TRYING to Rebuild an Air-Cooled Engine in 16 HOURS

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2 muaj më parë

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Our buddies @Chinatown Market are decking out out a 1969 VW Westfalia bus to travel with their new, sick Grateful Dead Collection and we wanted to help! We THOUGHT we could rebuild the air cooled engine in 16 hours...
Follow @chinatownmarket on instagram and YT for their video drop on Sept. 18th
Big thanks to for getting us the engine rebuild kit in time! We struggled 'cause we're not VW wizards like Rocky over at General Parts in Albuquerque, NM. If you need a hero you can find one there!
And major thanks and much love to Dan Brockett--you're going to want to follow him @officer_dan on IG and on YT!
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Vinh Nguyễn
Vinh Nguyễn 19 minuta më parë
Actual title: Trying to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours, til Rocky showed us. LOL
Kaashaas Poederneus
Kaashaas Poederneus 6 orë më parë
You Guys obviously have no idea how to put an engine together. Putting your crank in a press? What a Joke, the content is ok but dont listen to these Guys when you need Some real information.
Diego Jimenez
Diego Jimenez 2 ditë më parë
more videos like these
Ryan Frost
Ryan Frost 3 ditë më parë
*title says 16 hours* * sees the video is only 23 minutes* holy crap he did it in 23 minutes
Keld Tundraking
Keld Tundraking 3 ditë më parë
Ah yes. A flawless paintjob. Just like the deadheads would have had back in the day.
xXCrankFreakXx 3 ditë më parë
The 1st Rule of "do-it-yourselfer" Always assume the worst!
Senbon Sakura
Senbon Sakura 4 ditë më parë
i dont own a car, i dont even know how to drive, but im here updated in the hi-low and moneypit series hashtahweneedhilowseason2now
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo 5 ditë më parë
Uncle Bob could have an air cooled VW engine shaped by himself in a matter of minutes.
Müllerman 5 ditë më parë
In Germany we say: Er läuft und läuft und läuft...
bernard_hossmoto 6 ditë më parë
Time is money, so this build was a real money pit, LOL :)
Leo Oxford
Leo Oxford 7 ditë më parë
Welcome to abq, don’t go to central and eat at frontier
Cole McCaskill
Cole McCaskill 7 ditë më parë
Shoulda swapped an EJ20 in there... just saying
Bailey Weaver
Bailey Weaver 7 ditë më parë
Poggers duck?
James Owen
James Owen 7 ditë më parë
every time i point out an oil leak to a vw air cooled owner they just say "that means there is oil in it!"
turbo 14
turbo 14 8 ditë më parë
That's actually called a long block. Short block = no heads
Daniel Skrzypiec
Daniel Skrzypiec 11 ditë më parë
21:23 it even Spits fite out of the exhaust
J C 12 ditë më parë
Donut media needs to chill with the excessive ads
Idella Park
Idella Park 13 ditë më parë
Zach: takes Miata to the track too slow Zach: well, we are going to work on something else now...
Handskemager 14 ditë më parë
Hahah, when I saw the title I was like “no way they get it done in 16 hours, this is gonna be entertaining!” Thanks for not disappointing yet again! And also as a side note, wtf is up with people just having spare VW bus parts laying around?!
Mason B
Mason B 14 ditë më parë
What’s your order of assembly? Wtf
Carl Olson
Carl Olson 15 ditë më parë
Yall even check your vavle adjustment
Carl Olson
Carl Olson 15 ditë më parë
I've watched my dad rebuilt the the dp 1600 in 3hrs (completely rebuilt btw ) in the car in all 4hours total and we drove all the way to see grandma on the over side of the state
ethan 16 ditë më parë
16 hours😂😂
Evobros 17 ditë më parë
Most new bmw consume about the same oil
kevin reyes
kevin reyes 17 ditë më parë
Stacey Williams
Stacey Williams 18 ditë më parë
Google Corvair history. And Clark Corvair inc.
vinny corvi
vinny corvi 19 ditë më parë
My first car was a 63 beetle. Had to give it quite a bit of tlc. Got myself a 71 a few years later and it needed new heads originally but as I pulled the head off, there was an inch and a half chunk taken out of the jug and so I did a complete rebuild. New nothing about building vw motors and now I can do it in my sleep
OddSavage Ace YT
OddSavage Ace YT 20 ditë më parë
Miata and a brz on lifts???? Heaven in a garage
JaNae Daffron
JaNae Daffron 22 ditë më parë
Just drop a 944’s engine in it.
War Dog
War Dog 23 ditë më parë
I love this video, its so inspirational.
Greg Scott
Greg Scott 24 ditë më parë
Oh guys...built a ton of those things. You can say a lot of negative things about VW air cooled engines but they were/are by far the easiest engines to remove and replace. Four bolts on the bell housing, a couple of wires and it's out of there. No cooling system to drain, no radiator to remove. I could take one out in 10 minutes if I take a 5 minute break. Changing a clutch, which you did have to do a lot, was less than an hour.
mojoxtreme 27 ditë më parë
Rocky's the man
Giovanni z
Giovanni z 28 ditë më parë
Is that an mr2??
