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This thread will contain links to the answers to common questions about Buses.

If you have a link that should be added to this list or a correction, please PM Mr. Breeze or PM EverettB and I will add to the list below.
Please do not post new threads asking these same questions, post in the threads that are linked below.

Broke down, Rescue, Help, Road Side, Assistance, Information

Vehicle Identification
VIN, Chassis, Engine number locations
Bus VIN # listing on the site
VW Engine Letter Codes
Transporter/Type 2 Model Numbers
T2 Identification ID Tcash
M-Plate Location
M-Codes Type 2 (T2) 1968-79
Automated M-code plate decoder
Type 2 M-Plate decoder
Parts identification ID T2 (lots of pix)
What parts are '68 only?
1972 Bay Window one year only list
The 1972 only photos thread
Bus service manual+Bus repair manuals
Bus parts manual + manuals
Online Baywindow Parts Books
Bentley Repair Manual - List of Known Errors
Site Topics
How to post photos in the Forums
How to search the Forums

Common Bus Topics

Ratwell Baywindow

--1968-79 VW Bus Campers--
Adventurewagon Adventurewagen
Sportsmobilers Unite!
Riviera Stuff

Fiamma Bike Rack

--Air Conditioning--
DPD Air Conditioning for type 2 bus?

--Audio Video--
Stock sound system
Stereo Audio System
Tutorial for (door buzzer) stereo switch
Insulation / sound deadening thread
Video System
Backup (back up) Camera

Seat upgrades out of another vehicle for T2 Bay window Bus
sunroof FAQ open stuck parts plastic cover cables
Mud Flaps
Mud Flap plans
Mud Flap installation

The Tire Sticky
Lets see your rims
Lowering a Bay
Brake change
Adding Power Brake Booster to Drum Brakes
EMPI, BRM, BRM's, Brims, Rims, Wheels

What Do YOU Look For When Buying A Bus?
Bay Window Bus Buyers / Spotters Guide
Tips for buying a car over the Internet
...Send more links...

Electrical Terminals
Reading DIM current track style wiring diagrams Reading Wiring Diagrams
Turn Signal Switch 1968-71 T2 ID
Turn Signal Switch 7 wire T2 1972-Only 211 953 513 J
Turn Signal Switch T2 1973-M74 211 953 509 H
Turn signal Switch T2 L74-79 211 953 513 K
LED lighting upgrades
Ignition System
1970 Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal
1971-M74 Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal
L74-79 Ignition lock cylinder / ignition switch blues.
2nd Battery Relay
Distributor T2 Bus Bay window
Starter testing
How to fix a Sticky Starter
Power Inverter
Converting Washer to Electric
Troubleshooting/ Horn Wiring fixes
Removing a lock cylinder
Early Bay Tachometer installation
2nd Battery installation
Pre 1971 ignition switch removal
Pertronix Electrical Testing (External Link)
Ignition barrel replacement (External Link)
Wiring terminals and crimping tool

CHT Nirvana (cylinder head temperature) gauge/sender
Official Bay Window engine pics thread
Official Oil Topic
Oil Temps
Oil Pressure
Service to perform while the engine is removed | More | More | More | More | More | More | More | More
Full Tune-up
Oil Leak
Type 1 engine conversion
Fiberglass engine compartment tin for 1600 in later bus conversion
Installing a 1600 into a later Type IV Bus
Installing a 1600 into a later Type IV Bus (091 transmission)
Early Type 4 Engine Thread ** new **
Adjusting hydraulic lifters
Engine timing
Heater Box/Exhaust conversion from 77 to 72-74 Question
Ceramic coated heat exchangers
Ceramic Coat Your Exhaust at Home

--Fuel Injection--
Fuel injection conversion shopping list - parts required
Fuel Injection Diagrams Collection
I Need Help with L-Jet / AFC Fuel Injection Topic
Testing FI Fuel Pressure
AFM Adjustment
Throttle Body Rebuild
How to Tune and Modify Bosch Fuel Injection (link)

