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greebly Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:50 am

Found this hose , it goes through the rear frame member on the right side at the rear trailing arm. There is a grommet to prevent the hose from rubbing. I think it might be a vestige from the old motor prior to the engine conversion.

Ian Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:53 am

That hard plastic elbow indicates that is a vent tube from the bottom of a charcoal canister.

greebly Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:03 am

Thank you Ian. I was pretty sure it was part of the old system. There should be a sticky titled "Name This Part" It would be entertaining and informative.

djkeev Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:33 am

That is part of the fuel tank venting system........ Not the engine. Even if you had an engine swap, you still have the charcoal filter for venting. I'd reinstall it as it should be.
Inside the Right Rear Wheel area.........







Dave

greebly Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:45 am

The charcoal canister is missing. I had Stephan convert the engine, he may of relocated it.
Thank you for the time to take some excellent pictures djkeev!

greebly Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:41 pm

I found a box of parts and have identified some of them as MK IV VW stuff, and some Vanagon items. I have not identified these parts. Any ideas?

Part number listed on item as 06A103 500


No part number on part, there is a post on one corner.


oil pickup tube, but for what engine?


no part number

greebly Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:59 pm

These are definitely Vanagon parts.
listed as :
Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Part Number: 255-035-479
Part: BAL. PEACE



And this piece is listed as a Vanagon camper cap?
#255 843 188


syncrodoka Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:34 pm

255-035-479 Looks like the base for the rear speaker pods on non A/C equipped vans.

255 843 188 There is a rubber bumper strip that covers the upper slider door track and that piece finishes off the rear of it. My non campers have it.

eeebee Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:40 pm

greebly wrote: I found a box of parts and have identified some of them as MK IV VW stuff, and some Vanagon items. I have not identified these parts. Any ideas?

No part number on part, there is a post on one corner.



That's the bracket for the ECU/Fuel pump relay box

greebly Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:42 pm

Nice call syncrodoka, I will try to locate the location of the cap tomorrow and put it on.

greebly Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:05 pm

eeebee wrote: greebly wrote: I found a box of parts and have identified some of them as MK IV VW stuff, and some Vanagon items. I have not identified these parts. Any ideas?

No part number on part, there is a post on one corner.



That's the bracket for the ECU/Fuel pump relay box
another great call eeebee, thanks! You guys amaze me with your spatial recognition and memory. I was left with a box of parts after the conversion. I will post some of them on the karma thread once everything is identified.

greebly Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:16 pm

syncrodoka wrote: 255-035-479 Looks like the base for the rear speaker pods on non A/C equipped vans.

255 843 188 There is a rubber bumper strip that covers the upper slider door track and that piece finishes off the rear of it. My non campers have it.
Thanks Syncrodoaka , that is where it went.


I found some clamps that I have no idea where they go. the look like retaining clamps for a cable?

syncrodoka Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:53 pm

Middle seat mount hardware.

greebly Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:56 pm

syncrodoka wrote: Middle seat mount hardware.
I realized as soon as I read your post, yep, I have no middle seat, I removed the tracks. And the brackets must of been removed at the shop and thrown in the box. Thanks again.

xflyer Tue May 05, 2015 4:47 pm

FYI! The hose in greebly's orig post is probably part of cost cutting on VW's part. That is a vent for the EVAP charcoal canister. In '87 and older Vanagons that hose went back into the engine compartment and hooked up to the clean side of the air filter housing.

Hose connection is at end of tape measure on an '84.
On the '88 and later when VW cheaped out on buying 4' of hose they just stuck that into the frame with a rubber grommet.
Whenever the engine is above idle the EVAP valve opens and air is drawn into the bottom of the charcoal canister through that hose.
No problem? That is right next to the wheel and if you do any driving on dirt/gravel/no roads dirt will go in there also. There is a small filter in the bottom of the canister which can get packed with dust/dirt. Then the pressure in the fuel tank will be drawn lower than atmospheric. The top of the tank can get pushed down until the van is stopped. The EVAP valve is closed at idle, no more connection to the intake manifold.
The top of the tank pops back up to normal, CLUNK.
I fixed mine by buying another charcoal canister from a junk yard and ran a hose from that bottom fitting into the engine area. Hooked it up to a aftermarket crankcase breather filter made for motorcycles and hot rods.
No trouble in over 15 years.
I don't think I have to mention that it took a looong time to get this figured out.
I can post a photo of the 'fix' in my '89 if anyone needs it.

jyck Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:43 pm

Found this while under my van tonight. It's a black box with an exposed nipple sticking out behind the spare tire carrier on the driver side.

What is this and is something supposed to be connected to it?


Skidub Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:13 pm

EGR / oxygen sensor mileage counter. 90.15 in the Bentley. Looks like your speedo cables bypass it now, which I believe is just fine. Others I am sure know more than I.

jyck Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:30 am

Skidub wrote: EGR / oxygen sensor mileage counter. 90.15 in the Bentley. Looks like your speedo cables bypass it now, which I believe is just fine. Others I am sure know more than I.

Wow, Thanks!

Did you already know what this was and looked up the page # in the Bentley or was there some way you looked it up directly in the Bentley and found out what it was?

Trying to be more self-sufficient....

Gnarlodious Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:33 am

There is a dedicated discussion for this topic, lets not continue this duplicate:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=515977

Campton Slow Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:54 am

I've seen this on a couple dashboards, but never really knew what it was for. Best guesses so far are an antenna for some reason, or a socket for a map light (thanks to detroitzoran on reddit), but I can't find a mention of that light anywhere.




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