TRYING to Rebuild an Air-Cooled Engine in 16 HOURS

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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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Anthony Andrade
Anthony Andrade 49 րոպե առաջ
You need the exorcist music playing over this
M26 Munk
M26 Munk Օր առաջ
So did that engine come with like an instruction manual 😂😂😂. Instructions for an engine lmfaooo
Lincoln's Garage
Lincoln's Garage Օր առաջ
I'm 14 and restoring a 67 beetle. And the engines are all right
SpamSundays Օր առաջ
for the life of God, not horizontally opposed, but BOXER!
Jakob Cars
Jakob Cars 4 օր առաջ
22:26 flames
lml6.6 6 օր առաջ
Short block doesn't have heads on it.....
Nue Villanueva
Nue Villanueva 8 օր առաջ
Digging the Dragon Ball sound effects during transitions! lol!
David Dewis
David Dewis 8 օր առաջ
Love this style of video. More of these, hands on, style videos.
papa zanex
papa zanex 9 օր առաջ
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.
Coleman Zapien
Coleman Zapien 10 օր առաջ
Rocky cane in for the save on this one🤘
Stefan Aune
Stefan Aune 10 օր առաջ
You guys should hire Rocky if you already haven't done it😝
Juan Moreno
Juan Moreno 29 օր առաջ
yall better hook up that boy Rocky with some merch or something he clutch af
Yuri Andrade
Yuri Andrade Ամիս առաջ
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..
안주형 Ամիս առաջ
The limping zoology obviously claim because description preferably prepare but a maddening eel. safe, tearful pocket
Braden Barnes
Braden Barnes Ամիս առաջ
"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?
Adam F
Adam F Ամիս առաջ
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!!
Konrad Paczek
Konrad Paczek Ամիս առաջ
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
poop poop
poop poop Ամիս առաջ
Did you give Rocky one of the jackets?
poop poop
poop poop Ամիս առաջ
Click bait said 16 hrs but lier says 12hrs
Valium YT
Valium YT Ամիս առաջ
Props to rocky, watta g
PeerlessAnaconda Ամիս առաջ
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
PeerlessAnaconda Ամիս առաջ
Bro fucking David man what a legend. edit: damn go rocky!
American Mechanic
American Mechanic Ամիս առաջ
I loved this episode.
SloMango Ամիս առաջ
I’m running my bone stock air cooled with a turbo on about 10lbs of’s a blast 🤟
Yoko Ամիս առաջ
This engine handle a lot of mods and power... Like 400hp. Old tech but also tough tech!
S10_4_Life Ամիս առաջ
You should have LS Swapped it instead! That actually would have been pretty badass to have seen tho LoL
Ken Norcott
Ken Norcott Ամիս առաջ
No one gonna mention that fat flame it shot out when you turned it on
Stan Song
Stan Song Ամիս առաջ
Zach Jobes: 12 hours Title: 16 hours Thumbnail: 37 hours Hotel: Trivago
Alexander Medina-Brown
Alexander Medina-Brown Ամիս առաջ
Do some fab work with the engine block and make her run on diesel???
Matteo Ruggeri
Matteo Ruggeri Ամիս առաջ
16h xd
Aurelio Tomas Turbao
Aurelio Tomas Turbao Ամիս առաջ
Title: Try to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours Thumbnail: hour 37
bobuo7 Ամիս առաջ
Is Rocky getting benefits? Surely they had to put him on the payroll...
AGBB Ամիս առաջ
You should sell a longer version of the process!
itsadubsession Ամիս առաջ
God I love the familiar sight of a beetle engine, as simple as it was.
J Skye Surprise
J Skye Surprise Ամիս առաջ
"Honestly I feel we can get this turbo kit 100% on today"-Aaron installing a low end turbo
Edwin hernandez
Edwin hernandez Ամիս առաջ
Funny that you can trust jbugs. They didn’t even send my injector removal tool
Vitu Ամիս առաջ
lose the masks
colespock Ամիս առաջ
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.
Huckabee Ամիս առաջ
I found donut from someone wearing a boost creeps tee
Rob J
Rob J Ամիս առաջ
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.
Brandon Dremann
Brandon Dremann Ամիս առաջ
All this AM-posts 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.
