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  Topic: Mojave desert Westy
Russpauly

Replies: 80
Views: 9216

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:13 am   Subject: Re: Mojave desert Westy
Itís 6 am. Do you know where your German Shepherd is?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1929921.jpg

Time for another road trip! Dog and I left the house at 03:15 and had a nice, uneventfu ...
  Topic: First aid kit recommendations?
Russpauly

Replies: 31
Views: 680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: First aid kit recommendations?
assume some of you bring bear spray.

I carry it often for work and play and have more stories than you could imagine - thankfully not involving me!

When I do work for the USFS I'm required to ...
  Topic: STOLEN: Green 1986 Syncro Weekender in Seattle *FOUND*
Russpauly

Replies: 70
Views: 2820

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Stolen in Seattle 7/12: Green 1986 Syncro Weekender
2nd Stolen van up there in Seattle. Got the VanAlert Notification. Hope all goes well and you not only get the Van back, but you get it back in the same condition you had it.
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Russpauly

Replies: 5842
Views: 889961

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
http://www.livethevanlife.com/uploads/5/2/6/6/52665529/img-6511_orig.jpg

http://www.livethevanlife.com/vw-westfalia-for-sale.html

This 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia has been lovingly and completely ...
  Topic: Grinding transmission after engine swap 😫
Russpauly

Replies: 33
Views: 576

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Grinding transmission after engine swap 😫
Iíll add (to why I doubt itís the slave or master cylinder) that I donít see any apparent change in the range of motion on the arm that controls the throwout bearing, the feeling of the pedal itself, ...
  Topic: California State Smog Policy - Good News?
Russpauly

Replies: 51
Views: 3904

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: California State Smog Policy - Good News?
The wife and I were literally just having this discussion about SMOG and how we should try to get some stuff going to see what more can be done. Because as so many have said here, itís is nonsensical ...
  Topic: Let's see pics of your dogs in your van
Russpauly

Replies: 706
Views: 135600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:14 pm   Subject: Re: Let's see pics of your dogs in your van
our happy little muffin

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1917177.jpg

Followed by our cold little muffin on our recent trip to the Grand Canyon.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix ...
  Topic: Welcome, Newbies!
Russpauly

Replies: 24
Views: 960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:25 am   Subject: Re: Welcome, Newbies!
Love the idea. I will write something up this weekend and post pics too!
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
Russpauly

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Views: 1753129

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
I finished today, but for the last 2 months, a little here, a little there, and here is the finished product.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1912706.jpg

Dude! We have an almost identica ...
  Topic: Flickering Battery Light
Russpauly

Replies: 29
Views: 740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: Flickering Battery Light
Following this thread now as I just noticed this same issue on my '88 yesterday morning. Will run through a few checks tonight and report back, but I initially chalked it up it being a bit colder sinc ...
  Topic: Adventure Van Expo??
Russpauly

Replies: 19
Views: 848

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: Adventure Van Expo??
Hmmm. Looks interesting and could be fun for an overnight or two of camping in Big Bear.
  Topic: Hazards, radio & lighter donít work - SOLVED
Russpauly

Replies: 28
Views: 531

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:08 am   Subject: Re: Hazards, radio & lighter donít work, canít seem to find problem
If you have an auxiliary battery, check to see if there is an extra fuse wired in that may have blown.

Can't agree more with this. PO had installed an aftermarket stereo, put an inline fuse in near ...
  Topic: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Russpauly

Replies: 37
Views: 1101

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:21 am   Subject: Re: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Morning Everyone!

Well, it's been a few weeks now and I figured you all were due for an update.

The update is that the old engine is out, and a new engine from a Syncro is in! The short of it ...
  Topic: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Russpauly

Replies: 37
Views: 1101

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Ha, the replies and this post did not disappoint. Trust me, if I had the option to drop the engine, I would have taken that route. But alas, my tiny 400 sqft home with no yard, or garage, or driveway ...
  Topic: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Russpauly

Replies: 37
Views: 1101

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Yea, youíre telling me on the goop. Thereís a popular Vanagon repair shop here in San Diego which didnít think to mention this as a problem - maybe they didnít know, maybe the seller and repair shop a ...
  Topic: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Russpauly

Replies: 37
Views: 1101

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:41 am   Subject: Head Gasket job ó exhaust bolts completely rusted
Hey Samba!

First post, first Van and need some advice on removing the exhaust. I have an Ď88 watercooled NonAC Vanagon that started to leak coolant from both heads after Iíd drive it, park it and ...
 
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