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  Topic: Oil Cooler leaking?
DanHoug

Replies: 9
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:26 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Cooler leaking?
the spec sheet on that PR-1770 sealant looks great!! only $55 for a 2.5oz tube! might make a great seam sealer as well but sealing the oil pressure sender with this looks like it should work. i als ...
  Topic: Need Help in Boise!!!
DanHoug

Replies: 9
Views: 496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:25 pm   Subject: Re: Need Help in Boise!!!
if you'd like to know what might be the problem and solutions before going to a mechanic, feel free to describe what your issues are. it might be something as easy as the linkage has slipped on the t ...
  Topic: CV Joint noise
DanHoug

Replies: 10
Views: 272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:03 am   Subject: Re: CV Joint noise
if you elect to have them rebuilt instead of DIY, quiz the rebuilder as to the brand of joint they will put in. you need to use the GKN Lobro brand if you want the joint to last longer than 10k miles ...
  Topic: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
DanHoug

Replies: 21
Views: 670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment

"All fuel lines have been replaced, including return line, new aluminum fuel rails, fuel injector hoses, and gas tank resealing kit (GoWesty)"

this is good and will save you a lot of wo ...
  Topic: '89 Westy - no start (no power to fuel pump) ~ solved
DanHoug

Replies: 58
Views: 1151

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:38 am   Subject: Re: '89 Westy - no start (no power to fuel pump)
Okay, I think we've found the culprit. Dad put the 2-pin back in place and played with the questionable formerly kinked (severely bent in two places as opposed to curved) wire that goes from the plug ...
  Topic: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
DanHoug

Replies: 21
Views: 670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 am   Subject: Re: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
one thing you can do before taking your van to the mechanic is buy a spray bottle of 'Purple Power' or whatever strong cleaner and really detail your engine bay. it is filthy and cleaning will help y ...
  Topic: Clutch chatter during shifting after warm up
DanHoug

Replies: 1
Views: 50

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch chatter during shifting after warm up
clutch chatter on the Vanagon can be from several things including a combination. essentially, on an antique vehicle, EVERYTHING needs looking at. so here goes:

- clutch disc and springs in the c ...
  Topic: The Pros and Cons of Hightopping from a longtime Poptopper
DanHoug

Replies: 119
Views: 36014

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: The Pros and Cons of Hightopping from a longtime Poptopper
what's the interior head ht? could a 6'2" person walk around without cricking their neck to the side?
  Topic: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
DanHoug

Replies: 24
Views: 1441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
for some perspective....

31" tall Cooper Discoverer M+S (studded) 235/85R16 for the plow truck next to 25.5" Hercules 185R14 for Westy.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/194779 ...
  Topic: GPS tracker with no monthly fees
DanHoug

Replies: 22
Views: 1177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: Re: GPS tracker with no monthly fees
nice, kourt! i see a sudden influx of ham tickets coming soon!

-dan (KC0REX)
  Topic: tis the season for winter tire discounts
DanHoug

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: tis the season for winter tire discounts
just bought 8 Cooper Evolution Winters on Amazon. 195/60R15 for $45 each including delivery! fit my Civic and my son's car.
  Topic: Removing A Carat Interior - What do I need?
DanHoug

Replies: 28
Views: 671

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:24 am   Subject: Re: Removing A Carat Interior - What do I need?
grab the brake equalizer valve underneath the driver's side!! very hard to obtain and they rust internally to an inoperable state.
  Topic: Help Needed - Sheared Exhaust Manifold Bolts
DanHoug

Replies: 15
Views: 353

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Help Needed - Sheered Bolts
if you don't have an impact gun, take a hammer and tap the end of the stud 100 times or more. doesn't have to be crazy hard, repetition is the key. keep soaking with penetrant.

instead of butane, ...
  Topic: Removing A Carat Interior - What do I need?
DanHoug

Replies: 28
Views: 671

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 am   Subject: Re: Removing A Carat Interior - What do I need?
pull those cup holders, go great anywhere in the Westy. then pull the following for the cruise control:

- control unit behind glove box
- speedo sender on back of speedo (take whole cluster if st ...
  Topic: Help Needed - Sheared Exhaust Manifold Bolts
DanHoug

Replies: 15
Views: 353

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:57 am   Subject: Re: Help Needed - Sheered Bolts
you'll need to heat them to an orange color with an acetylene torch and try with a vise grips. if that doesn't do it, push a nut over the stud and weld the nut to the stud with a MIG welder. then it ...
  Topic: tis the season for winter tire discounts
DanHoug

Replies: 7
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: tis the season for winter tire discounts
i was running 12 General Altimax Arctics on 3 vehicles and experienced 2 shotgun blast like sidewall blowouts. both at very low speed but it soured me on these tires. they had miles on them, well pa ...
  Topic: GPS tracker with no monthly fees
DanHoug

Replies: 22
Views: 1177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:30 am   Subject: Re: GPS tracker with no monthly fees
Regarding free GPS, it's interesting that US taxpayers put GPS satellites into orbit and now have to pay to use them.

GPS is free. it is reporting the GPS data back to a remote location that costs. ...
  Topic: Hammering on brake drum with axle nut loose?
DanHoug

Replies: 49
Views: 1064

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:37 am   Subject: Re: Hammering on brake drum with axle nut loose?
the picture with the red 10 ga. wire... that sure as heck looks like it was put in place instead of a battery cable sized ground strap. that must be changed ASAP or you can cause all sorts of strange ...
  Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Lines - Suggestions
DanHoug

Replies: 5
Views: 128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Hydraulic Clutch Lines - Suggestions
in my case, the line from the master cylinder wouldn't unloosen at the junction to the plastic hose, twisted right off the corroded line. so i cut the line back to solid material, put a union in, and ...
  Topic: Fuel starvation, cavitating fuel pump.
DanHoug

Replies: 11
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel starvation, cavitating fuel pump.
ah, thanks for the clarification Dan. you've done your homework. sound like you need an ice can cooler for the fuel line! better yet, a 2-tap chill plate in an ice chest with one line for nut brown ...
 
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