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  Topic: Who sells bus low compression pistons
Wildthings

Replies: 6
Views: 99

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 10:35 pm   Subject: Re: Who sells bus low compression pistons
I have no idea about the quality, but the picture of these shows them as dished...

www.busdepot.com/039198075qs

Well, since BD shows them fitting both late (76-83) Type 4 engines, Diesels, and ...
  Topic: Wiring woes
Wildthings

Replies: 7
Views: 135

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: Wiring woes
What is the voltage between the 12+ lug on the starter and the engine block both with the key in the "OFF" position and in the "START" position?

You can't really read "draw ...
  Topic: Foam rubber engine seal alternative for Type 4s?
Wildthings

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: Foam rubber engine seal alternative for Type 4s?
I typically get around 8 years out of a foam seal. When they were asking over $60 for them maybe 15-20 years back I certainly was looking for alternatives, but at around $30 today it just doesn't see ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
Wildthings

Replies: 7494
Views: 557840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 5:55 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Pushrod tube seal replacement - I've read so much on them. People use grey permatex non hardening sealant, grease, oil, dry, and even pipe dope.

What do you pro's out there use to seal the o rings? ...
  Topic: Heater shutoff valve for front heater core.
Wildthings

Replies: 36
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: Heater shutoff valve for front heater core.
This is a valve for a 1969 Ford pickup, NAPA #660-1140, installed on my 1991 Multivan. Seems to work just fine. Just bought another for my 83 1/2 POS a couple of days ago.

https://www.thesamba.com ...
  Topic: timming help
Wildthings

Replies: 29
Views: 552

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: timming help
The best timing for your engine will be 28 BTDC @3500+ rpm, hose(s) off and plugged. Depending on what distributor you have and its condition, if you time your engine to the spec given in the book it ...
  Topic: Hiccup while driving thru Canada
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Hiccup while driving thru Canada
You should add a ground wire to the AFM and install the Vanagon Syndrome capacitor no matter what. You can also add a short section of aircraft wire to go around the "swing" contact in the A ...
  Topic: Hiccup while driving thru Canada
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:18 am   Subject: Re: Hiccup while driving thru Canada
You should add a ground wire to the AFM and install the Vanagon Syndrome capacitor no matter what.

Check that none of the wire terminals have pushed out of the plug for the AFM or any of the sender ...
  Topic: Overheating very easily
Wildthings

Replies: 10
Views: 250

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:14 am   Subject: Re: Overheating very easily
You should keep all your related symptoms together in the same thread. From your various threads, you have an engine that isn't running right, is or is not having oil pressure problems, and may or may ...
  Topic: stalling when engine is cold and almost always in reverse
Wildthings

Replies: 2
Views: 33

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:04 am   Subject: Re: stalling when engine is cold and almost always in reverse
Could be your injectors leaking down, that will flood the intake manifold and cause rough running until the excess fuel is cleared up.
  Topic: timming help
Wildthings

Replies: 29
Views: 552

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 10:58 am   Subject: Re: timming help

next timming

Or maybe as known in the US "timing"

Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
  Topic: TSII seized - can it be drilled?
Wildthings

Replies: 6
Views: 176

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 8:39 am   Subject: Re: TSII seized - can it be drilled?
Somewhere there is a post about someone buying a thermistor to make their own TSII sensor. It is likely possible to buy the correct thermistor and just JB Weld it into the broken off TSII sensor base ...
  Topic: TSII seized - can it be drilled?
Wildthings

Replies: 6
Views: 176

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 7:57 am   Subject: Re: TSII seized - can it be drilled?
Drill and tap the equivalent hole on the #4 cylinder, you can cut out the tin with a 5/8 hole saw if need be. It takes longer to gather the tools than to do the job.
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
Wildthings

Replies: 7494
Views: 557840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:11 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
With an experienced hand one can feel the difference when adjusting the valves. Back an adjusting screw off and then turn it back in slowly using just your fingers. With hydraulics there will often b ...
  Topic: How to sell an all original 1968 bus in great condition
Wildthings

Replies: 10
Views: 288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: How to sell an all original 1968 bus in great condition
1. Put it on ebay, describe it honestly, and let the market set the price.

2. You can also put it in the classifieds here, setting the price according to what fairly similar vans are listed for ...
  Topic: engine deck height on 78 bus
Wildthings

Replies: 13
Views: 234

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: engine deck height on 78 bus
How can I tell if the heads have been fly cut?
That is a good question. I can"t find any specs for the Spigot depths for new cylinder heads.

You can find the stock volume and compare that to ...
  Topic: Won't start
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: Won't start


Why do you have to. Rotate the wires?

The drive cog on the bottom of the shaft is 90 out compared to a DVDA or SVDA distributor. Don't know why

I think there was a mouse nest in there ori ...
  Topic: 78 westy on road trip - won't start after a long day of driving
Wildthings

Replies: 20
Views: 536

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: 78 westy on road trip - won't start after a long day of driving
That is an unusual failure. I think several things likely contributed to it. First someone didn't get the rubber plug installed straight, second I think the rubber/poly material must be pretty crapp ...
  Topic: CV Joint "Blues"
Wildthings

Replies: 180
Views: 27424

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:51 am   Subject: Re: CV Joint "Blues"
Far be it for me to disagree with you, Chris.

You're not, Ric, we're talking about different things. I was just putting a bullet thru another zombie notion's head, that the grooves or the hub boss ...
  Topic: Won't start
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Won't start
It is hard to imagine the engine bay getting hot enough to hurt the wires. Are the cooling flaps and thermostat there and working? Have you checked in the fan shroud and under the tin for mice nests ...
 
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