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  Topic: Type IV Manual
Wasted youth

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Type IV Manual
I have found on several occasions the 1980-1982 years covered in the Vanagon Bentley manual to have updated and important information regarding the air-cooled Type 4 engine.
  Topic: My 1976 westfalia project
Wasted youth

Replies: 81
Views: 4281

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:18 am   Subject: Re: My 1976 westfalia project
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1169088.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1169089.jpg
  Topic: Burning up voltage regulators
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:55 pm   Subject: Re: Burning up voltage regulators
I added another ground lead from one of the screws anchoring the VR and ran the wire to the body frame. I also added a voltmeter upon the dashboard. Several roadtrips then, daily driving and two campi ...
  Topic: Burning up voltage regulators
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Burning up voltage regulators
RawUmber: I have noted that the engine runs smoothly and normal all the time (unless I let it sit for a couple of weeks and one of the lifters bleeds down), so I'm inclined to think the ECU was not da ...
  Topic: Burning up voltage regulators
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:01 pm   Subject: Re: Burning up voltage regulators
Thanks for the reply, and I will read your link. This alternator features an external VR that fastens to the ALT case. I definitely will add an additional ground lead and your idea about a small fan i ...
  Topic: Burning up voltage regulators
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:12 pm   Subject: Burning up voltage regulators
My Samba search came up with 37 thread topics of those keywords... and none of the thread titles seemed to address this.

1981 air-cooled Vanagon Westfalia, California emissions, no air conditionin ...
  Topic: Sad to see good companies go bad...Van-Cafe
Wasted youth

Replies: 27
Views: 1131

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:49 am   Subject: Re: Sad to see good companies go bad...Van-Cafe
I wonder if this thread would be better off in the Feedback section?
  Topic: Did I kill my auto trans?
Wasted youth

Replies: 45
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:22 am   Subject: Re: Did I kill my auto trans?
And be really damn thoughtful marrying up the transmission to the engine.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=674690&highlight=automatic+warning


It was not a pleasing experi ...
  Topic: Did I kill my auto trans?
Wasted youth

Replies: 45
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:20 am   Subject: Re: Did I kill my auto trans?
I donít get it... the transfer case doesnít have atf in it? How does the atf fluid get from the transmission to the torque converter?

If the seal for the torque converter fails, it will allow ATF t ...
  Topic: Found These in the Gas Tank, anyone know what they are?
Wasted youth

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:53 pm   Subject: Re: Found These in the Gas Tank, anyone know what they are?
Those are trash. They represent the remains of the old style unleaded gasoline Ďbirdís beakí gasoline dispenser nozzle restrictor.
  Topic: Bus flippers
Wasted youth

Replies: 78
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:24 am   Subject: Re: Bus flippers

I also think that there is another class of potential owner that isn't going to spend $10k+ on renovations to chase perfection. We bought a "rust in usual places" (battery tray, sills not ...
  Topic: And so it begins. A new life for my 71 camper bus.
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:35 am   Subject: Re: And so it begins. A new life for my 71 camper bus.
That's some great dedication and love. Nice.
  Topic: Bus left me stranded. Help diagnosing?
Wasted youth

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Bus left me stranded. Help diagnosing?
My vote is either the points or the TS2...

Easy way to test TS II is to ground it out. Disconnect the lead to the TS II and attach a small jumper lead to the wire, then to the bus body/frame ground ...
  Topic: At the end of my rope!
Wasted youth

Replies: 62
Views: 1782

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: At the end of my rope!
Anywhere there is a seam, flange, seal, tube or plug in the intake system could be a vacuum leak. Think carefully.

The intake runners where they meet the cylinder heads, the base of the carburetor ...
  Topic: At the end of my rope!
Wasted youth

Replies: 62
Views: 1782

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: At the end of my rope!
Another way to check for a vacuum leak is with a cigarette or a joint. Get the engine running whatever way possible without having you in the driver seat. I know you said it wonít idle, so you will ne ...
  Topic: 003 auto trans linkage part
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 407

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:24 am   Subject: Re: 003 auto trans linkage part
So glad I found this thread!

I am trying to remove the flex portion from the shift tube, but don't want to break stuff, seeing as this is NLA...

My question is regarding #32 on the diagram above ...
  Topic: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
Wasted youth

Replies: 149
Views: 3370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:45 am   Subject: Re: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
I'd rather clean up and reuse my old ones if they measure within specifications.

Careful measurements of both the pistons and cylinders might prove they will meet the standard. I'd be curious if th ...
  Topic: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
Wasted youth

Replies: 149
Views: 3370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
Trying to measure the deck height was frustrating because of how much I could rock the pistons in the cylinders with just finger pressure.

Alarm bell.
  Topic: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
Wasted youth

Replies: 149
Views: 3370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: Piston Slap on New 2.0L Stock Mahle Ps and Cs
What were your P&C build measurements? What are the design specs for those? The vertical scratches are not uniform, pronounced and seem aggressive to me for young pistons. Seems kinda sloppy and l ...
  Topic: Sourcing Engine Compartment seal T4, 1974
Wasted youth

Replies: 9
Views: 177

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: Sourcing Engine Compartment seal T4, 1974
You didnít specify which seal: that which seals the engine deck lid or that which circumnavigates the engine and keeps hot cooling air from being sucked back into the cooling system along with dust an ...
 
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