Archive for : March, 2014
4 years, 3 months ago 0
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As you probably know, whoever wrote the ring around the center journal description in the Bentley Manual was probably drunk.  The following is from factory literature and is for all type 4 buses and air-cooled Vanagon and very likely applies to the Type 4 sedan and wagon …   No rings next to center journal – hydraulic manual (78-82) 2 rings, one on each side of center journal – hydraulic automatic and probably solid auto given what’s stated in Bentley  (78-82) […]

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This only works if the cooler seals leak. If you need to change the cooler, you’re gonna be busy. Cooler seals alone are quick and easy.   Take off the fan. You can now reach in and remove the 3 cooler nuts and their respective washers. Pull the cooler away from the engine. If the seals don’t fall out, reach up from underneath with a piece of coat hangar or welding rod and nudge them loose. For installing, use the […]

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  The below photo is of a typical “rebuilt head”. Most rebuilt heads have had new valve seats installed. The problem with having new valve seats installed is they always come loose someday. When I was a kid a few decades ago, my boss in the VW shop said “We don’t use rebuilt heads”. I asked why. He said “Because the seats fall out”. Some things never change. No one knows when and no one knows which one but it […]

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Do this with the fuel pump removed or before you install it on all models with the fuel pump next to the distributor .  Actually, you can’t have the spacer or pushrod installed to deal with the distributor drive gear. They flywheel must be installed. This is the last thing to do when building an engine  but you can do it on an installed engine – usually to correct an improperly installed one . Improper installation may make it impossible […]

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