpose-Hypoid/dp/B000M8RYMC

https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Accessories-3667 ...
  Topic: 1st engine drop & doing some maintenance.
Tom Powell

Replies: 135
Views: 8020

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: First engine drop & doing some other maintenance, help welcome!
Shane you should drop by and talk with me about what you want to do. Park on the street if you are dumping oil Smile

If you and a friend can get it out and haul it over in a pickup we can put a cherry ...
  Topic: cuirass for accelerator cable 2.0 automatic
Tom Powell

Replies: 2
Views: 200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:55 am   Subject: Re: cuirass for accelerator cable 2.0 automatic
cui∑rass

historical
a piece of armor consisting of breastplate and backplate fastened together.

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Jackstands bite
Tom Powell

Replies: 6
Views: 387

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:33 pm   Subject: Jackstands bite
Be careful when you lift the lever to lower a jackstand. If you are holding onto it with the other hand it may bite you. Embarassed

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1742600.jpg

Aloha
tp
  Topic: throttle cable repair
Tom Powell

Replies: 9
Views: 420

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:50 pm   Subject: Re: throttle cable repair
... Think I better remove this cable first and measure to ensure I don't get another incorrect length one ...

Tie a string to the end before you remove. That will show you the correct routing fo ...
  Topic: Brake bleeder valve blockage?
Tom Powell

Replies: 18
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: Brake bleeder valve blockage?
... The caps are on my list of things to scrounge during my trips to wrecking yards.

Hey WT:
The amazon caps are 25 to a package order. I might be able to use twelve. Send me a PM with your add ...
  Topic: Brake bleeder valve blockage?
Tom Powell

Replies: 18
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Brake bleeder valve blockage?
The flex hoses deteriorate internally and blockage in the hose will occur. The debris may migrate to the bleed screw, but step 3 might solve the problem. The usual symptoms of deterioration and bloc ...
  Topic: '88 Wolfsburg Won't Start
Tom Powell

Replies: 9
Views: 217

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 pm   Subject: Re: '88 Wolfsburg Won't Start
... is it an automatic? ... if it is an automatic it could be the park/neutral safety switch in the console. ...

If it is an automatic, turn the key to start and jiggle the shift lever while in p ...
  Topic: Engine is shutting off like itís losing fuel.
Tom Powell

Replies: 27
Views: 936

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Engine is shutting off like itís losing fuel.
The engine runs on the fuel that is in the carburetor bowl. If the filter is partially blocked the engine will run normally at slow speeds. At higher speeds the fuel will will be used from the bowl, ...
  Topic: Daizee
Tom Powell

Replies: 13
Views: 993

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: Daizee
Thank you Dave.

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Can't Troubleshoot the Ignition Click
Tom Powell

Replies: 13
Views: 441

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:16 pm   Subject: Re: Can't Troubleshoot the Ignition Click
... Best to buy new cables a couple of wire gauges larger than stock and leave a bunch of problems behind.

Pep Boys has a RED 6g positive cable.
https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9405275/00 ...
  Topic: M I C E ?!?!? What the Fu.......??????
Tom Powell

Replies: 50
Views: 2442

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:17 pm   Subject: Re: MICE?!?!? What the Fu.......??????
Peppermint oil on cotton balls in a jar with a punctured lid as recommended by Daisy will keep them out and the cabin smelling nice.

https://www.amazon.com/Viva-Naturals-Peppermint-Essential-Oil/dp ...
  Topic: Wiring routing dash to driver's seat
Tom Powell

Replies: 2
Views: 140

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:22 am   Subject: Re: Wiring routing dash to driver's seat
I thought this was going to be about putting a speaker in the driver's seat for stereo assmosis. A thumpin' bass might be a pleasure for some. Twisted Evil

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Pumping Gas
Tom Powell

Replies: 18
Views: 1016

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:32 am   Subject: Re: Pumping Gas
... God, the air in LA in the 70s was awful, and we took it for granted. ...

It was worse in the 50's. We had smog alerts in high school.

I left SoCal in 1957. The air in China is worse, but ...
  Topic: Pumping Gas
Tom Powell

Replies: 18
Views: 1016

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:47 pm   Subject: Re: Pumping Gas
What's an EVP cover? We have tradewinds.

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Complete wiring replacement
Tom Powell

Replies: 9
Views: 539

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Complete wiring replacement
I would avoid the generic, one size fits some, from CIP1. Bus Depot's price probably reflects better quality. But Kyle has the reputation of excellence and will not only give you an excellent produc ...
  Topic: Do bad lifters mean Engine replacement is needed?
Tom Powell

Replies: 39
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Do bad lifters mean Engine replacement is needed?
... 5W anything, and 10W anything are not your friend ...

Why is that and what do recommend?

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Nitrogen tire fill
Tom Powell

Replies: 81
Views: 2584

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:14 am   Subject: Re: Nitrogen tire fill
This question has not been answered yet.

... Do tires age faster on alloy rims than on steel rims? Twisted Evil ...

Aloha
tp
  Topic: Do bad lifters mean Engine replacement is needed?
Tom Powell

Replies: 39
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:48 pm   Subject: Re: Do bad lifters mean Engine replacement is needed?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1323408.jpg

Aloha
tp
 
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