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Apply grease, oil, or anti-seize (dilute a small portion in separate, dedicated container with engine oil or WD-40), dependent on what it is, to everything that moves and a lotta things that don’t  … Every single bolt and nut that has anything to do with the bumper or bumper brackets Clutch cable – including the threaded adjusting  end and definitely the pivot and clip on the front end of a bus cable unless you want that little pin/clip thing to […]

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except for a bucket of grease. First of all, realize there’s 4 parts to the “securing system” on a VW  front door – the inside operating lever (the thing you pull to open the door from the inside), the outside operating lever (the outer handle), the lock (the thing the key goes in), and the latch itself, which is inside the front door.  99% of  problems – that’s right, nearly all problems related to door shutting and locking problems are caused by […]

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Installing a 4 inch narrower front axle beam on your air-cooled Volkswagen with the springs cut 4 inches shorter to fit … A. Makes the vehicle more stable, corner better, makes it harder to flip over, and it makes fancy wheels fit. B. Makes the vehicle less stable  and it makes your spine tingle when it feels like the vehicle is going to tip over when unaggressivly changing lanes on the freeway at 50 mph (especially in a bus) and it […]

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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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If you have a split bus, use the proper repair kit and opt for reaming of the bushings after they’re installed with the proper reamer. Some repair manuals suggest machining the bushings a bit bigger than they come out of the box in lieu of a proper reamer. Either step is necessary because as they come in the box, the pin will not go through the bushings so they must be either machined or reamed. Only opt for the reamer […]

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If you have the old parts, don’t assume buying a kit will fix it  but this will … The photo speaks for itself. Don’t forget to grease the cable. The washers are brazed onto the link. You’ll still need the springs. Make sure the pedal hinge is greased too. If you have the later style where the pedal engages with a roller, a little grease on the shaft and the roller and the ramp on the pedal goes a long […]

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