Vinh Nguyễn
Vinh Nguyễn Ամիս առաջ
Actual title: Trying to rebuild an air-cooled engine in 16 hours, til Rocky showed us. LOL
Kaashaas Poederneus
Kaashaas Poederneus Ամիս առաջ
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 ամիս առաջ
more videos like these
Ryan Frost
Ryan Frost 2 ամիս առաջ
*title says 16 hours* * sees the video is only 23 minutes* holy crap he did it in 23 minutes
Keld Tundraking
Keld Tundraking 2 ամիս առաջ
Ah yes. A flawless paintjob. Just like the deadheads would have had back in the day.
xXCrankFreakXx 2 ամիս առաջ
The 1st Rule of "do-it-yourselfer" Always assume the worst!
Senbon Sakura
Senbon Sakura 2 ամիս առաջ
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 2 ամիս առաջ
Uncle Bob could have an air cooled VW engine shaped by himself in a matter of minutes.
Müllerman 2 ամիս առաջ
In Germany we say: Er läuft und läuft und läuft...
bernard_hossmoto 2 ամիս առաջ
Time is money, so this build was a real money pit, LOL :)
Leo Oxford
Leo Oxford 2 ամիս առաջ
Welcome to abq, don’t go to central and eat at frontier
Cole McCaskill
Cole McCaskill 2 ամիս առաջ
Shoulda swapped an EJ20 in there... just saying
Bailey Weaver
Bailey Weaver 2 ամիս առաջ
Poggers duck?
James Owen
James Owen 2 ամիս առաջ
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 2 ամիս առաջ
That's actually called a long block. Short block = no heads
Daniel Skrzypiec
Daniel Skrzypiec 2 ամիս առաջ
21:23 it even Spits fite out of the exhaust
J C 2 ամիս առաջ
Donut media needs to chill with the excessive ads
Idella Park
Idella Park 2 ամիս առաջ
Zach: takes Miata to the track too slow Zach: well, we are going to work on something else now...
Handskemager 2 ամիս առաջ
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?!
What’s your order of assembly? Wtf
Carl Olson
Carl Olson 2 ամիս առաջ
Yall even check your vavle adjustment
Carl Olson
Carl Olson 2 ամիս առաջ
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
Ethanolop 2 ամիս առաջ
16 hours😂😂
Evobros 2 ամիս առաջ
Most new bmw consume about the same oil
kevin reyes
kevin reyes 2 ամիս առաջ
Stacey Williams
Stacey Williams 2 ամիս առաջ
Google Corvair history. And Clark Corvair inc.
vinny corvi
vinny corvi 2 ամիս առաջ
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
Spahzin YT
Spahzin YT 2 ամիս առաջ
Miata and a brz on lifts???? Heaven in a garage
JaNae Daffron
JaNae Daffron 2 ամիս առաջ
Just drop a 944’s engine in it.
War Dog
War Dog 2 ամիս առաջ
I love this video, its so inspirational.
Greg Scott
Greg Scott 2 ամիս առաջ
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 2 ամիս առաջ
Rocky's the man
Giovanni z
Giovanni z 2 ամիս առաջ
Is that an mr2??
Jack Palmer
Jack Palmer 2 ամիս առաջ
Nice work boys. 15:50 Feelin' like a WatchJR video, 80s Chunes
Manuel Vazquez
Manuel Vazquez 2 ամիս առաջ
That bus looks worried
P24p1 2 ամիս առաջ
Is it me or does that engine have no thermostat? They never pointed it out or showed it
41Fingers 2 ամիս առաջ
Uncrustables FOR THE WIN!!!
Yoki The CSGO HVH Noob
Yoki The CSGO HVH Noob 2 ամիս առաջ
i like how rocky drive his little van away, that is so cool and cute at the same time
Devin Path
Devin Path 3 ամիս առաջ
should've 2jz swap it🤣😅😂
Y4 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
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. 3 ամիս առաջ
Mr2 in the background 🥵
marshallcarr 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
is it me or does his nose appear misaligned?
Weaver D2nd
Weaver D2nd 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
Short block has no heads but is complete bottom end. Long block includes heads and timing, just no peripherals
S.T.R. 3 ամիս առաջ
its long block, short block is when its without heads
PotatoMoose 3 ամիս առաջ
Here's General Part's site for anyone interested:
elitewolverine 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
every time they go to Albuquerque i instantly just say hey i live there
Anthony Ottinger
Anthony Ottinger 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
Don't think I didn't hear that Gundam SFX at 3:24 ;D ilu too, editor.
At Zero
At Zero 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ 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 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
Big shout out to Rocky!!
Shawn Afshar
Shawn Afshar 3 ամիս առաջ
Wait does that say 33 hrsprs??
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