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  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
Today was the first lengthy drive since adjusting the timing and re-doing the grounds. I filled up before my 106 mile trip, and put 6 gallons back in when I got home, 17.6 mpg! 70/30 mix of highway/ ...
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
Fuel pressure is 36 psi with vacuum line disconnected, 32 psi connected. So a little higher than Bentley specifies, but not drastically off.
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
...Is your tail pipe Fat? ...

Not sure what you mean. My tailpipe is ugly for sure.
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:39 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
Thanks all for the replies. Busy week at work, but took some time today to fuss with the grounds. Re-terminated a bunch of the small wire grounds to new ring terminals. Re-terminated the main engin ...
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
@djkeev

I adjusted the timing today to 39 degrees BTDC @3000 rpm, with the idle stabilizer out of the loop https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1954448.jpg

@DanHoug

I did what you suggeste ...
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
Timing

I bought a timing light. At 3000 rpm the advance setting had to be adjusted to around 45 degrees to make the mark on the pulley line up with the split line on the case. So 50 degrees advan ...
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Re: Bad Gas Mileage
Thanks for the advice, I will check the timing and report back.

The engine has more power than the tired 1.9L it replaced, but if it is down on power from where it should be I wouldn't know since t ...
  Topic: Bad Gas Mileage
-Derek-

Replies: 28
Views: 1570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:30 pm   Subject: Bad Gas Mileage
My van has terrible gas mileage, like 11-13 mpg. As I write this my wife and I are driving home on I84, and stopping for gas every 120-140 miles is getting old. I've done some searching and reading ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
-Derek-

Replies: 2650
Views: 113336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
My van has developed a buzz/rattle/percussive noise from the speedo area that I am trying to figure out. Spedo cable is new in the last 2000 miles. The van has to be moving for the noise to happen. ...
  Topic: Sudden Engine No Start Issue [solved]
-Derek-

Replies: 4
Views: 211

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:07 pm   Subject: Re: Sudden Engine Start Issue
Timing was the problem! I don't know anything about adjusting timing and my first instinct after removing the cap was to remove the rotor. When I did I saw a bit of broken plastic - the indexing too ...
  Topic: Sudden Engine No Start Issue [solved]
-Derek-

Replies: 4
Views: 211

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: Sudden Engine No Start Issue [solved]
Hi All,

My van suddenly won't start. It cranks, but won't light off. Prior to this it always caught immediately, so this is very out of the norm. I've been troubleshooting for the last 5 hrs and ...
  Topic: Photos of replacement camper fuse panel locations
-Derek-

Replies: 2
Views: 240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Photos of replacement camper fuse panel locations
I installed a small fuse panel (4 fuses) in the sink cabinet. Along with the stock camper wiring I use it to power a propex and two USB ports (propex was installed after this photo was taken, went on ...
  Topic: Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread
-Derek-

Replies: 610
Views: 133882

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1802762.jpg

Choice breakfast stop along Hwy 1 this last weekend on Vancouver Island.
  Topic: SEATTLE: Body Shop Recommendation
-Derek-

Replies: 11
Views: 870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:17 am   Subject: Re: SEATTLE: Body Shop Recommendation
Eurotech Bodywerkes in Kirkland. They repainted my 914, came out beautiful! They've also done body work on my wife's Jetta. I know of 3 co-workers who have taken their cars there (2 were for accide ...
  Topic: Removing Windshield washer jets?
-Derek-

Replies: 67
Views: 14792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Removing Windshield washer jets?
I replaced my nozzles recently. One of the new nozzles snapped firmly into position, but the other didn't. The plastic retaining tabs have caught and keep the nozzle from being pulled back out, but ...
  Topic: Where can I get keys cut from code?
-Derek-

Replies: 17
Views: 652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: Where can I get keys cut from code?
Broadway Locksmith in Seattle cut a brass key to code for me and then used that to duplicate onto logo'd steel blanks that I provided. Came to about $40 and they did it all in 10 minutes. Five stars ...
  Topic: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
-Derek-

Replies: 5
Views: 313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
An update:

This weekend after a few days of normal functioning, the buzzer started to stay on even when the key was not in the ignition. I removed the lock cylinder again and found that the small ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
-Derek-

Replies: 11329
Views: 1995138

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:27 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Put a new sewfine seat cover and backrest foam on my driver side seat. No more wire frame digging into my back! Did the passenger seat a few weeks back, there was a learning curve - fought every asp ...
  Topic: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
-Derek-

Replies: 5
Views: 313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
Got it working, here are the pictures for future reference if someone else finds themselves in the same situation. The problem was that the spring should have been inside the housing. The two steel ...
  Topic: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
-Derek-

Replies: 5
Views: 313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:21 pm   Subject: Re: Key in Ignition - Circuit Always Energized
Looking at the photos in the thread linked to below and comparing to my lock cylinder, there is a lot more space between the end piece and the body of the lock cylinder. Also wondering if the spring ...
 
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