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  Topic: Clutch issue? Please Help!
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch issue? Please Help!
Bobby,
I get it. So when you get the tube full and stick it over the bleeder screw, then the other end in a container with fluid, it won't drain down till ya open that screw. hopefully the gravity wi ...
  Topic: Clutch issue? Please Help!
Vanagator

Replies: 16
Views: 461

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:30 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch issue? Please Help!
Steps:
1: get yourself a container you can see a level of fluid in
2: get a clear tube that fits over the bleed nipple tightly and plenty of length to get from the highest point of 5 (i.e. the clu ...
  Topic: Clutch issue? Please Help!
Vanagator

Replies: 16
Views: 461

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch issue? Please Help!
It's mentioned in this thread that the clutch can be bled using a 2 person, pump the clutch, bleed at screw technique.
I see that Bentley (30.2) states that the clutch slave cyl. should only be bled ...
  Topic: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
Is that supposed to release booster pressure?
Well I dont know.....it's just what the book says.
But anyhow, I would guess its very easy to disconnect it....
  Topic: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
Vanagator

Replies: 24
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:59 am   Subject: Re: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
ok thanks DAVEVICKERY....
I do have a brake booster, so will just disconnect the vacuum hose from it and perform the fluid change from there.
  Topic: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Brake bleeding - soft pedal
I was going to change my brake fluid and, according to Bentley (pg. 47.eight), I see the phrase "push lever on brake pressure regulator in the direction of rear axle"
What the heck is this ...
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

Replies: 61
Views: 3010

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
Check your exhaust for leaks. A leak at the head flange can sound like a tick..
Thanks jberger for the tip to check exhaust....Well just an update on my preconceived lifter ticking/ping.....wrong!
A ...
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
OK Jberger, I all do that,thanks
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:37 am   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
Right on, Thanks Steve...
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 am   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
As far as I know it is not synthetic it is the GTX 20w 50 Castrol
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
Well its gotten cooler here in Mexico for sure. Its been about 60-70F.
Maybe another oil change? Hate to waste that oil... But..planning to travel more.
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:45 am   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
Im using Gtx 20w50...
Drove another 15 miles still tick ticking...
  Topic: Bad lifter??
Vanagator

Replies: 61
Views: 3010

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:15 am   Subject: Re: Bad lifter??
After an oil change and then a six hour drive I started to hear lifter ticking from left side.
Now, after two days and driving about 25 miles she's still ticking....
Should i pop the covers and chec ...
  Topic: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Vanagator

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:59 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
If using a ViseGrips, I suggest protecting the rubber hose from the jaws by using a short section of 1/2-inch-diameter wooden dowel, split lengthwise to form two half-round sections.
Excellent idea, ...
  Topic: Wiper fluid hose lost in nozzle hole - (GOT IT!!!)
Vanagator

Replies: 27
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Wiper fluid hose lost in nozzle hole - (GOT IT!!!)
I quite easily replaced both the squirters and the hoses without removing the dash! then I actually replaced one of the new hoses because a mouse chewed it out..... Laughing
  Topic: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Vanagator

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:25 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Vice grips and two pieces of wood squeezing the hose.


A assortment of hose barb splices for each size hose in the system and the hose clamps should be part of your onboard kit.

yep that's wha ...
  Topic: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Vanagator

Replies: 17
Views: 952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Right on, I have one, I could probably scrounge up a second.....
  Topic: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
Vanagator

Replies: 17
Views: 952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant hose rubbed on cv axle boot
hey... does anyone have any practical ideas of how to pinch the hose on either side of the coupler, if you don't have proper hose clamps??
I would rather not lose a bunch of fluid.....
  Topic: 87 Vanagon sliding door wont latch.
Vanagator

Replies: 45
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: 87 Vanagon sliding door wont latch.
For my door (1986 vanagon) that wouldn't close all the way, it was the frame post.
In my case the post had somehow worked its way outward (in the direction away from the center of the van). I had to ...
  Topic: Radiator Fan - Normal High Speed Sound?
Vanagator

Replies: 19
Views: 1155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 pm   Subject: Re: Radiator Fan - Normal High Speed Sound?
Ill see how much they want to ship it!
Thanks Ahmed....
 
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