TRYING to Rebuild an Air-Cooled Engine in 16 HOURS

2020 9 سپتامبر
993 266 بازدید

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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...
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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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  • Short block doesn't have heads on it.....

    lml6.6lml6.6پیش روز
  • Digging the Dragon Ball sound effects during transitions! lol!

    Nue VillanuevaNue Villanuevaپیش 3 روز
  • Love this style of video. More of these, hands on, style videos.

    David DewisDavid Dewisپیش 4 روز
  • I wish I knew about off the record when I got my 107 in a 25, Got my license suspended and a huge ticket, no felony beacuse the cop didnt mark it as 107 just 45 in a 25 thank god, still wish I could have faught it though! Really screwed me over.

    papa zanexpapa zanexپیش 4 روز
  • Rocky cane in for the save on this one🤘

    Coleman ZapienColeman Zapienپیش 6 روز
  • You guys should hire Rocky if you already haven't done it😝

    Stefan AuneStefan Auneپیش 6 روز
  • yall better hook up that boy Rocky with some merch or something he clutch af

    Juan MorenoJuan Morenoپیش 25 روز
  • As a Brazilian.. i love seeing this american boys struggling with the same cars i see running on the street with a tower of junk on the roof everyday. Most old-timers around here will say this engine is a lot more reliable than most new cars..

    Yuri AndradeYuri Andradeپیش 26 روز
  • The limping zoology obviously claim because description preferably prepare but a maddening eel. safe, tearful pocket

    안주형안주형پیش 27 روز
  • "So many people came together and gave up their life to get this done" did you kill them? is their blood what's really cooling the engine?

    Braden BarnesBraden Barnesپیش ماه
  • Rocky, what a very cool individual you are sir! Seriously giving up all the time to help speaks volumes of you! Buy his stuff folks if you have one of these buses!!

    Adam FAdam Fپیش ماه
  • If you had a harley motorcycle rider work on it with you I probably would’ve been faster because early 2017 and back a lot of bikes produced be Harley were air cooled

    Konrad PaczekKonrad Paczekپیش ماه
  • Did you give Rocky one of the jackets?

    poop pooppoop poopپیش ماه
  • Click bait said 16 hrs but lier says 12hrs

    poop pooppoop poopپیش ماه
  • Props to rocky, watta g

    Valium YTValium YTپیش ماه
  • Dude you definitely need an iPad or some kind of tablet while you're wrenching, a giant screen like that you can hold in your hand during the job is so clutch, beats a phone any day

    PeerlessAnacondaPeerlessAnacondaپیش ماه
  • Bro fucking David man what a legend. edit: damn go rocky!

    PeerlessAnacondaPeerlessAnacondaپیش ماه
  • I loved this episode.

    American MechanicAmerican Mechanicپیش ماه
  • I’m running my bone stock air cooled with a turbo on about 10lbs of’s a blast 🤟

    SloMangoSloMangoپیش ماه
  • This engine handle a lot of mods and power... Like 400hp. Old tech but also tough tech!

    YokoYokoپیش ماه
  • You should have LS Swapped it instead! That actually would have been pretty badass to have seen tho LoL

    S10_4_LifeS10_4_Lifeپیش ماه
  • No one gonna mention that fat flame it shot out when you turned it on

    Ken NorcottKen Norcottپیش ماه
  • Zach Jobes: 12 hours Title: 16 hours Thumbnail: 37 hours Hotel: Trivago

    Stan SongStan Songپیش ماه
  • Do some fab work with the engine block and make her run on diesel???

    Alexander Medina-BrownAlexander Medina-Brownپیش ماه
  • 16h xd

    Matteo RuggeriMatteo Ruggeriپیش ماه
  • Title: Try to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours Thumbnail: hour 37

    Aurelio Tomas TurbaoAurelio Tomas Turbaoپیش ماه
  • Is Rocky getting benefits? Surely they had to put him on the payroll...

    bobuo7bobuo7پیش ماه
  • You should sell a longer version of the process!

