TRYING to Rebuild an Air-Cooled Engine in 16 HOURS

9. Ruj 2020.
844 706 Pregleda

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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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  • That bus looks worried

    lit boylit boyPrije 23 sati
  • Is it me or does that engine have no thermostat? They never pointed it out or showed it

    P24p1P24p1Prije 2 dana
  • Uncrustables FOR THE WIN!!!

    41Fingers41FingersPrije 2 dana
  • i like how rocky drive his little van away, that is so cool and cute at the same time

    Yoki With EverythingYoki With EverythingPrije 2 dana
  • should've 2jz swap it🤣😅😂

    Devin PathDevin PathPrije 3 dana
  • 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

    Y4Y4Prije 5 dana
  • I’m sure Rocky is an awesome dude but I can’t help but thinking he looks like a nazi soldier

    PropagandaPropagandaPrije 5 dana
  • Mr2 in the background 🥵

    Andrew P.Andrew P.Prije 7 dana
  • 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

    marshallcarrmarshallcarrPrije 7 dana
  • is it me or does his nose appear misaligned?

    John VlahosJohn VlahosPrije 8 dana
  • 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!!

    Weaver D2ndWeaver D2ndPrije 12 dana
  • Short block has no heads but is complete bottom end. Long block includes heads and timing, just no peripherals

    Ralph MentaRalph MentaPrije 13 dana
  • its long block, short block is when its without heads

    S.T.R.S.T.R.Prije 15 dana
  • Here's General Part's site for anyone interested:

    PotatoMoosePotatoMoosePrije 19 dana
  • Love when you come to my home town Albuquerque. Gonna have to catch you guys when you come to the racetrack again.

    elitewolverineelitewolverinePrije 19 dana
  • BRO, they filmed this like 5 min away a from my work that’s crazy damn I really missed the chance to meet zack 😭

    Koba CityKoba CityPrije 22 dana
  • This video perfectly represents how car projects go in the real world

    SimSim YabimSimSim YabimPrije 24 dana
  • every time they go to Albuquerque i instantly just say hey i live there

    Hypernova MK VIHypernova MK VIPrije 26 dana
  • 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.

    Anthony OttingerAnthony OttingerPrije 26 dana
  • 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*

    velsonlinevelsonlinePrije 27 dana
  • Don't think I didn't hear that Gundam SFX at 3:24 ;D ilu too, editor.

    fkylwfkylwPrije 27 dana
  • 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 ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • 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 ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • 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

    At ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • Big shout out to Rocky!!

    Daniel GonzalezDaniel GonzalezPrije 28 dana
  • Wait does that say 33 hrsprs??

    Shawn AfsharShawn AfsharPrije mjesec
  • Why does he say "needs rebuilt" isn't that improper grammar?

    Lev LysyjLev LysyjPrije mjesec
  • Zack Jobe is beautiful

    Good thingGood thingPrije mjesec
  • and this is why there are no more air cooled engines lol

    Fugiwaratofu860Fugiwaratofu860Prije mjesec
  • Rocky FTW!

    Carnage88Carnage88Prije mjesec
  • I like how he keeps saying “I think” about everything but he has to call in an an expert mechanic, worthless

    ollieoxy1028ollieoxy1028Prije mjesec
  • Bro i just got the shirt for this bus

    miguel padillamiguel padillaPrije mjesec
  • I don’t know what’s cooler, the bus or the crocs

    Chaz LaMasaChaz LaMasaPrije mjesec
  • Is that another donut project for that Toyota

    Kurt KoleszarKurt KoleszarPrije mjesec
  • Rocky is definitely a mechanic with that language😂

    Riyaaz VeenendaalRiyaaz VeenendaalPrije mjesec
  • Well done guysss

    Dries CorneliusDries CorneliusPrije mjesec
  • take ur mask off for the whole video🙄

    Colton mColton mPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Todd SmithTodd SmithPrije mjesec
  • Need crocs to match my shirt!

    Isaac OstrowIsaac OstrowPrije mjesec
  • So I can't see the wrap vid up yet on the China clothing thing site! I feel duped.

    GeoffGeoffPrije mjesec
  • zach and money pit are my favorite Donut content!

    Britney HintzBritney HintzPrije mjesec
  • Zach has the anger management capabilities of a God. I would hate to be his therapist.

    BitesWhenBitten ElderBitesWhenBitten ElderPrije mjesec
  • Huge Grateful Dead fan here. Cool videooo

    Brock HendiBrock HendiPrije mjesec
  • And I'm not even American. Well, it's been good for english learning, tho. Cheers from Brazil. 🇧🇷

    Dri AnnoDri AnnoPrije mjesec
  • Did I just watch an entire video about a van I didn’t even get to see?

    TheAwsomeSawseTheAwsomeSawsePrije mjesec
  • We need more air cooled content!!

    Luis IbarraLuis IbarraPrije mjesec
  • 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

    ChainZChainZPrije mjesec
  • When you own & drive 2 early 00’s legacy and Imprezas at around 330 000 kms😅

    Donald MinogueDonald MinoguePrije mjesec
  • 00:18 and much like a stepgrandfather, 00:19 I've never worked on one.

    Jerry JohnsonJerry JohnsonPrije mjesec
  • How in the fuck do you not notice the new heads are dual ports?

    Xero DelacroixXero DelacroixPrije mjesec
  • 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

    Myzteryman818Myzteryman818Prije mjesec
  • Murphy is alive and well. This is why Design for Assembly is a thing (as well as Design for Maintainability).

    Cameron SoursCameron SoursPrije mjesec
  • This is some Roadkill Garage jank right here ... Minus the subscription fee.

    adelkheiradelkheirPrije mjesec
  • Rocky needs his own show!

