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  Topic: Rough shifting while engine is running
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 20
Views: 418

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:41 pm   Subject: Re: Rough shifting while engine is running
Often the pilot bearing failing causes the oil slinger in the bell housing to fail. If it is not repaired, it will cause a cascade of issues in the next few thousand miles resulting in a failure of y ...
  Topic: Anyone combine the pop-top and High top?
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 14
Views: 513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone combine the pop-top and High top?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1634706.jpg
  Topic: HELP: Lost brakes outside Jackson, WY
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 49
Views: 1564

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:58 am   Subject: Re: HELP. Lost brakes outside Jackson WY


The maximum temperatures your brakes see will likely actually be higher if you used your brakes for short burst than if you do steady braking, assuming you are doing the same average speed and ar ...
  Topic: HELP: Lost brakes outside Jackson, WY
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 49
Views: 1564

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:57 pm   Subject: Re: HELP. Lost brakes outside Jackson WY


The maximum temperatures your brakes see will likely actually be higher if you used your brakes for short burst than if you do steady braking, assuming you are doing the same average speed and ar ...
  Topic: HELP: Lost brakes outside Jackson, WY
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 49
Views: 1564

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: HELP. Lost brakes outside Jackson WY
Its very important that flatlanders learn mountain driving techniques before heading out west.
You cannot let your brakes get hot like this , its very dangerous.
You should never hold your foot on t ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 6117
Views: 955970

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
https://greenville.craigslist.org/rvs/d/greenville-1988-vw-westfalia-vanagon/7156454497.html

Seems like a possibly good deal.

what was the price?
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 57
Views: 8721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Seems like someone got a fair deal on a really nice syncro at 41k
  Topic: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 127
Views: 9000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat

Tom, i see that the one linked below and mentioned in the second page of this thread ships from USA arriving withing a few days. You can get the BMS from Amazon. I'd get the bluetooth module. Y ...
  Topic: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 130
Views: 4568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
This item:

https://fanchers.com/shop/ols/products/air-conditioner-cool-cone-74-91-bus-vanagon?olsFocus=false

...and a

Very elegant solution ... well about as elegant as you are going to get ...
  Topic: EJ25 DOHC or SOHC
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 8
Views: 672

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: EJ25 DOHC or SOHC
How big a deal is the difference between the two? I have a buddy with a 98 outback legacy and I think it has the DOHC.
It has low miles but needs a new head gasket and the AWD is not working right so ...
  Topic: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 130
Views: 4568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
First , welcome to the Samba!
Six years as a silent member and unfortunately your very first post is a question that does not have a happy answer.
There are vanlife people who have pulled off solar ...
  Topic: Absolutely frustrated at sellers... gentleman's agreement...
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 48
Views: 2125

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: Absolutely frustrated at sellers... gentleman's agreement...

Of the four I've test driven, only one came with me.


Of the three you did not buy, was there something in the way they drove that made you decide not to buy them?
  Topic: fantastic fan install
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 30
Views: 6064

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:56 pm   Subject: Re: fantastic fan install
Watching all these vanlife videos...it seems like the MaxAir fans are all the rage nowadays.

No one has tried to install on in a Westy yet? I'd be curious to see how it looks

Someone posted a w ...
  Topic: Flappy Van -- Your New Addiction
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 26
Views: 1146

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:08 am   Subject: Re: Flappy Van -- Your New Addiction
This game has to have come from the creators of QWOP
  Topic: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 1138
Views: 195630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
https://www.gowesty.com/flappy Very Happy Laughing

How does this not deserve its own thread?
You guys are far too reluctant to start new threads. This shoehorning of everything into some already existing t ...
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 57
Views: 8721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Bring a trailer
Why are there no photos with the top popped?
  Topic: Regular car reviews Vanagon edition
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 57
Views: 2460

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:43 am   Subject: Re: Regular car reviews Vanagon edition
There is no reason we should pronounce all German words as the Germans do.
We can , be we dont have to. It all comes down to usage.

It is not simply a word, it is a brand based on a man's name. If ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 6117
Views: 955970

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
https://nextdoor.com/for_sale_and_free/3fff9a87-039b-4139-a7ce-a11524d87b75?init_source=copy_link_share

I think maybe you have to be a member to view the link
  Topic: Regular car reviews Vanagon edition
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 57
Views: 2460

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:48 pm   Subject: Re: Regular car reviews Vanagon edition
There is no reason we should pronounce all German words as the Germans do.
We can , be we dont have to. It all comes down to usage. If enough people pronounce a word or name similarly in a certain ge ...
  Topic: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
Tobias Duncan

Replies: 1138
Views: 195630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:01 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
Amazon Prime

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2023744.jpg

Thanks! If this European Amazon production is anywhere near as good as "Dark" I am going to be very happy
 
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