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  Topic: Lithium Aux Battery
calfredson

Replies: 78
Views: 14778

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:40 pm   Subject: Re: Lithium Aux Battery
I have no association with this company and have never used the product, but this came up on my Facebook feed and seems like a good deal:

https://fourvolt.com/products/lifepo4-battery?fbclid=IwAR3F ...
  Topic: Looking for a driveway or similar in Vancouver to work on Syncro
calfredson

Replies: 0
Views: 129

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:46 pm   Subject: Looking for a driveway or similar in Vancouver to work on Syncro
Hello all,

I'm wondering if there is anyone in Vancouver, BC who would mind letting me use their driveway or similar space (bonus points for covered!) for a day or two to replace the front axles on ...
  Topic: VanWonder North Vancouver. Manual Transaxle Rebuild?
calfredson

Replies: 5
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: VanWonder North Vancouver. Manual Transaxle Rebuild?
I do NOT recommend having your transaxle rebuilt at Bert's. I have had my (Syncro) transaxle fail twice in as many years after having it rebuilt there. I would have Van Wonder drop the transaxle and ...
  Topic: Flip Out Window or Louvered for Middle Center or Rear Sides
calfredson

Replies: 48
Views: 5384

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:40 pm   Subject: Re: Flip Out Window or Louvered for Middle Center or Rear Sides
Also on Vancouver Island:

https://totalcomposites.com/product/arctic-tern-windows/
  Topic: OXS and Battery dash lights flickering on in my 87 Syncro
calfredson

Replies: 8
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: OXS and Battery dash lights flickering on in my 87 Syncro
If you have a battery isolator (which you probably do), then the alternator probably isn't giving enough voltage to combine them. So your starter battery is getting a little charge every time you dri ...
  Topic: Snowshoes
calfredson

Replies: 14
Views: 425

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: Re: Snowshoes
According to their website, Syncros need not apply:

Vehicle Requirements
All 4◊4 pickup trucks and some 4◊4 Large SUVís** that meet the following requirements:

Automatic transmission with low r ...
  Topic: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
calfredson

Replies: 15
Views: 664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
Here are some photos I took with my phone, for what they are worth. Not sure if they indicate that anything is amiss.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1780758.jpg

https://www.thesamba.co ...
  Topic: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
calfredson

Replies: 15
Views: 664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:44 pm   Subject: Re: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
Thank you for all the responses.

The adapter plate looks to be in good shape with proper mating to the bellhousing and the engine. The original conversion was done around 2008, so it could be the ...
  Topic: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
calfredson

Replies: 15
Views: 664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 pm   Subject: Transaxle issues possibly related to Kennedy adapter plate?
86 Syncro with Subaru 2.2 conversion
Vancouver BC

Long story short:

Last fall I had my transmission rebuilt after a faulty oil slinger caused a bunch of havoc. About a month ago, I noticed a s ...
  Topic: Syncro People
calfredson

Replies: 12
Views: 850

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro People
How do you join the Vancouver Island Syncro Club?
  Topic: What's this thing I just broke?
calfredson

Replies: 27
Views: 1216

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: What's this thing I just broke?
The hard start relay is inexpensive and easy to install, particularly if you are doing the starter anyway. In addition to giving more amps to the starter, it also protects your ignition switch, so I ...
  Topic: 200 Watt Solar Install on Westy
calfredson

Replies: 30
Views: 2914

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:50 am   Subject: Re: 200 Watt Solar Install on Westy
You have misinterpreted the charts. They show the fridge draws more than 2 amps when running. At 25C it only runs 1/4 of the time so the amp-hour/hour draw is about .5 amp but that is an average that ...
  Topic: 91 Syncro Clutch Slipping...
calfredson

Replies: 12
Views: 660

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: 91 Syncro Clutch Slipping...
This was happening to me last summer with my '86 Syncro. It turned out to be a bad oil slinger that was leaking oil onto the clutch plate.
  Topic: Good deal on 110AH batteries on Vancouver Island - $55 each
calfredson

Replies: 1
Views: 213

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:02 am   Subject: Good deal on 110AH batteries on Vancouver Island - $55 each
https://nanaimo.craigslist.ca/pts/d/solar-rv-batteries/6487443994.html

There's a guy selling "lightly used" 110AH SLA batteries for $55 in Coombs on Vancouver Island. I picked up two tod ...
  Topic: Swepco 202 - Moly XP 75W90 Synthetic Transmission Oil
calfredson

Replies: 144
Views: 14289

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: Swepco 202 - Moly XP 75W90 Synthetic Transmission Oil
Does anyone have a Canadian source for Swepco 202? It is $160/gallon on amazon.ca

Craig
  Topic: Vanagons seen in media: film, Internet, games, magazines, etc.
calfredson

Replies: 1211
Views: 203608

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons in electronic media: TV, movies, games, etc.
https://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia/video-extras/season-08/episode-01/van-life

Latest Portlandia episode features the vanagon....

Dammit!! "This content is not available in your geographi ...
  Topic: What pots and pans do you keep in your van?
calfredson

Replies: 160
Views: 32807

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: What pots and pans do you keep in your van?
Just an FYI, the technical name for a removable pot handle is spondonicles (plural for the singular item - like scissors and pliers).

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spondonicles
...
  Topic: Rectangular E Code Headlight Upgrade-Hella Kit/Ford Buckets
calfredson

Replies: 166
Views: 42812

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:26 pm   Subject: Re: Rectangular E Code Headlight Upgrade-Hella Kit/Ford Buckets
Same here...
wesitarz, I'm in Victoria. Whereabouts are you?

I'm in Nanaimo/Chemainus and I did the DIY swap last year. Highly recommend it. Let me know if any of you island folk want to take a ...
  Topic: typical Vanagon theft method?
calfredson

Replies: 32
Views: 2171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:50 am   Subject: Re: typical Vanagon theft method?
Having a manual transmission will thwart 80% of thieves these days.
  Topic: Best electric heat for a week below freezing?
calfredson

Replies: 26
Views: 2178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:13 am   Subject: Re: Best electric heat for a week below freezing?
Humidity shouldn't be an issue with an electric heater. This is because warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. If you run the heater through the night, the warm air will absorb any humidity, ...
 
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