    A. AzazagothA. AzazagothPrije mjesec
  • Why does zach randomely have a mask on, then next cut he has the mask off.

    MR_CHE3SEMR_CHE3SEPrije mjesec
  • 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

    Ruan MaritzRuan MaritzPrije mjesec
  • Did my type IV in about 4 hours (post cleaning/disassembly). Installed and running fine.

    Jeff KopherJeff KopherPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    1stCavArmyVet Flight Time1stCavArmyVet Flight TimePrije mjesec
  • Would loooooove if those tie die shirts came back to the store!

    Ben RBen RPrije mjesec
  • I thought Zach worked for ECS tuning?

    Martin NotlandMartin NotlandPrije mjesec
  • God I love this series

    Graham MooneyGraham MooneyPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Tommy LightfootTommy LightfootPrije mjesec
  • I hate to see short lived victory

    Winnie Dela TongaWinnie Dela TongaPrije mjesec
  • Pro's: Pretty cool piece of automotive history. Con's: there is a good reason air cooled engines are a thing of the past

    originalkhawkoriginalkhawkPrije mjesec
  • I relate to this quite a bit as a mechanic of an air cooled shop

    Joao Pedro Fernandes de SouzaJoao Pedro Fernandes de SouzaPrije mjesec
  • a bus leaking oil? nah mah, it is just marking its territory.

    Gotta goGotta goPrije mjesec
  • What kind of legos are those

    Styng 68Styng 68Prije mjesec
  • Is this like PCs now? What’s next liquid cooled?

    Mr. MeeseeksMr. MeeseeksPrije mjesec
  • What is the car in the background on the lift?

    Jakob CardenasJakob CardenasPrije mjesec
  • My two favorite worlds collide😌, love China town market and this bus!

    Reptarx AcReptarx AcPrije mjesec
  • Yamabond 5......fantastic stuff!

    Kenny FowlerKenny FowlerPrije mjesec
  • No one: Zach's mask: *G R A V I T Y*

    NuclearHeadshotNuclearHeadshotPrije mjesec
  • This was embarrassing, coming from a t2a owner.

    Curtis LovrakCurtis LovrakPrije mjesec
  • Just work on the Freaking Miata 😤

    KareemAbawiKareemAbawiPrije mjesec
  • my dad rebuilt one of these earlyer this year upped the displacement from 1600cc to 1800c still remembers how to do these engines but hes getting old and cant do it nearly as fast as he used to (used to do it roadside in around 8 hours alone currently takes 3 days in a workshop) these vw engines are prone to pissing oil after a few thousand kilometers especially in warmer climates

    Donavin NezarDonavin NezarPrije mjesec
  • Being from Albuquerque and being a good friend of Mr Brockett I love this

    J IJ IPrije mjesec
  • love the type 2 bus

    O962 aaa opem068O962 aaa opem068Prije mjesec
  • Valve cover blew my mind

    gavin Hhgavin HhPrije mjesec
  • Hell yeah Albuquerque

    travieso0193travieso0193Prije mjesec
  • Thots ? Yes ............

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  • Donut Media has been in my home town multiple times now and I'm always late to the videos!!

    FuNkYFaCtOrYFuNkYFaCtOrYPrije mjesec
  • Hell yea ROCKY!!!🚌

    Keith ScottKeith ScottPrije mjesec
  • Rocky would be an awesome big brother

    ronn1995ronn1995Prije mjesec
  • That will happen to me for thinking that car mechanic simulator teach me all :p 😂

    Loco por la VelocidadLoco por la VelocidadPrije mjesec
  • That MR-S on the lift in the back tho 👀

    Willie StephensonWillie StephensonPrije mjesec
  • Yo Zack, pretty sure I saw you cruising pch by Huntington yesterday

    Josue SalinasJosue SalinasPrije mjesec
  • Short block is engine with no heads. Long block is engine with heads on so he had a long block;)

    turbskibrzturbskibrzPrije mjesec
  • Rocky Should be in the FB group Air Cooled Vanagons! ;)

    S De RuyterS De RuyterPrije mjesec
  • If you didn’t already fight tickets, no offense but you’re kinda dumb

    ShirtlessBlack69ShirtlessBlack69Prije mjesec
  • My guy look like he started smoking the ganj since he got to cali

    Anthony MayhewAnthony MayhewPrije mjesec
  • did the hippie bears go on a diet?

    esc8engnesc8engnPrije mjesec
  • in Brazil tye're called vw KOMBI and it's an amazing name ! hahahahahaha

    Joaoo FlavioJoaoo FlavioPrije mjesec
  • One pro for the air-cooled engines is that you preserve technology from back in the day and show how far things have come. And also how simple the essence of a internal combustion engine really is. Yes, newer engines have more power and torque and such, but these old engines show a step on the journey to the awesome engines we have today in my opinion.

    André LindgårdAndré LindgårdPrije mjesec
  • Chinatown Market x Donut media????

    Andy WAndy WPrije mjesec
  • and now: hypebeast donuts...

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  • Corrected me if im wrong. Arent this video already being uploaded 1 week ago? Or is it a Re up?

    Sabah Dashcam OwnerSabah Dashcam OwnerPrije mjesec
  • 11:16 me during the pandemic.

    racenukeracenukePrije mjesec
  • Really appreciate the warts-n-all build video. Like in the real world! BTW - always though short block meant no heads vs long block which includes them?

    motorv8Nmotorv8NPrije mjesec
  • Take the mask off bro

    Jackson ElliottJackson ElliottPrije mjesec
  • Yep to much "experts" you just need one regular mexican mechanic they realy know everything about this vw engines

    RaycoloridoRaycoloridoPrije mjesec