This Will Not Do

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:03 pm

BellePlaine wrote:Colin wouldn't need a caravan of tools to drive back a used Toyota. :geek: :geek:
After I deal with TBRRD's carburetor flat spot and flywheel balance, I am going to need tools to fix other people's VWs to help finance this insanity. A breaker points/carbureted VW is going to do fine by me across the country.
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(I have a Toyota product ... I would trust no Toyota where I go.
"Hello? Yes, I need a cam position sensor? You can ship it when? Uh, OK, my address is 2 miles due west straight into the desert at Route 127 Mile Marker 72, 8 miles northwest of Furnace Springs. I don't think I have two weeks worth of water"
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by glasseye » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:38 pm

Amskeptic wrote: (I have a Toyota product ... I would trust no Toyota where I go.
"Hello? Yes, I need a cam position sensor? You can ship it when? Uh, OK, my address is 2 miles due west straight into the desert at Route 127 Mile Marker 72, 8 miles northwest of Furnace Springs. I don't think I have two weeks worth of water"
See, now there you go, gettin' me all ascairt up.


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"Hello? Dodge? Daimler Benz? Are you there?"
"A turbo resonator for an 04 T1N? What?"
"Can you hear me NOW?"
"You DON'T?"
"Bbbbut..., I,..."
"Hello?"
"HELLO?"
"HELLO?"

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by chitwnvw » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:55 pm

Hey glasseye, have you noticed any rust on that sprinter? Lately, I've noticed they are starting to bubble around here, but this is the rust belt...

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:06 pm

glasseye wrote: See, now there you go, gettin' me all ascairt up.
"Hello? Dodge? Daimler Benz? Are you there?"
"A turbo resonator for an 04 T1N? What?"
"Can you hear me NOW?"
"You DON'T?"
"Bbbbut..., I,..."
"Hello?"
"HELLO?"
"HELLO?"

:rabbit:
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I almost took a photograph next to that sign in the Squareback in February 2008
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by pj » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:50 pm

Hell we haven't even talked about your storage fees at the C.A.R.B.B. (candy ass red bus barn). Just make sure you have plenty of greenbacks or be prepared to do some sharecropping.

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by whc03grady » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Amskeptic wrote:I would trust no Toyota where I go.
C'mon, no Toyota?
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Post by Morgoon » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:29 am

I just discovered this thread this morning, and I learned a few valuable things from it, so thanks for keeping it up

Most importantly I don't want to rehash anything that has been settled, and I only want to emphasize the genuine hearts that seem to exsist here, and how the folks here are all top shelf! and how great that is for a newb like me.

I could not help but notice that the situation reminded me of my bus, and my journey with it.

I think it reminded me of trying to diagnose an engine problem with out Collin's CSI methodology

Here is my quick run down of what I have learned from this site, its great members, and Colin's unending supply of knowlege and caring. I am sure there is much I am leaving out, I noticed the rules to keeping your bus alive, seem to apply in most areas of my life :)

The short list:

Don't tear your engine out until you have done all the neccesary in vehicle testing
Do the work to get the scientific fact, to create a clear picture of the problem
Try to communicate clearly and concisely what your findings are
From there work with what you have, and always do the best you can
Don't be afraid to ask for help along the way, and always try to help someone if possible.
Enjoy the ride

This forum seems to be designed to embrace the emotional attachment/impact of fixing things yourself, and the importance of doing things right. To me it underlines the fact that we are all human and things can be a rollercoaster at times. It was here that I learned yet again, things are never as difficult as they seem when you have good folks around you.

As proven by the continued exsitence of this thread

ohh and post pics :)....always post pics

and the obvious

GoBuyaBentley

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by glasseye » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:08 am

chitwnvw wrote:Hey glasseye, have you noticed any rust on that sprinter? Lately, I've noticed they are starting to bubble around here, but this is the rust belt...
Not yet, but Frito spends the winters in the garage. :cherry: It is a problem for some, though. Paint job is poor.

Frito's at 50k miles now, still delivering 26 mpusg with zero issues. :cheers:
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:11 pm

Morgoon wrote:
This forum seems to be designed to embrace the emotional attachment/impact of fixing things yourself, and the importance of doing things right.
. . . and if you can't fix it right right now, because you have to get to the next town, be sure to apologize to your Volkswagen. I have seen them answer some pretty excruciating prayers . . .
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by ruckman101 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:03 pm

So here's some snaps from the assessment process a Tuesday ago.

Perhaps the pressure plate is causing the vibration of concern, so inspection was in order. Engine only came out so far, so that the impending rain would only get Colin so wet.

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Let the cross-hatching begin.

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Then there was the compromised heat riser.

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And a wonky pulley. Puller pulled a chunk out. Very stubborn.

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Buttoning up, and a test drive.

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Better, but some lingering concerns.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:02 pm

ruckman101 wrote:So here's some snaps from the assessment process a Tuesday ago.
Better, but some lingering concerns.
neal
And I will have a lingering journey from Portland to Atlanta in the later fall to deal with the malingering concerns. Good thing we had that nifty Hambone EZ Broil torch to help get the pulley off.
I would like to take a week in Portland to do some carb tweaking, a serious machine shop balance job on the flywheel and pressure plate, possibly generator bearings, and a new muffler with the prayer that we do not have a clogged heat riser under the intake manifold.

I like that first picture with Hambone and that pair of hands sprouting out from under the bus.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Gypsie » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:02 pm

This makes my eyes weepy...

The short list:

Don't tear your engine out until you have done all the neccesary in vehicle testing
Do the work to get the scientific fact, to create a clear picture of the problem
Try to communicate clearly and concisely what your findings are
From there work with what you have, and always do the best you can
Don't be afraid to ask for help along the way, and always try to help someone if possible.
Enjoy the ride


Morgoon, Welcome. Don't be shy., Share when it feels right.
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by dingo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:16 am

is that a wave of permatex orange/copper on that heat riser ? or a melted crayon ?
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:37 pm

dingo wrote:is that a wave of permatex orange/copper on that heat riser ? or a melted crayon ?
It is a wave of high-temp orange rtv slathered over a taped holy heat riser pipe.
New muffler is going in.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by sgkent » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:10 pm

I heard it rained in Death Valley over the weekend. Is this true? If so can tell me which direction you are headed next so I can avoid it?
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