Jack Palmer
Jack Palmer 28 ditë më parë
Nice work boys. 15:50 Feelin' like a WatchJR video, 80s Chunes
Manuel Vazquez
Manuel Vazquez Muaj më parë
That bus looks worried
P24p1 Muaj më parë
Is it me or does that engine have no thermostat? They never pointed it out or showed it
41Fingers Muaj më parë
Uncrustables FOR THE WIN!!!
Yoki With Everything
Yoki With Everything Muaj më parë
i like how rocky drive his little van away, that is so cool and cute at the same time
Devin Path
Devin Path Muaj më parë
should've 2jz swap it🤣😅😂
Y4 Muaj më parë
It almost feels like it's shot in fast motion, props if it is and you used the masks to hide the lip sync. Otherwise great video
Propaganda Muaj më parë
I’m sure Rocky is an awesome dude but I can’t help but thinking he looks like a nazi soldier
Andrew P.
Andrew P. Muaj më parë
Mr2 in the background 🥵
marshallcarr Muaj më parë
Ok so...with my many years and many aircooled engines. Chrome DOES NOT GET YOU HOME. Chrome holds heat wayyy to much and heat + aircooled engine = badddddd news
John Vlahos
John Vlahos Muaj më parë
is it me or does his nose appear misaligned?
Weaver D2nd
Weaver D2nd Muaj më parë
Watching this channel grow from 65k to millions of viewers is incredible, All these videos are inspiring and so knowledgeable. You guys put all your blood, sweat, and emotions into this and it’s paying off. You guys give me confidence on working on my own car everyday. Thank you for being you!!
Ralph Menta
Ralph Menta Muaj më parë
Short block has no heads but is complete bottom end. Long block includes heads and timing, just no peripherals
S.T.R. Muaj më parë
its long block, short block is when its without heads
PotatoMoose Muaj më parë
Here's General Part's site for anyone interested:
elitewolverine Muaj më parë
Love when you come to my home town Albuquerque. Gonna have to catch you guys when you come to the racetrack again.
Koba City
Koba City Muaj më parë
BRO, they filmed this like 5 min away a from my work that’s crazy damn I really missed the chance to meet zack 😭
Hypernova MK VI
Hypernova MK VI Muaj më parë
every time they go to Albuquerque i instantly just say hey i live there
Anthony Ottinger
Anthony Ottinger Muaj më parë
13:50 "turned around the connecting rods" push rods you mean? If you some how flipped every con rod backwards and still assembled the engine I would be astonished.
velsonline Muaj më parë
Nobody: Absolutely nobody: Some dudes at 11:39 at the background nears the Toyota mr2: Hey man what is that thing with lines inside the grill? *That's the radiator dude*
fkylw Muaj më parë
Don't think I didn't hear that Gundam SFX at 3:24 ;D ilu too, editor.
At Zero
At Zero Muaj më parë
Really miss the era of Orange County VW scene.. only one shop left I think in HB Pier side.. it's down the street from Me... but man, Shops in Westminster CA, Silva's for Engine work, Westminster Trans across the street, and Santini Paint.. You would see them, then a month or so.. on the Cover of Hot VW magazine.. and where did all the Fastbacks, SquareBacks go.. only Bus guys now.. nervous driving what they think is 100k worth of Rattle Box.. Haha Yes I like them No I've never owned one.. I drive Old Mopar ..
At Zero
At Zero Muaj më parë VW bus 911 turbo swap at the Ring.. couldn't stop Laughing!! This is Hot Rodding 101.. do what you want and scare people.. Awesome
At Zero
At Zero Muaj më parë
Ever seen those Books, yeah I said Books, look them up, anyway series called blah blah title or subject.. For Dummies?? This idea started with Idiots Guide to Volkswagen.. making them run, is like dropping a hammer, yeah it's gonna fall no worries, making Power? That's Wizard Stuff.. Grew up Orange County California, the Home of Hot Rods, Kustoms, Muscle Cars and Trucks, even low riders.. and Hell Yeah VWs.. Nothing Iike seeing a Bug pull the wheels off the ground Launching ... 90s era Street Racing the VW guys from Long Beach, Taking Heads off Fake Show car looking tuner lames.. Yellow Del Sol comes to mind.. we ran a CRX all Motor.. and never raced VW guys hahaha
Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez Muaj më parë
Big shout out to Rocky!!
Shawn Afshar
Shawn Afshar 2 muaj më parë
Wait does that say 33 hrsprs??
Lev Lysyj
Lev Lysyj 2 muaj më parë
Why does he say "needs rebuilt" isn't that improper grammar?
