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  Topic: TIICO Accelerator cable anyone???
Californio

Replies: 6
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: TIICO Accelerator cable anyone???
There's a Google group for Tiicos. Also call Foreign Auto Service (FAS) in Maine, they know their stuff.
  Topic: Fridge running on propane
Californio

Replies: 29
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: Fridge running on propane
The knob controls the size of the flame. To light, keep it wide open, let the thermocouple warm up, then adjust downward as needed. You should be able to turn it down the whole way (counterclockwise) ...
  Topic: Calling all door lock actuator experts!
Californio

Replies: 19
Views: 2034

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: Calling all door lock actuator experts!
Ok, partially answering my own question, Jalan's order (B,R,Y,W) works fine. However, it doesn't allow the keyless entry system to function, so I'm going to have to keep playing with it. To be continu ...
  Topic: Calling all door lock actuator experts!
Californio

Replies: 19
Views: 2034

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: Calling all door lock actuator experts!
What's the correct order of the wires for these actuators? I'm finding different results.

Jalan (above) says (from bottom of actuator) brown, red, yellow, white.
Buslab photo shows the same
GoWes ...
  Topic: dometic fridge parts - help - need thermocouple
Californio

Replies: 5
Views: 160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: dometic fridge parts - help - need thermocouple
The original are hard to find. Yes, you can adapt an ordinary thermocouple from the hardware store, but you'll have to change the fittings that hold it in. I forget exactly what that amounted to but i ...
  Topic: Water indicator light is always on green
Californio

Replies: 8
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Water indicator light is always on green
Yes, the only thing I can think of is that the green wire to the panel is somehow grounding out between the tank sensor and the light. I'll post if and when I find what it is.
  Topic: Water indicator light is always on green
Californio

Replies: 8
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: Water indicator light is always on green
No, it's the top one, not the fridge propane-on light. Pump functions normally and the level light stays green with it on or off.

Interesting why yours would turn green when you use the pump, never ...
  Topic: Water indicator light is always on green
Californio

Replies: 8
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Water indicator light is always on green
I cleaned the inside part of the terminals with 400 grit but no change. I can clean up the outside spade connectors but I'd be surprised if that made a difference.

What I can't tell is why, if the ...
  Topic: Water indicator light is always on green
Californio

Replies: 8
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 3:31 pm   Subject: Water indicator light is always on green
As the title says. Even empty, the kitchen water tank light is on green. This is an 87 Syncro, which has the old style tank sensors, not the one in the the cap.

The Bentley doesn't cover this wirin ...
  Topic: Small "knobs" with nails in them.
Californio

Replies: 19
Views: 664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Small "knobs" with nails in them.
You can use little hollow aluminum spacers from the hardware store, with a screw through the middle.
  Topic: Westfalia interior gray paint - which is it?
Californio

Replies: 17
Views: 432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia interior gray paint - which is it?
Dove Gray has some yellow in it that looks right to my eye. Some of the others are bluish or "battleship". It may be that with time and use the interior yellows a bit, so the blue-grays look ...
  Topic: Trip Report Video - Usal Beach / Lost Coast / Sinkyone
Californio

Replies: 20
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report Video - Usal Beach / Lost Coast / Sinkyone
I've done that road many times in my Syncro and on my F650GS. It's not that hard. The worst part is that thanks to social media and youtube and all the rest, it's become too popular. I was there once ...
  Topic: What happened to www.vanagonauts.com?
Californio

Replies: 21
Views: 2151

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: What happened to www.vanagonauts.com?
There was that site with "The Captain" that had some pretty good info on it too, though he was a bit anal about organizing it...memories...forget what it was called but haven't seen it for ...
  Topic: Mopeka Bluetooth Propane Tank Gauge
Californio

Replies: 31
Views: 2223

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Mopeka Bluetooth Propane Tank Gauge
Anybody figure out a way to affix the sensors to the bottom of the tanks?

I'd like to leave mine on there but don't want to lose them.

Zip-ties maybe?
  Topic: Anxiety as a passenger
Californio

Replies: 44
Views: 1620

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Anxiety as a passenger
Interesting post. I've been scared sheet-free watching my GF try to downshift going up some two-lane road in the Sierras...these are hard cars for most to drive. It's not so much the clucks and knocks ...
  Topic: Window mount air conditioner under Westfalia bench a bad idea?
Californio

Replies: 53
Views: 3377

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:50 pm   Subject: Re: Window mount air conditioner under Westfalia bench a bad idea?
I drove across the country once in hella heat and my partner and I got a spray bottle and kept spraying each other down. Cheap fun!

Seriously, though, there are bunch of mods you can do to the stoc ...
  Topic: Thermometers and where to place an ambient temperature probe?
Californio

Replies: 50
Views: 1233

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Where to place an ambient temperature probe?
Wireless sensor and place it behind the front turn signal lens.

No place is perfect but that's the best I've found.
  Topic: Dometic Fridge Questions
Californio

Replies: 44
Views: 760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Dometic Fridge Questions
Fan here too. Just the fact that mine is still running fine after 35 years of being driven over washboard and all the rest...how many appliances can do that?
  Topic: 10mm nut on wiper shaft spins freely
Californio

Replies: 22
Views: 506

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: 10mm nut on wiper shaft spins freely
Half ass solution, but it looks like you could put a few washers in there so the new nut holds to the "good" part of the shaft threads. Or if the nut really moves that freely, use two nuts ...
  Topic: GoWesty starter vs. a cheap one.
Californio

Replies: 28
Views: 2971

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:56 am   Subject: Re: GoWesty starter vs. a cheap one.
I converted mine to the TDI starter + adapter plate 10 years ago, no problems since then except once the wire connector broke.
 
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