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  Topic: High Watt Headlight Using Stock Wire Size
DuncanS

Replies: 18
Views: 1107

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:57 pm   Subject: Re: High Watt Headlight Using Stock Wire Size
About 10 years ago I relayed new Sylvania sealed beams with modified buckets. Ran a 10 gauge wire directly from the main P terminal feed off the back of the fuse/relay panel. A 50 amp circuit break ...
  Topic: Headlight switch source
DuncanS

Replies: 2
Views: 90

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: Headlight switch source
Headlight switches vary significantly. Make sure you get one with the right connecting pin arrangement or you will have wasted money.
  Topic: Tis the season..........well almost.
DuncanS

Replies: 4
Views: 171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: Tis the season..........well almost.
One of the great things about the sliding door is you don't have to pull the tree out against the grain. Finding needles in August fills me with nostalgia. I've never vacuumed out a T3 when I didn't ...
  Topic: Tis the season..........well almost.
DuncanS

Replies: 4
Views: 171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Tis the season..........well almost.
Never in my long entire life have I imagined such a thing. The rule is NEVER before December first. And don't even think about it before Thanksgiving.

Well the Covid Blues got to the Mrs and she ...
  Topic: Vanagon syndrome
DuncanS

Replies: 16
Views: 423

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:08 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon syndrome
The afm was not fitted with a capacitor. When you say a smoking gun are you referring to the capacitor or the ignition switch? AFM that has no Capacitor added yet, to it. The cycling of the Ignitio ...
  Topic: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
DuncanS

Replies: 12
Views: 165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:00 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
The wire colors are not important except to identify wires running to the AC from the front of the car. Once you have established where they come from and where they go with continuity testing, you c ...
  Topic: Fixing rear bench heater?
DuncanS

Replies: 6
Views: 126

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:46 pm   Subject: Re: Fixing rear bench heater?
A loop using partially crimped copper tubing is fine. When I replace my heater cores, I use a pair of needle nosed vise grips to pinch the hose and prevent coolant loss,
  Topic: Power Window Switch issue
DuncanS

Replies: 14
Views: 208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Power Window Switch issue
Move switches to the dash, that's what I did. Original switches are terrible, for many reasons.

https://www.gowesty.com/product/cup-holders/4456/power-window-switch-relocation-kit-
All true, but ...
  Topic: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
DuncanS

Replies: 12
Views: 165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:52 am   Subject: Re: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
Bentley, 97.143, 144 and 145 have the wiring diagrams for your air conditioner. The place where the switches go does not matter.

Your wiring clean up of the engine is excellent. You will have no ...
  Topic: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
DuncanS

Replies: 12
Views: 165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:00 am   Subject: Re: Looking for Vanagon air conditioning diagrams> Need help please
Why would anything other than the control location be different?
  Topic: Spring rates and heights
DuncanS

Replies: 23
Views: 688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:28 am   Subject: Re: Spring rates and heights
Dropped to 29 front, 32 rear. Seems somewhat better. Will try the railroad track test today.
  Topic: Must stop the mold!
DuncanS

Replies: 38
Views: 920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: Must stop the mold!
Removing and washing will not cure the problem. You have to remove and throw away. Remember the Chinese sheetrock in Texas a few years ago? The houses had to be abandoned as there is NO way to rid ...
  Topic: R and R on a front blower motor
DuncanS

Replies: 42
Views: 20906

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:47 pm   Subject: Re: R and R on a front blower motor
My bearing are free, but squeal which I assume is because the bearing or the shaft is worn and now wobbling is happening. I have a lube tube and with a couple of drops of 30 weight, it will stop sque ...
  Topic: new transmission?
DuncanS

Replies: 16
Views: 632

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:22 am   Subject: Re: new transmission?
Call Matt immediately and get in queue. He had a 10 week lead time when he did mine a year ago. He doesn't use old parts, improves the 3/4 slider to beyond the state of the art and a bunch of other ...
  Topic: Spring rates and heights
DuncanS

Replies: 23
Views: 688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Spring rates and heights
42 pounds of air. I can try and let some out and see what happens. Couldn't find any info on pressure for the tires. Printed on the side where it says Tyre Pressure there are a whole bunch of categ ...
  Topic: Spring rates and heights
DuncanS

Replies: 23
Views: 688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:18 am   Subject: Re: Spring rates and heights
The struts are Orig Equipment German Boge/Sachs according to BD. The loaded pics are unusual. Most of the time there is nothing. or a sheet of ply and a couple of 2 x's. No seats besides the front ...
  Topic: Spring rates and heights
DuncanS

Replies: 23
Views: 688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:01 pm   Subject: Re: Spring rates and heights
My understanding is that shocks only control the rebound after the spring is compressed. Is that true? My problem is we feel every tiny bump and road imperfection. If I hit railroad tracks, even at ...
  Topic: Driving Vanagon tips!!?
DuncanS

Replies: 32
Views: 880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Driving Vanagon tips!!?
Dave, I think you are being generous here when you say: "I've noticed that many people today tend to drive focused only on their immediate surroundings.
The car ahead, the car behind, the car n ...
  Topic: 1991 Syncro blower motor seized - free with 30 amp briefly??
DuncanS

Replies: 16
Views: 330

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:49 am   Subject: Re: 1991 Syncro blower motor seized - free with 30 amp briefly??
Before I heard of the Mullendore Port I had a spare entire front air handling unit and took it apart and analyzed where the blower motor bearing was from the top. Drilled a hole down through the dash ...
  Topic: Spring rates and heights
DuncanS

Replies: 23
Views: 688

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:00 am   Subject: Re: Spring rates and heights
Hansj says the stock springs are perfect. Mine give a very harsh truck like ride. I want some softer ones as my wife has a bad back and doesn't have much fun in my '91. We would like to do more cam ...
 
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