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  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Heater hoses and rad hoses up front are cold. No flow. Water pump replaced a few years ago with a GW pump (metal impellers) . . .
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 10:32 am   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
At Ken Scales Automotive this morning. Will advise. Not the thermostat, not the head gaskets, not many things . . .
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:05 pm   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic
I'll meet you in Ashland . . . what was the address? 😊
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:50 pm   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic
So after it cooled off, I released the pressure on the stant cap on the RMW pressure bottle and got a lot of air released into the overflow bottle. Will start it up tomorrow and see if air in the sys ...
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:29 pm   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic
The fan only comes on when I turn the a/c temp knob to very cold. Without coolant circulating, it'll only get me so far. I'm heading home to Olympia, WA - over 300 miles and I'd rather not blow it u ...
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic
Temp gauge climbs slowly to the top, red light goes off, no fans. The coolant bottle is WAY overfull. I havent looked at the resistor, but all speeds worked when I bridged the connections on the the ...
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: Medford, OR Mechanic
Also, replaced and tested the thermo switch on the radiator. Both fan speeds worked. Now the fan doesn't come on either speed.
  Topic: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Corwyn

Replies: 13
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:19 pm   Subject: Medford, OR Mechanic (overheating)
Returning from Baja California. My van has been overheating since Tucson. Blew a hose in Lake Havasu, had the thermostat replaced in Las Vegas. Drove well all the way to Medford Oregon, then overhea ...
  Topic: Protection from Banditos
Corwyn

Replies: 67
Views: 2409

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Protection from Banditos
I have a handgun, a dog, a machete and a kill switch you will never find and cannot bypass. Add to that Lo-Jack and I have had no problems, north or south of the border.
  Topic: Keep Westy or Get Sprinter
Corwyn

Replies: 86
Views: 3330

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Keep Westy or Get Sprinter
Will you wave to other Sprinters you see? Enough said . . .
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2020)
Corwyn

Replies: 293
Views: 30296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2019)
Greetings!

The next Annual Baja Rally will cross the border on 5 February 2020. It may be the last because seems to be dwindling (no company this year) and I've "been there/done that" ...
  Topic: radiator fan motor
Corwyn

Replies: 7
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: radiator fan motor
True, but still sources. Is it just the fan blades you need, or the motor as well?
  Topic: radiator fan motor
Corwyn

Replies: 7
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:29 pm   Subject: Re: radiator fan motor
Without posting the links, I found four sources for new and three for used, within ten minutes. Where did you "LOOK"?
  Topic: radiator fan motor
Corwyn

Replies: 7
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: radiator fan motor
Try these:

https://www.busdepot.com/251959455g

https://www.gowesty.com/product/electrical/3789/radiator-fan-motor

https://www.ebay.com/p/Engine-Cooling-Fan-Motor-Motor-Radiator-Fan-251-959-4 ...
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2020)
Corwyn

Replies: 293
Views: 30296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2019)
I am sitting at Don Chano's in Mulege, with two non-westy friends from Olympia. Tomorrow to Bahia Buenaventura and then La Paz.
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2020)
Corwyn

Replies: 293
Views: 30296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2019)
I am in Tucson, awaiting new axles from GW. Will not be at Potrero until the evening of the 4th. I have two friends that are coming in with me: Jay and Michelle in a high top Dodge van and Myron and ...
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2020)
Corwyn

Replies: 293
Views: 30296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2019)
I'm in Tucson until 2 Feb, then to Yuma for one night and on to Potrero . . .
  Topic: Nokian WRC3
Corwyn

Replies: 73
Views: 9378

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: Nokian WRC3
I had a set of WRC3s installed before a trip to Baja California. Great ride, great sidewall confidence, but by the time I got back to Washington, 1/3 of the tread was gone. As an "all-weather&q ...
  Topic: Van Maintenance Spreadsheet for Your Maintaining Pleasure
Corwyn

Replies: 27
Views: 920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:53 pm   Subject: Re: Van Maintenance Spreadsheet for Your Maintaining Pleasure
Impressive work. My maintenance philosophy beyond cap, rotor, oil, belts, etc is to drive it 'til it blows; fix it and move on . . .

It's worked pretty well this long .. . .
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2020)
Corwyn

Replies: 293
Views: 30296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally (Next: Feb. 5, 2019)
I usually change $200 at the border. There are plenty of ATMs which will accept your card and spit out Pesos. I have seen a few Canadians, whose ATM card is not VISA or MC endorsed, have a problem a ...
 
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