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  Topic: Show me the stickers!
BigDog

Replies: 564
Views: 163845

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:54 pm   Subject: Show me the stickers!
Probably so they're not confused with Americans.... Embarassed
As I was told, they are more confused *by* Americans. Smile
  Topic: Nokian Hakapellita CS tire review.....
BigDog

Replies: 63
Views: 11715

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:48 pm   Subject: Nokian Hakapellita CS tire review.....
We don't often have snow in western Washington so I have never bothered with snow tires. Looking at the tread on the all-season tires I bought from Les Schwab a few years ago, I didn't figure I'd need ...
  Topic: What are you feeding your dog?
BigDog

Replies: 48
Views: 5446

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:10 am   Subject: What are you feeding your dog?
No one has mentioned our cuisine de choice, Black Gold. I raise Labradors. My two and all their pups get this:

http://blackgolddogfood.com/performance.htm

That, of course, and everything they ca ...
  Topic: Shameless Plug: New Gas Tank repair webpage
BigDog

Replies: 30
Views: 10536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:12 am   Subject: Shameless Plug: New Gas Tank repair webpage
Gee, I feel all left out. Here is a sticky post about gas tank repair and all the links are dead. Sad
  Topic: nice van buddy what you got in there?
BigDog

Replies: 25
Views: 4428

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:12 pm   Subject: nice van buddy what you got in there?
I've been thinking about this. Don't you think that modified peace sign is a little common? I saw this on a shiny red little scoot the other day. Wouldn't it be a better replacement for our VW emblems ...
  Topic: nice van buddy what you got in there?
BigDog

Replies: 25
Views: 4428

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:23 pm   Subject: nice van buddy what you got in there?
Hey, nice Mercedes. I coulda sworn that was a VW, though.

What does he have under the engine hatch? Probably a 2.1L horizontally opposed, normally aspirated VW (oops, sorry!), no make that Mercedes ...
  Topic: oil out the tailpipe, blue smoke
BigDog

Replies: 4
Views: 1056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:01 am   Subject: oil out the tailpipe, blue smoke
Hmmm... I think the real lesson learned is never to let someone else change your oil.
  Topic: It's not your fathers hippie van
BigDog

Replies: 15
Views: 3039

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:34 am   Subject: It's not your fathers hippie van
Whoa, dude! So far out, dude!

(from one who is very grateful he isn't famous enough for someone to dig up all pictures of his....)
  Topic: Installing Euro (clear) front signals on an '84
BigDog

Replies: 15
Views: 1740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:03 am   Subject: Installing Euro (clear) front signals on an '84
... I ordered the "clear front turn signal lenses" from Van cafe. ...Dumb question here: did you try asking the vendor that sold them to you?
  Topic: How Many Without Power Steering?
BigDog

Replies: 32
Views: 3440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:08 am   Subject: How Many Without Power Steering?
What!!! Are you guys nuts? Why do you feel the need to be a VW martyr? That's like saying I'd rather use sandpaper than toilet paper because toilet paper doesn't belong in a bathroom. :shock:Now just ...
  Topic: Low manual transmission oil symptoms?
BigDog

Replies: 3
Views: 3390

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:34 pm   Subject: Low manual transmission oil symptoms?
Get a pair of ramps from Wally World. You'll find a thousand times you need them once you have them handy. I use mine for oil changes. It gives enough room under the engine for a game of racket ball a ...
  Topic: How Many Without Power Steering?
BigDog

Replies: 32
Views: 3440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:30 pm   Subject: How Many Without Power Steering?
The day I put power steering onto a VW van is the day I install climate control on my motorcycle. Sure, it'd be nice, but it rather goes against the whole spirit of the thing, don't you think?
  Topic: No power after coasting
BigDog

Replies: 3
Views: 859

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:54 pm   Subject: No power after coasting
I have an 85 1.9 with 4 speed. The engine runs great except for two problems which are probably related.

1. This thing has **no umph** starting from a stop. In fact, I often have to press the gas d ...
  Topic: very lucky
BigDog

Replies: 34
Views: 4747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:52 pm   Subject: very lucky
Am I the only one having trouble loading the benplace site?
  Topic: If it wasn't a VW...I would have gotten a ticket.
BigDog

Replies: 14
Views: 4560

PostForum: Stories   Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:45 am   Subject: If it wasn't a VW...I would have gotten a ticket.
BigJohn, I have no idea who or where you are, but as the daddy of three former little girls, I have to complement you on your avatar.

Oh, yeah. And to stay on topic, you are right about the constru ...
  Topic: New VW Van?...What ya think?
BigDog

Replies: 24
Views: 2784

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:11 am   Subject: New VW Van?...What ya think?
I think they should import it to the US, but rename it Atac-Iraq.You're getting close. I think if someone wants to drive a military vehicle, they should. No problem. The recruiting office is open week ...
  Topic: Diagnostic: Coolant level sensor; must restart to test
BigDog

Replies: 66
Views: 19305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:23 am   Subject: Diagnostic: Coolant level sensor; must restart to test
The condition I related in the other thread was that the light would suddenly start blinking and the gauge would swing fully to the hot position no matter what temperature the engine was. It did it wh ...
  Topic: Subconscious influence during childhood?
BigDog

Replies: 40
Views: 3286

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:07 pm   Subject: Subconscious influence during childhood?
Lessee. My parents had a '54 bug, semaphores and all. We camped all over the country in that thing. Made several trips from Missouri to Los Angeles and back on Route 66. At that time, VW drivers would ...
  Topic: Diagnostic: Coolant level sensor; must restart to test
BigDog

Replies: 66
Views: 19305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:52 pm   Subject: Diagnostic: Coolant level sensor; must restart to test
This is good information, but one may want to verify that in fact the coolant level is full before assuming the sensor is acting up.

I found out the hard way that you have to check the coolant lev ...
  Topic: breaking in a new engine - suggestions?
BigDog

Replies: 14
Views: 1576

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:21 am   Subject: breaking in a new engine - suggestions?
This always starts a big flame war, and I am not attacking anybody here personally, just my buddies at oil central.True, this is a topic that many people have strong opinions on, but nothing ever has ...
 
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