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  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
raygreenwood

Replies: 32
Views: 747

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
I suppose......I should actually post some links to some gauges that are good for this location so it actually helps people!

A couple of notes to understand what the issues are:

1. A vibration r ...
  Topic: Rebuilt stock 1.8L type IV engine noise after service.
raygreenwood

Replies: 28
Views: 700

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 12:56 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuilt stock 1.8L type IV engine noise after service.
If you remove any of the 4 leads and the motor sounds the same then the cylinder with the pulled lead isn't working. Maybe the head is loose creating a chuffing noise.
If the head isn't torqued down ...
  Topic: Oil Change Spudge 1500SP
raygreenwood

Replies: 8
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 12:50 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Change Spudge 1500SP
Certainly looks like old-fuel snot. Interesting. Been in there a long time.
Given there is a mystery inside the motor, do your plans include removal and disassembly? Hope so.
'Salvage' may be less ...
  Topic: Rough/Bad idle (1973 VW412 1,7L Fuel Injection Engine)
raygreenwood

Replies: 20
Views: 360

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Yesterday 12:45 pm   Subject: Re: Rough/Bad idle (1973 VW412 1,7L Fuel Injection Engine)
Thats a nice looking car! Can you snap a picture of the chrome finger guard plates on your door handles please? Very Happy

Ray
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
raygreenwood

Replies: 32
Views: 747

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
Looks nice!....however.....take the pressure gauges out of the engine compartment.

Unless you specifically shopped for by class.....a hot environment pressure gauge.....virtually all pressure gaug ...
  Topic: What to do first
raygreenwood

Replies: 5
Views: 176

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: What to do first
Unless the transmission was dropped…..what causes that damage….is usually spider gear failure (about 95% of the time) or...in rare cases.... pinion bearing or pinion gear failure.

If it broke from ...
  Topic: EA 1.7 into a Bus
raygreenwood

Replies: 21
Views: 460

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:03 am   Subject: Re: EA 1.7 into a Bus
Dear Ray,

A kind reminder for the link for the TSB for the removal of the sealing rings.

Thanks in advance.

Sorry for the delay.
Here is a link to it on Ratwells site
https://ratwell.com/ ...
  Topic: Front Axle Beam Grease
raygreenwood

Replies: 7
Views: 286

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Front Axle Beam Grease
I've switched to full synthetic Super Lube, repels water and has far better lab tests . You will notice an improvement right away ( Ive been servicing my Bus beam for 35 years, wait- that could sound ...
  Topic: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
raygreenwood

Replies: 12
Views: 230

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
With regard to winshield seals failing.......none of them for any VW model.....that are available now......fit and seal as 100% as what came from the factory . Even of they are NOS. Sometimes especial ...
  Topic: Pertronix basic distributor module
raygreenwood

Replies: 2
Views: 144

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: Pertronix basic distributor module
Can I use the basic Pertronix distributor module with my stock coil and wires?
I think they insist on non-copper wires and their coil just to sell stuff.
Fill me in.


With a basic ignitor.....th ...
  Topic: New engine build backfiring out both carbs and exhaust. HELP!
raygreenwood

Replies: 55
Views: 1458

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 6:44 am   Subject: Re: New engine build backfiring out both carbs and exhaust. HELP!
Ok so small update. This all may be carb and tuning related. After messing with idle speed screws I have gotten it to idle pretty well at 800 rpms however something still isn't quite right becuase its ...
  Topic: What to do first
raygreenwood

Replies: 5
Views: 176

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:09 pm   Subject: Re: What to do first
No....while all of this is good opinion.....START with the transmission NOW.

The 004 four speed is NOTHING like any of the other ACVW transmissions. You need to know that the one you have is solid. ...
  Topic: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
raygreenwood

Replies: 12
Views: 230

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
So.....is the bolt in the red circle the one you removed?

and....is the frame member that the red arrow is pointing to where the water has drained from?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2 ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
raygreenwood

Replies: 32
Views: 747

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:18 am   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
To pick up oil temp at the cooler I use a T3 oil cooler, it has a threaded bung in the base for your temp sensor.

Thats probabpy a good solution for the 1970 he has. It should be type 1 based.

J ...
  Topic: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
raygreenwood

Replies: 12
Views: 230

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 6:10 am   Subject: Re: water still dripping, bottom of A pillar
Places to look....windshield gasket in corner. All fender bolts from water coming under fender welting. Radio antenna wire and boot inside fender. Windshield wiper shaft seals to body.

Ray
  Topic: Type 3 rear brake offset?
raygreenwood

Replies: 21
Views: 554

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 11:14 pm   Subject: Re: Type 3 rear brake offset?
hard to explain and I'm not sure if i understand it fully myself..... but, lets say....
The occasional strange braking behavior at high speeds which is bugging me, is due to.... the shoes shifting ar ...
  Topic: Type 3 rear brake offset?
raygreenwood

Replies: 21
Views: 554

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: Type 3 rear brake offset?
The type-3 rear has several design compromises, which allowed the same shoes to be used front and rear.
It is larger brake, but it isn't any more rigid, and I'm at a loss for finding any way to mak ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
raygreenwood

Replies: 32
Views: 747

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:49 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
Yes, the bearing in temp is exactly what’s important. Reading that isn’t practical in a wet sump engine. Dry sumps like turbine engines have can be read easily because you have external pipes running ...
  Topic: Rare Parts Ball Joints?
raygreenwood

Replies: 8
Views: 336

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: Rare Parts Ball Joints?
Anyone try the Rare Parts Ball Joints?



I look on with interest of others opinions on "Rare parts"...parts.

A few years back they were listing ball joints for 411 and 412 cars. It s ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
raygreenwood

Replies: 32
Views: 747

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
I think oil temp is a very good gauge to have.

However you need to understand what the "NORMAL" oil temperature range is....in order to not have paranoia issues.

With conventional o ...
 
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