--Fuel system--
Fuel Gauge and Sender early bay t2a 1968-72
Fuel Gauge Vibrator and Sender late bay t2b 1973-79
Fuel Gauge Vibrator got ya down?
What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage
Fuel Line Fuel hose - Quality, Makers, Sizes
Fuel Lines
Comparing stock Solex carbs to each other, and to the H30/31
Progressive Carb

34 PICT-3 adjustment
Centermount 3BBL carburetor
Mechanical pump case elimination |More | More | More
Fuel sender repair
Factory Dual Carb Adjustment Procedure
Fuel pump alternatives |More | More
Fuel tank restoration | More | Also: This external link
Fuel tank filler hose
Centermount, progressive, 2BBl carb on Type IV doesn't suck
Fuel tank filler hose

Sliding Windows
Euro Spec non opening wing vents
Installing rear vent windows
Wiper refresh
Installing a Window

--Heating and Ventilation--
Eberspacher BN4 info and help
BA6 Eberspacher Gas Heater

9 (Nine) Passenger Buses
Seat upgrades Seats out of another vehicle for T2 Bay window Bus
Cabinet laminate
Cabinet laminate
Interior panels
Remove Your Late Bay Westy Interior
Middle and rear seat mounting hardware
Seat Padding - TMI vs. WW vs. ...
Installing a Vanagon jump seat into a westy

--Metalwork/Paint/Body-- (also see Body/Paint forum )
Heating system advice and center duct replacement
Rear bumper splash pans
Body Repair panels
Sliding door Refresh
Sliding Door Support Roller Refresh
Frame and torsion tube repair
Battery Tray and Corner replacement
Bob's Bay Westy rust repair
Purpose of these holes in rear corners under tail lights?

--Pickup Truck--
Pickup Truck Only Parts

Best anti theft system

Official Lowering thread
Worn center link pin Febi VS Meyle and more!
Ball Joints
Ball joint and Tie rod rubber boots
Koni shocks
Repairing a sagging rear end
Heavy duty sway bar installation

Technical drawings Blueprints for T2
Technical Diagrams (All types)
Technical drawings (External link, in German)

Old Post-New Twist (Tools/Parts/Materials list)
"homemade" tools??...photo results FAQ
Atv jack vs floor jack?

Tow bar

--Transmission and Rear Axle--
Pilot Bearing
Automatic transmissions - driving
Automatic transmissions - driving
CV Boot Best Brand and Supplier

Canvas Replacement (link)
Pop-Top Canvas Choices
Best Cabinet Laminate
Cabinet laminate
Cabinet laminate
Laminate Repair - How-To
Remove Your Late Bay Westy Interior
Official Side Tent thread
How to properly fold your Westy side tent
Rear Tent Info
Adding a Vanagon propane tank
Restoring a Camper Top
Jalousie (louvered) window rebuild
Jalousie Window Rebuild
Jalousie Window Rebuild
Early Bay - replace your cot with a bed - How To
1974 and 1975 westy info thread F

Bays and their Owners, Pictures, Show Yourself!
Off road modifications for your bus
Auto Transport/Shipping Information
Online Baywindow Parts Books and Part Numbers
VIN locations | VIN locations
Rarest of the Rare
Rekeying a lock
On-board spare parts | More | More | More | More | More | More | More | More | More
Winter storage / general vehicle storage
Bay Window Books
Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers | Bus Car Covers
Truck tilt thread
How to: Fitting a Cobra Alarm in a VW Baywindow
Offroad Bus pics
Up in smoke... Bus fires... don't let it happen to you!

Vintage Vw Training Films

Bay window safety/crash test/ info/ links to threads


Samba resources for Bay Window fans:
Literature: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/type2_2.php
Manuals: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/
Wiring: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt2.php


Where to buy parts thread

Some Bay Vendors:

Defrost booster
As always, thanks to Richard, for the list!


Some very helpful excel sheets.....thanks to samannac for creating them and to DurocShark for hosting them!
Thanks to Tcash for manual links added 4/13

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