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  Topic: Advice on purchasing new engine and transmission combo.
airkooledchris

Replies: 3
Views: 111

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:59 am   Subject: Re: Advice on purchasing new engine and transmission combo.
getting to know the drivetrain you have is probably the best security blanket you get when it comes to long distance travel in an aircooled VW.

I wouldn't feel better with all new stuff until I ha ...
  Topic: I did it! My bus is on the way to California, noob questions
airkooledchris

Replies: 34
Views: 803

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:47 am   Subject: Re: I did it! My bus is on the way to California, noob questions
https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/sm_en_fs.pdf

run a gas powered leaf blower for an hour and emit the same amount of pollution as a car driving 1100 miles? that's nuts.





https://ww2. ...
  Topic: I did it! My bus is on the way to California, noob questions
airkooledchris

Replies: 34
Views: 803

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:03 am   Subject: Re: I did it! My bus is on the way to California, noob questions
In California:
Your vehicle does not need a smog inspection if your: Gasoline-powered vehicle is a 1975 year model or older (This includes motorcycles and trailers.) Diesel-powered vehicle is a 1997 ...
  Topic: 2.0 Type IV rebuild
airkooledchris

Replies: 30
Views: 1161

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:23 pm   Subject: Re: 2.0 Type IV rebuild
It's weird that grind 142 is not listed on their webpage. I will call them sometime next week and try to figure out what is the best course of action for me.



http://www.webcamshafts.com/pages_v ...
  Topic: 2.0 Type IV rebuild
airkooledchris

Replies: 30
Views: 1161

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: 2.0 Type IV rebuild


Type 4 store and Webcams are out of my price range once all is said and done.

This isn't an engine that responds well to budget decisions like that. If this really is the case, then wait until ...
  Topic: Thinking About a Second Battery for my BA6. Helpful?
airkooledchris

Replies: 5
Views: 216

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking About a Second Battery for my BA6. Helpful?
You can charge up a second battery without stressing your alternator:

https://www.bluesea.com/support/articles/Upgrading_Marine_Electrics/526/Adding_a_Secondary_Battery_Battery_Switch_and_Automati ...
  Topic: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ
airkooledchris

Replies: 1676
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ
that yellow sucker's rear is sagging significantly already whereas the rear swing out tire is only 1/2 way out....

based on the gap of tire to fender, that might be an illusion as it's sitting on a ...
  Topic: mystery mechanical failure
airkooledchris

Replies: 12
Views: 523

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: mystery mechanical failure

i'll replace the ignition switch too.



keep the old one. the new ones had been such garbage for a while I finally went pushbutton.
  Topic: LM-2 O2 Sensor location
airkooledchris

Replies: 27
Views: 662

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:14 pm   Subject: Re: LM-2 O2 Sensor location
Donít bother trying to read plugs anymore unless youíre running race gas.
Too much crap in the fuel nowadays to make plug reading worthwhile..

He mentioned he has access to 91 non-ethanol fuel in ...
  Topic: Dakota Digital head temps - should I worry?
airkooledchris

Replies: 21
Views: 661

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:28 pm   Subject: Re: Dakota Digital head temps - should I worry?

Mine is on the spark plug, is not oval'ed out at all, reads the correct temps and is consistently pushing 400 degrees at 70 mph. Nothing a bit of potentiometer magic won't fix....

being able to d ...
  Topic: The Tire Sticky FAQ
airkooledchris

Replies: 3798
Views: 695080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:20 pm   Subject: Re: The Tire Sticky FAQ
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2184077.jpg
Just installed the General Grabbers 27x8.5x14 on my 71. I had the BF GOODRICH 195/75/14 before I switched to these. Grabbers have a softer ride but ...
  Topic: Engine/tran out, cleaning up, PM, painting etc. Almost done!
airkooledchris

Replies: 42
Views: 1243

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: Engine/tran out, cleaning up, PM, painting etc. advice wanted
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2161619.jpg

When you clean up your tins, see if you can save the OG marking seen at the top of this photo (the drivers side rearmost tin)

You don't see m ...
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
airkooledchris

Replies: 45
Views: 1584

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:22 am   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Someone get ahold of Mark Rober and see what he can come up with. Based on how far he went after someone stole a package off of his porch (https://youtu.be/h4T_LlK1VE4) - im sure he could come up with ...
  Topic: Electronic ignition for fuel injection
airkooledchris

Replies: 32
Views: 760

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: Electronic ignition for fuel injection
Just put a 123 distributor

And you can use all that precision and immediate responsiveness of the digital control to tune it like a modern EFI and get your AFM set up to run 16-17:1 on lean cruise ...
  Topic: Best flowing muffler for 2.5" header collector
airkooledchris

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:51 pm   Subject: Re: Best flowing muffler for 2.5" header collector
Find a good local, non-chain exhaust shop near you and they can find something that'll fit. A nice big free flowing unit would work.

otherwise, see if you can find just the muffler from the Stainl ...
  Topic: Engine Degreaser
airkooledchris

Replies: 9
Views: 370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:44 am   Subject: Re: Engine Degreaser
If you mount your engine in a stand, don't turn it upside down without the distributor in place.
  Topic: How to determine which heads do I have for the header to fit
airkooledchris

Replies: 12
Views: 242

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:04 am   Subject: Re: How to determine which heads do I have for the header to fit
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2132495.jpg

what is this pipe supposed to connect to?
  Topic: Resolved: Clevis arm variations
airkooledchris

Replies: 18
Views: 540

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:07 am   Subject: Re: Resolved: Clevis arm variations
Here's one for the FAQ/Sticky

thanks for the hard work.
  Topic: Engine Build Quote
airkooledchris

Replies: 75
Views: 2052

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: Engine Build Quote
You want to take a non-stock engine out of your bus and spend that much money to put a different non-stock engine into the bus?

that just doesn't make any sense, to me.

your gallery seems to s ...
  Topic: BA6 Eberspacher Gas Heater FAQ
airkooledchris

Replies: 119
Views: 25641

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: BA6 Eberspacher Gas Heater FAQ
All Buses with a BA6 have the protection pan.



Did the Vanagon with the BA6 run a protection pan?

Mine did not, and it never seemed to be problematic, even when I ran it through a Minnesota ...
 
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