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  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
DanHoug

Replies: 621
Views: 51271

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:38 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
"Kirby - Blow that half track."

"Blow it?!!!"
  Topic: Question about thermostat gasket
DanHoug

Replies: 2
Views: 40

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:04 pm   Subject: Re: Question about thermostat gasket
the housing is pitted and corroded. prolly why the schmoo was added. can you source a new/better housing?
  Topic: Rebuilding transaxle with Samba help! 091/1 (fun starts pg 4)
DanHoug

Replies: 255
Views: 10360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuilding transaxle with Samba help! 091/1 (fun starts pg 4)
oh my. my heart cries for you (or your transaxle). if you got only 500ml out of it, it was death by starvation. i have no idea what is salvageable but lots of signs of heat stress. i will be so impr ...
  Topic: GoWesty Cotton Tent - fitment issue?
DanHoug

Replies: 18
Views: 432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:21 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy Tent - fitment issue?
historically, canvas camping tents have not tried to achieve total tautness. the cotton fabric swells with rain and become pretty water tight after it has soaked up a bit. push against the fabric wit ...
  Topic: Hard brake line replacement: what size line and fittings?
DanHoug

Replies: 36
Views: 495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:47 am   Subject: Re: Hard brake line replacement: what size line and fittings?
i've been buying my flare fittings and tubing direct from Federal Hill. in addition to a very informative website on SAE vs DIN flares, they stock all sizes of fittings and true Cunifer brand tubing, ...
  Topic: Are all Ball Joints Created Equal?
DanHoug

Replies: 102
Views: 36423

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Are all Ball Joints Created Equal?
watch the shipping... $30!!
  Topic: Too Much Oil Pressure!!
DanHoug

Replies: 21
Views: 583

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: Too Much Oil Pressure!!
nothing worse than 3 variate data points. bottom line is your OP is fine and now you just need to watch trends.

of course, i'll be cruising around with my accurate vintage VDO sender and matched ...
  Topic: Propane Gas Detector
DanHoug

Replies: 8
Views: 160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: Propane Gas Detector
please please please also install a CO detector with a digital readout. most of us own one of the best propane detectors... our nose, but CO kills time and time again and there are really good batter ...
  Topic: 1.6TD head gasket question
DanHoug

Replies: 8
Views: 162

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1.6td head gasket question .
if i recall, there are no dowels... you place the gasket and head down and wiggle things around until all the head bolts go in.

if you want to ease your life, get a set of the very expensive ARP he ...
  Topic: door electrical boot / bellows
DanHoug

Replies: 10
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: door electrical boot / bellows
you're just gonna slice the thing open when your power mirror or speakers stop working. the wires always break in the tube. so might as well use something you won't cry over when you need to make th ...
  Topic: AAZ- Once More, Into The Breach......
DanHoug

Replies: 5
Views: 136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: AAZ- Once More, Into The Breach......
like a NEW new motor or a rebuilt?

sometimes it just takes a reset to make everything right. it'll feel great.
  Topic: Eliminating Diesel Heater
DanHoug

Replies: 2
Views: 90

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Eliminating Diesel Heater
you'll need to block off the fuel feed T on the fuel line but all the electrical can just be tied off or removed.
  Topic: Anxiety as a passenger
DanHoug

Replies: 44
Views: 1550

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: Anxiety as a passenger
it's my work job to worry about things that may happen. i've taken that to the Westy and done things to reduce the worry and now would drive it coast to coast.... hardened the weak systems, carry spa ...
  Topic: Glad I Checked
DanHoug

Replies: 16
Views: 495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Glad I Checked
drill a small hole in the rear housing where the armature would spin... put some oil in thru said hole. hope for love.

might'n be able to oil the front bushing by slopping oil in between the fan an ...
  Topic: Glad I Checked
DanHoug

Replies: 16
Views: 495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: Glad I Checked
i'll bet you a donut that your fan is starting to draw high current. it's in a constant barrage of water, abrasive road grime including salt, and has to move a high CFM. time to refurbish/replace. ...
  Topic: brake pads from FLAPS ??
DanHoug

Replies: 13
Views: 319

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: brake pads from FLAPS ??
NAPA usually has like 5 different levels of pads. i have no "go to" set and usually just pick a mid-level one. usually can get them by the next morning with their parts network.

i take m ...
  Topic: CV Joint set up
DanHoug

Replies: 5
Views: 176

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 am   Subject: Re: CV Joint set up
good thread on direction of installation:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=432312&start=0
  Topic: What is this thing? Valve (?) in water filler tank
DanHoug

Replies: 2
Views: 128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: What is this thing? Valve (?) in water filler tank
that appears to be the guts from the flip lid fill port. seems larger than i remember but same type of valve.
  Topic: Lower ball joint boot dilemma
DanHoug

Replies: 17
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: Lower ball joint boot dilemma
i think the Lithuanian sourced TRW is a genuine TRW and will be a fine joint. i've a standing back order from summitracing.com for a pair of TRW but they never come out of back order.

that bugger ...
  Topic: Too Much Oil Pressure!!
DanHoug

Replies: 21
Views: 583

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: TOO MUCH OIL PRESSURE!!
i run 15-40 Rotella T4 and my pressure is a tad higher <nyah, nyah> at speed but slightly lower at idle (around 20). what's your oil temp?

i also run an oil cooler which accounts for the high ...
 
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