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  Topic: DA6 Diesel heater vs BA6
82westyrabbit

Replies: 10
Views: 153

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:08 am   Subject: Re: DA6 Diesel heater vs BA6
I have a complete vw diesel heater not installed in Easthampton Massachusetts if you want want to compare stuff. If it was helpful it could probably be your for not much money. I also have a gas heat ...
  Topic: Later style rad and shroud into '82 diesel?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 6
Views: 121

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Later style rad and shroud into '82 diesel?
My 82 diesel now with a in-line 4 still has the original radiator. I had it record about 15 years ago maybe 20. I had a radiator shop flush and test it about 3 years ago when I rebuilt the rest of the ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 11093
Views: 1951341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:59 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
I donít think you want to eat what is stored in that box 😀
  Topic: Do You Find Volkswagens Easy to Work On?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 60
Views: 1768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Do You Find Volkswagens Easy to Work On?
I couldnít tell you. I have never had to work on my Toyotaís.😀 compared to air cooled vw they are pain. Compared to late model vwís and Audiís they are simple. They are high maintenance compar ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
82westyrabbit

Replies: 719
Views: 75808

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
1700+ mile trip Mass to Dallas or back 3 times in the last 13 months in my unreliable vanagon. My wifeís reliable Kia on the other hand lost itís transmission at 5000 and 4 months old. She had to he a ...
  Topic: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 67
Views: 2828

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
I own a small airplane it makes the van look cheap. I donít keep a spreadsheet on either. My wife pays the bills. She knows what they cost Surprised Like my wife they must treated with love or they get var ...
  Topic: Tico Exhaust Parts
82westyrabbit

Replies: 3
Views: 99

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Tico Exhaust Parts
That is to broad a question. What parts are you looking? John
  Topic: How to replace 84 Tintop Vinyl Headliner??
82westyrabbit

Replies: 2
Views: 109

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:26 am   Subject: Re: How to replace 84 Tintop Vinyl Headliner??
It should not be that hard but it is time consuming. Get some good pictures before you remove the old one. Once you remove the old head liner and take care of any problems in there you hang the new he ...
  Topic: Vanagon Mk1 Rabbit 1.7
82westyrabbit

Replies: 34
Views: 792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Mk1 Rabbit 1.7
I did that conversation bosh csi in like 1984 with diesel parts. I bought the 82 vanagon diesel with a bad motor. I could keep up with other vans at the time. I am not sure I pull a WXB for that conve ...
  Topic: Where to buy the aluminum rods for Westfalia curtains?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 19
Views: 390

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:19 am   Subject: Re: Where to buy the aluminum rods for Westfalia curtains?
I would hand make them my self. It just wouldnít be that hard to find some metal that is close and bend it up by hand. John
  Topic: BN6 Heater Booster -- upgrade?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 6
Views: 244

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: BN6 Heater Booster -- upgrade?
The answer is sort of. As you probably know the switch will only let the heater work for a set amount of time with out the engine running. It should not be that difficult to fool the switch into think ...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
82westyrabbit

Replies: 2451
Views: 396968

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
I think the decimal point is in the wrong spot. $5000 if everything is in good shape $500 if not. It looks like not from the pictures. It looks like a great project however.
  Topic: Glue Advice for Line-X fail
82westyrabbit

Replies: 15
Views: 480

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:14 pm   Subject: Re: Glue Advice for Line-X fail
It has to come off. It is hiding other problems. I would do it myself. The line x will probably just peel off at this point. Sand down the panel prime with the best primer I could get in a can. Paint ...
  Topic: WBX Transaxle in Early Vanagon - Need to Replace Shifter Too?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 12
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:22 am   Subject: Re: WBX Transaxle in Early Vanagon - Need to Replace Shifter Too?
I believe the nut behind the panel you are talking about we use to call a lose nut behind the wheel (in airplanes we call it a lose wing nut). I have in my van the early box in the front. The later fr ...
  Topic: early sliding door work. Looking for pics/parts
82westyrabbit

Replies: 5
Views: 143

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:42 am   Subject: Re: early sliding door work. Looking for pics/parts
My van has a bearing right there.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2100304.jpg
Thatís a poor picture but hopefully gives you what you need. I am sure this is available from one of the vendor ...
  Topic: WBX Transaxle in Early Vanagon - Need to Replace Shifter Too?
82westyrabbit

Replies: 12
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: WBX Transaxle in Early Vanagon - Need to Replace Shifter Too?
I have mixed and matched shifter parts on my 82 with out problems. I am actually running a late model shifter parts and a air cooled transmission. You might find you like the gearing of the air cooled ...
  Topic: Mt Washington
82westyrabbit

Replies: 18
Views: 696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Mt Washington
I grew up in southern VT and have made all those drives. They are all vary pretty this time of the year. Driving to the top of mount gray lock is also a treat. The last few times I went to the top of ...
  Topic: Mt Washington
82westyrabbit

Replies: 18
Views: 696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:10 pm   Subject: Re: Mt Washington
I am not in Dallas anymore. I canít wait to pull. No offense to Dallas but I am glad to be back in the northeast. John
  Topic: Mt Washington
82westyrabbit

Replies: 18
Views: 696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Mt Washington
After sleeping on it, I decided the White Mountains were a bit too ambitious for this weekend. This afternoon I drove up to Brattleboro, VT and went over the East-West Road. The Blue Ridge Parkway d ...
  Topic: Mt Washington
82westyrabbit

Replies: 18
Views: 696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:58 am   Subject: Re: Mt Washington
Your right it appears this trip will have to wait. I was hoping for one more trip before I put it away for the winter. I donít drive the van in the salt and that will definitely start This weekend. I ...
 
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