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  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 93
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 11:49 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Neil,

I am unsure whether or not any of the vans were syncros or 2WD. My though was that even if it was a 2WD, I could just properly space down the trans mount and engine mustache bar to properly g ...
  Topic: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 143
Views: 5740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 11:00 am   Subject: Re: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
Did you read of oil pressure issues in the 1.8t as adapted to the vanagon or in the stock applications? e.g. oil pressure issues related to "sludging" ?

I don't know if the AMB engine has ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 93
Views: 5203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:40 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Is it possible some of the AEB swaps you see are installed in a Syncro which might allow for engine to be lower in engine bay?

FWIW, on my 1988 ABA swap, I set the engine lower down than most would ...
  Topic: 8V 1.8l in diesel cooling
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 4
Views: 110

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:13 am   Subject: Re: 8V 1.8l in diesel cooling
From a slightly different perspective, I highly doubt the Fox ECU has any control over the rad fan circuit in the Fox.

To echo whats been said, aside from any custom coolant hose designs or such, ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 93
Views: 5203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build

Did you have someone make the stainless transition pipes for hoses? Or is that something one can get at a jegs or whatever?

https://www.fillernecksupply.com

They specialize in connections a ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 93
Views: 5203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Nice to see the progress and work!

Did you have someone make the stainless transition pipes for hoses? Or is that something one can get at a jegs or whatever?

Nice looking shielded multi wire ca ...
  Topic: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 41
Views: 1044

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
Neil saying he got one out was 'aspirational' but he said he did it. It does sound "dicey" to get a stretched-to-broken thread to engage a thrashed hole and spin out.

Well, technically, t ...
  Topic: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 41
Views: 1044

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
.... the rest of the time-sert still loose above the plug hole, in the engine.

I helped successfully deal with what sounds like the exact same issue; remnant of time sert in WBX engine case.

Th ...
  Topic: Where's my flat diesel and turbo?
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 8
Views: 324

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm   Subject: Re: Where's my flat diesel and turbo?
Porsche built a prototype horizontally opposed diesel Beetle engine back in the fifties.


I think this is a replication but fwiw....

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9c/86/5c/9c865c866b9a0c054 ...
  Topic: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 143
Views: 5740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion


...it seems that earlier 058 blocks had the 4 x washers but 06A blocks got 2 x washers... the 2 x washers protrude into the lower section of the center main... this would appear to give less drag ...
  Topic: Damaged fuse box - 1991 Van
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 13
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:43 am   Subject: Re: Damaged fuse box - 1991 Van
I drive a fairly stock 1991 camper. It does have an auxiliary battery retrofit. The fresh air fan suddenly failed a few months ago.

My Bentley indicates that the fan on 1990 and 1991 vans are c ...
  Topic: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 41
Views: 1044

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:37 pm   Subject: Re: Sheared time-sert when doing oil change.
.... the rest of the time-sert still loose above the plug hole, in the engine.

I helped successfully deal with what sounds like the exact same issue; remnant of time sert in WBX engine case.

Th ...
  Topic: WBX engine harness length measurement needed
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 3
Views: 112

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 am   Subject: Re: WBX engine harness length measurement needed
Sure, 112" for a 90/91 harness.

Mark

I doubt theres a difference to the 90/91 harness but I have an 1988 harness (possibly early '88 ?) I can unearth and measure.

Neil.
  Topic: No juice to the fuel pump on 1985
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 30
Views: 752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 am   Subject: Re: No juice to the fuel pump on 1985


I eventually gave up and had the van checked out by an actual mechanic, who discovered that "Someone had done a shit job" of crimping wires when they put on a new fuel pump, converting ...
  Topic: Baja 2020 -- 5 Vanagons, 8 days
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 44
Views: 2090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:27 pm   Subject: Re: Baja 2020 -- 5 Vanagons, 8 days
I've done this tour. Thanks for the pics. Brings back some great memories!

Neil.
  Topic: Micro warning light bulbs
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 15
Views: 330

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm   Subject: Re: Micro warning light bulbs
The tiny pin style bulbs in the center of the cluster. Warning lights for the OXS, Oil, High beams, turn signals etc.

fxr: I might not be seeing them on the van-cafe page but I think Selsk is look ...
  Topic: Micro warning light bulbs
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 15
Views: 330

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Micro warning light bulbs
Maybe sitting around so much today has limited blood flow to my eyes but I'm not seeing the dash warning light bulbs in the van-cafe links.

@ the OP. If you buy aftermarket LED's (what other kind i ...
  Topic: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 143
Views: 5740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:30 pm   Subject: Re: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
Even some non-turbo engines from VW got squirters, like the first several years of 2.0 ABA engines.

Mark

I'll be curious to see if my 15 (presumably) earlier ABA has them. On a recent first co ...
  Topic: I'm bored, let's talk turbos and engine theory
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 35
Views: 882

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 am   Subject: Re: I'm bored, let's talk turbos and engine theory

But we're likely comparing apples to oranges a bit -- the 1.8T is an iron block with each conrod throw separated by a main bearing, vs. the WBX alloy case/block with two conrod throws between each ...
  Topic: Covid-19 Unexpected Time Off / You / A Vanagon
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 184
Views: 8670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Covid-19 Unexpected Time Off / You / A Vanagon

DO NOT TAKE RISKS WHERE YOU WILL GET HURT AND REQUIRE AN ER VISIT.

Just be extra careful right now.
The Hospital doesn't want your bloody gash right now and you don't want to be going there e ...
 
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