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  Topic: Rebuilding your partner's confidence in the van's reliability
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 44
Views: 2156

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:36 am   Subject: Re: Rebuilding your partner's confidence in the van's reliability
I like the safety issue, when I had my motorcycle I called it 'safety chrome'. On the other hand, I kind of sort of caved with the repairs on the Westy. I just sold it and bought a 4WD which I had w ...
  Topic: Looking for Jack Bombay
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 10
Views: 1058

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for Jack Bombay
Thank you! I passed along your info and the link to the guy needing help.

Pretty snowy up here, there is about 8' outside my back door, but it is about 5' on the flats ut back. Most snow I have s ...
  Topic: Looking for Jack Bombay
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 10
Views: 1058

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:48 pm   Subject: Looking for Jack Bombay
Is he, are you still around? Guy on Vanagon list is looking for lift struts. Can't find my emails between us at this point.
  Topic: Bryce Canyon - anybody here? April 20-23 2016
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 9
Views: 760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: Bryce Canyon - anybody here? April 20-23 2016
Just went past there, in Yellowstone now. Till Nov.
  Topic: Wood Burning Stove
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 78
Views: 17604

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:57 pm   Subject: Wood Burning Stove
Having come from a sailing background, I remember a friends boat having a wood stove like this one. Very small amount of wood, and would be plenty for the size of a westy. Hightop would allow flue t ...
  Topic: Broken digital clock LCD
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 28
Views: 5131

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:20 pm   Subject: Broken digital clock LCD
Too bad the kid from TX is moving to another country, I am sure he could whip something up.

What is special, the rareness of them I suppose. Watch eBay, never know what could turn up.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 11350
Views: 1999680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:14 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
Finally installed my 2m transciever. I 'found' an antenna I have had for a long time but forgot about, so in it went.

Been settling issues lately, found that the temp sensor connector was not ma ...
  Topic: New CNC'd Vanagon Shifter
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 87
Views: 22752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:38 am   Subject: New CNC'd Vanagon Shifter
Great write-up. I did mine last weekend as well. Didn't get as many shots, but mine is a driver and I had places to go. I suggested to Ray a small template to make the adjustment easier.

What ...
  Topic: Why I like Van-Cafe: Now with flying spaghetti monster!
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 186
Views: 38554

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: Why I like Van-Cafe: Now with flying spaghetti monster!
My previous cuple orders received a lemon and a chocolate cookie. Both in one order. Ironically, I don't care for either choc or lemon in cookies. Hot my next order and it had a lemon. I had a sma ...
  Topic: Another Alternator Red Light not lighting, '86 Vanagon.
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 16
Views: 838

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:32 pm   Subject: Another Alternator Red Light not lighting, '86 Vanagon.
I see you checked the grounds, but how about the big one between the trans and chassis? This one was the source a a number of issues, but not the red light not lightng. Good place to do a solid chec ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 11350
Views: 1999680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:28 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
Installed RSFabParts.com Big Shifter. Wow, what a great upgrade, nice crisp shifting, no searching. According to his specs, the throw is shortened by 39%. I am a bit clumsier than I was 20 years ag ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 11350
Views: 1999680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:03 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
It wasn't today, but it was in the past 2 weeks. Fixed my bad idle, my intermittent oil blinking light, and my hard start with a new ground cable between trans and chassis. It had pulled free and wo ...
  Topic: A source for the instrument cluster LED warning lights?
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 6
Views: 686

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:49 pm   Subject: A source for the instrument cluster LED warning lights?
I was having all sorts of problems with my foil circuit dash, dropped the card and got the GoWesty dash kit. Goes in very easily and eliminates that nasty foil. You can also customize the backlighti ...
  Topic: Bostig professionally installed, still cheaper than Subaru?
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 71
Views: 14760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:54 am   Subject: Bostig professionally installed, still cheaper than Subaru?
At some point I think I saw you were in Providence, I am orignally from Warwick, have you checked out the guy on Gano near the bridge? I don't remember the shops name, but he always had all sorts of ...
  Topic: Engine idles rough
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:17 pm   Subject: Engine idles rough
Slide under the van, at the end of transmission there is a ground cable that goes to the chassis, 13mm socket. Remove, thoroughly clean and reinstall. Totally fixed my idle issues. Without going th ...
  Topic: oil pressure monitor control unit test
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 10
Views: 705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:08 pm   Subject: oil pressure monitor control unit test
GoWetsy has a circuit board replacement kit that eliminates the foil and replaces the dynamic system in the dash. Very easy to install. My foil was bad where it folds over the plastic tab and connec ...
  Topic: Fiamma Awning Stolen
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 63
Views: 4752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:33 pm   Subject: Fiamma Awning Stolen
The OP hails from Canada, they are not allowed to own guns.

Get a crossbow.
  Topic: oil pressure question
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 10
Views: 637

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:22 pm   Subject: oil pressure question
I see this is a more common problem that I originally anticipated. Here are the things I have replaced:
1- both pressure sensors (already had these in hand)
2- wire harness, (sensor to plug) (remo ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure Testing
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 12
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:41 pm   Subject: Oil Pressure Testing
Not straight 50w, 5w-50. Yes, rocks and logs etc, but while when I was younger I could work laying under a car for hours if needed, but now, I get a little nauseas. I think it is because of bifocal ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure Testing
BillWYellowstone

Replies: 12
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:50 am   Subject: Oil Pressure Testing
Without the proper way of geting it up in the air to work from below, I am kind of stuck. At one point I bught replacements for both the high and low sensors, but after finding where they were I deci ...
 
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