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  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:25 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
Actually the problem I had with the fancy Pertronics distributor was the timing was bouncing all over the place. Engine ran like crap. When you connect a stroboscopic timing light, point it at the cra ...
  Topic: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
aeromech

Replies: 10
Views: 208

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:18 am   Subject: Re: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
The engine came completely apart and repaired. It was a long time ago so I forget the details.
  Topic: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
aeromech

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 9:04 am   Subject: Re: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
In 1987 I took my assembled engine case into work and bead blasted it after covering all the openings (I thought). Looked brand new. Finished out the engine and began running it. Soon I found my engin ...
  Topic: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
aeromech

Replies: 10
Views: 208

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Should I worry? Metallic engine oil.
Did you happen to sand blast the engine? Looks like media might have gotten inside the workings
  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
Iím not going to write a long post.

Recently purchased shift coupler. Same shift coupler thatís used on bugs, buses, you name it. The bore size of what slides over the hockey stick wasnít even clo ...
  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
Ray,
Sometimes the vendors sell parts they know are bad. Years ago I tried installing brand new rear drums on a bus. The splines on the drums wouldnít slide onto the axle splines. I think it was Busd ...
  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
About 10-12 years ago I had a customer who was a Navy Seal. He left his 1968 bus with me while he went around the world. He had already bought the Pertronics electronic distributor so I installed it o ...
  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
This is exactly what I was talking about. John sells parts. He sold you a Chinese distributor. Don knew better and sent his customers distributor to Bill Fowler. Then he sent the carb to Tim. These gu ...
  Topic: Fuel pressure gage?
aeromech

Replies: 6
Views: 132

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel pressure gage?
I have zero experience placing gauges into classes as Ray describes. All I know that that I want a reasonable quality gauge at a reasonable price. For VWs I generally use VDO brand. Others will bad mo ...
  Topic: rear end creaking noise
aeromech

Replies: 10
Views: 590

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:31 pm   Subject: Re: rear end creaking noise
Raise your ass end. Grab each rear wheel and shake. Feel any movement? If not, call the Python Cowboy.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/wM_MEPIMzg8[/youtube]
  Topic: Do I need to re-coat fuel tank?
aeromech

Replies: 20
Views: 460

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:22 pm   Subject: Re: Do I need to re-coat fuel tank?
New Jersey doesnít have radiator shops?
  Topic: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
aeromech

Replies: 61
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Engine gurus? Tired of Fighting a 2.0
The pertronics SVDA John sold you sends up a red flag. Iíve had issues with these Chinese made distributors. Keep in mind that John is in the selling parts business. Iím not going to bad mouth him her ...
  Topic: Fuel pressure gage?
aeromech

Replies: 6
Views: 132

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel pressure gage?
For the record. Whenever you guys buy gauges for whatever application, you want the gauge to be about half scale for the pressure youíre reading. For instance, carbs like about 3 psi so get a gauge th ...
  Topic: Fuel pressure gage?
aeromech

Replies: 6
Views: 132

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel pressure gage?
I have

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  Topic: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
So the hose connected to your breather tower is very close to 1/2 inch ID. You need to check the carb air cleaner connection for that hose and make sure it isnít reduced down from the 1/2 inch. Also, ...
  Topic: 1977 2.0L FI Teardown
aeromech

Replies: 12
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1977 2.0L FI Teardown
Wow. I have no answers for you but can offer an opinion. I'm no machinist or professional engine builder. I would get these parts to someone who has the tooling and experience to put it back togeth ...
  Topic: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:36 am   Subject: Re: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
I like to use original oil fill/ breather vents because many of the aftermarket ones are a smaller diameter. Looking forward to yours pics

Here's a pic of an engine I did in a 1972 bus. Notice the ...
  Topic: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 am   Subject: Re: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
I wouldnít use 20w50 during break in. Try 10w30. You want wear right now. You want the rings to wear in. Later you can go back to slippery detergent oil. But the 20w50 is too heavy right now
  Topic: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
New carb might be leaking gas into your oil causing white smoke
  Topic: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Re: Oil Burn after Top End Rebuild
One thing I know. You are over oiling the engine. Get that high pressure plunger out of there first. Go back to stock. A 30mm pump is more than enough. Maybe too much. Breather pressure is a definite ...
 
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