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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 FAQ

Vehicle Identification
Bus VIN # listing on the site
'68 crewcab vin # location
VIN Plate Location?
M-Plate Location
M-Codes Type 2 (T2) 1968-79
Type 2 M-Plate decoder
Automated M-code plate decoder
Automated M-Plate decoder
M Code decoder
M-Codes Type 2 (T2) 1968-79
T2 Identification ID Tcash
Parts identification ID T2 (lots of pix) FAQ
1972 Bay Window one year only list FAQ
The 1972 only photos thread FAQ
Decals FAQ

Repair Manuals
Bus service manual+Bus repair manuals FAQ

Parts Manuals
Bus parts manual + manuals FAQ
Online Baywindow Parts Books

Site Topics
How to post photos in the Forums
How to search the Forums

Common Bus Topics

Ratwell Baywindow FAQ

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

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

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

Official Lowering thread FAQ
Worn center link pin Febi VS Meyle and more! FAQ
Koni shocks FAQ
Repairing a sagging rear end FAQ
Heavy duty sway bar installation FAQ

Old Post-New Twist (Tools/Parts/Materials list) FAQ
Atv jack vs floor jack? FAQ

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

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

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

Pertronix Electrical Testing (External Link)
Ignition barrel replacement (External Link)

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

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

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

Best anti theft system FAQ

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

--Fuel system--
What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
Fuel Line Fuel hose - Quality, Makers, Sizes FAQ
Fuel Lines FAQ
Comparing stock Solex carbs to each other, and to the H30/31 FAQ
Progressive Carb FAQ

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

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

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

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

Auto Transport/Shipping Information FAQ
Online Baywindow Parts Books and Part Numbers FAQ
VIN locations FAQ | VIN locations
Rarest of the Rare FAQ
Rekeying a lock FAQ
On-board spare parts FAQ | More | More | More | More | More | More | More | More | More
Winter storage / general vehicle storage FAQ
Bay Window Books FAQ
Bus Car Covers FAQ | 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 FAQ
How to: Fitting a Cobra Alarm in a VW Baywindow FAQ
Offroad Bus pics FAQ
Up in smoke... Bus fires... don't let it happen to you! FAQ
Eberspacher BN4 info and help FAQ

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

Vintage Vw Training Films

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


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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