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  Topic: Which coolant expansion tank to buy?
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 33
Views: 5140

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: Which coolant expansion tank to buy?
Just checking to see if anyone has tried the Dorman 603-451 expansion tank available from jegs and summit? They look identical to all the others, but less than 20 bucks would get me out of a jam if I ...
  Topic: zero lift springs for tintop issues
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 5
Views: 376

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Re: zero lift springs for tintop issues
I have Moog 5658 springs in front and gowesty zero lift springs in the rear. They are still pretty good.
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  Topic: Rear Coil Spring bottom Pads
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 61
Views: 15752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Coil Spring bottom Pads
Great pics and advice, thank you!!!
  Topic: Rear Coil Spring bottom Pads
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 61
Views: 15752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Coil Spring bottom Pads
Curious what dimensions everyone uses for these pads? Looking at cutting boards, HDPE or polypropylene...not sure what direction to go in but it's better than no lower pad all together right?
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:36 pm   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
We'll, I found the culprit; bent exhaust. Just enough to touch the underside and vibrate. Straightened it out and she purrs again!! I feel better knowing that my transmission and engine are fine, bu ...
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
Yes, tranny shifts and holds each gear normally. I'll try the next set of tests and see what happens. Maybe I can post a video 😉
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:37 pm   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
Just for kicks, I checked the cv's. No movement at the joints, just axle movement in and out. I was missing a bolt on the exhaust collector and fixed that. Still getting a lot of vibration in gear ...
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
If those bolts were loose, I'd expect you'd hear some knocking noises when getting on and off power. I know my armchair diagnosis isn't particularly popular on this one, but if the mood strikes you, ...
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:28 am   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
Thank you for the input everyone! I replaced the main seal last year and also swapped in a new input shaft seal as well. If the flexplate or bolts connecting the torque converter to flexplate become ...
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
Hi, I have the 2.1 and along with new mounts, the transmission was serviced with filter and pan gasket. It started after a bit of off-roading in Anza Borego with a mix of rocky and Sandy type of terr ...
  Topic: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 30
Views: 1001

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: Heavy vibration while stopped and in gear
Hope it's not catastrophic but my 1990 2wd auto has been having a heavy vibration while in gear, only while stopped. Begin to drive and it goes away. Just replaced the transmission mount as well as ...
  Topic: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 148
Views: 20300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am   Subject: Re: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
Thanks for all the input everyone! I did get a reply from Lori at KEP:

”Unfortunately our smog legal Vanagon is in the shop for repair.

Until we get our Vanagon back, we have no way of modifyin ...
  Topic: Rear Hatch Power Lock Problem
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 4
Views: 927

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:33 am   Subject: Re: Rear Hatch Power Lock Problem
Anyone know where to source a new power hatch lock? Or maybe someone that has some advice on a successful repair? Thanks in advance!
  Topic: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 148
Views: 20300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:55 am   Subject: Re: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
I sent an email to KEP, waiting a few days before a response. I had spoken to Lori at keep few years ago and she explained that Mr. Kennedy was aging and didn't spend much time on the R&D side an ...
  Topic: Stance - Appearance of your tire size and suspension height
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 53
Views: 14552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: Stance - Appearance of your tire size and suspension height
Nice WESTY! What tires are you running?
  Topic: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 148
Views: 20300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
Just a friendly bump. I'm interested in swapping a Subi in my Vanagon, but all the CARB compliant EJ2.2 donors seem to be drying up here in California. The 1.8t swap looks really nice but pricey com ...
  Topic: Prerunner vans
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 532
Views: 258660

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: Prerunner vans
Thanks Joe, that was an interesting read! MOOG 5658 springs in front seem to provide a reasonable lift without creating too many weird angles in the geometry department. $60 a pair on Amazon with fr ...
  Topic: Prerunner vans
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 532
Views: 258660

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Prerunner vans
After reading though 25 pages in can see that lifting a van can cost as much as you want to spend lol. I'm curious if there is a viable "budget friendly" way to lift, using Moog 5658 springs ...
  Topic: springs and shocks Qs..
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 5
Views: 441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:24 pm   Subject: Re: springs and shocks Qs..
I've been watching spring and shock threads for a while and thought you could try the Moog 5658 springs in the front, but shocks are another matter. Does anyone know part numbers for the Koni adjusta ...
  Topic: San Diego Meet ~ Next: TBA
bluntlunchbox

Replies: 852
Views: 78060

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:48 am   Subject: Re: San Diego Meet ~ Next: December 16, 2018
Sunday meetings are important to our family too. We're gonna try to make it after 12 or so.
 
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