TRYING to Rebuild an Air-Cooled Engine in 16 HOURS

9 set 2020
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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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  • God I love the familiar sight of a beetle engine, as simple as it was.

    itsadubsessionitsadubsession15 ore fa
  • "Honestly I feel we can get this turbo kit 100% on today"-Aaron installing a low end turbo

    J Skye SurpriseJ Skye Surprise23 ore fa
  • Funny that you can trust jbugs. They didn’t even send my injector removal tool

    Edwin hernandezEdwin hernandezGiorno fa
  • lose the masks

    VituVituGiorno fa
  • 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.

    colespockcolespockGiorno fa
  • I found donut from someone wearing a boost creeps tee

    HuckabeeHuckabeeGiorno fa
  • 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 J3 giorni fa
  • All this ITworlds 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 Dremann5 giorni fa
  • Actual title: Trying to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours, til Rocky showed us. LOL

    Vinh NguyễnVinh Nguyễn5 giorni fa
  • 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 Poederneus6 giorni fa
  • more videos like these

    Diego JimenezDiego Jimenez8 giorni fa
  • *title says 16 hours* * sees the video is only 23 minutes* holy crap he did it in 23 minutes

    Ryan FrostRyan Frost8 giorni fa
  • Ah yes. A flawless paintjob. Just like the deadheads would have had back in the day.

    Keld TundrakingKeld Tundraking9 giorni fa
  • The 1st Rule of "do-it-yourselfer" Always assume the worst!

    xXCrankFreakXxxXCrankFreakXx9 giorni fa
  • 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 Sakura9 giorni fa
  • Uncle Bob could have an air cooled VW engine shaped by himself in a matter of minutes.

    Matt MayoMatt Mayo10 giorni fa
  • In Germany we say: Er läuft und läuft und läuft...

    MüllermanMüllerman11 giorni fa
  • Time is money, so this build was a real money pit, LOL :)

    bernard_hossmotobernard_hossmoto11 giorni fa
  • Welcome to abq, don’t go to central and eat at frontier

    Leo OxfordLeo Oxford12 giorni fa
  • Shoulda swapped an EJ20 in there... just saying

    Cole McCaskillCole McCaskill13 giorni fa
  • Poggers duck?

    Bailey WeaverBailey Weaver13 giorni fa
  • 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 Owen13 giorni fa
  • That's actually called a long block. Short block = no heads

    turbo 14turbo 1413 giorni fa
  • 21:23 it even Spits fite out of the exhaust

    Daniel SkrzypiecDaniel Skrzypiec17 giorni fa
  • Donut media needs to chill with the excessive ads

    J CJ C18 giorni fa
  • Zach: takes Miata to the track too slow Zach: well, we are going to work on something else now...

    Idella ParkIdella Park19 giorni fa
  • 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?!

    HandskemagerHandskemager19 giorni fa
  • What’s your order of assembly? Wtf

    Mason BMason B20 giorni fa
  • Yall even check your vavle adjustment

    Carl OlsonCarl Olson20 giorni fa
  • 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 Olson20 giorni fa
  • 16 hours😂😂

    ethanethan22 giorni fa
  • Most new bmw consume about the same oil

    EvobrosEvobros22 giorni fa
  • Oo

    kevin reyeskevin reyes23 giorni fa
  • Google Corvair history. And Clark Corvair inc.

    Stacey WilliamsStacey Williams24 giorni fa
  • 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 corvi25 giorni fa
  • Miata and a brz on lifts???? Heaven in a garage

    OddSavage Ace YTOddSavage Ace YT26 giorni fa
  • Just drop a 944’s engine in it.

    JaNae DaffronJaNae Daffron28 giorni fa
  • I love this video, its so inspirational.

    War DogWar Dog28 giorni fa
  • 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 Scott29 giorni fa
  • Rocky's the man

    mojoxtrememojoxtremeMese fa
  • Is that an mr2??

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

    Jack PalmerJack PalmerMese fa
  • That bus looks worried

    Manuel VazquezManuel VazquezMese fa
  • Is it me or does that engine have no thermostat? They never pointed it out or showed it

    P24p1P24p1Mese fa
  • Uncrustables FOR THE WIN!!!

    41Fingers41FingersMese fa
  • 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 NoobMese fa
  • should've 2jz swap it🤣😅😂

    Devin PathDevin PathMese fa
  • 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

    Y4Y4Mese fa
  • I’m sure Rocky is an awesome dude but I can’t help but thinking he looks like a nazi soldier

    PropagandaPropagandaMese fa
  • Mr2 in the background 🥵

    Andrew P.Andrew P.Mese fa
  • 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

    marshallcarrmarshallcarrMese fa
  • is it me or does his nose appear misaligned?

