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  Topic: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Capulina

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Okay - i managed to get both struts to budge. They actually seem fine. My bad. It helped a lot to know that I needed much more force to get them budge. Thanks again.
  Topic: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Capulina

Replies: 12
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Yes, 16CV, - the struts came shipped in the extended position and seem locked in the extended position.

But possibly, as others suggested, it is simply that the struts are un-compressible witho ...
  Topic: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Capulina

Replies: 12
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: GoWesty lift-assist struts stuck in open position
Howdy,
I already searched other threads but did not see my issue, so - new thread.
We bought the GoWesty Pop Top Lift Assist Strut kit. Had the kit sitting unopened for a couple of years. Upon ope ...
  Topic: Syncro is like a skater or a Hawaiian dancer
Capulina

Replies: 71
Views: 4149

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:51 am   Subject: Re: Syncro is like a skater or a hawaiian dancer
I also have a westy syncro and I had the same problem. The ass-end of the car was squirrelly in a wind and it was a fright to drive. All I had done was new tires and an alignment. It was like a com ...
  Topic: Keeping the Wasserboxer
Capulina

Replies: 35
Views: 3049

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: Keeping the Wasserboxer
We have the GoWesty 2.4 with about 50,000 miles on it. It runs like a champ. I keep it around 65 mph. I replaced the waterpump about 5,000 miles ago. I keep the engine well maintained. I occasional ...
  Topic: Lesson Learned: Proper Bike Locks
Capulina

Replies: 37
Views: 2412

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:40 am   Subject: Lesson Learned: Proper Bike Locks
We have this stout bike lock which is actually a motorcycle lock. It's called a 'joint-chain' lock. I like it more than the U-locks because the thieves can't use a hydraulic jack to break it and it ...
  Topic: Trick for securing Vanagon Westy rear table?
Capulina

Replies: 26
Views: 3890

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:12 am   Subject: Trick for securing Vanagon Westy rear table?
Magnetic strips Attach one to the edge of the table and another to the wall panel to match up. Another trick from my Dad.
  Topic: Adding Cruise Control ... Retrofit Factory CC vs Gowesty
Capulina

Replies: 27
Views: 4895

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:09 pm   Subject: Adding Cruise Control ... Retrofit Factory CC vs Gowesty
We have a '90 with the factory cruise control now working again after corroded brake switch was replaced. It is very smooth and works reliably. Bought the spendy Go Westy module but ended up not nee ...
  Topic: Vanagon Refrigerator does not work
Capulina

Replies: 12
Views: 1818

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:44 pm   Subject: Vanagon Refrigerator does not work
This set of instructions has proven more reliable than any technique I have used. Definitely has worked better for me than VW instructions. My Dad who has had his van for 30 years shared these instr ...
  Topic: water pump issue
Capulina

Replies: 5
Views: 363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:15 pm   Subject: water pump issue
I replaced the leaky water pump in our van, using a German Hepu water pump. I experienced what several others have seen . . . the bolt bottomed out in the case without pulling the pump tight because ...
  Topic: Door lock issue??
Capulina

Replies: 18
Views: 1160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:34 am   Subject: Door lock issue??
Hi Hallcofish,
I had the same issue and fixed it twice by locking the closed driver's door while while the passenger door is open, then close passenger door. This worked for another person as well. ...
  Topic: High Sierra Music Festival
Capulina

Replies: 15
Views: 2897

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:24 pm   Subject: High Sierra Music Festival
Howdy,
We are planning to go to the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA this year in July. Anybody else out there going and camping in their vans? Anyone with experience camping in their vans i ...
  Topic: Syncrofest 5 ~ April 30 to May 3, 2015
Capulina

Replies: 312
Views: 30104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:48 pm   Subject: Syncrofest 5 ~ April 30 to May 3, 2015
Here's my dad, Bill on the left, and Paul Makuh on the right. Paul is a great mechanic and owns the great shop, Valley Wagon Works in San Rafael, CA. They are teaching me about my coolant leak. Th ...
  Topic: Syncrofest 5 ~ April 30 to May 3, 2015
Capulina

Replies: 312
Views: 30104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:39 pm   Subject: Syncrofest 5 ~ April 30 to May 3, 2015
The guitar player is Christian of VC and the yellow panel is Peter's.

Minor clarification, it was Hawk that was playing the guitar. Christian is playing a Dobro. Here is a quick vid of Christian p ...
  Topic: bURNINGvAN, San Francisco Ocean Beach: Jan. 12, 2020
Capulina

Replies: 209
Views: 31216

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:39 pm   Subject: bURNINGvAN, San Francisco Ocean Beach: Jan. 12, 2020
Count me in for Burning Van. Looking forward to it!

I was there the year the half-engine block was combusted (allegedly I mean). I think it would have been visible from space (allegedly). As I r ...
  Topic: Up Down Up Down Up Down goes my driver side door lock knob
Capulina

Replies: 12
Views: 2003

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: Up Down Up Down Up Down goes my driver side door lock kn
I don't know if Amishman ever fixed that Up Down Up Down door issue 2 1/2 yrs ago, but I wanted share a quick fix experience that might work for others. I've had this happen to me on two occasions - ...
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread
Capulina

Replies: 2903
Views: 398952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:30 pm   Subject: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread
I've seen this one driving around Marin a bunch of times, (kind of a daily occurrence around here). But today it parked 20 yds from our house. A very nice rig. Plz PM me if this one is yours. Woul ...
  Topic: Curious about the demand for a DIY shop in PNW?
Capulina

Replies: 42
Views: 2300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:49 pm   Subject: Curious about the demand for a DIY shop in PNW?
I dig the idea of one of these shops in the SF Bay Area with a vanagon or maybe VW emphasis. We may have more VWs here than in the PNW. I would use it for sure. I'm like many owners out there -I'm h ...
  Topic: Electrical Questions for Heater Fan Motor & Resistor
Capulina

Replies: 3
Views: 721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:02 am   Subject: Assistance was successful
Hey, it worked great. Thanks for the advice. We wired it up and tested the fan in the garage and all 3 speeds work correctly with the switch using the new fan and the new resistor. Now we can start ...
  Topic: Electrical Questions for Heater Fan Motor & Resistor
Capulina

Replies: 3
Views: 721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:53 pm   Subject: Electrical Questions for Heater Fan Motor & Resistor
Hello,
My dad and I removed the dashboard and dismantled the heater box today (1984 Westy). We are replacing the heater core, and the heater fan/motor and the 3-speed resistor. The fan/motor and r ...
 
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