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  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
I was referring to the scoring on the inner surface of the bearing race. Especially since you thought it pressed apart pretty easily. You don't want to change the diameter of the stub shaft, but maybe ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
An old VW racer trick for FWD was to remove the factory bearing seals carefully and there was a fixture that bolted on both sides of the bearing, so you could pump in better quality grease. I never bo ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 6:48 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
Iím surprised to see that much scoring on the ID of the one inner race. Next assembly freeze the hub before pressing. The scoring appears to be from assembly and disassembly, not from seizing.

Als ...
  Topic: Looking for Syncro Plug
MarkWard

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 3:53 am   Subject: Re: Looking for Syncro Plug
Its buried. I came across mine testing the fuel tank sender. So, follow the fuel tank sender harness forward to the firewall. It's likely covered in dirt and is camouflaged. Sorry no picture.
  Topic: GoWesty's Transaxle Plug with Temp Sensor
MarkWard

Replies: 21
Views: 880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty's Transaxle Plug with Temp Sensor
Itís not submerged per say, but at highway speeds there is a heck of a squall going on in there. Iím fairly certain temps would be similar at the fill or drain.
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
No one is born an expert. I actually learn more when something doesn't go right. Its a learning curve just like anything.
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
The bearings are sealed. No need to worry about them. For the inner and outer dust seal, a film of grease is all you need to keep them from tearing. Same with the rubber seal on the cv joint. Just a f ...
  Topic: Rancho Syncro gearbox rebuild 1st / 2nd engagement challenging
MarkWard

Replies: 15
Views: 333

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Rancho Syncro gearbox rebuild 1st / 2nd engagement challenging
Karl, this is a very common issue that is generally solved by adjusting the shift linkage at the splines and clamp. This adjustment throws a lot of folks off and I don't have any threads bookmarked ho ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:33 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
Ok, at this point, replace one bearing, minus the grease and see if you can have a change side to side.

Again, most folks would have just ignored this. So your attention to detail is going to put ...
  Topic: Rear wheel bearing question
MarkWard

Replies: 9
Views: 277

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Rear wheel bearing question
My preference would be to repack them prior to installation. I don't think the freezer is going to negatively affect the grease. I have a press, but don't remember them really needing a lot of force i ...
  Topic: GoWesty's Transaxle Plug with Temp Sensor
MarkWard

Replies: 21
Views: 880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:40 am   Subject: Re: GoWesty's Transaxle Plug with Temp Sensor
How about a sender for my Auto??

You can purchase a weld in bung for the oil pan next time you have it off. You can also weld in a drain plug that comes in handy. Check Summit or Jegs for the weld ...
  Topic: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
MarkWard

Replies: 71
Views: 1568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
Binary or Trinary? It gets a little confusing. The vintage air trinary switch actually only has 2 functions. Low pressure cut and high pressure for a condensor fan.

The vanagon switch as described ...
  Topic: Rear wheel bearing question
MarkWard

Replies: 9
Views: 277

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Rear wheel bearing question
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2137931.jpg

That is an odd grease pattern. It indicates the the CV has been running close to bottomed out in the outer flange. Might want to pay attention to ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:36 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
Non scientific study. Drove the syncro in this am. Ambient was 65 F. 15 min drive. City stop and go. Brake disc outer edge 200F. Lug nut 110F and the CV stub was 120F. I'm sure if I drove it harder an ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:32 pm   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
Don't try this at home. The idiots were actually walking in front of the car. You get an idea how quickly you can get crazy heat into disk brakes though.


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  Topic: '82 Vanagon Throttle (Accelerator) Cable Replacement
MarkWard

Replies: 4
Views: 81

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: '82 Vanagon Throttle (Accelerator) Cable Replacement
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2130020.jpg

That's not an OE cable. It looks home made. Generally, your sheath should continue to the intake and a bracket where you make the final adjustmen ...
  Topic: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning
MarkWard

Replies: 6
Views: 100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning
We had a tank show up from GW for an owner. Same directions. I contacted GW and their suggestion was to ignore the warning. They probably throw it in with all their tanks regardless of vehicle. If the ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:01 pm   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
I will drive my syncro in to work tomorrow and shoot the CV shaft nut with my temp gun when I get there. If your wheel bearing theory is correct, the heat should radiate out from the center. If its br ...
  Topic: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
MarkWard

Replies: 82
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:20 am   Subject: Re: Hot lug nuts and hub after Syncro front end rebuild
In theory, the grease you added could be creating friction. That's a stretch diagnosis. Unfortunately, the bearings would likely be destroyed removing the hubs.

If it were me, I'd spend some more ...
  Topic: Vehicle Alignment Report
MarkWard

Replies: 7
Views: 187

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:12 am   Subject: Re: Vehicle Alignment Report
Looked in the manual page 40.18a. The camber washers are installed with the Lobe on the bottom. Like I said, not sure if it makes a difference or not. It's too bad you can't rotate the bolt 360 degree ...
 
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