Good thing
Good thing 2 muaj më parë
Zack Jobe is beautiful
Fugiwaratofu860 2 muaj më parë
and this is why there are no more air cooled engines lol
Carnage88 2 muaj më parë
Rocky FTW!
ollieoxy1028 2 muaj më parë
I like how he keeps saying “I think” about everything but he has to call in an an expert mechanic, worthless
miguel padilla
miguel padilla 2 muaj më parë
Bro i just got the shirt for this bus
Chaz LaMasa
Chaz LaMasa 2 muaj më parë
I don’t know what’s cooler, the bus or the crocs
Riyaaz Veenendaal
Riyaaz Veenendaal 2 muaj më parë
Rocky is definitely a mechanic with that language😂
Dries Cornelius
Dries Cornelius 2 muaj më parë
Well done guysss
Colton m
Colton m 2 muaj më parë
take ur mask off for the whole video🙄
Todd Smith
Todd Smith 2 muaj më parë
You know you can buy the "jugs" (pistons already in the cylinders) that bolt onto the block, right? VW engine rebuild should only take a few hours.
Isaac Ostrow
Isaac Ostrow 2 muaj më parë
Need crocs to match my shirt!
Geoff 2 muaj më parë
So I can't see the wrap vid up yet on the China clothing thing site! I feel duped.
Britney Hintz
Britney Hintz 2 muaj më parë
zach and money pit are my favorite Donut content!
BitesWhenBitten Elder
BitesWhenBitten Elder 2 muaj më parë
Zach has the anger management capabilities of a God. I would hate to be his therapist.
Brock Hendi
Brock Hendi 2 muaj më parë
Huge Grateful Dead fan here. Cool videooo
Dri Anno
Dri Anno 2 muaj më parë
And I'm not even American. Well, it's been good for english learning, tho. Cheers from Brazil. 🇧🇷
TheAwsomeSawse 2 muaj më parë
Did I just watch an entire video about a van I didn’t even get to see?
Luis Ibarra
Luis Ibarra 2 muaj më parë
We need more air cooled content!!
ChainZ 2 muaj më parë
He says 12 hours title says 16 thumbnail says 37 ... I feel lied to xD btw the rebuild kit costs normally 3099$ and is reduced to 2634$. Idk why yt ppl are shy about their spendings. We know every human earns cash and buys stuff, so what's the deal. If you want to pay 3099$ for an engine rebuild its your thing and no one has to care about that. I just hate blurring prices because if someone is interested in the product they have to find out them selves instead of just a short tap on pause And btw that other guy which owns the bus made the video really nice by showing for example the dual port and single port with his hands
Donald Minogue
Donald Minogue 2 muaj më parë
When you own & drive 2 early 00’s legacy and Imprezas at around 330 000 kms😅
Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson 2 muaj më parë
00:18 and much like a stepgrandfather, 00:19 I've never worked on one.
Xero Delacroix
Xero Delacroix 2 muaj më parë
How in the fuck do you not notice the new heads are dual ports?
Myzteryman818 2 muaj më parë
Everytime I’ve built an engine I’ve always felt so stupid cause of all the steps I miss or the shit I have to redo, but this show just made me realize everyone does it haha
Cameron Sours
Cameron Sours 2 muaj më parë
Murphy is alive and well. This is why Design for Assembly is a thing (as well as Design for Maintainability).
adelkheir 2 muaj më parë
This is some Roadkill Garage jank right here ... Minus the subscription fee.
MR_CHE3SE 2 muaj më parë
Why does zach randomely have a mask on, then next cut he has the mask off.
Ruan Maritz
Ruan Maritz 2 muaj më parë
Man, enjoyed this video! Brought back memories, mid 90's and an air cooled engine's parts all over the garage floor - "how bad can it be to do this myself??". I feel your pain, it was pretty bad... :P
Jeff Kopher
Jeff Kopher 2 muaj më parë
Did my type IV in about 4 hours (post cleaning/disassembly). Installed and running fine.
1stCavArmyVet Flight Time
1stCavArmyVet Flight Time 2 muaj më parë
I had to do that with my 60 Bug. I know that pain ALL too well. And back then, there was no internet and few books. Was a matter of trial and error and picking the brains of experienced VW mechanics. But man, those air cooled easy to maintain.
Ben R
Ben R 2 muaj më parë
Would loooooove if those tie die shirts came back to the store!
Martin Notland
Martin Notland 2 muaj më parë
I thought Zach worked for ECS tuning?
Graham Mooney
Graham Mooney 2 muaj më parë
God I love this series
Tommy Lightfoot
Tommy Lightfoot 2 muaj më parë
Zach seriously has the most hauntingly friggin' blue eyes I've ever seen (and I have pretty bright blue eyes myself lol) I'm kinda jelly.
Winnie Dela Tonga
Winnie Dela Tonga 2 muaj më parë
I hate to see short lived victory
originalkhawk 2 muaj më parë
Pro's: Pretty cool piece of automotive history. Con's: there is a good reason air cooled engines are a thing of the past
Joao Pedro Fernandes de Souza
Joao Pedro Fernandes de Souza 2 muaj më parë
I relate to this quite a bit as a mechanic of an air cooled shop
Gotta go
Gotta go 2 muaj më parë
a bus leaking oil? nah mah, it is just marking its territory.
Styng 68
Styng 68 2 muaj më parë
What kind of legos are those
Mr. Meeseeks
Mr. Meeseeks 2 muaj më parë
Is this like PCs now? What’s next liquid cooled?
Bruh Moment
Bruh Moment 2 muaj më parë
What is the car in the background on the lift?
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