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  Topic: PSA: J30R9 fuel hose for less than $.50/foot!!!
EvanDJ

Replies: 124
Views: 15160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:39 pm   Subject: PSA: J30R9 fuel hose for less than $.50/foot!!!
Thanks to the OP

2 left; so be quick Smile
  Topic: Trip report: MN to the PacNW and back
EvanDJ

Replies: 10
Views: 2370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:06 pm   Subject: Trip report: MN to the PacNW and back
Looks like it was an epic trip.... thanks for sharing.
  Topic: so on a scale of 1 to 10, how reliable is YOUR vanagon
EvanDJ

Replies: 66
Views: 5705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:57 pm   Subject: so on a scale of 1 to 10, how reliable is YOUR vanagon
My son & I love our 91 camper but she can be difficult. I would score it a 5 out of 10.
He prefers it to the 2010 Civic as his college daily driver even if it has to be nursed like a newborn sinc ...
  Topic: Front door speakers and power windows don't mix!
EvanDJ

Replies: 12
Views: 3937

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:33 pm   Subject: Front door speakers and power windows don't mix!
The sound of the JVC's 4" fronts and 5.25" rears are surprisingly very musical when coupled with a JL Audio amp & subwoofer; of course my son wants to put in a 1000 watt JL Amp & twi ...
  Topic: Is my new German brake master cylinder bad?
EvanDJ

Replies: 36
Views: 7515

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:19 pm   Subject: Is my new German brake master cylinder bad?
I am a Datsun 280zx guy and am somewhat new to VW. However the laws of physics that apply to hydraulics are universal.

I had a similar issue when rebuilding the brake system on my 280zx some time ...
  Topic: Front door speakers and power windows don't mix!
EvanDJ

Replies: 12
Views: 3937

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:39 pm   Subject: Front door speakers and power windows don't mix!
Nice project; it would probably sound better than the small 4" speakers that I used as replacements a few years ago.

The JVC CS-V425 4" fit perfectly in the stock space without interfere ...
  Topic: Is my new German brake master cylinder bad?
EvanDJ

Replies: 36
Views: 7515

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:52 pm   Subject: Is my new German brake master cylinder bad?
Wow, that's some kind of grief you are suffering from.

I had similar symptoms and had the dealer replace the MC but no improvement.... lived with it for a couple of years then a friend told me that ...
  Topic: Sudden no power
EvanDJ

Replies: 10
Views: 760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:20 pm   Subject: Sudden no power
......<snip>............Another common occurence that can cause the sudden power loss you describe is a clogged cat. Sometimes they fail in a fashion that you can pound on them with your fist a ...
  Topic: Stalls occasionally at stop
EvanDJ

Replies: 15
Views: 1608

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:54 pm   Subject: Stalls occasionally at stop
I had the same problem a few years ago and it took me months to figure out that it was the fuel pressure regulator. Get rid of all the vacuum leaks too Smile
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:54 pm   Subject: Re: Efficiency of the Vanagon AC in Oklahoma in August?
What's then are opinions on the efficiency of the
stock Vanagon AC? Did/Does it work well?

If I were to go ahead and find one, install it in my
AC-less Westfailure, would it be very likely to ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:25 pm   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
<< this is why I need somebody who actually knows what they are doing when it comes to the Vanagon Camper A/C system >>

The Vanagon AC system is no different in operation than any other ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:06 am   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
OK--so you now have an empty system.

If there was a kinked line--the gauges as soon as he loaded the system up should have had irregular readings indicating that there is something wrong.

Althou ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:08 pm   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
When I had the A/C checked out a few months ago the tech did the following:
1. Evacuated the system. There was still refrigerant on it although it was low.
2. He suggested that it be converted to 1 ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:43 am   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
Then--
If the system is tight, holding that vacuum , why don't you call Red-Tek, order 2 cans of it--and one of the pro seal, drop it in and go???

I don't understand the panic mode when the AC lin ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:29 am   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
The van is a 91 Vanagon Camper, other than the usual A/C headaches, it has performed quite well Smile

The compressor was replaced less than 2 years ago and it had an R12 recharge at that time; has wor ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:24 pm   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
I use a roadhaus recommended shop but they dont do A/C so might have to try a Camper World. Just tough to find a good place that works on these old Vanagon Camper A/C's as reflected by the lack of rec ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
EvanDJ

Replies: 41
Views: 9392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:18 am   Subject: Vanagon Camper A/C Expert Needed
My AC has not worked for almost a year now but prior to that it has been working very well other than the recharge needed every 2-3 years. The compressor is less than 2 years old (bought new from a VW ...
  Topic: I blew up a Subi...
EvanDJ

Replies: 20
Views: 3502

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:27 pm   Subject: I blew up a Subi...
Sorry to hear about the trouble but only a dirtbag will find joy in someone elses misfortune. Good to know that you figured it all out Smile
  Topic: Portable Air Conditioner Unit
EvanDJ

Replies: 466
Views: 202705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:20 pm   Subject: Portable Air Conditioner Unit
I've looked at portable AC's but the reviews have always been bad or at best mixed so stuck to my old window unit.

We just got back from Florida and spent 5 days camping and fishing at St. George I ...
  Topic: Build Thread: Subaru 5 speed Transmission into Vanagon
EvanDJ

Replies: 680
Views: 441100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:43 am   Subject: Build Thread: Subaru 5 speed Transmission into Vanagon
Very informative. Thanks for sharing your adventure with the rest of us.
 
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