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  Topic: New rebuilt engine leaks oil
Wildthings

Replies: 27
Views: 869

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 7:39 am   Subject: Re: New rebuilt engine leaks oil
I would want to check that the crankcase breather system is functioning 100% correctly. I wouldn't think that the breather and hoses would clog that readily in a place as warm as Hawaii, but especial ...
  Topic: Fuel injected to weber progressive
Wildthings

Replies: 7
Views: 20

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 7:30 am   Subject: Re: Fuel injected to weber progressive
Unless you have a master's degree in carb tuning, maybe you should stick with FI.
  Topic: The importance of choosing the correct oil weight.
Wildthings

Replies: 690
Views: 145167

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Today 6:55 am   Subject: Re: The importance of choosing the correct oil weight.
Quality of the oil has little to do with how often it should be changed. Contamination should be the trigger. Short runs, frequent restarts, rich mixtures, no thermostat, cold weather, heavy throttle ...
  Topic: Busted Fuel Pump
Wildthings

Replies: 16
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 10:48 pm   Subject: Re: Busted Fuel Pump
OMG!, after taking a 30 second sensitivity course I found on Google I now see the horrible mistake I made, I've edited my post using a more ambisexual description of the condition, I hope I haven't of ...
  Topic: Good used tranny, what's good for r&r
Wildthings

Replies: 2
Views: 72

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Good used tranny, what's good for r&r
You want to clean the filter and replace at least the seals that separate the ATF from the gear oil. Doing all the rest of the seals would be recommended.
  Topic: What RPM do you cruise at?
Wildthings

Replies: 28
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: What RPM do you cruise at?
Try adding sound deadening to quench the noise.
  Topic: Intake manifold gasket?
Wildthings

Replies: 22
Views: 451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 6:50 pm   Subject: Re: Intake manifold gasket?
The thicker gaskets are for F.I.? That seems weird because I removed this gasket from between the carbs and the top of intake tubes:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1823610.jpg

This is 3 ...
  Topic: What RPM do you cruise at?
Wildthings

Replies: 28
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: What RPM do you cruise at?
Gawd, such torture to listen to that racket for hours on end. Until I regear my trans, I try to rarely drive my T3 on the freeway. With my old trans and WBX, it ran at around 4k @ 70mph. I hated it ...
  Topic: Need advice on the most desirable year/engine Vanagon Westy
Wildthings

Replies: 16
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: Need advice on the most desirable year/engine Vanagon Westy
I have owned several Vanagons from a 1984 to a 1991, including an '87 Syncro. They all have been fun to drive and have gotten more dependable with age as chronic failure points have been fixed. The ' ...
  Topic: What RPM do you cruise at?
Wildthings

Replies: 28
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: What RPM do you cruise at?
My 2.2 Subaru with a stock automatic seems quite happy to run down the road at 75 mph.
  Topic: 76 Dry steering box, I am looking for a thread how to top it up
Wildthings

Replies: 12
Views: 220

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 12:45 pm   Subject: Re: 76 Dry steering box, I am looking for a thread how to top it up
Shortly after I put my '77 on the road I noticed that the box was leaking pretty bad. Being out on the road and not wanting to allow the box to go dry before I could come up with a time and place to ...
  Topic: my 84 vanagon
Wildthings

Replies: 7
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:51 am   Subject: Re: my 84 vanagon
0-60 psi glycerin fill gauges don't cost all that much. Add another $10 or so for hoses and fittings and you have yourself a nice testing setup.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_482 ...
  Topic: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
Wildthings

Replies: 122
Views: 2961

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:06 am   Subject: Re: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
30deg adv with hoses off at full mechanical advance. All valves were tight, all 8. Wth. I rotated the engine counterclockwise two full rotations at Stockton TDCJ with the distributor pointing at the s ...
  Topic: Allen oil drain plug stripped
Wildthings

Replies: 5
Views: 176

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:00 am   Subject: Re: Allen oil drain plug stripped

I want to replace this with a proper nut. Will this one work for the bus?

http://www.busdepot.com/n0297012

thanks!

It says '72-79, so yes.
  Topic: Intake manifold gasket?
Wildthings

Replies: 22
Views: 451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 6:55 am   Subject: Re: Intake manifold gasket?
The thicker gaskets are for F.I.? That seems weird because I removed this gasket from between the carbs and the top of intake tubes:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1823610.jpg

This is 3 ...
  Topic: "New" 1985 Vanagon GL, Won't Start
Wildthings

Replies: 11
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 3:02 am   Subject: Re: "New" 1985 Vanagon GL, Won't Start
With the engine not running, the fuel pump will only come on momentarily when you turn the key to the "ON" position to prime the system and then will shut back off. It will only continue to ...
  Topic: Good amount of spray, spark plugs stay dry
Wildthings

Replies: 15
Views: 320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Good amount of spray, spark plugs stay dry
Spraying injectors and no spark will also mean a stinky exhaust pipe.
  Topic: Cold start valve gasket for 82 Vanagon?
Wildthings

Replies: 3
Views: 60

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Cold start valve gasket for 82 Vanagon?
Hi guys,

Iím looking for a cold start valve gasket for my 82 Vanagon. Iíve tried the usual suspects and the classifieds here. Any ideas where to find one? And if NLA, should I use RTV or make a new ...
  Topic: Busted Fuel Pump
Wildthings

Replies: 16
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Busted Fuel Pump
There is supposed to be a spacer that fits between the pump and the block. Do you have it?
  Topic: Oil Plug
Wildthings

Replies: 6
Views: 216

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Plug
Your local FLAPS has them cheap. Take in your plug for fit.


^^^^^^^^^

Even your local hardware store may have drain plug gaskets. A small engine shop will have them as well.
 
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