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  Topic: 2003 Eurovan-on its way to the grave-advice?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Today 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: 2003 Eurovan-on its way to the grave-advice?
Backing off used engine advice. You donít know how it failed yet.

Find out why it stopped , compression test. Get it running , oil pressure test.
  Topic: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
Iím not sure many of the GPS tracker folks have really thought through what to do when you see the track headed for Watts

Please donít contaminate this thread with how many guns you have and other ...
  Topic: Are all 1600s the same?
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Are all 1600s the same?
Would an engine case with AK be ok for a '71 bus? I found the engine code AK is from a '73 bug.
according to The Samba:
AE 1971 1600cc 50bhp DIN, 60HP SAE-gross. USA-only
AK 1973 1600cc 48bhp DIN, ...
  Topic: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 11:33 am   Subject: Re: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
Thatís pointing away from fuel delivery and filter issues.

If you are comfortable, crack the top and inspect the AFM TRACK per the post above
  Topic: Belt Chirp Driving Me Bonkers!
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Today 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Belt Chirp Driving Me Bonkers!
The mechanic says that replacing the evaporator core is a labor intensive job and would be over a grand. Who even knows what's going on? There might just be a worn gasket somewhere causing the slow le ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
+1000


Needles are for heroin and crack

Get them off, shiny clean in solvent, repack. Repeat every 30,000 miles
  Topic: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 6:11 am   Subject: Re: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
Have you isolated the miss to a cylinder or is it a complete loss of power?

Does she stumble at 2800 or jerk occasionally?
  Topic: DIY - Red Tek conversion
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 6:09 am   Subject: Re: DIY - Red Tek conversion
High pressure redtek about 1/2 of R134A , correct
  Topic: DIY - Red Tek conversion
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 4:37 am   Subject: Re: DIY - Red Tek conversion
Iíve never used HC based refrigerants like Redtek but my understanding is the high side head is about 1-2 that if R134A

If the Subaru guy has high head pressure relative to R134A numbers, he is ei ...
  Topic: 2002 Eurovan stalls after climbing hill on hot day
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Today 4:26 am   Subject: Re: 2002 Eurovan stalls after climbing hill on hot day
Al is right on point. Fuel pressure test under conditions of failure. You might get some indications with a cold fuel pump test not Meeting spec but a false negative canít be ruled out
  Topic: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 3:32 am   Subject: Re: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
Blown engine, raining, bad phone number , fire ants

Rest of the year is looking up, Dave!!
  Topic: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 5:35 pm   Subject: Re: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
Soon Under Bus And Renovating Undersides
  Topic: advice needed - blown head gasket
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Yesterday 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: advice needed - blown head gasket
Itís 9.8 hours in the book, engine in.

I donít think you can get the engine out in 10 let alone do the gasket
  Topic: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:18 pm   Subject: Re: WTF fuel gauge suddenly reversed operation: A live trip report
Thatís called ď closureĒ

The relief of the uncertainty is palpable.

Let us know how things go but remember , when you are all safe and the car is on the flatbed , itís all good.
  Topic: Stuck in Vegas!! Need brakes!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 3:12 pm   Subject: Re: Stuck in Vegas!! Need brakes!
My el cheapo Auto Zone Everlast pads were gone from new to 1/8Ē in 4,000 miles!


Dave

You don't wear out even the cheapest pads in 4'000 miles. You have other issues, like a stuck piston. You ...
  Topic: scammers... how they get you...
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 2:54 am   Subject: Re: scammers... how they get you...
They get you to post on Fora, tell you if you buy a little yellow star you will get respect , then some guy who abuses the letter K comes along and ruins everything , and brings you cold coffee.
  Topic: 2003 Eurovan-on its way to the grave-advice?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Yesterday 2:46 am   Subject: Re: 2003 Eurovan-on its way to the grave-advice?
Used engine route. That excellent VR6 is used in several models so you can find a shortbblock and move the T4 stuff over. Itís stupid work so can be done at home. Carve out a block each week, keep it ...
  Topic: Torsion Bar Socket
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:57 am   Subject: Re: Torsion Bar Socket
We should make one or two and ship them around as needed.

Socialism works well for some things
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Field repair on that screw. You back it until you see threads , then superglue, RTV, o rubber cement and screw it back in, let sit for 15 minutes

I drive from winnemuca to LA on one of those repai ...
  Topic: Torsion Bar Socket
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:27 am   Subject: Re: Torsion Bar Socket
Two Tekton 27mm , $20

Lop off one end and tack it on to the other with 220V glue

Better quality than that pos

Not everyone has or knows how to work a hot metal glue gun.

You should make a ...
 
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