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bp-guy

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About bp-guy

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  • Birthday 02/25/1970

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    Tim
  • Sand Toys
    AG Long Travel 5 seater
  • Location
    San Diego, Ca
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  • Occupation
    Federal Employee

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  1. Oh DAMN, I Gotta wake the old girl up from her slumber and prep her for the trip.
  2. I kicked down some $$. Thanks Pete
  3. My legs are still sunburned from this trip. It was a blast but all that paddling definitely sucked with the headwind. All the little places that we didn't know about but Chris took us was very cool. Tons of people probably cruise right by these locations not knowing what they are missing out on. I have my boat out now and we are prepping for a weekend on lake mead this summer!
  4. She is local to me, I used her to get a license plate for my golf cart. Very easy to work with and a smooth transaction. She goes to a dealers/vendor DMV office not a public one. This was about 8 years ago. Not sure if she is still around.
  5. Hell no, LOL. this body is made for driving. This was my 4th year driving the support vehicle behind the runners. I keep telling myself, 1 year I will run a leg in this race. The shortest leg is just over 4 miles, the longest is over 11 miles. It fun to do this and I look forward to it each year.
  6. I did this event, looks like I was already passed by the time you set up. We started at 9am and probably went through Dumont around 10:00 - 10:30 ish. Our vehicle was #215
  7. I took this when he was down here looking at the prototype walls last year.
  8. I did a quick youtube search and found this- This might be your culprit.
  9. You don't need new parts to diagnose this. you have 1 bad cylinder- so move a plug wire from another cylinder to the #3 position and put #3 where you took that wire from. If the problem moves away from #3 to another hole- BINGO! Remember this- Keep it simple, Start in one direction and and work forward/backwards. Don't jump around or you might miss the problem. Sounds like the Fuel system is ok, work on the electric side. Check the cap/rotor, if thats good, move to the wires. If they are good, go to the plugs. Throw in a new set just for added cheap security. VW's are such a simple motor, I have rebuilt them in my bedroom when I lived at home. Picked the damn thing up out of my 63 and walked it into the house. LOL And as Stormin189 said- #3 is a culprit for less air flow. My sand rail had major overkill for my oil system. Deep Sump + stock oil cooler and a 96 plate cooler with oil filter inline. I had over 6 quarts of oil in my motor.
  10. Is the exhaust tube on that cylinder hot to the touch? Pull the plug and rest it on the exhaust and see if it is indeed getting spark all the way to the plug. Is fuel getting to the cylinder. Accelerator pump working? Check the inside of the cap for carbon tracks or cracks. With the motor running, spray carb cleaner along the sides of the carb and see if the idle changes- if yes- you have a leak at a gasket. Swap plug wires and see if the dead cylinder changes. Clogged jets, suckers get clogged easily. Look into a velocity stack air meter- it is crucial in setting the jets and getting all 4 cylinders balanced. Just a few things I can think of that plagued me when I had my VW motor back in the day.
  11. Hmmmm, I owe my family a desert trip. Let me crunch the numbers on this one.
  12. Great shots Neal. Nice talking with you while we waited for the rocket that never launched.
  13. What a great weekend. Definitely the best time to be had. Always great seeing good friends there and meeting new ones each year. The rides were fast and fun, had some mishaps but we managed to make sure no one was left behind and got mostly everyone back running the dunes. The Cars and Coffee was awesome! I have some drone footage I need to still download. The Saturday night Tacos and UFC was killer. 3rd year manning the grill for this and I always have a good time with my co-cook Carrie. Thanks to Pete and Anna for letting me crash in your place again. And to Chad for hooking us up with the Fights. Also- Thanks to Lee and Neil for also bringing their cameras and getting the great shots!
  14. I will man the grill again Pete.
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