    AGBBAGBBپیش ماه
  • God I love the familiar sight of a beetle engine, as simple as it was.

    itsadubsessionitsadubsessionپیش ماه
  • "Honestly I feel we can get this turbo kit 100% on today"-Aaron installing a low end turbo

    J Skye SurpriseJ Skye Surpriseپیش ماه
  • Funny that you can trust jbugs. They didn’t even send my injector removal tool

    Edwin hernandezEdwin hernandezپیش ماه
  • lose the masks

    VituVituپیش ماه
  • Like the episode :D. But as a bug guy I was kind of shocked that you think the engines crack all the time. I have the 100% opposite experience. I do live in a cooler place then CA so that might do it but idk man air cooled engines have been nothing but good for me.

    colespockcolespockپیش ماه
  • I found donut from someone wearing a boost creeps tee

    HuckabeeHuckabeeپیش ماه
  • At 10:45. Stop guys. A Short Block is a block with it's internals. A Long Block is the short block assy. plus the heads installed. Okay, continue.

    Rob JRob Jپیش ماه
  • All this IRworld money and the star of the show is literally using an open end generic wrench as opposed to at least a RATCHET?! Better yet they should all be rocking electric or air tools.

    Brandon DremannBrandon Dremannپیش ماه
  • Actual title: Trying to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours, til Rocky showed us. LOL

    Vinh NguyễnVinh Nguyễnپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Kaashaas PoederneusKaashaas Poederneusپیش ماه
  • more videos like these

    Diego JimenezDiego Jimenezپیش ماه
  • *title says 16 hours* * sees the video is only 23 minutes* holy crap he did it in 23 minutes

    Ryan FrostRyan Frostپیش ماه
  • Ah yes. A flawless paintjob. Just like the deadheads would have had back in the day.

    Keld TundrakingKeld Tundrakingپیش ماه
  • The 1st Rule of "do-it-yourselfer" Always assume the worst!

    xXCrankFreakXxxXCrankFreakXxپیش ماه
  • i dont own a car, i dont even know how to drive, but im here updated in the hi-low and moneypit series hashtahweneedhilowseason2now

    Senbon SakuraSenbon Sakuraپیش ماه
  • Uncle Bob could have an air cooled VW engine shaped by himself in a matter of minutes.

    Matt MayoMatt Mayoپیش ماه
  • In Germany we say: Er läuft und läuft und läuft...

    MüllermanMüllermanپیش ماه
  • Time is money, so this build was a real money pit, LOL :)

    bernard_hossmotobernard_hossmotoپیش ماه
  • Welcome to abq, don’t go to central and eat at frontier

    Leo OxfordLeo Oxfordپیش 2 ماه
  • Shoulda swapped an EJ20 in there... just saying

    Cole McCaskillCole McCaskillپیش 2 ماه
  • Poggers duck?

    Bailey WeaverBailey Weaverپیش 2 ماه
  • every time i point out an oil leak to a vw air cooled owner they just say "that means there is oil in it!"

    James OwenJames Owenپیش 2 ماه
  • That's actually called a long block. Short block = no heads

    turbo 14turbo 14پیش 2 ماه
  • 21:23 it even Spits fite out of the exhaust

    Daniel SkrzypiecDaniel Skrzypiecپیش 2 ماه
  • Donut media needs to chill with the excessive ads

    J CJ Cپیش 2 ماه
  • Zach: takes Miata to the track too slow Zach: well, we are going to work on something else now...

    Idella ParkIdella Parkپیش 2 ماه
  • 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?!

