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  Topic: 5 Speed Bus Kit Install - SubaruGears transmission
ALstew

Replies: 123
Views: 18684

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: 5 Speed Bus Kit Install - SubaruGears transmission
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I got my trans all sealed up ready to go in and I noticed that people are putting the breather on the side of the case? Is the top of the case li ...
  Topic: 1988 Tin Top
ALstew

Replies: 34
Views: 2617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:12 am   Subject: Re: 1988 Tin Top
I am looking to purchase an engine carrier bar. The smallcar one utilizes the vanagon cross bar and I have to modify the oil cooler and thermostat housing to work. And the RMW I am not sure if I am go ...
  Topic: 1988 Tin Top
ALstew

Replies: 34
Views: 2617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Re: 1988 Tin Top
Made some progress on the subarugears trans

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  Topic: 1988 Tin Top
ALstew

Replies: 34
Views: 2617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: Intro and newby 1988 body with diesel swap
You really should change the thread title. Right now it's an unfortunate bait n' switch

lol I tried!! But it said I needed moderator approval...
  Topic: New to me '85 Camper!
ALstew

Replies: 36
Views: 2248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: New to me '85 Camper!
I thought I would update this thread.... Someone offered me money for the legacy so I made money on the car.

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Anyways I have wanted to do a tdi s ...
  Topic: 1988 Tin Top
ALstew

Replies: 34
Views: 2617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: Intro and newby 1988 body with diesel swap
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No wonder why is was backfiring into the intake.
  Topic: 1988 Tin Top
ALstew

Replies: 34
Views: 2617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 pm   Subject: Re: Intro and newby 1988 body with diesel swap
I thought would update this thread... LOL what a sob story the thread and van has been.

The Bar shut down the shop that my father hired and this isn't his first offense so the agent was trying to ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
ALstew

Replies: 1917
Views: 81921

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:16 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Which fuse goes to the ignition? My girlfriend lives in a decent neighborhood, but I have to park on the street. Hopefully this nevers happens, but if someone were to ever break-in I don't want them t ...
  Topic: 1991 Multivan TDI build
ALstew

Replies: 870
Views: 69522

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1991 Multivan TDI build
Hello, I tried reading through your thread after the search function... How was the trans regeared? Are you running a 4.13 ring and pinion with stock gears? Or did you just regear 3 and 4 with a 4.57? ...
  Topic: 1991 Multivan TDI build
ALstew

Replies: 870
Views: 69522

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1991 Multivan TDI build
Hello, I tried reading through your thread after the search function... How was the trans regeared? Are you running a 4.13 ring and pinion with stock gears? Or did you just regear 3 and 4 with a 4.57?
  Topic: My Fast forward experience (TDI owners note)
ALstew

Replies: 8
Views: 1550

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:21 pm   Subject: Re: My Fast forward experience(TDI owners note)
Did you ever get this resolved? I have been shopping around for someone to complete the harness for my BEW.
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread
ALstew

Replies: 2921
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:23 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
Spotted in joshua tree at intersection rock parking lot
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  Topic: A Little Known Cause of Recurring Tranny Oil Leaks
ALstew

Replies: 69
Views: 22738

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: A Little Known Cause of Recurring Tranny Oil Leaks
So I replaced my clutch last night and I powerwashed my trans the night before. I was looking for a breather hole because I didn't want to blast it with water, but I never noticed it caked under dirt. ...
  Topic: A Little Known Cause of Recurring Tranny Oil Leaks
ALstew

Replies: 69
Views: 22738

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Re: A Little Known Cause of Recurring Tranny Oil Leaks
So I replaced my clutch last night and I powerwashed my trans the night before. I was looking for a breather hole because I didn't want to blast it with water, but I never noticed it caked under dirt. ...
  Topic: Driver's side Grab handle
ALstew

Replies: 32
Views: 3025

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 am   Subject: Re: Driver's side Grab handle
I just wanted to bump this thread because I purchase the template and spacers from shapeways. After you drill the holes you don't need rivnuts? You just drill the holes and install the spacers and bol ...
  Topic: Subaru swap advice. (Southern CA)
ALstew

Replies: 21
Views: 1409

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Subaru swap advice. (Southern CA)



I respectfully disagree with this. All you need to do is run the diesel through DMV registrations. There is nothing stating the engine has to be sold in the state. The age of the van is the det ...
  Topic: Subaru swap advice. (Southern CA)
ALstew

Replies: 21
Views: 1409

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru swap advice. (Southern CA)
I am local to europro and Joe does great work.

My dad got some work done at SD westy and they were great to deal with as well.

Since you have a 90' I would almost consider keeping the wbx since ...
  Topic: Odometer Fix/Cluster upgrade
ALstew

Replies: 140
Views: 59522

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: Odometer Fix/Cluster upgrade
10cent inspired odometer fix. My gear had popped off so I didn't address the pin side, so if the pin moves I will do the lock washer.

Anyways I took a .025" thick piece of metal from an old co ...
  Topic: DIY - Red Tek conversion
ALstew

Replies: 1165
Views: 202931

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: DIY - Red Tek conversion
sub'd
  Topic: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
ALstew

Replies: 869
Views: 278780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:32 pm   Subject: Re: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
Okay, awesome. Thank you!

I would not exceed 27" unless you plan on changing gearing. 2.2 Subaru although greater hp over stock still may not be adequate to take you up the steep hill at a re ...
 
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