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  Topic: Having issues getting 1.9 MT back in
DanHoug

Replies: 4
Views: 99

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 6:59 am   Subject: Re: Having issues getting 1.9 MT back in
do you have a load leveler on your lift? really helps getting the angles right to mating to trans and the lifting in place.
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  Topic: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
DanHoug

Replies: 40
Views: 2090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:58 pm   Subject: Re: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
you'll need the BOSCH2 noid light... too cheap to rent, just buy one.

your rotor will have a resistance bridge in it that is OEM. your plug wire should measure 5k ohms resistance from end to end, w ...
  Topic: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
DanHoug

Replies: 40
Views: 2090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:42 pm   Subject: Re: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
Heat and high voltage wear them out, sleeping should be fine!
  Topic: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
DanHoug

Replies: 40
Views: 2090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
Floodwood- your cap and rotor pictures are fine. no sign of carbon arcing. there's always crusty schmoo on the electrodes.

several questions... you have a resistance rotor, i assume resistance plu ...
  Topic: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
DanHoug

Replies: 34
Views: 1260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:04 am   Subject: Re: 1.9L engine miss at 2800 rpm?
Tom- were this mine, i'd want to pin down whether the miss is fuel or spark related. to do that, attach a timing light to the coil lead and either rev the engine stationary if that induces the miss or ...
  Topic: Help Troubleshooting/ Diagnosing intermittent poor running issue
DanHoug

Replies: 4
Views: 176

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: Help Troubleshooting/ Diagnosing intermittent poor running issue
the Bosch O2 sensor models used in our vans are considered 'tune up' items that become suspect around 60k miles. sure lots of people go longer. a bit of silicone RTV from either an engine gasket, exh ...
  Topic: Bus Depot Rear Hatch Shelter
DanHoug

Replies: 28
Views: 2997

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Depot Rear Hatch Shelter
nice!
  Topic: Bus Depot Rear Hatch Shelter
DanHoug

Replies: 28
Views: 2997

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Depot Rear Hatch Shelter
Side tent option.. and we thought we invented camper coolness!

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  Topic: defective vanagon rubber head gaskets?
DanHoug

Replies: 15
Views: 442

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: defective vanagon rubber head gaskets?
drilling into this... which job got hot? #1, #2, or both?

heat absolutely will change the composition of neoprene. upper temp limit of around 275F.

has anyone by chance re-surfaced the tops of ...
  Topic: defective vanagon rubber head gaskets?
DanHoug

Replies: 15
Views: 442

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:07 pm   Subject: Re: defective vanagon rubber head gaskets?
Anyone out there having issues with the rubber water jacket seal failing almost immediatly after a rebuild.. they just fall apart when touched..cant believe it. you can literally pull the rubber apart ...
  Topic: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
DanHoug

Replies: 40
Views: 2090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:51 pm   Subject: Re: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
Ignition coils are high voltages devices and do not always responded to low voltage resistance tests. In the broadcast world where tube transmitter can run 10,0000 volts plate voltage, a ‘high pot’ te ...
  Topic: Pros and cons of carburetor waterboxer
DanHoug

Replies: 31
Views: 1032

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: Pros and cons of carburetor waterboxer

Has anyone heard of AquaTune? It’s a hydrogen on demand system that can get installed on basically any engine and can allegedly increase fuel economy at least 20%.

its the one secret the oil comp ...
  Topic: 85-91 Vanagon Front Seats with Arm Rests - AZ?
DanHoug

Replies: 4
Views: 144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:06 pm   Subject: Re: Wanted - 85-91 Vanagon Front Seats with Arm Rests - AZ?
i've got a pair of gray fabric Westy seats in good condition... but shipping would kill you. the Westy seat has a shorter bolster and thinner foam so it sits at the same ht on the swivel base.

hav ...
  Topic: Search feature
DanHoug

Replies: 8
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Search feature
also, including "samba" in quotes, in the google search box forces the word samba in the results. it's what i always do, well, i always do the verbatim search which is even more specific.
  Topic: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
DanHoug

Replies: 42
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:15 am   Subject: Re: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
your old tie rod ends may be the very reason they are lasting so long! greases were simpler then with fewer incompatibility issues. and you probably have the same old grease gun tube you've been using ...
  Topic: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
DanHoug

Replies: 42
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
i would assume a MAJOR factor in greaseable joint failure was lubricant incompatibility. 100% of the shops and 99.999% of owners are going to shoot into the joint whatever schmoo is currently in the ...
  Topic: HERE WE GO!! .... 1990 Tintop!
DanHoug

Replies: 810
Views: 35840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:24 pm   Subject: Re: HERE WE GO!! .... 1990 Tintop!
remember... the trans oil 'cooler' is a heat exchanger, just as important to warm up trans fluid quicker for possibly better mpg, but certainly reduced emissions. i don't think there's data on how muc ...
  Topic: IF I had a "Do Over" card...
DanHoug

Replies: 44
Views: 2192

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:16 pm   Subject: Re: IF I had a "Do Over" card...
had a brand new pair of GW super duper AMC heads wear an exhaust guide out in 10k miles, possibly from tight guide-to-stem clearance. knowing what i know now, but really didn't know enough then, i wo ...
  Topic: 84 van does not move, runs great
DanHoug

Replies: 16
Views: 360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: 84 van does not move, runs great
man, i just don't have the calm attitude it would take to rent out a Vanagon... a Ford Focus, sure. there's so many ways Vanagons can be abused with three simple controls... throttle, stick, and clut ...
  Topic: GoWesty Oil Pressure Relief Plug with Oil Pressure Sensor
DanHoug

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty Oil Pressure Relief Plug with Oil Pressure Sensor
critical reading skills once again fail me.....
 
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