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  Topic: It's Thanksgiving! How is your Vanagon involved?

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: It's Thanksgiving! How is your Vanagon involved?
Mine is going have a sandblaster nozzle pointed at various areas that need some refreshed rust protection. Will also blast & paint some fugly stuff in the engine room while i have the sand-- plenu ...
  Topic: Whacky alternator harness routing ('85 1.9)

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:23 am   Subject: Whacky alternator harness routing ('85 1.9)
Went to install ThatBusGuy's upgraded alt harness yesterday ('85 1.9) and found the original one routed in a strange way: instead of passing into the engine room at the firewall and proceeding easily ...
  Topic: 91 2.1L flywheel seal nightmare

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 am   Subject: Re: 91 2.1L flywheel seal nightmare
Sure would like to hear how this nightmare was resolved... :ear
  Topic: 1980 2.0 AC Manual Trans Swap

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:53 am   Subject: Re: 1980 2.0 AC Manual Trans Swap
Your parts list is pretty complete, i'd add a new clutch slave if the current unit has any age on it.

Also, since i am now in the ever expanding rust patrol business with my 85's driver's floor, i ...
  Topic: Barn Fresh 57

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Barn Fresh 57
Damn, what an anticlimax! I was hoping to see it all the way to tackling the mechanicals.

I was doing generic Google searches on Vanagon floor rust and happened to find a Samba link to this thread- ...
  Topic: Brand new side glass availability

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: Brand new side glass availability
FFS, doesn't this place have any moderators?

But by all means, continue! :lol3
  Topic: Rust Repair - Driver's Side Floor - Accelerator Pedal Area

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:21 am   Subject: Re: Rust Repair - Driver's Side Floor - Accelerator Pedal Area
ZOMBIE THREAD BUMP! just to say thanks for this thread-- it is just what i needed to see after finally pulling up my front carpet this weekend and addressing my own longstanding pedal rot.

  Topic: Heavy duty flex disk

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:38 pm   Subject: Heavy duty flex disk
the BMW airhead bike community has been doing greaseable ujoint retrofits to our bikes' 'non-replaceable' ujoints for nearly 20 years. The knowledge and firms are out there for all vehicles w/ 'staked ...
  Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Assembly

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:32 pm   Subject: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Assembly
data pts from my end, Dharma: clutch masters have outlived slaves by magnitudes. In fact, the only clutch master i ever replaced was not 100% necessary, whilst slaves have only seemed to last a few ye ...
  Topic: New clutch master kaput

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:39 am   Subject: New clutch master kaput
have had worn slave cyl issues, mo masters as yet.

double check your overall clutch syst bleeding-- might take several cycles to get the air out of it
  Topic: Fuel Pump Enable?

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:00 am   Subject: Fuel Pump Enable?
if mem serves, the airhead double-relay gets its signal from the starter solenoid-- pump fires w/ crank-on. Ergo check all those starter connex first (cleanliness, tight, etc)

Those double relays a ...
  Topic: Thwarting Theft

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:50 am   Subject: Thwarting Theft
you guys are funny.

Pull the dist rotor if you *really* think yr van might be going somewhere without you. Even w/o tools you can use a key to pop the cap clamps to pull the rotor off.

Of cour ...
  Topic: Road trip ahead...don't trust GW van...what to bring?

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:09 am   Subject: Road trip ahead...don't trust GW van...what to bring?
this summer's little incident had me start packing 20' of log chain (after years of meaning to do same)


Syncro running gear *mi ...
  Topic: Clutch, Vanagon, 82, aircooled

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:40 pm   Subject: Clutch, Vanagon, 82, aircooled
do a search on AWOL clutch slave and/or master cyls and you'll get the goods. Sounds like what ye got
  Topic: How much wasser can a wasserleaker leak? (Blinking coolant)

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:44 pm   Subject: Re: How much wasser can a wasserleaker leak? (Blinking coola

Anyhow - I bought the van knowing it was dripping a bit of coolant, but lately it's been piddling green on a regular basis.

"Kitty? Heeeerrre Kitty! Come on, Kitty! Kitty, where are you?!&qu ...
  Topic: I need a new/rebuilt alternator... !!!

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:38 pm   Subject: I need a new/rebuilt alternator... !!!
<<Do you mean Thomas? http://www.thomasnet.com>>

My error--
I was thinking Thomas--wrote Thompson.[/quote]

Fred Thompson's on a lot of minds lately. I'm reasonably sure he does'nt ...
  Topic: Fuel Pump is very noisy???

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Views: 1694

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:13 pm   Subject: Fuel Pump is very noisy???
You can test that full battery voltage is reaching the pump and some other stuff

One of the useful 'other' things 10-cent's ref-ing is an output volume test. See manuals for runtime vs output quant ...
  Topic: 85 fuse panel

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Views: 1730

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:58 pm   Subject: 85 fuse panel
one thing i forgot to add was that when i was de-A/C-ing the '85 this summer, i pulled the 2 Buss/spade fuses in prep for removing *all* the A/C wiring. Next time i went to drive at night i ...
  Topic: 85 fuse panel

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Views: 1730

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:29 pm   Subject: 85 fuse panel
If you are refering to spade type fuses, a Previous owner most likely added them, as VW did not mix fuse type in the Vanagons from what I gather.

Not the case here (US '85 w/ AC). In addition to th ...
  Topic: Gas tank seals are a RIPOFF!!!!

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:05 pm   Subject: Gas tank seals are a RIPOFF!!!!
bolth Bus Depot and van-cafe have all the tank parts separately.

I just did a re-seal on my '85, and years ago did the same on the '81. In both cases the grommets were OK and def re-usable, but i r ...
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