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  Topic: Baltimore To Milwaukee in my new Syncro, Anyone along route?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 4:17 am   Subject: Baltimore To Milwaukee in my new Syncro, Anyone along route?
Congrats on the new syncro. I'm only 15 minutes north of I80 when you're halfway across the base of Michigan, a place to stay, a place to work or just take a break. Have a fun & safe trip.
  Topic: Syncro Chat: VC's, solid shafts, decouplers, AWD/4WD, etc.
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:42 am   Subject: Syncro Chat: VC's, solid shafts, decouplers, AWD/4WD, etc.
First of all, Thanks to all that have helped keep this moving forward & on track. What a job. Ironically, you could be called the VC's of the forum, working to provide equal traction to all involv ...
  Topic: EJ22 Fuel injector change: White smoke/Gas smell
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:03 am   Subject: EJ22 Fuel injector change: White smoke/Gas smell
I had a similar problem just this past fall with my 90 ej22. I don't have a CEL, but slowly, over time, it was running rougher, so I decided it was time for a tune up anyway. The symptoms got to be a ...
  Topic: effing break-ins
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Replies: 54
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:49 am   Subject: effing break-ins
Bruce Wayne wrote:
on a side note: I will not have to worry about it in the near future though,I plan on selling the van.Mrs. Wayne's illness (early alzhiemers) has progressed enough to where I no l ...
  Topic: Daryl Christensen (RIP)
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:03 pm   Subject: Daryl Christensen (RIP)
I never got the chance to meet him, but had AA/Daryl/Matt do a rebuild on my syncro trans early this winter. I just did the first oil change & was thinking this weekend I should call him & tel ...
  Topic: HVAC Side Window vents, how do they work?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:15 am   Subject: HVAC Side Window vents, how do they work?
you've got a lot of questions & I won't even pretend to have all the answers for you but when I started working on my 87 syncro's system I got a lot of good info from go westy's site. maybe this w ...
  Topic: Fresh rebuilt trans - is this normal?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:20 pm   Subject: Fresh rebuilt trans - is this normal?
I just got my 87 Syncro trans rebuilt by AA transaxle & Daryl told me to run the Redline MT90 for about 500 miles to ease the second gear syncro break-in, then switch to a name brand 75/90 synthet ...
  Topic: What do you guys tow with your van?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:20 am   Subject: What do you guys tow with your van?
DAIZEE said:

My van is quite the snob. It is not the tow(er), it's the tow(ee)

now that is Funny!

Love your spirit DAIZEE! Applause
  Topic: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
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Replies: 36
Views: 7790

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:05 pm   Subject: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
I always go from the connector side, not the back / wire side, for the same reason - no room to work & from that angle the ears are spreading out towards u if that makes sense. From the connector ...
  Topic: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
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Replies: 36
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:51 pm   Subject: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
Yea, the spades are easy. Works the same for me on the round ones too though, just takes a little more finess to get the point down the side of the barrel.
  Topic: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:26 pm   Subject: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
Things like that restore my faith in humanity, good to hear.
  Topic: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:23 pm   Subject: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
The ice pick hasn't failed me yet. If you look you can see where the tabs are on the sides that need to be pushed in. I work the pick down that side, move the handle so it pushes against the tab & ...
  Topic: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:49 pm   Subject: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
Timwhy
SleepyJoe

Yup. I should have put that before google & the yard.....
  Topic: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:41 pm   Subject: Sliding door panel plastic thing - what is it?
Not sure what it's called Doug but I'm in the process of piecing my 87 syncro interior back together & here's the part number off the back -

255 843 698 A

maybe you could google it & co ...
  Topic: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
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Replies: 36
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:20 pm   Subject: Removing Pin Terminals from Wiring Connectors
Might try pushing up on the wire first, to get the 'locking ears' as vwcrewman called them, away from the plastic base of the connector. They can have sharp edges & if they've got a bite on the pl ...
  Topic: Weather Stripping
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:25 am   Subject: Weather Stripping
NLA = No Longer Available
  Topic: Weather Stripping
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:08 am   Subject: Weather Stripping
1. I went with Bus Depot when I did my 87. I have no complaints either, great quality, great folks to work with. So you know, I got EVERY seal except the wing vents, the PO had them done before & ...
  Topic: loss of power tapping sound and misfire
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:28 pm   Subject: loss of power tapping sound and misfire
Bentley is your friend.

Honestly, it sounds like the best thing to do would be to pull the head & see whats going on with #3 valve. With the runner being warm/hot (& what worms said about ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:50 pm   Subject: Good deals on Nice Vans
indytriple
swagen wrote:
Looks like it could be a good deal depending on the extent of the rust.
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2221350737.html

I'm on it. I'll keep y'all apprised.
...
  Topic: Body Shop Tomorrow - Any Must Dos?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:00 pm   Subject: Body Shop Tomorrow - Any Must Dos?
I've seen good mention of running extra wire(s) to the rear for future electrical expansion, speakers, lights, etc (Great Idea btw) so if the body shop is putting all the cabinetry back in maybe have ...
 
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