- FranzKeymasterMarch 26, 2019 at 9:48 amPost count: 3114
Cole’s spindle bushing seized on test drive yesterday.
We have the whole front suspension apart right now. Decided to check for cracked torsion springs too.Pat KKeymasterMarch 26, 2019 at 6:31 pmPost count: 1175
Cole kicked ass for the last few days around here. But today I think it went a bit the other way.
I could hear the frustration in his voice as he and Franz were pulling his motor back out this afternoon. 😢😭😫😤
We will build it if it comes.ColeBModeratorMarch 26, 2019 at 10:05 pmPost count: 1392
Ya… this weekend/week has been a roller coaster! Super psyched on the new parts I got for my motor and the aweosme time at KCW! Learned a lot this weekend. Got a lot of practice taking my motor out…. haha Motor was running rough last night when I installed it in the bus, so we pulled carbs and manifolds and ground the manifolds to get a better seal and fully went through the carbs with a fine tooth comb. It sounded better, but still not aweosme so we ran compression and a couple of the cylinders were really low… not looking good. we went to drive it anyway and then the steering locked up and we turned right back around and were up LATE last night pulling the front end basically completely apart. Got that all back together this morning and it was looking good! Franz and I drove it again this afternoon and the motor was still not right. Basically felt like it was almost running on 3 cylinders. Still bogging a bit and running hot. So we made the call to pull the engine again and check/replace the top end. We got it off and there was a lot of corrosion and big scratches in the cylinders. No bueno. Franz inspected inside the motor more and it was similar on the bottom end. Lots of wear. I still need to decide 100% tomorrow when I get some sleep but I think I am going to end up having to send out for a new motor. Will likely send these heads and case off to painters…. slightly bigger cam, new bottom/top end and re machine the heads to re use. Going to talk with Franz tomorrow and come up with a plan. Learned a lot! Super fun! I love VW’s. Glad it happened at the best shop on earth, or else I’d be SOL. Thanks for the great weekend guys and Gretchen! New 15 gal tank too! Forgot to mention that before afterBBWBParticipantMarch 27, 2019 at 1:24 amPost count: 737
That’s a hell of a week for sure. You should be 100% sorted by the time your bus is ready to leave though.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterMarch 27, 2019 at 6:33 amPost count: 5923
GOOD times with Cole!!! The good news….. is that the bus should be 100% after this!!!! 😎mtnbusParticipantMarch 27, 2019 at 7:31 amPost count: 918
Damn dude, you’ve dealt with so much over the last few days. You have a great attitude and you’re in good hands at KCW ! Lots of work done.
Great to hang out! Ill send you the old photos I have of your bus soon. Good luck today and Ill see ya in Moab in a few weeks.CorporateModeratorMarch 27, 2019 at 7:49 amPost count: 733
Safe travels Come! Great seeing you😁😁😁😁
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!ColeBModeratorMarch 27, 2019 at 9:04 amPost count: 1392
Ya, it will be good! Can’t wait to see those photos Bubba!
Stuff gets done at KCW! So when I’m there I have to keep up and hit it hard. It is fun pushing hard to get stuff done. Thanks again for letting me hang around and Franz for all the help👍🏼 Moab is going to be fun!FranzKeymasterMarch 27, 2019 at 10:05 amPost count: 3114
That sucked. I wasn’t expecting the engine to be bad. Let me know if I need to pallet-ize this core.Baja MarkParticipantMarch 27, 2019 at 12:37 pmPost count: 373
That sounded like it sucked for sure. Great feeling getting stuff fixed, but shitty that it want south and escalated $$ColeBModeratorMarch 28, 2019 at 9:49 amPost count: 1392
Go ahead and send it Franz👍🏼 Come on painters! Speed! I wanna go camp in my bus!WaynerParticipantMarch 28, 2019 at 1:19 pmPost count: 108
Damn cole! Talk about getting on with the program. Hope you get it going for Moab.FranzKeymasterMarch 29, 2019 at 9:25 amPost count: 3114
The engine left yesterday. Hopefully it will arrive at Painter’s today.FranzKeymasterApril 9, 2019 at 7:02 amPost count: 3114
Working with Cole on a oil sump that he designed. We’re making four of them.mtnbusParticipantApril 9, 2019 at 7:14 amPost count: 918
Very cool! Is the motor back at KCW ?ColeBModeratorApril 9, 2019 at 9:26 amPost count: 1392
They are looking bad ass! Thanks for the help Franz. No motor yet Bubba. Painters is busy. Hopefully soon 👍🏼JbParticipantApril 9, 2019 at 10:09 amPost count: 563
Cool sump! I had thoughts of making a super low profile but real wide sump for my kombi…. after the spinning the drain plug out on barndoor twice while on road😳ColeBModeratorApril 9, 2019 at 10:36 amPost count: 1392
Spinning it out? Like it turned itself loose? Damn!
This is going to be a big bitch. Probably 4+ additional quarts of oil. I think 4, JJ thinks like 6. Either way it will be ALOT.
it hangs 3 inches below the motor. So about 2 inches of it will hang below the chassis line. Should get really good airflow. Burly too. Would take a lot to do damage to this thing haha
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