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  Topic: Need help identifying a part for late 70s FI Beetle
eche_bus

Replies: 4
Views: 265

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: Need help identifying a part for late 70s FI Beetle
It looks like you're right that it's a heating element. I measured a resistance of 22 ohms across the terminals, which is 6.5 Watts at 12V. Hooking up 12V power to it makes it warm, so that when I blo ...
  Topic: Need help identifying a part for late 70s FI Beetle
eche_bus

Replies: 4
Views: 265

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: Need help identifying a part for late 70s FI Beetle
I was given a box of parts for a late 70's Fuel-Injected Beetle, mostly Fuel/Air/EGR-related stuff. Inside was a sensor or switch of some kind, complete with harness, that looks like it might go inlin ...
  Topic: eche_bus: 1976 Westfalia Deluxe Camper
eche_bus

Replies: 710
Views: 232721

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: eche_bus: 1976 Westfalia Deluxe Camper
To all:

Reading your outpouring of support, encouragement, and appreciation has been a emotional experience. Just ... wow ... thank you so much! Knowing I'd made such a positive difference by shari ...
  Topic: eche_bus: 1976 Westfalia Deluxe Camper
eche_bus

Replies: 710
Views: 232721

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: eche_bus: 1976 Westfalia Deluxe Camper
The End of the Road

It's probably moot by now, but I feel like this thread needed a little "closure". So here we go:

You see, after chugging away at this labor of love/hate for nearly ...
  Topic: Any good aftermarket Type 4 pushrod tubes?
eche_bus

Replies: 10
Views: 1480

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Any good aftermarket Type 4 pushrod tubes?
My application is a GD code 2.0L from what is considered a late '76. The microfiche I use for a part number reference only shows the 021-109-335C tubes for a 2.0L engine used in a bus. Ratwell also co ...
  Topic: Any good aftermarket Type 4 pushrod tubes?
eche_bus

Replies: 10
Views: 1480

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:46 pm   Subject: Any good aftermarket Type 4 pushrod tubes?
Can anyone here share their experience with installing/running aftermarket Type 4 pushrod tubes in their late bay bus? (P/N 021-109-335C)

I'm looking for something that fits right, doesn't leak/cau ...
  Topic: Fitting Thermostat Flaps Without Dropping Engine
eche_bus

Replies: 7
Views: 630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Fitting Thermostat Flaps Without Dropping Engine
Here's a photo of the LH flap with everything intact:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1566937.jpg

You may also want to look at my build thread here (scroll down a ways to see the flaps ins ...
  Topic: Wood veneer on back side of 78 Westy closet?
eche_bus

Replies: 12
Views: 672

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Wood veneer on back side of 78 Westy closet?
They slide in and out of the grooved slots.
It depends.
Viewed from the back, the left edge of the shelves are blocked from removal by the wood backing piece that Hoody is asking about. The shelves ...
  Topic: Wood veneer on back side of 78 Westy closet?
eche_bus

Replies: 12
Views: 672

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:45 pm   Subject: Re: Wood veneer on back side of 78 Westy closet?
Here is a photo of the backside of the '76-79 Westy closet:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1226346.jpg

Hope that helps.
  Topic: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met
eche_bus

Replies: 641
Views: 130257

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: 1977 Westfalia Camper-The story of how we met
Looks real good!
  Topic: remake factory stickers
eche_bus

Replies: 7
Views: 286

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: remake factory stickers
If it's for a late bay Westy, most or even all of the interior decals sold at present are wrong. Typos, fonts, graphic element sizes, colors all wrong, wrong, wrong.
  Topic: Dash table mounting tabs
eche_bus

Replies: 37
Views: 2915

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: Dash table mounting tabs
The original late bay plastic dash table brackets measure as follows:

Mounting holes (center to center): 53 mm
Base (outside width): 67 mm
Tab (outside width): 40 mm
Tab (inside width):29 mm
Ta ...
  Topic: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
eche_bus

Replies: 15
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
Whoooaaaa .... hold on there, folks. Smile

This isn't a recently rebuilt engine. The bus has 150K on it and the engine was likely rebuilt at some point in its lifetime, but I have no documentation f ...
  Topic: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
eche_bus

Replies: 15
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:47 pm   Subject: Re: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
perhaps find out that my nearly-new pushrod tube seals are leaking after all.
Did you polish the bores in the heads and case where the O rings sit?, they move in and out with heat expansion and if th ...
  Topic: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
eche_bus

Replies: 15
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:35 pm   Subject: Re: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
Thanks for all the insights, guys.

For each of the cylinders, I listened with my ear to the tailpipe and heard very little to no hiss. I heard a fair amount of hiss listening with my ear to the ope ...
  Topic: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
eche_bus

Replies: 15
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:51 am   Subject: Re: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
Thanks for all the insights, guys.

For each of the cylinders, I listened with my ear to the tailpipe and heard very little to no hiss. I heard a fair amount of hiss listening with my ear to the ope ...
  Topic: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
eche_bus

Replies: 15
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:28 pm   Subject: Leakdown test results (Type 4) questions
Stock 1976 GD-code 2L FI engine. Solid lifters.

Discovered that quite a bit of oil has leaked onto BOTH of the lower engine tins (the ones that cover the exhaust manifolds) in less than 20 miles of ...
  Topic: Leakdown test on Type 4 engine - cold or hot?
eche_bus

Replies: 5
Views: 280

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: Leakdown test on Type 4 engine - cold or hot?
Thanks, that bug story gives me a little perspective. This aluminum head stuff is all new to me, so I try not to assume much out of fears of catastrophe. Smile
  Topic: Leakdown test on Type 4 engine - cold or hot?
eche_bus

Replies: 5
Views: 280

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Leakdown test on Type 4 engine - cold or hot?
Thanks busdaddy - So crack the plugs loose when cold, but how tight is "tight enough" to keep the plugs in place while running for the warmup? Finger tight?
  Topic: Storing the child cot...where?
eche_bus

Replies: 40
Views: 4301

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:12 pm   Subject: Re: Storing the child cot...where?
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1872407
You can see in the ad that those are for an early bay Westfalia. Not applicable to the later models.
 
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