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  Topic: Shipping Charges?
Paulbeard

Replies: 37
Views: 1665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:45 am   Subject: Re: Shipping Charges?
a shipping charge that is almost half the price of the (not oversized) item

I bought two ignition switches from BusDepot and they were pennies less than the shipping cost. Still, about the same a ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
Paulbeard

Replies: 11411
Views: 2019000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Noticed that the slider door handle was loose. The screw inside the door that holds it on must have unwound itself a bit. Measured twice, drilled a 5/16 hole once in the inner panel, did up the scre ...
  Topic: Need advice on adding a portable solar panel to existing setup
Paulbeard

Replies: 14
Views: 320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Need advice on adding a portable solar panel to existing setup
I use a portable non-fixed panel and SAE connectors to hook it up. I can put the panel the sun and stay in the shade. You may be able to do that with your existing system (using the Y suggestion above ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
Paulbeard

Replies: 11411
Views: 2019000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
• deleted my rear heater as it was leaking and I have never used it. A couple of 5/8" brass plugs and a set of these [url=https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/dorman-help/dorman-help-rubber-bypas ...
  Topic: Shipping Charges?
Paulbeard

Replies: 37
Views: 1665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: Shipping Charges?
a shipping charge that is almost half the price of the (not oversized) item

I bought two ignition switches from BusDepot and they were pennies less than the shipping cost. Still, about the same a ...
  Topic: Airflow, Scoops, Vents and High Temps....
Paulbeard

Replies: 174
Views: 18722

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Airflow, Scoops, Vents and High Temps....
Soo, has anyone thought or made up scoops to face back and exhaust out the air from the engine compartment?
the engine compartment is already filling with pressurized air from under the van. maybe m ...
  Topic: 2021 Ignition Switch options? Are there any Premium versions?
Paulbeard

Replies: 28
Views: 1380

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: 2021 Ignition Switch options? Are there any Premium versions?
This is what Bus Depot is selling these days:

https://www.busdepot.com/171905865my

And here is what they say about it: "This is the best of the aftermarket switches and doesn't fall apart l ...
  Topic: Is there a parts recommendation/feedback thread?
Paulbeard

Replies: 2
Views: 170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:07 pm   Subject: Is there a parts recommendation/feedback thread?
Looking for info on starters, in particular, but this could extend to anything, I suppose. It would be useful to know who still has it from actual customers and who is resting on their rep.

My si ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
Paulbeard

Replies: 737
Views: 79529

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:54 am   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles

I struggled with exactly this for a year. New $74 starter off Amazon fixed it immediately. I also added a ground strap from starter directly to the chassis.

Well, snap (swap in your own salty lan ...
  Topic: Real time help in Kalispell - starter issue - SOLVED
Paulbeard

Replies: 40
Views: 1864

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:12 pm   Subject: Re: Real time help in Kalispell
Hey folks I just got it started. I tried the Fonzi method of hitting the starter 4-5 times with a mini sledge. I have never actually tried that before. Anyway next attempt it turned over. It has a ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
Paulbeard

Replies: 737
Views: 79529

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:55 pm   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
1,517 miles in three days (Seattle -> Butte -> Kalispell -> Glacier National Park -> Seattle) @ 21.7 mpg. Worst mileage was using premium. Best was what I beat it like a rented mule.

h ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
Paulbeard

Replies: 11411
Views: 2019000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Replaced the OG oil/water heat exchanger with one for a V6. Prolly something that should have been part of an inline-4 swap.


Part numbers: V6 heat exchanger is 028117021E and the threaded extens ...
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
Paulbeard

Replies: 751
Views: 216007

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You're executing someone who has already abandoned responsibility for their actions by driving drunk.

Had a case here a few years back where a guy who had several DWIs plowed ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Paulbeard

Replies: 2713
Views: 120610

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:15 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread


Why.. how do I fix this..

What year might help? Looks like a thermoswitch (or more than one) but I haven't seen one there, let alone two: mine is at bottom right and there's just one.
  Topic: Odd starter <-> alternator cable connector, thoughts?
Paulbeard

Replies: 1
Views: 145

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: Odd starter <-> alternator cable connector, thoughts?
I wonder if it's some kind of relay to help goose the starter? Maybe wipe off some of the grime and see if there is any clue there.
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Paulbeard

Replies: 3137
Views: 431305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
Two shiny brown Westies, both w SA grilles, a white Westy, all on SB 5 N of Seattle this afternoon.

A powder blue air-cooled Westy for sale in Trout Lake WA this weekend (sorry, didn't stop to get ...
  Topic: VW/Audi V6 larger oil/coolant heat exchanger upgrade
Paulbeard

Replies: 5
Views: 824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:47 pm   Subject: Re: VW/Audi V6 larger oil/coolant heat exchanger upgrade
Bookmarking…
  Topic: Gumby Gets a Makeover then... Gets Totaled
Paulbeard

Replies: 101
Views: 10360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:47 am   Subject: Re: Gumby gets A Makeover then... Totaled.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1936153.jpg



That's just awful.

Adding to the chorus of getting yourselves checked out now and over time…that's a helluva lick and you had to get some ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Paulbeard

Replies: 2713
Views: 120610

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread


Yes, that on the right is your throttle cable/throttle body.
The bit on the left is the intake boot - just a big rubber hose really. Looks like you will need to disconnect it from the air box wit ...
  Topic: Goodyear Endurance Tires - seems great!
Paulbeard

Replies: 19
Views: 763

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: Goodyear Endurance Tires - seems great!


I'm sure than some of the online tire shops have a 14in rated tire that can ship to your local tire center.


This is exactly what I did. Had them shipped to my local Les Schwab and they mounte ...
 
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