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  Topic: PLUGGING THE HOLES to keep mice out of a Vanagon (mouse)
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Replies: 74
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:45 am   Subject: Re: PLUGGING THE HOLES to keep mice out of a Vanagon (mouse)
Hi all. Watching some youtube and stumbled upon this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07k_FeRVg6A

Here's the website:

www.mouseblocker.com

FWIW, I have zero affiliation or experie ...
  Topic: Wrenching with a bad lower back
61Scout

Replies: 29
Views: 1056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: Wrenching with a bad lower back
I've dealt with lower back problems for over 20 years now, and it's slowly gotten worse. Definite L4/L5 bulge into the nerve. L2/L3 and L3/L4 also with very slight bulges but no nerve impingement at ...
  Topic: 1982 Vanagon Westy- new horn contact ring trouble
61Scout

Replies: 6
Views: 363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:56 am   Subject: Re: 1982 Vanagon Westy- new horn contact ring trouble
Here's something to check. I made a video that demonstrates the issue I found with the aftermarket horn rings.

Horn ring diagnosis, ring found not flat:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByogHHVDr ...
  Topic: I've just joined the messed up transmission club!
61Scout

Replies: 7
Views: 625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:21 am   Subject: Re: I've just joined the messed up transmission club!
The warranty could explain the difference in cost. I haven't called BD but I'd probably need to get a hold of Ron for the details.

When my son starts crawling and walking it will be all over! I'd ...
  Topic: I've just joined the messed up transmission club!
61Scout

Replies: 7
Views: 625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:47 am   Subject: I've just joined the messed up transmission club!
Pulled this little guy out of the transmission yesterday.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1815689.jpg

Not a good sign. I really want to rebuild my own, however I still need to gather the ...
  Topic: Share your wrenching tips and tricks!
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Replies: 114
Views: 14403

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Share your wrenching tips and tricks!
Here's a tip that someone might find useful. If you've ever found that a tube of silicone or perhaps some touch up paint has dried up from sitting around too long, here's an easy solution. Invest in ...
  Topic: negative rear axle camber
61Scout

Replies: 6
Views: 433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:56 pm   Subject: Re: negative rear axle camber
The camber on both rear wheels is severely negative. It is very visible just standing behind the van. On a level surface placing a straight edge across the 15" wheel I need to bring the top of th ...
  Topic: Help! I just did the most incredibly stupid thing ever
61Scout

Replies: 41
Views: 2116

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: HELP! FK ME! I just did the most incredibly stupid thing ever
Take off the rear vent or open the engine compartment and remove the air filter and associated tubing that routes into the D pillar.

-Kevin
  Topic: Harbor Freight - Favorite Purchases
61Scout

Replies: 58
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:23 am   Subject: Re: Harbor Freight - Favorite Purchases
I'm surprised they haven't been mentioned, but the HF unibit (step drill bit) set is an amazing deal. They stay sharp. Great for sheet metal work. The best part is that they are 1/4 the cost. I have n ...
  Topic: should I try and fix this rust or is that a giant PITA?
61Scout

Replies: 17
Views: 1020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: should I try and fix this rust or is that a giant PITA?
BTW, I would not put anything containing silicone on it. Silicone is difficult to remove prior to painting compared to a wax/oil based product.

I've had no problem cleaning off silicone based lubr ...
  Topic: should I try and fix this rust or is that a giant PITA?
61Scout

Replies: 17
Views: 1020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:05 am   Subject: Re: should I try and fix this rust or is that a giant PITA?
Winter project. Pull the window and inspect. Guys seem to love to pound the cut and weld approach to repairs. While yes, that is the best and arguably the correct repair, many folks here don't have ...
  Topic: How do I unplug my Digijet AFM?
61Scout

Replies: 4
Views: 210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am   Subject: Re: How do I unplug my Digijet AFM?
Yep. Dental pick or small flat blade screw driver. Gently push the end until the clip snaps and falls down onto the side. Now place a finger under the clip for good measure, and release the other s ...
  Topic: New car prices today, why so expensive?
61Scout

Replies: 89
Views: 3249

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: Re: New car prices today, why so expensive?
So I just purchased a 2016 Toyota Sienna. It's a "L" model, which is the most basic of the lineup. No power doors, no power seats, no sunroof, no rear seat entertainment system, and so on. ...
  Topic: Give your dog a hug for me
61Scout

Replies: 75
Views: 6281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Give your dog a hug for me
Well, it finally happened Sad

I'm grateful to say that Crash left on his own terms. We happened to be back at our home in the Yakima valley where he grew up and spent the majority of his life. On ...
  Topic: Fix broken fuse holder
61Scout

Replies: 14
Views: 424

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Fix broken fuse holder
I think it would be hard to introduce enough heat from soldering without damaging the plastic.

If it were me, I'd fab up the missing piece to overlap what remains. Then use a cold solder paste, ...
  Topic: Labor hours to replace engine with a GoWesty engine 1985 Vanagon
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Replies: 14
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Labor hours to replace engine with a GoWesty engine 1985 Vanagon
Roughly 10-15hrs, $300 in misc (small parts, fluids and shop supplies), and a weeks worth of time. Parts and laobr could climb if issues are found while performing the work. IIRC, a 1985 Vanagon cam ...
  Topic: Rennstand by Safe Jack?
61Scout

Replies: 17
Views: 2350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:25 am   Subject: Re: Rennstand by Safe Jack?


6 ton.
Just a note for the timid, you only go one or two notches on each jack so you are never going to drop more than that (should a hydraulic jack fail). Additionally, the jacks are bolted to t ...
  Topic: Rennstand by Safe Jack?
61Scout

Replies: 17
Views: 2350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: Rennstand by Safe Jack?
Hmmm. Good idea on the jackstand mod, but the engineering is off a bit in my opinion. I for one, would not want to cut the leg of a jackstand that aggressively to contour to the shape of the bottle ...
  Topic: Library science
61Scout

Replies: 6
Views: 487

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: Library science
Nice work! That's a real gem there! I love the '88 Grand Voyager ad above the Vanagon ad in the newspaper clipping! With wood grain, no less! I wonder how many of those catastrophes are still on t ...
  Topic: Pop top bolt hole stripped!
61Scout

Replies: 15
Views: 993

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Pop top bolt hole stripped!
Helicoil. I think that's an M8 or M10. Either of which a kit can be found at any FLAPS.

-Kevin
 
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