Microbus 2L THE RESURRECTION!!

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by 1500king, May 19, 2009.

  1. Tangles

    Tangles Well-Known Member

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    He didn't swear nearly as much as you think. (Or you do)
     
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  2. cbus

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    Must have been overwhelmed and speechless ;)
     
  3. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for the pic fix folks! :D

    I wonder how long it will take Photobucket to cotton onto that one? Maybe they allowed it as the masses are deserting them.

    Ahh yes! The mushpit, the paint job is gold! It's one well travelled bus!
     
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  4. Barry

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    mmmmm............. if it was painted on top - then it would be "goldtops" ;)

    Wouldn't that be magic! :D
     
  5. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Rare sighting in its natural habitat!!!
     
  6. Tangles

    Tangles Well-Known Member

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    Not often you get a natural habitat either

    - Grassy open parkland
    - River flowing past
    - Temperate climate
    - 150 VW's parked nearby
     
  7. 1500king

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    Yes indeed!! Very rare occurrence! Feeding lividly on it's natural staple of Coopers Sparkling ale and Bratwurst!:D:p
     
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  8. Mr Beckstar

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    Hi 1500King. I’ve been reading about the motor rebuild and am amazed at all the grommets, brackets and odds and ends that go into an original build on the tinware etc. I’ve currently got Harry’s motor out and would like to make it look and go right. Any tips where I can get that stuff?
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Andrew not only has the knowledge.....he now has the bits, or knows where to get ‘em ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Well, I can supply most, if not all of the rubber as I have it in stock.

    Other brackets, let me know what you have missing on yours.
     
  11. Mr Beckstar

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    I can see the anti rattle rubber on the right fan housing flap, and the rubber seal around the oil pressure switch, and the grommet for the thermostat cable through the tinware. But how do I do a complete check on all components and more importantly describe each part? I’m guessing I’ll have to go through the pictures in this thread and try to relate everything to the VW exploded views.
     
  12. deger

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    Biggest problem I'm finding with my engine rebuild is that I'm not familiar enough with them yet to know what is missing. I don't have the tine that goes under the fan housing or the heatshield for the exhaust. I've also noted from Andrew's pics that I'm missing the pulley, thermostat and linkage for the fan housing flap. When I cracked mine open I discovered that it had been siliconed up ! I took a look at the microfiche and whilst the exploded parts diagram is handy, a list of those numbered parts would be even handier. Does one exist?
    Darren
     
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  13. 1500king

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    OK, let me know... if you are not sure, post a pic up.
     
  14. 1500king

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    Ok, so entire thermostat assembly from start to finish is missing. I reckon they siliconed up the 3rd oil cooler flap. The bolt for the thermostat cable pulley goes INTO the crankcase, so if there is a hole there, it will leak oil. I use the thermostat assy as it gets my motors warmed up quickly and they stay there on winter SA mornings. Additionally getting your oil up to temp reduces barrel wear and kicks in all cold start functions...like warm air to to the carbs when cold... your demisters working at full tilt ..There are many benefits. I don't understand how folks remove them.. If the thermostat fails, it fails OPEN.
     
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  15. 1500king

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    The thermostat also reduces "heat cycling" from cold to hot and vice versa ... It cracks heads.
     
  16. deger

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    Thanks Andrew, looks like I’ll have to go scrounging for some donor parts as there is nothing on this motor. Every time I look at his forum I learn something new. My poor little head is going to get full !!
     
  17. 1500king

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    No worries.. If you have any questions, message me.
     
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  18. 1500king

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    There's been many conversations on forums and FB about bad cams lately.. I've got a couple on the engine stand right now... One had a replacement cam fitted about 7 years ago, but there was always a dark cloud over what it had been serviced with in terms of oil. This did not stop it... a Bad bearing fitment on its last rebuild seized it.... bearing squashed by dowel pin, then the bearing spun into the dowel created dent and stopped the motor. Below is the bearing issue; 20171007_140715.jpg

    Then a closer look at the cam... Here is what the lobe should look like;

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    Here is the BAD #2 and #4 Exhaust lobe... it is GONE...

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    Oils ain't oils folks.. !
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

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    Whoa! ... some people shouldn't play with things they have NRFI about :eek:
     
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  20. Alpal

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    Like this idea. Where did you source? Not having much success locally.
     
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