    HandskemagerHandskemagerپیش 2 ماه
  • What’s your order of assembly? Wtf

  • Yall even check your vavle adjustment

    Carl OlsonCarl Olsonپیش 2 ماه
  • 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

    Carl OlsonCarl Olsonپیش 2 ماه
  • 16 hours😂😂

    EthanolopEthanolopپیش 2 ماه
  • Most new bmw consume about the same oil

    EvobrosEvobrosپیش 2 ماه
  • Oo

    kevin reyeskevin reyesپیش 2 ماه
  • Google Corvair history. And Clark Corvair inc.

    Stacey WilliamsStacey Williamsپیش 2 ماه
  • 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

    vinny corvivinny corviپیش 2 ماه
  • Miata and a brz on lifts???? Heaven in a garage

    Spahzin YTSpahzin YTپیش 2 ماه
  • Just drop a 944’s engine in it.

    JaNae DaffronJaNae Daffronپیش 2 ماه
  • I love this video, its so inspirational.

    War DogWar Dogپیش 2 ماه
  • 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.

    Greg ScottGreg Scottپیش 2 ماه
  • Rocky's the man

    mojoxtrememojoxtremeپیش 2 ماه
  • Is that an mr2??

    Giovanni zGiovanni zپیش 2 ماه
  • Nice work boys. 15:50 Feelin' like a WatchJR video, 80s Chunes

    Jack PalmerJack Palmerپیش 2 ماه
  • That bus looks worried

    Manuel VazquezManuel Vazquezپیش 2 ماه
  • Is it me or does that engine have no thermostat? They never pointed it out or showed it

    P24p1P24p1پیش 2 ماه
  • Uncrustables FOR THE WIN!!!

    41Fingers41Fingersپیش 2 ماه
  • i like how rocky drive his little van away, that is so cool and cute at the same time

    Yoki The CSGO HVH NoobYoki The CSGO HVH Noobپیش 2 ماه
  • should've 2jz swap it🤣😅😂

    Devin PathDevin Pathپیش 2 ماه
  • 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

    Y4Y4پیش 2 ماه
  • I’m sure Rocky is an awesome dude but I can’t help but thinking he looks like a nazi soldier

    PropagandaPropagandaپیش 2 ماه
  • Mr2 in the background 🥵

    Andrew P.Andrew P.پیش 2 ماه
  • 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

    marshallcarrmarshallcarrپیش 3 ماه
  • is it me or does his nose appear misaligned?

    John VlahosJohn Vlahosپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 D2ndپیش 3 ماه
  • Short block has no heads but is complete bottom end. Long block includes heads and timing, just no peripherals

    Ralph MentaRalph Mentaپیش 3 ماه
  • its long block, short block is when its without heads

    S.T.R.S.T.R.پیش 3 ماه
  • Here's General Part's site for anyone interested:

    PotatoMoosePotatoMooseپیش 3 ماه
  • Love when you come to my home town Albuquerque. Gonna have to catch you guys when you come to the racetrack again.

    elitewolverineelitewolverineپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 Cityپیش 3 ماه
  • every time they go to Albuquerque i instantly just say hey i live there

    Hypernova MK VIHypernova MK VIپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 Ottingerپیش 3 ماه
  • 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*

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

    fkylwfkylwپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 Zeroپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 Zeroپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 Zeroپیش 3 ماه
  • Big shout out to Rocky!!

    Daniel GonzalezDaniel Gonzalezپیش 3 ماه
  • Wait does that say 33 hrsprs??

    Shawn AfsharShawn Afsharپیش 3 ماه
  • Why does he say "needs rebuilt" isn't that improper grammar?

    Lev LysyjLev Lysyjپیش 3 ماه
  • Zack Jobe is beautiful

    Good thingGood thingپیش 3 ماه
  • and this is why there are no more air cooled engines lol

    Fugiwaratofu860Fugiwaratofu860پیش 3 ماه
  • Rocky FTW!

    Carnage88Carnage88پیش 3 ماه
  • I like how he keeps saying “I think” about everything but he has to call in an an expert mechanic, worthless

    ollieoxy1028ollieoxy1028پیش 3 ماه