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  Topic: Poll Question: What engine oil are you running in your Bay?
smitty1976bus

Replies: 11
Views: 702

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: Poll Question: What engine oil are you running in your Bay?
Thank you everyone for voting and the reply's. I have been using 10w30 since I finished building my bus, so probably for a year or so. Haven't had any real problems with it... unitl this 4th of July ...
  Topic: AFM Interchangeable Part Numbers
smitty1976bus

Replies: 6
Views: 120

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: AFM Interchangeable Part Numbers
It is a rebuilt unit. The lid may be from a different model AFM; all of the lids are interchangeable, so the original Bosch number may not be indicative of what's actually "under the hood." ...
  Topic: AFM Interchangeable Part Numbers
smitty1976bus

Replies: 6
Views: 120

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: AFM Interchangeable Part Numbers
Hi all,

I have a 1978 2.0L EFI and I purchased a rebuilt airflow meter from BusDepot about 2 weeks ago, and received it last week, only it looked bad and it had bad readings at the pins. Called B ...
  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!

FWIW, I'll be heading up to the Whites in my bus in a few weeks. Our kids go to summer camp up there so it's a good excuse for a trip in the Bus. Love it up there!

Smitty, dont mean to hijack ...
  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
Is the rebuilt AFM sealed up? I'm curious to know what it looks like inside the "rebuilt" unit, but it's definitely not worth voiding any warranties or your ability to return it.

I wan ...
  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:48 am   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
Thank you Jetfxr69! I'd love to get my bus up to the white mountains! Hopefully she'll be ready to tackle a long trip like that this autumn, lol.

My build pales in comparison to yours, love your b ...
  Topic: Problems with blinkers and other symptoms.
smitty1976bus

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Problems with blinkers and other symptoms.
Does your emergency flasher work? Do your turn signals light up but don't blink?

My blinkers are the same way, if I turn on my emergency flashers on for about 10 seconds, then turn them off, my tur ...
  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
Welp.. found out my bus does not have hydraulic lifters Sad They're solids. I ended up adjusting the valve clearances the old fashion way. She sounds good now. Cool

On to the next item of busin ...
  Topic: Hydraulic Lifter Valve Adjustment
smitty1976bus

Replies: 3
Views: 121

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Hydraulic Lifter Valve Adjustment
You should have pulled one of those out with a magnet while the tubes were off for a closer look.

If they are hydro you should be able to screw the adjuster in, sometimes it takes a while for them ...
  Topic: Hydraulic Lifter Valve Adjustment
smitty1976bus

Replies: 3
Views: 121

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:29 am   Subject: Hydraulic Lifter Valve Adjustment
I am in need of some advice.. I'm trying to set the valve clearance on my 1978 2.0L EFI engine. I believe they are hydraulic lifters, due the year and GE engine block. I did my push rod tube seals ...
  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
bus runs, but there is some valvetrain noise. There's always been some noise, so I think it's time for some adjustments. I'll use RatWells guide to hydraulic lifters and hope for the best: Very Happy
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  Topic: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
smitty1976bus

Replies: 249
Views: 23840

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Re: My 1978 Big Sage Green Giant Westy Build! Lots of Pictures!
Hi everyone, been about a year since I've posted on this build thread... which I guess is a good thing. Been out enjoying the bus. But now it's time for some maintenance. Bought some goodies from Bus ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Yes, they are hard to spot once installed, your Bentley has some good photos.

Found it! Cool, thank you.... thought they went somewhere else

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1917096.jpg
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:44 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
What did I walk into? Haha. Nipples..

Sorry. ok:

These are the guys actually doing the work. I might be inclined to reach out to them directly instead:
https://fuelinjectioncorp.com/

Def. ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:45 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Iíve been thinking of buying a rebuilt AFM from Busdepot, interested to see how the bus will run with another AFM attached. May just bite the bullet and order, but at $200 for it and $150 for a core ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1818250.jpg

Are those shiny spots on the wiper tracks near where the wiper is resting?, or missing areas with exposed substrate?

(I'm talking about the sa ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
If you have the AFM removed, or a spare, you can look through the air passage and see a little nub on one of the walls, that's the air intake temperature sensor, or TS1. It might also be helpful to wa ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:33 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
No, TS1 is inside the AFM and tells the system about what environment it's running in. The TTS controls added fuel for starting and is not connected to the ECU.https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/ ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Thanks for the reply asiab3

How does your intake air temperature sensor (TS1) measure compared to the baseline test in the AFC manual, available here in the technical section? (Second or third to l ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
smitty1976bus

Replies: 8262
Views: 607062

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:23 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Does anyone ever need to adjust their idle setting as the seasons change?

Have a '78 2.0L EFI, and the idle seems to change depending on the ambient air temp. Live up in New England, and we finall ...
 
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