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  Topic: Anybody tried Evans Waterless Engine Coolant?
JunkYarDog

Replies: 18
Views: 2841

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:53 am   Subject: Anybody tried Evans Waterless Engine Coolant?
I just watched a bunch of videos on this stuff and read a few pages of text. I recently switched to G12 coolant but I am seriously considering swapping over the next time I have to drain the G12. No ...
  Topic: Idle Fluctuates After Constant Driving Speed
JunkYarDog

Replies: 14
Views: 851

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 am   Subject: Idle Fluctuates After Constant Driving Speed
My 85 was doing that. I took it to a VW mechanic (primarily air cooled) here locally and he had made some adjustments I didn't know about.. I went through the TPS check and nothing. I ended up find ...
  Topic: Just acquired a rust free 87 GL (weekender), but!?!?!?
JunkYarDog

Replies: 2
Views: 349

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:00 pm   Subject: Just acquired a rust free 87 GL (weekender), but!?!?!?
So I have been given an 87 GL, with z-bed, driver swivel seat and air conditioning. Sounds good right? Well, apparently the engine seized up so the PO started to remove it... For starters, the engin ...
  Topic: Taking Vanagon out of storage ~ fuel leak
JunkYarDog

Replies: 21
Views: 1721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 12:42 am   Subject: Taking Vanagon out of storage ~ fuel leak
Mine leaked after sitting for 10 months. The lines were brand new when stored, but it leaked under fuel pump pressure at the clamped fittings. Apparently the ethanol in fuel today caused the lines to ...
  Topic: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
JunkYarDog

Replies: 7
Views: 466

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:46 am   Subject: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
do you idle the motor after the long climb or are you using the engine compression to slow the van?
low rpms after a long climb will turn the coolant pump slowly and not help cool the motor after th ...
  Topic: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
JunkYarDog

Replies: 7
Views: 466

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:43 am   Subject: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
Thanks for the tips, TPS sounds like a viable first stop. As for temps, running uphill, never reaches the led, conning down it drops to the white mark. I also wonder if it needs a thermostat. I'm fair ...
  Topic: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
JunkYarDog

Replies: 7
Views: 466

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:29 am   Subject: Van doesn't like coasting down long grades
I have an 85 GL with the original 1.9l and she's been doing well. After some work (FPR, timing etc.) I even got her to get 20mpg.

I live at the bottom of the Sacramento Mountains. When I go into ...
  Topic: Syncro Family portraits
JunkYarDog

Replies: 13
Views: 1335

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:16 am   Subject: Syncro Family portraits
I'm just going to say, I don't like you very much... Wink very nice!
  Topic: USAA won't insure my Vanagon?
JunkYarDog

Replies: 20
Views: 2343

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:11 am   Subject: USAA won't insure my Vanagon?
USAA covers my 85 GL and has done so for over 18 years. I will say however recent changes in the way they operate are starting to push me to look at other options.
  Topic: Let's see or share your camping accessories and etc.....
JunkYarDog

Replies: 33
Views: 5865

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:59 pm   Subject: Let's see or share your camping accessories and etc.....
I'm torn...
http://www.mensgear.net/2014/02/dub-box-camper-trailer.html?m=1
  Topic: Removing trans from Syncro without removing engine
JunkYarDog

Replies: 5
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:59 am   Subject: Removing trans from Syncro without removing engine
I built an engine carriage out of old bed frames. Two angle irons spaced about 1/2 an inch apart and secured back to back with a short section of angle perpendicular on each end. Final product looks ...
  Topic: Aftermarket gauge install
JunkYarDog

Replies: 0
Views: 369

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:16 pm   Subject: Aftermarket gauge install
I have wanted to install a couple of gauges for some time. So I finally decided to do it. I didn't know where I wanted to put them so I opted for a less permanent solution. And if it's worth doing, i ...
  Topic: Temp gauge barely reading
JunkYarDog

Replies: 1
Views: 657

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:07 pm   Subject: Temp gauge barely reading
I see this is an older post, but no replies. My temp gauge also barely moves. It has to get pretty warm for it to register. But I have never had a problem with it. As I drive the needle moves to t ...
  Topic: Things your van did recently
JunkYarDog

Replies: 1503
Views: 417001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:56 pm   Subject: Things your van did recently

Lights are supposed to come on??? Which lights. Nothing comes on when any door opens.
All of the interior lighting except the map light are turned on by switches located on the doors. The switches ...
  Topic: Things your van did recently
JunkYarDog

Replies: 1503
Views: 417001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:58 am   Subject: Things your van did recently
Not sure if I have shared this yet. I installed an over ride switch on my sliding door so I don't have to turn each individual light off when I want to leave the door open.
http://i167.photobucket.c ...
  Topic: Alternator awareness
JunkYarDog

Replies: 14
Views: 1481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:54 am   Subject: Alternator awareness
If the switch does not connect to the alternator (as it was when I got it), where would it go?

I found this
"Power Steering (P/S) Pressure Switch
The P/S oil pressure switch signals the EC ...
  Topic: Alternator awareness
JunkYarDog

Replies: 14
Views: 1481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:52 pm   Subject: Alternator awareness
Went with FLAPS alternator, it works fine and I guess the power steering pressure switch is not a huge deal. I never found anything on it here or in the Bentley.
  Topic: Alternator awareness
JunkYarDog

Replies: 14
Views: 1481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:18 pm   Subject: Alternator awareness
Ok, somebody help me out here. I have had three alternators ordered and all three have been different than the OEM one on the van. The only real difference is they are not equipped with the terminal ...
  Topic: Alternator awareness
JunkYarDog

Replies: 14
Views: 1481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:59 pm   Subject: Alternator awareness
Further research leads me to believe the PO replaced the alternator at some point in time with one from a diesel powered Vanagon. The alternator I removed is a 65 amp version and has the "W" ...
  Topic: Bad Alternator? Not!
JunkYarDog

Replies: 3
Views: 848

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:23 pm   Subject: Bad Alternator? Not!
I am glad to have found this post. Mine is doing the exact same thing, I never considered that check and will have to look at it now.
 
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