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  Topic: Coolant Issue
berge13

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:52 pm   Subject: Coolant Issue
My 85 Vanagon 1.9 had serious coolant problems. Replaced radiator Saturday with a good used one. Old one was clogged, shot and still had the factory date sticker on the side (10/1984) must have been t ...
  Topic: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
berge13

Replies: 8
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:20 pm   Subject: Hoses....
Well, the deal is, I found the small leak and tightened a clamp. No Leak!!! Then... Put all liquid up to snuff and went to drive around the neighborhood. Got about a mile out and heard a sound like a ...
  Topic: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
berge13

Replies: 8
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:20 pm   Subject: r39o
Search for the leak has been put off til the weekend, didn't catch anything on the SC Pier except a serious cold..... Bummer!!!
Any ideas on a good Vanagon mechanic around the Claremont, Diamond Bar, ...
  Topic: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
berge13

Replies: 8
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:09 am   Subject: hose
Great advice here. I will do some serious looking in the morning.
Thanks...
John
  Topic: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
berge13

Replies: 8
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:40 pm   Subject: Hose
Sorry I wasn't more clear. The short hose is the following:
N901287.03 Hose, Water Pump Pipe to Right Head 1983 to 1985 .
That is the hose I replaced yesterday... Not an easy task in itself. As you ...
  Topic: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
berge13

Replies: 8
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:38 pm   Subject: Short coolant Hose..."Vacation Stopper"
Went Pier fishing in San Clemente last Saturday, Blue was running very well. On the way back she died in the #3 lane on the (5) north in Irvine back to Claremont.
Love AAA. Anyway, the next day, foun ...
  Topic: sleepyjoe - [email protected]
berge13

Replies: 87
Views: 21202

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:04 pm   Subject: SleepyJoe
Joe's prices are the best I have found anywhere unless you happen to find it yourself at a local boneyard. He has a sense of offering items that are unique but usable. If you need a rare part for your ...
  Topic: Short to solenoid 1.9 Vanagon
berge13

Replies: 3
Views: 507

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:16 pm   Subject: All Good
So, I had a sneaky suspicion that the Ign. Swtch. was a problem here. As suggested by another Samba Member...
(PERALES)"How to Hotwire a Vanagon"
Simply pull the plastic shroud off the co ...
  Topic: Short to solenoid 1.9 Vanagon
berge13

Replies: 3
Views: 507

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:22 pm   Subject: Short to solenoid 1.9 Vanagon
Yes, that is the strange thing. Key to on - everything lights up like a Christmas tree. Checked all fuses on the box, all hot ones ck out. Stumped... (Not a mechanic by any means), but I am Stumped.. ...
  Topic: Short to solenoid 1.9 Vanagon
berge13

Replies: 3
Views: 507

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:13 pm   Subject: Short to solenoid 1.9 Vanagon
1985 Vanagon, std. tranny, 1.9 Water...
Car would start and crank very well, never a problem. R&R the water pump, TS Housing, no leaks. Started up drove it around (15) parked and went back to it. ...
  Topic: my vanagon wont start
berge13

Replies: 21
Views: 2944

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:27 pm   Subject: Battery is great, it just wont crank when I turn the key.
Thanks to these forums and a couple of good inexpensive parts from SleepyJoe in No. Cali. I replaced the water pump on my 85 Vanagon (1.9 Std. Trns.) The Thermostat Housing Unit. When I got it all bac ...
  Topic: Redding or around there
berge13

Replies: 2
Views: 558

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:44 pm   Subject: Thanks
Hey, thanks Steelhead... I am all over it. I know they come well-recommended.
Appreciate the heads up
Berge
  Topic: Redding or around there
berge13

Replies: 2
Views: 558

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:44 pm   Subject: Redding or around there
Any tips on a place around Redding, CA that can do 1983-85 Westfalia Restore or parts R&R. Upholstery, paint, bumpers, etc..
Thanks.. PM if possible...
Berge
  Topic: My Friend
berge13

Replies: 2
Views: 985

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:05 am   Subject: My Friend
I have a colleague in Chico, CA. A teacher, she has taken her Westy all over the U.S. -- Alaska -- and elsewhere. She has some oil leaks and some cosmetics she wants to have done on her 85 Westy. A be ...
  Topic: How many of you have personalized lic. plates?
berge13

Replies: 41
Views: 5655

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:05 pm   Subject: You figure it out....
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e91/ADMIREYOUALL/VOLKSWAGEN/P1010114.jpg
And That's All I'm Sayin'......
Berge
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
berge13

Replies: 10897
Views: 1899264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:56 pm   Subject: Whoa!!!!!
MortII, That photo literally brought tears to my eyes. What a Sweet!!! setup. Nice rides....
Berge
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
berge13

Replies: 10897
Views: 1899264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:49 pm   Subject: Front disc pads
Replaced front disc pads, turned rotors, etc.... If you are in the Corona/Norco area... Corona Auto parts on 2nd, East of Main is the spot. Kevin can get you whatever you need (almost) 1-2 hr. turnaro ...
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
berge13

Replies: 2981
Views: 409650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:08 pm   Subject: Thanks
I gotta tell you, msinabottle... I felt like I was standing there with you eating popcorn and admiring that beautiful Westy. Your imagery and folksiness is a perfect antidote to the frustration that s ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
berge13

Replies: 10897
Views: 1899264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:04 pm   Subject: Exhaust Leak Fix
So, I was headed to Pomona today to teach. On the 71, I noticed that my 83.5 began to sound like a Beefy Harley. Had no idea about it. When I got to work... (Not Having My Bentley Handy), I looked up ...
  Topic: Horn contact woes.
berge13

Replies: 10
Views: 1711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:31 pm   Subject: Horn contact woes.
hmnnnnn, gonna try that...
Thanks for the tip
Berge
 
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