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Bus Stop Attrition Rate 2019

Discussion in 'The Kombi Club Bus stop 2019' started by Grantus, Apr 29, 2019.

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Did you make it there and back?

  1. Yes, no worries.

    58.3%
  2. Had some issues, but sorted them on the way.

    33.3%
  3. No, tray top was required.

    8.3%
  1. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    1000 plus Km. Battery problem first day out. Charging system could not handle lights! Easy Fix. Just drive in daylight. Problem with idle and backfiring. Had a look at Mallacoota with Adrian involved. Could not fix but Adrian smoothed it out a lot. Running fine at highway speed and got us home.
    Joys of motoring!
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So did you park up at the nearest cafe, make a call, and send the bus home on a tray top? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Olive

    Olive New Member

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    Totally agree very scary as the steering wheel tries to take control.
    i am going to have the bump stops packed a little to raise their height as this is probably the easiest/cheapest fix that can be undone if not a success.
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Bump stops are held by clips so not easily packed.

    This is not same product but same concept.
    https://www.gmtrubber.com/products/rubber-bobbins/
    Download spec sheet.

    I used same as...
    KP/E
    50/68
    68 hardness.
    10mm dia thread.

    The 50 ( dia) is same as vw.
    Vw height is 58 (mm)
    The new rubber is 10mm taller and harder.
    With dropped spindles there is only about 5-10mm clearance.

    You could maintain more clearance but similar compression effect with a rounder profile stop.
    Might have to mix n match for height and compression .
    I would start with 68 rubber hardness.

    Or mix n match with buffer type B50/20 and KD50/35.
    Gives more clearance on bump stop but minimal compression under heavy loads.
    You may want gentler hit by going a softer rubber compound on the bottom unit.


    Changing to a stiffer compression shock ( plus shortened to have it working within effective region ) probably necessary as with less travel you are hitting bump stops before torsion bar has much effect.
    Koni only adjust rebound. Soft compression.
    KYB gas are said to be a bit harsh but may be preferable to belting a bump stop hard.
    Bilstein would be a good choice and balance of characteristics.


    Be realistic as to how much these will be comfortable when you have reduced suspension travel by lowering but it is important to not foul body with tyres at any stage.
    Some reasons that you already know. :)

    Above applies to bay front beam.
     
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  5. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Mucked about with RH carb to see if anything was suspect. Cleaned, squirted carb cleaner in every orifice, Tried again. Suspected vac leak somewhere so pulled inlet manifold and re-installed. Still spluttering. Plan B. Dug into spares stock and found a likely suspect. Magic! Ready to roll.
     
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  6. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So it was the manifold?
     
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  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Twas the carb as we suspected when we tried yours as a replacement.
     
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  8. Gerry and Robyn

    Gerry and Robyn Active Member

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    Damn......if only we'd thought of that.
     
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  9. Olive

    Olive New Member

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    Thanks so much for the info Cbus.
    Im a little out of my depth with this one so all thoughts appreciated
     
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If you want to work through a likely solution start a thread and we can give some options.
    Note if it's a bay Kombi and if it had adjusters on the beam or dropped spindles.
    Also distance from the tall bump stop to where it hits.
    Wheel and tyre sizes.
     
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  11. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    So, this data actually confirms the accuracy of the bumper sticker that says “60% of the time it works every time” :D

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  12. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Made it home safe and sound just over 3000km done without a major problem, with the only issues a poor earth on the brake light/indicators, 2 extra star cracks on the windscreen and some dodgy fuel from Yea (was expensive so only bought 15 litres, no obvious problems till most had gone and stop start in town) still running just not as well and new fuel cleared it with in 2 km.

    Up to 1700 m in height up mountains and through sun and rain. Damn I love my bus.

    Came back heavily loaded with IKEA and Aldi purchases for all and sundry and still no complaints. New windscreen on the cards soon.

    Adrian
     
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