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  Topic: Massive camper, Mog's papa?
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 7591

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:08 pm   Subject: Massive camper, Mog's papa?
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  Topic: drum brake newbie questions...
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 3652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:27 pm   Subject: drum brake newbie questions...
Shocked Shocked Shocked

I didn't even consider the possibility of the friction surfaces getting a paint job. .

"Hey Harry, did you change your shorts today?" "Yes Edna, that ...
  Topic: Syncro Owners: Decoupler problems: Help! (before it snows!)
Phil G

Replies: 21
Views: 8441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:20 am   Subject: Syncro Owners: Decoupler problems: Help! (before it snows!)
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  Topic: drum brake newbie questions...
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 3652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:03 am   Subject: drum brake newbie questions...
mike_z :

In theory you could have problems, but since I have never personally painted the insides of a set of brake drums to know, I just honestly can't say you will my friend.

Of course . . ...
  Topic: round K&N filter for the 2.1
Phil G

Replies: 5
Views: 1123

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:21 pm   Subject: round K&N filter for the 2.1
I haven't kept up with popular ideas on paper vs. K&N, but can add the following direct experience in harsh offroad applications for 30 years or so:

1. Paper is superior to K&N if K&N i ...
  Topic: Tach Attack!!
Phil G

Replies: 2
Views: 919

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:37 am   Subject: Tach Attack!!
Am I missing something here? . . . what happened to the van's OEM tach?

They are reliable, accurate enough, and already installed.

But again, I'm probably missing something here . .
  Topic: drum brake newbie questions...
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 3652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:46 am   Subject: drum brake newbie questions...
In reference to drum seizing on hub mentioned above, this is a more serious issue in areas where salts/clorides are used on winter roadways. Otherwise, simply heat the center of the drum with a torch, ...
  Topic: drum brake newbie questions...
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 3652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:38 am   Subject: drum brake newbie questions...
Sure, drums can be painted, but most coatings degrade the part's ability to shed heat. There are heat dissipative coatings of course, but colors are limited. Generally, many road vehicle's rear drum b ...
  Topic: What is the cost of a paint job.
Phil G

Replies: 12
Views: 20340

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:50 pm   Subject: What is the cost of a paint job.
Just want to budget the paint job. Does macco do a good job.


They do a marginal job for a marginal price, which is satisfactory to some folks. Don't expect anything near the OEM 'look' of the pa ...
  Topic: drum brake newbie questions...
Phil G

Replies: 20
Views: 3652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:14 pm   Subject: drum brake newbie questions...
No special tools required for drum brake and hardware replacement.

Don't use compressed air (dust is unhealthy for the lungs).

Semi-metallic linings add rear braking power. If not using semi-met ...
  Topic: Porsche Did It First?
Phil G

Replies: 2
Views: 721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:59 pm   Subject: Porsche Did It First?
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  Topic: Porsche Did It First?
Phil G

Replies: 2
Views: 721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:26 pm   Subject: Porsche Did It First?
I had heard of the Audi 6-cylinder Vanagons, but I don't recall ever hearing about the Porsche factory's '911-ized' Vanagons:

http://www.autoblog.com/tag/Vanagon/

Interesting stuff!

Phil
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Phil G

Replies: 3178
Views: 437861

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: ha ha ha...
Levi... you make me laugh...


Very Happy Very Happy

I am commuting 50 miles both way to work every day on the crowded So Cal freeway system..., once a week using my Van.... sometimes I saw Lanval blue West ...
  Topic: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Phil G

Replies: 9
Views: 1235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:14 am   Subject: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Oops, reviewing your original post, I think I gave you the wrong Schematic page for 87' when it appears your vans are 85's.

Here's the page for 85' models:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/ ...
  Topic: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Phil G

Replies: 9
Views: 1235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:00 am   Subject: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Next step then is to test for voltage on the line side of the dimmer switch with headlight switch in the on position.

Best,
Phil
  Topic: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Phil G

Replies: 9
Views: 1235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:47 am   Subject: Anyone have the Pin out for the headlight switch???
Dimmer pot on HL switch in the Vanagon is perhaps the cheapest, crappyest component on the car - right up there with the digital clock chip.
Unless you use your van as a submarine, chances are the gr ...
  Topic: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
Phil G

Replies: 55
Views: 29690

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:55 pm   Subject: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
I'll probably find they've become paddlewheel steamers a few times in their lives and armatures run on bearings of polished rust. How have you been my friend? Nice to see you here abouts Very Happy

Practic ...
  Topic: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
Phil G

Replies: 55
Views: 29690

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:35 pm   Subject: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
Sure, but I never mentioned my radiator fan, which works correctly so I assumed you were referring to the evap fan(s).

No worrys -
  Topic: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
Phil G

Replies: 55
Views: 29690

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:06 pm   Subject: 87 Vanagon A/C Electrical Problem
No, actually during testing, evap fan speeds 1 & 2 work fine so I figure those are one of the fans and 3/4 are the other. I'll have a look at the schematic tomorrow. I'm thinking of just replacing ...
  Topic: help a newb please
Phil G

Replies: 7
Views: 1124

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:33 pm   Subject: help a newb please
I love my 87 Wolfsburg automatic. It has about 120,000 original miles. I put about 40,000 of those miles on the van, and while about once a year there is some issue like today’s A/C fan deciding it's ...
 
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