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  Topic: 1980 Vanagon air flow
Jd56

Replies: 2
Views: 171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon air flow
I located in oregon. I am assuming something in it is bad, since wonít start with connected. Trying get one sooner then a month to thatís if busdepot time is correct I almost ordered a motor but the 4 ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon air flow
Jd56

Replies: 2
Views: 171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:21 am   Subject: 1980 Vanagon air flow
Hey I got a 1980 Vanagon which I think my air flow meter is starting to not function properly. Itís been randomly not wanting to start sometimes, when I donít have time to look at it, then when have t ...
  Topic: Oregon Coast- Whiskey Run??
Jd56

Replies: 5
Views: 248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:27 am   Subject: Re: Oregon Coast- Whiskey Run??
Whiskey run in my opinion is an awesome spot to camp. The sand is typically pretty compact and firm since there is a running creek right near where the road is to drive down to the beach. The road tha ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:04 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
No spark anywhere it seems. I followed the official vanagon repair book to best of my knowledge. So I tested the voltage at coil with key on, I attempted to ground out the middle wire on the Hal senso ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
I tried to follow the repair book test procedures best I could, is it possible I fired the ignition Control Module, i have power where it says I have but when I connect the metal to the middle wire on ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
I had the battery charged and tested at autozone wed morning, first thing I did to make sure battery was good before I moved on. So I could fired my hall sender with using the jumper box and trying ju ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:51 am   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Stereo stopped working not sure what thatís gonna have to do with the issue. The battery is fully charged getting full power to the starter. I believe itís the hall sender.
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Yes Tuesday morning got it started with jumper box drove to work, Tuesday night couldnít get it started with jumper box and with jumper from a coworker car. Wednesday morning got the battery full char ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Got the battery fully charged already.... good strong crank, I think I am not getting spark, couple quick test feels that way. Also I drove to work fine with weak battery after attempting to start aga ...
  Topic: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
Jd56

Replies: 16
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 pm   Subject: 1980 Vanagon wonít start after dead battery
So I think I left my lights on over the weekend and killed my battery, I used a jumper box and got it started drove to work. After work battery was still a little weak so I attempted to use jumper box ...
  Topic: 1980 alternator
Jd56

Replies: 14
Views: 440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 alternator
I forgot didnít notice. So it threads into the shroud what would happen if you drill to far into it?
  Topic: 1980 alternator
Jd56

Replies: 14
Views: 440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 alternator
Yes aircooled blond hole into the block. Thatís my fear is how deep does it go before I damage something else. Plus now that I found idea on right size maybe Iíll run a tap in, see if I clean threads ...
  Topic: 1980 alternator
Jd56

Replies: 14
Views: 440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:55 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 alternator
Mines different itís down hidden behind the duct vents and goes into the block. Any type of washer the bolt doesnít tighten I think the hole is kinda stripped, might need find a tap.
  Topic: 1980 alternator
Jd56

Replies: 14
Views: 440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 alternator
Ok so something is jacked with the hole then cause it will thread some way in then not tighten. Do you know the length also?
  Topic: 1980 alternator
Jd56

Replies: 14
Views: 440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:51 pm   Subject: 1980 alternator
Hey, curious if anyone knows what size and threads the bolt is for the bracket to keep the alternator belt tight. My belt keeps becoming loose and I have tracked it down to that bolt not staying tight ...
  Topic: Help finding an oil leak?
Jd56

Replies: 20
Views: 774

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: Help finding an oil leak?
Does yours spray onto the heat exchanger under the valve cover and onto the passenger tire ? Thatís where mine is. Seems around push rob but those are changed and seem dry. Could the ďrear mainĒ be ca ...
  Topic: Help finding an oil leak?
Jd56

Replies: 20
Views: 774

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:25 am   Subject: Re: Help finding an oil leak?
Not hijack this topic to something else. Mine seems like the idle just does t catch. The slightest weight on gas pedal will catch the idle and it seems ok. The guy who replaced the pushrod tubes said ...
  Topic: Help finding an oil leak?
Jd56

Replies: 20
Views: 774

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:50 pm   Subject: Re: Help finding an oil leak?
I havenít had time to really work on it and figure out issues. I also developed an idle issue which makes it hard to figure out a where itís leaking since I need to figure that out to.
  Topic: Help finding an oil leak?
Jd56

Replies: 20
Views: 774

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:27 pm   Subject: Re: Help finding an oil leak?
I am having a very similar situation with my 80 Ircools tintop. After taking it on. 4000 mile road trip, it begin pissing oil. I finished the trip, paid someone to do the pushrod tubes (60 bucks, wort ...
  Topic: What's a reasonable price to rebuild my engine?
Jd56

Replies: 28
Views: 1296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:22 am   Subject: Re: What's a reasonable price to rebuild my engine?
What about the purchasing of busdepot motor that only cost like 1800 plus 600 deposit. Then either swapping it yourself or paying someone. I know still has the hated air cooled, with the old electroni ...
 
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