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  Topic: Rubbing Sound 90 tintop
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: Rubbing Sound 90 tintop
The noise is a rubbing/odd rubbery squeak sound. Almost like a tire moving on the rim. I cannot 100% identify front or rear, but it is the drivers side.
It happens going forward.
It happens while ...
  Topic: What to do first?
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 23
Views: 630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: What to do first?
Do the pro training manual tests and if you find something, fix it.

Keep the pro training manual (and Bentley) in the van.

I think it boils down to a "cost benefit" type thing as t ...
  Topic: Rebuild at what level of oil consumption
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 6
Views: 136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild at what level of oil consumption
My 1990 Westy runs okay, but has felt down on power lately and is now burning a quart of oil every 500mi. My question is at what point does oil consumption equal rebuild time.

Has a compression and ...
  Topic: Hot weather hard start = fuel press regulator?
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 11
Views: 153

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Hot weather hard start = fuel press regulator?
Do the Mansi injectors allow more fuel out per pulse than the OE injectors?

I'd be curious if, under certain conditions, there's a mismatch between a value at a sensor, e.g. coolant temp sensor, an ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 2592
Views: 108248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Neil, your link wants me to log into Google. Iíve assembled quite a few of these and just donít see it. When assembled it all looks pretty static. I like the idea of a window in a drum.

Edit: looke ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 2592
Views: 108248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
This video I took might be of interest. The adjuster skips off the teeth (I replaced the adjuster star etc) but shows the basic idea, I think: edited.

I have another video showing same with drum in ...
  Topic: Kurt's First Drive
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 19
Views: 680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 11:53 am   Subject: Re: Kurt's First Drive

Around 6 months ago, I went through one of the toughest moments of my life thus far.

I have a terribly disorganized mind, so I was always bound to

1. Forget Something
2. Arrive Late (and p ...
  Topic: Whatís the trick to remove these 6mm Allen bolts?
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 67
Views: 1518

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: Whatís the trick to remove these 6mm Allen bolts?
If you have access, use hand held impact type tool and a reverse bit that would bite into allen head?

As a last resort.....

Drill hole cross wise in bolt head, use a strong pin (stainless?) thro ...
  Topic: Whatís the trick to remove these 6mm Allen bolts?
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 67
Views: 1518

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Whatís the trick to remove these 6mm Allen bolts?
This is a very distant memory but, a "wobble" extension may help. I recall using one during water pump R&R.

Cutting an allen head short then using a box wrench on that, may work.

N ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 2592
Views: 108248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:12 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
What is this plug?

Looks like oil pressure switch(es) connector.

Neil.
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 2592
Views: 108248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
I just installed two 100w Newpowa panels on the roof*, with a Renogy Rover Elite 40amp MPPT controller. The input voltage is around 17.5v, but the house battery is being maintained at around 11.5v. ...
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 104
Views: 3952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:41 am   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
that's essentially a 99-2004 1.8T territory.
the 98-99 AEB 1.8T is 150hp. @8psi
later models are 180hp at ~12psi.
I do still have to downshift into 3rd in Mtns.. well one should anyways to allev ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 2592
Views: 108248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
I just installed two 100w Newpowa panels on the roof*, with a Renogy Rover Elite 40amp MPPT controller. The input voltage is around 17.5v, but the house battery is being maintained at around 11.5v. ...
  Topic: Unsolvable airlock? Cooling system issue on AHU TDI JX style 50į
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 45
Views: 1035

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:43 am   Subject: Re: Unsolvable airlock? Cooling system issue on AHU TDI JX style 50į
This is counter intuitive but.....

crack in cooling system part allowing air in as engine cools?

Have you measured temps at various engine parts?

I see the GW tool but have you measured cooli ...
  Topic: 83 Vanagon Heater Control lighting wiring
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 5
Views: 104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:36 pm   Subject: Re: 83 Vanagon Heater Control lighting wiring
That brown wire is ground. If the other is blue/gray, it's most likely a positive wire, quite possibly for light at lever control panel. The light bulb socket for lever control panel is narrow and bla ...
  Topic: Newbie Needs Your Opinion
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 28
Views: 737

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:53 pm   Subject: Re: Newbie Needs Your Opinion
Gentleman, I can rebuild it
I have the technology
I have the capability....Lol

So my question: Is going Bionic Man on an air cooled T3 a waste of time? I would hate to hear "It looks good bu ...
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 104
Views: 3952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:30 pm   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
That last pic is great.

Very awesome scenery. Thanks for sharing.

I'm missing my road trips!

Neil.
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 104
Views: 3952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
Great to see your conversion being driven on a trip. I'm envious of your engine bay. Clean layout. And, I really like the intake mod and air cleaner-intake routing-location.

I've experienced the sa ...
  Topic: Water pumpin
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 6
Views: 280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Water pumpin
This the the pump mounting face on the engine, after I scraped away a layer of gray gunk. See the red arrows, those are places where the block surface looks to have been worn away. I haven't confirmed ...
  Topic: Anxiety as a passenger
Vanagon Nut

Replies: 44
Views: 1611

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:45 pm   Subject: Re: Anxiety as a passenger
but as a passenger with my wife driving and our daughters and dogs along for the ride, I have begun to experience pretty severe anxiety imagining catastrophes resulting from all the possible causes o ...
 
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