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  Topic: Topside Wear on #1 Exhaust Rocker Arm
telford dorr

Replies: 20
Views: 380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:28 pm   Subject: Re: Topside Wear on #1 Exhaust Rocker Arm
Driver's side (those rocker arms are kinda stuck, don't want to slide off):
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2216004.jpg
DON'T force them off! If you do, you will gouge the inside surface of ...
  Topic: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
telford dorr

Replies: 16
Views: 380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
(duplicate)
  Topic: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
telford dorr

Replies: 16
Views: 380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
One thing: do try to find some stock front and rear bumpers. The nose of the bus isn't very strong, and will suffer a lot of damage if someone should back into you. The bumpers offer some protection f ...
  Topic: DC to DC charger affects on alternator
telford dorr

Replies: 18
Views: 244

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: DC to DC charger affects on alternator
I read the manual for your charger - looks to be a nice unit. Unlike a simple relay, it should result in a better quality charge on the house battery than the alternator can provide (as it's a "s ...
  Topic: Dead - no turn over
telford dorr

Replies: 20
Views: 319

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:18 am   Subject: Re: Dead - no turn over
No, I think you have it covered.

Two good batteries jumped to each other BACKWARDS is equivalent to a 24 volt battery. The only load resistance is the jumper cables themselves - which isn't very mu ...
  Topic: Limited replacement of fuel hoses
telford dorr

Replies: 7
Views: 160

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Limited replacement of fuel hoses
there is one hose that sits along side the spare tire well. It is very hard to see without a flashlight and often the cause of fumes.
I have discovered that this particular nasty hose is trivial to r ...
  Topic: 6volt bus check list ideas on easier starting and living with 6v
telford dorr

Replies: 12
Views: 414

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:16 am   Subject: Re: 6volt bus check list ideas on easier starting and living with 6v
True, but it's (initially) a lot of current - 25 amps or so. It only drops once the solenoid closes the contacts which deliver battery power to the starter motor. Ironically, a poor contact in the ign ...
  Topic: 6volt bus check list ideas on easier starting and living with 6v
telford dorr

Replies: 12
Views: 414

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: 6volt bus check list ideas on easier starting and living with 6v
All else being equal, a device running on 6 volts will pull twice the current of one running on 12 volts, for the same function. This doubled current draw will cause twice the voltage drop across a me ...
  Topic: 091 bell housing cut for run stand
telford dorr

Replies: 6
Views: 198

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: 091 bell housing cut for run stand
Quick and dirty run stand

With FI engine w/alternator:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2088058.jpg

With carb engine w/generator:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/876323.jpg
  Topic: repurpose heated rear switch
telford dorr

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: Battery feedback
Any idea what in the heater is drawing so much current on startup? My heater (not a eberspacher) doesn't draw a large current on startup, but then again, it runs on petrol. Does your heater run on pet ...
  Topic: Axle nut - trouble removing
telford dorr

Replies: 23
Views: 682

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:47 am   Subject: Re: Axle nut - trouble removing
A 3/4" breaker bar, a 6 point socket, and 8' of pipe got the job done...

Many (!) years ago, I tried a 1/2" drive breaker bar. Bent it into a 1/4 circle. Sears took it back...
  Topic: Hot Start Relay Blows Fuse
telford dorr

Replies: 3
Views: 279

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:09 am   Subject: Re: HOT START RELAY BLOWS FUSE
The starter solenoid pulls 25+ amps until the solenoid pulls in far enough to activate the starter motor itself. This usually happens fairly quickly - unless the solenoid is going bad, or the battery ...
  Topic: speedometer glass
telford dorr

Replies: 6
Views: 340

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:29 pm   Subject: Re: speedometer glass
I used hot glue on mine, and it works fine.
  Topic: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
telford dorr

Replies: 41
Views: 1451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:24 am   Subject: Re: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
Good idea - I like it!

You'd have to work with Everett so the spreadsheet could be continually updated, and not time out on the edit capability.
  Topic: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
telford dorr

Replies: 41
Views: 1451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
Ray,

Curil T2.....is used by a lot of Porsche guys.....but not typically for the cylinder joint to case.....and .....in the long term...it WILL start to seep and leak...depending on the induction s ...
  Topic: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
telford dorr

Replies: 41
Views: 1451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Permatex Aviation has dripped inside case, should I worry?
FYI: Permatex is soluble in alcohol, which can by used to clean up excess blobs. I use methanol (shellac thinner)(no longer available in kalifornia...we have to "import" it from Arizona).
  Topic: PROPER Oil Drain Plug torque 2.0
telford dorr

Replies: 43
Views: 1336

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:10 pm   Subject: Re: PROPER Oil Drain Plug torque 2.0
Or.....for about $50.....you could buy one of these and re-calibrate your wrenches to within +/- 2% in about 1 minute each.

https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-20742A-Digital-14-7-99-6-Foot-Pound/dp/B009G ...
  Topic: Brake lights will not work…
telford dorr

Replies: 24
Views: 712

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:57 pm   Subject: Re: Brake lights will not work…
... I assumed that if the switch went bad it would allow current to 81a and on to the warning light I take it that's not how the circuit works? Very much a novice at the electrical details
It is how ...
  Topic: Brake lights will not work…
telford dorr

Replies: 24
Views: 712

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: Brake lights will not work…
I will add that jumping 81a and 82a activated the brake warning light with either one plug or both plugs unplugged....
Are you sure it was 82a (black wire)? If so, sounds like you have a short somew ...
  Topic: Brake lights will not work…
telford dorr

Replies: 24
Views: 712

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:32 am   Subject: Re: Brake lights will not work…
Can anyone confirm if the brake switch wiring diagram in Bentley on page 8-9 is correct?... Brake lights will work when jumped from 81a to 81. Are 81a and 82a reversed in the picture?
Here's how to t ...
 
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