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  Topic: Bostig ignition fuse
MarkWard

Replies: 11
Views: 322

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:04 pm   Subject: Re: Bostig ignition fuse
MarkWard:

If you're going to make a statement like "Loose connections can increase current draw." you should back it up with some facts or maybe examples, because as a rule, a poor connec ...
  Topic: Bostig ignition fuse
MarkWard

Replies: 11
Views: 322

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:53 am   Subject: Re: Bostig ignition fuse
If you have an actual short, wrapping the fuse in foil would have melted the harness from the fuse to the short. Not good. Since you made it home, you likely have a current draw that is higher than th ...
  Topic: Looking for help - I want to buy a VW van and know very little
MarkWard

Replies: 23
Views: 1069

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for help - I want to buy a VW van and know very little
If you canít maintain it yourself and you donít have a vanagon mechanic on speed dial already, I would recommend passing on it. If you have tools and mechanical skills or a big wallet for your vanagon ...
  Topic: Digijet Idle Stabilizer
MarkWard

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:59 am   Subject: Re: Digijet Idle Stabilizer
The auxiliary air regulator has been around since AFC fuel injection. Its basically a heat controlled air bypass to the throttle plate. A cold engine needs more air for the warm up idle speed. As the ...
  Topic: Digijet Idle Stabilizer
MarkWard

Replies: 13
Views: 328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:41 am   Subject: Re: Digijet Idle Stabilizer
Personally, I wouldn't waste my money on a replacement. It adds a point of failure for the ignition system, and with a working auxiliary air regulator and the timing and idle set to spec, you shouldn' ...
  Topic: HELP-1990 Vanagon Westy needs Brake Master Cylinder
MarkWard

Replies: 8
Views: 289

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: HELP-1990 Vanagon Westy needs Brake Master Cylinder
A knowledgeable friend should be there with a Burgandy Vanagon camper. His name is Kai. Iíd have him look at it. Itís highly unlikely itís the actual master cylinder leaking on your foot. When they le ...
  Topic: Wonít start on TDC
MarkWard

Replies: 9
Views: 280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:40 am   Subject: Re: Wonít start on TDC
It sounds like a ritual that might have nothing to do with why it cranks or doesn't. If the starter is not engaging, then rotating the engine to a "better" spot should have no significance. ...
  Topic: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
MarkWard

Replies: 118
Views: 6246

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:17 am   Subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?

Us Wink
  Topic: Ignition control module replacement
MarkWard

Replies: 6
Views: 201

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Ignition control module replacement
It should bolt to an aluminum plate. Ideally youíd use some paste to help heat transfer from the module to the aluminum plate. Otherwise itís straightforward. It might be easier to remove the aluminum ...
  Topic: Syncronauts: Rhythmic noise from front diff area.. [UPDATE]
MarkWard

Replies: 5
Views: 240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: Syncronauts: Rhythmic noise from front diff area..
Syncro front wheel bearings can start making a growling noise long before you will feel play. If you donít know the age or miles, might be time to replace them. Not a simple DIY job. What you want to ...
  Topic: Curtains or Window Tint - pluses and Minuses
MarkWard

Replies: 25
Views: 859

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Curtains or Window Tint - pluses and Minuses
Both.
  Topic: Wheel bearings / South African big brake kit
MarkWard

Replies: 8
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:30 am   Subject: Re: Wheel bearings / South African big brake kit
Assuming stock syncro front wheel bearings, You will need 2 of these for each corner if you are replacing the wheel bearings. Steve mentioned them above.

http://t3technique.com/drivetrain-parts/cv ...
  Topic: Burley adjustable Upper Control arms - review?
MarkWard

Replies: 12
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:38 am   Subject: Re: Burley adjustable Upper Control arms - review?
Anyone install these - and have a review?

Burley Upper Control Arm
https://burleymotorsports.net/product/syncro-upper-control-arms/
They look like quality made, and if they save me having to repl ...
  Topic: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
MarkWard

Replies: 250
Views: 11824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:07 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
I mentioned it only because the expansion valve is the most difficult to access when the system is assembled. You are there and I am not. Wink
  Topic: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
MarkWard

Replies: 250
Views: 11824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
Green O rings came on the scene with R134. I believe they were supposed to be compatible with the new refrigerant oil.
  Topic: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
MarkWard

Replies: 250
Views: 11824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:44 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
I believe the O rings should be green now.
  Topic: Hand brake rod replacement?
MarkWard

Replies: 14
Views: 500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Hand brake rod replacement?
Lowering the tank could be a can of worms. If you look in Neil's picture you can see the fuel tank crossover pipe is routed above the cable. I'd either plan on removing the tank and resealing it at th ...
  Topic: All new clutch/shift/trans. Not shifting. What next?
MarkWard

Replies: 43
Views: 1171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:39 am   Subject: Re: All new clutch/shift/trans. Not shifting. What next?
You can manually operate the transmission to see if itís working properly. Slip the clutch disc on the input shaft and mark 12 oíclock. Mark both cv flanges at 12 oíclock. Select first gear and turn t ...
  Topic: Any 5-speed gearshift upgrades?
MarkWard

Replies: 12
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Any 5-speed gearshift upgrades?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=337282
  Topic: All new clutch/shift/trans. Not shifting. What next?
MarkWard

Replies: 43
Views: 1171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:43 am   Subject: Re: All new clutch/shift/trans. Not shifting. What next?
Stock engine, clutch, and bellhousing? Before you pull the transmission, try a different gear with the engine off and rock the van back and forth watching the crank pulley. Regardless of gear selected ...
 
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