    John VlahosJohn VlahosMese fa
  • 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 D2ndMese fa
  • Short block has no heads but is complete bottom end. Long block includes heads and timing, just no peripherals

    Ralph MentaRalph MentaMese fa
  • its long block, short block is when its without heads

    S.T.R.S.T.R.Mese fa
  • Here's General Part's site for anyone interested:

    PotatoMoosePotatoMooseMese fa
  • Love when you come to my home town Albuquerque. Gonna have to catch you guys when you come to the racetrack again.

    elitewolverineelitewolverineMese fa
  • 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 CityMese fa
  • every time they go to Albuquerque i instantly just say hey i live there

    Hypernova MK VIHypernova MK VI2 mesi fa
  • 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 Ottinger2 mesi fa
  • 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*

    velsonlinevelsonline2 mesi fa
  • Don't think I didn't hear that Gundam SFX at 3:24 ;D ilu too, editor.

    fkylwfkylw2 mesi fa
  • 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 Zero2 mesi fa
  • 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 Zero2 mesi fa
  • 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 Zero2 mesi fa
  • Big shout out to Rocky!!

    Daniel GonzalezDaniel Gonzalez2 mesi fa
  • Wait does that say 33 hrsprs??

    Shawn AfsharShawn Afshar2 mesi fa
  • Why does he say "needs rebuilt" isn't that improper grammar?

    Lev LysyjLev Lysyj2 mesi fa
  • Zack Jobe is beautiful

    Good thingGood thing2 mesi fa
  • and this is why there are no more air cooled engines lol

    Fugiwaratofu860Fugiwaratofu8602 mesi fa
  • Rocky FTW!

    Carnage88Carnage882 mesi fa
  • I like how he keeps saying “I think” about everything but he has to call in an an expert mechanic, worthless

    ollieoxy1028ollieoxy10282 mesi fa
  • Bro i just got the shirt for this bus

    miguel padillamiguel padilla2 mesi fa
  • I don’t know what’s cooler, the bus or the crocs

    Chaz LaMasaChaz LaMasa2 mesi fa
  • Rocky is definitely a mechanic with that language😂

    Riyaaz VeenendaalRiyaaz Veenendaal2 mesi fa
  • Well done guysss

    Dries CorneliusDries Cornelius2 mesi fa
  • take ur mask off for the whole video🙄

    Colton mColton m2 mesi fa
  • 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 Smith2 mesi fa
  • Need crocs to match my shirt!

    Isaac OstrowIsaac Ostrow2 mesi fa
  • So I can't see the wrap vid up yet on the China clothing thing site! I feel duped.

    GeoffGeoff2 mesi fa
  • zach and money pit are my favorite Donut content!

    Britney HintzBritney Hintz2 mesi fa
  • Zach has the anger management capabilities of a God. I would hate to be his therapist.

    BitesWhenBitten ElderBitesWhenBitten Elder2 mesi fa
  • Huge Grateful Dead fan here. Cool videooo

    Brock HendiBrock Hendi2 mesi fa
  • And I'm not even American. Well, it's been good for english learning, tho. Cheers from Brazil. 🇧🇷

    Dri AnnoDri Anno2 mesi fa
  • Did I just watch an entire video about a van I didn’t even get to see?

    TheAwsomeSawseTheAwsomeSawse2 mesi fa
  • We need more air cooled content!!

    Luis IbarraLuis Ibarra2 mesi fa
  • 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

    ChainZChainZ2 mesi fa
  • When you own & drive 2 early 00’s legacy and Imprezas at around 330 000 kms😅

    Donald MinogueDonald Minogue2 mesi fa
  • 00:18 and much like a stepgrandfather, 00:19 I've never worked on one.

    Jerry JohnsonJerry Johnson2 mesi fa
  • How in the fuck do you not notice the new heads are dual ports?

    Xero DelacroixXero Delacroix2 mesi fa
  • 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

    Myzteryman818Myzteryman8182 mesi fa
  • Murphy is alive and well. This is why Design for Assembly is a thing (as well as Design for Maintainability).

    Cameron SoursCameron Sours2 mesi fa
  • This is some Roadkill Garage jank right here ... Minus the subscription fee.

    adelkheiradelkheir2 mesi fa
  • Why does zach randomely have a mask on, then next cut he has the mask off.

    MR_CHE3SEMR_CHE3SE2 mesi fa
  • 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 Maritz2 mesi fa
  • Did my type IV in about 4 hours (post cleaning/disassembly). Installed and running fine.

    Jeff KopherJeff Kopher2 mesi fa
  • 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 Time2 mesi fa
  • Would loooooove if those tie die shirts came back to the store!

    Ben RBen R2 mesi fa
  • I thought Zach worked for ECS tuning?

    Martin NotlandMartin Notland2 mesi fa
  • God I love this series

    Graham MooneyGraham Mooney2 mesi fa