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  Topic: Sigh! –Another Day of Frustration
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Sigh! –Another Day of Frustration
Both of which I’ve seen people inadvertently force into each other.

You don't have to force them together, just move up to a 3/4 inch drive socket and they will thread nicely. It saves on Loctite ...
  Topic: Gas Smell/leak on left side of engine
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 7:48 am   Subject: Re: Gas Smell/leak on left side of engine
Just change the oil, let it sit for a few days with the breather cap off.

Residual gas will quickly evaporate, and even quicker evaporate at running oil temperatures.

Fresh oil, start and idle m ...
  Topic: Adding a trinary switch to Early AC system
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Adding a trinary switch to Early AC system
Do the binary and add an AC evaluation to your annual inspection. Keep it simple and use engineering controls as a proxy for a custom, complex, hard-to-source parts and likely to mess up anyway design ...
  Topic: Help me price this 1993 MV out?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Today 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Help me price this 1993 MV out?
5k in good shape - probably 3k as described

There is dealer warranted 1993 EV with fewer miles for 6k, loaded, everything working in OR for example
  Topic: Front suspension weirdness question
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Front suspension weirdness question
HARsh love here. But Steve is absolutely right.

Watched the video, that front end is so loose it should not be on the driveway, let alone the road. Hyperbole to make the point.

Get it up in th ...
  Topic: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 6:24 am   Subject: Re: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
Well I for sure am glad to see these posts coming. Im still acclimating to my new San Diego gig.

I did not know that San Diego has some best micros in the country Think

You can just heat food in ...
  Topic: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 3:08 am   Subject: Re: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
Are you my mother? ...asks the Bus?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1823924.jpg
  Topic: GoWesty Shipping 3 to 5 Biz Days
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 3:01 am   Subject: Re: GoWesty Shipping 3 to 5 Biz Days
If you can't stock an online business model, get out of business

When a local place has the part on the shelf, I don't mind paying a premium for that, especially since I only drive in a low traffic ...
  Topic: transaxle magnet shard analysis: am I tent camping tonight?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 2:57 am   Subject: Re: transaxle magnet shard analysis: am I tent camping tonight?
That magnet isn't close to being filled.

Drive it home, deal with it there.
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
This exhaust was on an '84 with a 2.1 that I recently swapped in a new long block...and a complete 2.1 exhaust. The owner is a sweet older lady who has been repeatedly taken advantage of over the yea ...
  Topic: Crashed Today, NEED Another Assuan Brown Westy
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Crashed Today, NEED Another Assuan Brown Westy
Did she go like a rocket?

Catch a bad case of V2D?
  Topic: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
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Replies: 57
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
Love that long focal length shot of the Bus and the stringlining result,
  Topic: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
We were just talxing ekhaust to xeep some xlowns away.
  Topic: Cam Gear Offset Issue
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Cam Gear Offset Issue
I know its buried here on the Samba somewhere but can someone remind me exactly what the designations -7,-6..... ,6,7 physically refer to?

Is is some tolerance of angle on the helical cut, depth of ...
  Topic: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
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Replies: 388
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:19 am   Subject: Re: 71 Westy -- bought new in London by my father, rolls again!
You are going to get 5-15 ppmCO in any car , the hard part will be a testof Bug vs Bus muffler. The effect of the side vs rear exit probably isn’t as big As people imagine.

Either muffler requires ...
  Topic: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 2:48 am   Subject: Re: 1971 transporter, possible overheating, could use some advice...
Sorry, I think I misunderstood. I'll do those tests within the next two days. Are you asking 4 oil pressure at idle once I reach those temperatures or oil pressure at speed once I reach those temperat ...
  Topic: 2 gallon fuel tank (...a get outta jail card)
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:28 pm   Subject: Re: 2 gallon fuel tank (...a get outta jail card)
Yikes.

No.
  Topic: second battery
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: second battery
Is this for a EV Camper or a EV weekender second battery?
  Topic: Looking for a good resource
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a good resource
You could reach out to the Guy who just started a project with his 16 year old daughter in Detroit.

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
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Replies: 57
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: 1973 Bay window,1700cc and automatic transmission, with a/c
Could the black oil be hypoid gear oil? That stuff stinks

Yes, that stuff is unique in perfume... and no, I am certain it is not the gear oil.

When I do the BMW differentials I usually can't sta ...
 
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