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  Topic: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Vsyevolod

Replies: 15
Views: 605

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Are you absolutely sure it isnít vaporizing coolant from your heater element leaking?

No sweet smell at all. I checked with Eion (local tech) who confirmed that it was the resistor and plastic hou ...
  Topic: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Vsyevolod

Replies: 15
Views: 605

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Thanks Paulbeard,

Question, if it was the blower motor resistor, would it still create toxic fumes even if the blower motor were turned off?

And does this also necessitate removing the dash?

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  Topic: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Vsyevolod

Replies: 15
Views: 605

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:18 pm   Subject: Toxic fumes coming from dash
Hello gang,

I've been living in my van (88 Westy w/Ford Focus engine) this winter here in Seattle (brrrrr), and doing okay with it. This last week saw temps well below freezing. After sitting at ...
  Topic: Vanagon people having each others backs
Vsyevolod

Replies: 4
Views: 492

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:43 am   Subject: Vanagon people having each others backs
Hello great community,

Last week in rainy Seattle, I was blindsided during a merge just south of Green Lake. Took me totally by surprise. Fortunately another Westy driver was nearby. They stoppe ...
  Topic: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
Vsyevolod

Replies: 13
Views: 1490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:02 pm   Subject: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
Great, I'll call you when the next one falls out...

Stephen




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  Topic: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
Vsyevolod

Replies: 13
Views: 1490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:34 pm   Subject: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
PM me your name and address and I'll send you one, as long as you're not in any hurry.

Thanks guys for all the wisdom and advice. I ordered the one that Syncrodoka linked to and will torque it to ...
  Topic: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
Vsyevolod

Replies: 13
Views: 1490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:00 pm   Subject: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
No idea if they were torqued correctly in the past, methinks they weren't if this is the second lost bolt in the 6 years that I've owned this little baby. I torqued down the only remaining bolt on th ...
  Topic: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
Vsyevolod

Replies: 13
Views: 1490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:34 pm   Subject: Seeking: Bolt for front brake caliper
88 Westy 2WD.

This is the second time in 4 years this has happened... There are two big-ass bolts that hold on the front brake calipers. Hardened steel, metric, 22mm head, etc. I need a new bolt ...
  Topic: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle
Vsyevolod

Replies: 6
Views: 1092

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:56 pm   Subject: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle (no longer)
Yes, the video was for the CAM position sensor and I was looking for the CRANK position sensor. Found it, cleaned it and... it wasn't the problem. Pulled a couple of other choice plugs, cleaned them ...
  Topic: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle
Vsyevolod

Replies: 6
Views: 1092

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:56 am   Subject: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle
Thanks man, that was brilliant.

Stephen




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  Topic: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle
Vsyevolod

Replies: 6
Views: 1092

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:45 am   Subject: Bostig Westy stranded in West Seattle
Two nights ago, picking up a door from a Craigslist guy in West Seattle, I got there and turned the engine off. Needed to move the car to the driveway of the guy's house and it wouldn't start. It tu ...
  Topic: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Vsyevolod

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:14 pm   Subject: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Thanks gang, got it sorted. Y'all rock!

Stephen




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  Topic: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Vsyevolod

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:26 pm   Subject: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Okay, I'm finding what I'm looking for at GoWesty and Van Cafe. I needed to search for "Skylight".

At Van Cafe, they have the GoWesty aftermarket version going for $30 (same price as GoW ...
  Topic: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Vsyevolod

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:16 pm   Subject: Short parking garage... need new sunroof
Now I know I've driven my Westy into this underground parking complex (Fremont PCC in Seattle) a few times. I guess that was my last Westy though. Or at least before getting the GoWesty lifter sprin ...
  Topic: PayPal Alternative public service announcement
Vsyevolod

Replies: 17
Views: 2106

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:07 pm   Subject: PayPal Alternative public service announcement
Dude, you are sooooo busted for posting that. I just hope that many people see it before it gets taken down. I haven't looked into Venmo, though I'd be happy with just about anything that competes w ...
  Topic: 1990 Subaru 2.2 Legacy, part it out or sell as is?
Vsyevolod

Replies: 5
Views: 726

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:03 pm   Subject: 1990 Subaru 2.2 Legacy, part it out or sell as is?
Thanks for the responses gang. Y'all rawk.

Stephen




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  Topic: 1990 Subaru 2.2 Legacy, part it out or sell as is?
Vsyevolod

Replies: 5
Views: 726

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:57 am   Subject: 1990 Subaru 2.2 Legacy, part it out or sell as is?
Hey gang,

I have a 1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2 with 160K on the engine. Some body dents, it's not a looker by any stretch. That being said, it runs just fine, never any big issues... it's just ti ...
  Topic: Bostig flat spot in acceleration?
Vsyevolod

Replies: 7
Views: 775

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:48 am   Subject: Bostig flat spot in acceleration?
I don't have this issue, not sure why... Though I did upgrade to 16" wheels and Nokian tires. That and Darrel put a taller 3rd gear in my Tranny... Maybe that's all it takes? Smile

Stephen
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  Topic: Is the Vanagon's Successor Finally Here?
Vsyevolod

Replies: 36
Views: 5329

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:20 pm   Subject: Is the Vanagon's Successor Finally Here?
Uggin' fuggly...

Stephen




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  Topic: Camping in Boulder near university of Colorado?
Vsyevolod

Replies: 6
Views: 1689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:46 pm   Subject: Camping in Boulder near university of Colorado?
I've done my fair share of stealth camping around Boulder. As tempting as it my seem, stay off of Flagstaff road or any trailhead parking lots.

Since Boulder has a pretty high number of Westy's ar ...
 
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