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  Topic: On the road with coolant leak
Wildthings

Replies: 19
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: On the road with coolant leak
Replenishing the coolant you loose and you should be fine. You probably don't need to bleed, but this is an important thing to learn and once you know what you are doing takes little time.
  Topic: Smoke from dash then engine died
Wildthings

Replies: 15
Views: 385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Smoke from dash then engine died
Looked here?


(double click to enlarge)

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/baybus_70_wiring.jpg
  Topic: On the road with coolant leak
Wildthings

Replies: 19
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: On the road with coolant leak
FWIW. I scrounge spring clamps from wrecking yards whenever I have the opportunity.
  Topic: Air flow meter for 81 vanagon
Wildthings

Replies: 3
Views: 60

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:23 pm   Subject: Re: Air flow meter for 81 vanagon
You were given lots of ideas in an earlier thread. Did you try any of them?
  Topic: Which one of these is correct....
Wildthings

Replies: 4
Views: 198

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Yesterday 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: Which one of these is correct....
Not sure that either one is correct. The left one obviously has too high of a fuel level while I would think you should see a fuel spray in the right one when you rev the engine.

For the left car ...
  Topic: Unidentified Smoke/Leak Diagnosis (Video)
Wildthings

Replies: 4
Views: 82

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Unidentified Smoke/Leak Diagnosis (Video)
Hard to make this kind of diagnosis on line, but it looks like it could be a badly leaking water box (head) gasket.
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon Distributor Drive Gear Spacer
Wildthings

Replies: 10
Views: 130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 10:59 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon Distributor Drive Gear Spacer
Contact any vendor by phone, most have a shop or some association with a shop that might have bins full of misc. parts.

You could also place a WTB (want to buy) add in the Samba classifieds.
  Topic: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
Wildthings

Replies: 4377
Views: 780428

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 8:55 am   Subject: Re: What oil smells the best when it burns? Testing done.

I wanted to see if there's an oil that smells better when it inevitably leaks and smokes.

Seems like it is better to just fix the leaks when they occur.
  Topic: Fixing the heating: removing/repairing heat exchangers
Wildthings

Replies: 42
Views: 2916

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:27 pm   Subject: Re: Fixing the heating: removing/repairing heat exchangers
However I didn't use high temp powder because I figured that they wouldn't be getting hotter than 300°.


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Excuse the dust.
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  Topic: Engine tuneup/repair/rebuild advice needed!
Wildthings

Replies: 51
Views: 1836

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 pm   Subject: Re: Engine tuneup/repair/rebuild advice needed!
You have fine imagination, alman72. I'm not sure i see a strip club when I look at my engine compartment, but it's definitely a dirty place! Wink


Now on about that valve adjustment procedure ...
  Topic: ZDDP oil additive
Wildthings

Replies: 44
Views: 1771

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:21 pm   Subject: Re: ZDDP oil additive
If you are trying to booster the amount of ZDDP in your oil, you don't have to add very much of a concentrated ZDDP additive. The amounts given on a typical container assume that you have zero ZDDP t ...
  Topic: '86 Vanagon running way too rich
Wildthings

Replies: 16
Views: 9850

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: '86 Vanagon running way too rich
Check the resistance of the TSII sensor at the sensor and from the plug on the ECU.
  Topic: ZDDP oil additive
Wildthings

Replies: 44
Views: 1771

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: ZDDP oil additive
high ZDDP will kill a catalytic converter and void the warranty. If you go to the manufacturers web sites they will usually have a sheet on each oil and it will show the ZDDP in ppm.

So Autohausaz ...
  Topic: Strange engine number
Wildthings

Replies: 17
Views: 495

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Strange engine number
Could be a rebuilders stamp or a VW stamp for a replacement block. Whatever it is, it doesn't tell you what is presently inside the case. Could be one of the three standard sized Type 4 engines or som ...
  Topic: ZDDP oil additive
Wildthings

Replies: 44
Views: 1771

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am   Subject: Re: ZDDP oil additive
If you are trying to booster the amount of ZDDP in your oil, you don't have to add very much of a concentrated ZDDP additive. The amounts given on a typical container assume that you have zero ZDDP t ...
  Topic: Whats the wire coming out of fuel tank supply line
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 313

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: Re: Whats the wire coming out of fuel tank supply line
It is to keep that piece of elusive plastic that is floating around in the tank from blocking the outlet, it needs stick up into the tank a bit in order to work. One of the better hacks out there.
  Topic: Brake drum/auto-adjuster woes!
Wildthings

Replies: 24
Views: 630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 pm   Subject: Re: Brake drum/auto-adjuster woes!
any special tool req to service rear brakes on vanagon? i have been getting away using screw drivers/pliers but there are kits with special pliers to attach springs etc. Would that make sense to add s ...
  Topic: Wires to where?
Wildthings

Replies: 8
Views: 217

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: Wires to where?
Heater blower and relay
  Topic: Help with Pertronix Ignitor
Wildthings

Replies: 35
Views: 14355

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Pertronix Ignitor
I am installing a pertronix and want to know where the red wire attaches to coil since there are three wire already on it ? Does red wire replace an existing one on the coil that’s has 3 wires on it a ...
  Topic: Smoke from dash then engine died
Wildthings

Replies: 15
Views: 385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: Smoke from dash then engine died
Likely a previous owner had some accessory installed that he removed right before sale and left a dangling unfused wire which was hot with the key on. Find the wire and remove it or at least tape it ...
 
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