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by the bus driver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head failure - Valve stretch?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Head failure - Valve stretch?

Is it possible that my inlet valve is going through the seat or has the seat extensively worn in a short space of time? The nut is completely wound out and I have previously added some shims below the rocker arm (I'm aware this is a bodge job but it has given given a couple of great weekends) to cre...
by the bus driver
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Ferry
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Ferry

Dover
by the bus driver
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Ferry
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Ferry

I’ve always booked as a car based van but lately they’re being difficult pretty much every crossing now as lots of newbies are being trained and supervised. If you take a jerrycan i’d Say hide it, they made me go out the port for it and the next time I just put it inside and no issues. Also, they ar...
by the bus driver
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1500/1600 running stock motor
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Wanted 1500/1600 running stock motor

thescampster wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:11 am
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That link don’t work, pm me a price and details

Thanks,
S
by the bus driver
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1500/1600 running stock motor
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Wanted 1500/1600 running stock motor

Looking for a cheap running motor..

Anything considered.. what you got??
by the bus driver
Thu May 31, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Westfalia bits and bobs update
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Westfalia bits and bobs update

How much for one of the clasps and a black knob please?
by the bus driver
Mon May 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel/tyre clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Wheel/tyre clearance

Hi Everyone I have recently purchased a 64 Split that has a narrowed beam front end. It has later front & rear brakes so 130PCD. The previous owner had fitted a 50 profile front tyre which I didn't like and wheels that I didn't like either. I had a set of Empi's that I have fitted but as they were ...
by the bus driver
Thu May 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

Hey Buzzers,

I’m pretty sure now it was not carb related but Cylinderhead related. Just need to figure out now what has happened and how much damage it has done..

All plugs looked fine except for the one with the issues..

Good luck with yours
by the bus driver
Mon May 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

I found that there’s an oil leak between the cylinder and the head and a gap that I’m Unsure if if it needs to be there.
I found a puddle oil in de cylinder head just below the manifold..
That’s where I draw the line and let an expert do the rest.

Thanks for your thoughts 👍
by the bus driver
Sat May 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

Sounds like fuel isn’t getting sucked into the piston chamber ? To my uneducated but working from first principles mind, that can only be caused by a sticking inlet valve ? Experts please jump in and educate me further ! What am I looking for then.. It’s only out of one horn it spits fuel and when ...
by the bus driver
Fri May 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

I checked all of it and that's not the issue, however, one manifold heats up quicker than the others.. I have completely stripped and cleaned both carbs and pretty sure they are good. I have found that fuel sprays/Fumes out of one of the horns. Carb pump(s) work fine and spray an equal amount of fue...
by the bus driver
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

How many miles since the last service? I'd certainly start with valve clearances & linkage balance. The filter is an usual one. Any sign of a carb fire? Is it splitting back up through the carb? Hi Jim, I did the valve clearance over the weekend before I came back from Belgium. It didn’t make a rea...
by the bus driver
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Engine shudders when cold - 2054/44 webers

My engine has recently started to make some more noise and when it's cold it shudders in lower revs/speed.. Although, I know when it's cold it usually takes a couple of minutes to warm up and then it runs nice. Now it's clearly developping something that wasn't there before. Then engine is new from ...
by the bus driver
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Magazine
Topic: Magazine editor?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Magazine editor?

cool, I'll ping you an email Sally!
by the bus driver
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Magazine
Topic: Magazine editor?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Magazine editor?

Can anyone point me in the direction of who's currently doing the mag? I was pointed towards named Sally a while ago with no luck..?

I used to contribute with Roadtrip stories and wondering if there's still a hunger for it ..