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  Topic: Brake woes
VANGAUX

Replies: 108
Views: 8729

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:56 am   Subject: Brake woes
My timed record for complete dash removal is 16 minutes working alone, breaking nothing, and trying to go as quickly as possible. It was not my first time with a Vanagon dash and there was no radio in ...
  Topic: Camp site photos
VANGAUX

Replies: 526
Views: 175329

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:24 am   Subject: Camp Site Photos
Someone told us about Muley Point in Utah and said it was their favorite place in the world and where they wanted their ashes scattered so we had to see it. On our way back to Virginia from our Baja ...
  Topic: manual transmission advice
VANGAUX

Replies: 123
Views: 14130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:38 am   Subject: Manual Transmission Advice
For what it is worth, in October of 2012 when returning to Virginia from our trip through Alaska, I stopped by AA Transaxle for a gear oil change. It had only been about 20K miles since the last chan ...
  Topic: Exhaust / venting fan in Flue vent?
VANGAUX

Replies: 8
Views: 2180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:43 am   Subject: Exhaust Fan
This is not exactly what you are looking for, but I installed a marine fan by Calframo (model #748) by the kitchen light. It swivels side to side and pivots up and down and we use it as an exhaust fa ...
  Topic: Are car stereos for our vans becoming obsolete?
VANGAUX

Replies: 45
Views: 4590

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:14 am   Subject: Re: Are car stereos for our vans becoming extinct?
We have had the radio for two years now and are very pleased with the radio, the sound, its looks, and the ease of operation. Our van has the original Vanagon speakers and we use the radio or CD pri ...
  Topic: Are car stereos for our vans becoming obsolete?
VANGAUX

Replies: 45
Views: 4590

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:55 am   Subject: Are car stereos for our vans becoming extinct?
I installed a radio and remote control purchased directly from Custom Radio with AM/FM/CD/MP3 and weather band that fits the Vanagon. The black color and the white & silver trim matches the knob ...
  Topic: Brake woes
VANGAUX

Replies: 108
Views: 8729

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:13 am   Subject: Brake woes
Mark,
About 3 years ago, I used your advice and placed machine bushings under the bottom brake shoe support posts. Now the wear pattern on the brake shoes are from top to bottom instead of just the ...
  Topic: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering
VANGAUX

Replies: 431
Views: 35817

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:31 am   Subject: VW Cruisers
Dave,

Thanks for the nice comments about our van and the trophy. But you really deserve all the credit for our award. First, for not entering your very nice van. Secondly, As we were paying our ...
  Topic: Brake woes
VANGAUX

Replies: 108
Views: 8729

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:10 am   Subject: Brake woes
Mark,

Thanks for posting this and it should be a sticky visual aid for all of the people doing their own brakes. When I redid my rears 6 years ago, I used Van-Agains parts and their write up and t ...
  Topic: Stuck and stripping latch bolts
VANGAUX

Replies: 9
Views: 551

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:30 am   Subject: Stuck latch bolts
This may be too late since it sounds as if the screw heads may be messed up, but I recommend using a #3 phillips head bit with a bit adapter on a socket wrench unless you are removing the door complet ...
  Topic: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering
VANGAUX

Replies: 431
Views: 35817

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:52 am   Subject: May 3/4, 2014
While we were not able to spend the night, we did drive over on Sunday and really enjoyed meeting a lot of the people from this list. Wish we had met everyone but many were wandering around and not a ...
  Topic: Disintegrating spark plug wire...
VANGAUX

Replies: 14
Views: 3354

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: Prenco Spark Plug Wires
Like you, I purchased some Spark Plug Wires from Bus Depot a few years back and was sent the Prenco brand. While mine did not break like yours, after a few years the measured resistance for the wires ...
  Topic: Disintegrating spark plug wire...
VANGAUX

Replies: 14
Views: 3354

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:31 pm   Subject: Prenco Spark Plug Wires
Like you, I purchased some Spark Plug Wires from Bus Depot a few years back and was sent the Prenco brand. While mine did not break like yours, after a few years the measured resistance for the wires ...
  Topic: Southern Utah Next Week
VANGAUX

Replies: 5
Views: 471

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:49 am   Subject: Southern Utah Next Week
We visited that area last year and it is spectacular. One warning though---every little town you drive through will probably have a speed trap. Usually on a downhill section or right after the speed ...
  Topic: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering
VANGAUX

Replies: 431
Views: 35817

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:36 am   Subject: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering: May 3/4, 2014
Looks as if you will have a couple of new faces to add to the list. My wife and I will be driving over from Harrisonburg, VA. We need to juggle some plans but hope to be there Sat evening but if not ...
  Topic: Vanagon Camper Mechanics in or near Vermont
VANGAUX

Replies: 20
Views: 5771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:17 am   Subject: Mechanic in Vermont
In 2009, my wife and I were traveling in the Vermont area from our home in Virginia and had a problem with our Vanagon. Based on what I read in Larry Chase's list of mechanics, I called Craig's VW Re ...
  Topic: 87 Vanagon sliding door wont latch.
VANGAUX

Replies: 45
Views: 25957

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:47 am   Subject: 87 Vanagon sliding door wont latch.
For years I have been plagued by the sliding coming partially unlocked when driving on washboard type roads. I tried all the suggested adjustment remedies and eventually adjusted the striker pin (Ben ...
  Topic: John - [email protected]
VANGAUX

Replies: 15
Views: 2104

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:59 am   Subject: Extended drain plug
Wow! Ordered one drain plug, it shipped the same day and arrived on the opposite coast 2 days afterwards.

Exactly as pictured with 3 washers. Should be an excellent addition to my van.

Great ...
  Topic: Practicality of living out of a VW camper
VANGAUX

Replies: 52
Views: 14824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:04 pm   Subject: Practicality of living out of a VW camper
tell us about Thinlights - I only found picture frame stuff on their web site

Oops, I spelled it wrong. It is Thin-Lite and I used three of the Thin-Lite 171 fixtures but that was way before LED b ...
  Topic: Practicality of living out of a VW camper
VANGAUX

Replies: 52
Views: 14824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 pm   Subject: Practicality of living out of a VW camper
This thread is full of really great ideas. We haven't put nearly as many nights into camping in the Westy as many of you, but we're doing our share. Storing small, loose stuff like shoes at night, or ...
 
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