shopping list for head replacement type IV

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:12 pm

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What do we think of GoWestys lash caps? Are they beneficial on air cooled engines?
Don't do lash caps unless you have an immediate emergency. Swivelfoot adjusters, are recommended if you have solid lifters.
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:16 pm

Busdepot has the engine gasket kit on backorder .... any other suggestions for a vendor that would carry a quality gasket kit?
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:04 pm

everyone must be rebuilding their engines this year....so far I've tried..

autohauz
CIP1
Partsgeek
gowesty
dunebuggy.com
aircooled.net
busdepot

all are out of stock....will keep looking.

edit...type4store said they had it in stock...
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by tommu » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

This guys are local to me, were once air-cooled specialists but still carry some parts. Very reasonable prices and I think they ship:
http://www.bmaparts.com/company.php

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Post by Jivermo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Good tip, Tommu. I just compared their Pierburg fuel pump price to that of BD. Considerable savings. Perhaps Colin may be in need of one.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am

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Good tip, Tommu. I just compared their Pierburg fuel pump price to that of BD. Considerable savings. Perhaps Colin may be in need of one.
Ol Quarry Chewer seems to be hanging in there. I am going to free yours up if I can find any time. The schedule is now falling dominoes for the forseeable future, Wisconsin today, Illinois tomorrow, then Indiana then Illinois then Indiana then Kentucky then Indiana then Michigan, aw heck, you get the idea . . . Ohio.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Jivermo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am

When you make the Delhi stop, you're welcome to park, and rest at the cabin, and use the new outdoor shower. You'll probably need it, by then.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Well, we added a set of Mahle P's and C's. If anyone is interested, AutohuasAZ has them for $375ish and that includes free shipping. They arrived today. Packaging seemed suspect - bottom half of the box had come open, but the product appears okay (they were inside another box).

I don't know how companies can sell a reman type IV engine of any quality for $2k plus shipping. I realize I spent extra on the heads from Len, but I'm up to about $2400 just in parts, and that doesn't include any machining, main bearings, cam, pushrods, or lifters.
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Post by cegammel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:52 pm

Yeah...I spent $800 on my first top end rebuild, which lasted 700 miles ( due to cracked MOFOCO head and excessive end play). I added an additional $1200 for a complete build, which lasted just under 14k miles ( due to a receding valve in an AVP head) ...now I am in $1900 for the heads and seals for this head replacement. I think overall I could have saved $800 by doing a complete build in the beginning with Len's heads. Ignorance is expensive...

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Post by Bleyseng » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:39 am

Just got my new 914 2.0L heads from Len with the special coating in the combustion chamber and exhaust ports to keep it cool. I would do this for a bus too to keep temps down in the heads.
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Post by wild man smith » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:51 pm

Sealant for under the washers in the valve rocker area. Tune Up items, while it is out plugs are a snap., good time for compression check, b4 and after.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:01 am

wild man smith wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Sealant for under the washers in the valve rocker area.
I use exactly the same sealant under the head washers in the rocker area as the case halves, Permatex Aviation 2 somethingorother non-hardening.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by 72Hardtop » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:01 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:01 am
wild man smith wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Sealant for under the washers in the valve rocker area.
I use exactly the same sealant under the head washers in the rocker area as the case halves, Permatex Aviation 2 somethingorother non-hardening.
Colin
Hylomar Blue works great.
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by tommu » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:53 am

Hylomar is fantastic stuff but a bear to remove. I used curil on the case washers and curil T on the head rockers in the rocker area.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:37 am

tommu wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:53 am
Hylomar is fantastic stuff but a bear to remove. I used curil on the case washers and curil T on the head rockers in the rocker area.
And Permatex Aviation washes off with GumOut, the Elixir Of The Universe.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by asiab3 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:37 am

Curil T also washes off with GumOut, as I learned on the road in 2016. Curil T, however, will not seal your cylinders to the case if there is dog hair in the joint, as I learned on the road in 2016.

Plus Curil smells better.
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