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  Topic: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 13
Views: 272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 10:16 am   Subject: Re: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
There were 3 versions of the coolant level relay used in Vanagons.
You have the early primitive version.
The early primitive version pegs the temp needle hot when coolant is low, in addition to blin ...
  Topic: Vanagon Bell Housing
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 32
Views: 896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Bell Housing
Mine used Audi flywheels and clutch pressure plates.
One was a 240mm and the other a 228mm.
I think the 240 friction disk was special and the 228 was a Vanagon friction disc.
It has been a while... ...
  Topic: Vanagon Bell Housing
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 32
Views: 896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 4:58 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Bell Housing
I think you have been led far astray.
AFAIK, the standard length transmission input shaft is typically used on 5 cyl conversions that use the South African bell housing.
I know both of my vans with ...
  Topic: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 13
Views: 272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:16 am   Subject: Re: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
The 83 Vanagons were the first to use the coolant level relay but a year or 2 later some other VWs got it as well. Quantums, Jettas, Convertibles, etc but not all, I think only ones from German produc ...
  Topic: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 13
Views: 272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:02 am   Subject: Re: 84 coolant warning LED won't stop blinking
If it happens even with the coolant level relay removed it CAN'T be caused by the level sensor or its wiring.

Internal to the gauge is a capacitor that commonly fails and causes the coolant led to ...
  Topic: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 10
Views: 1080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:38 am   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
There is a bit of propaganda to the Vanagon tire "info" on the web.
27x8.5R14 are LT truck tires that can carry their maximum load at all times.

Look at the driver door sticker.
See wha ...
  Topic: Small Fuse Cover
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 3
Views: 154

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: Small Fuse Cover
Some BMW used the same cover but clear instead of brown.

If clear is ok for you then consider the BMW one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152750990183?hash=item2390ab2367:g:PA4AAOSwUchZ6duR&shqty= ...
  Topic: Low Voltage at Fuel Pump
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 13
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Low Voltage at Fuel Pump
With the meter probes right on the + and - terminals of the pump with pump running, that 11.8v is fine. (engine off)

It is important to measure right at the pump terminals. Then move the negative p ...
  Topic: Keep blowing fuse with new sink pump
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 4
Views: 100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: Keep blowing fuse with new sink pump
You are wiring it wrong. Run only 1 wire from the battery to the faucet, a fused power wire. The other faucet wire goes to the + wire of the pump. The - wire of the pump goes to the battery - connecti ...
  Topic: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 58
Views: 2121

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:43 am   Subject: Re: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
This illustrates why having the Watt-Hour ratings can be a valuable plus for comparing overall storage capacities.
In the case of this product an amp-hour rating isn't straightforward.
Since the dev ...
  Topic: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 58
Views: 2121

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:18 am   Subject: Re: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
Dave, that seeming anomaly is because there is a small error in the TP41 label you showed.

They reversed the order of the DC amp draw.
It can run on 12/24 volts, either one.
On 12 volts it uses 3 ...
  Topic: Fridge running on propane
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 29
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: Fridge running on propane
The fridge flame only has 2 sizes, pilot and full burner.
The thermostat knob affects how much time it spends on full flame.

The thermostat knob setting also controls how often the 110v AC heating ...
  Topic: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 12
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
I think you meant to say .9 amphours so I'll agree, plus a little more for efficiency losses.
What meager info I have found for car charger efficiency indicates a 5% to 10% loss, far less than many ...
  Topic: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 22
Views: 477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
When I measured one years ago the stock fridge fan used about 0.1 amp so it isn't much concern. At that rate the fan could run 10 hours a day and only use 1ah and it probably wouldn't run even that mu ...
  Topic: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 22
Views: 477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:45 am   Subject: Re: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
Since you have the early fridge/kitchen wiring it is a little more complicated to separate the fridge power. I think Neil gave you the simple path forward on that, to tie into the wiring connector fo ...
  Topic: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 12
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
You missed a key aspect which is the relative voltages of the 2 batteries in question. That puts your 5.1ah number way off, too high.
I'd say your efficiency assumptions are off too, but don't know t ...
  Topic: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 12
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
I didn't ask how long it would take, just how much energy would be needed from the aux battery. The phone battery only holds a certain amount of energy and that is roughly how much must come from the ...
  Topic: Headlight wiring issue
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 3
Views: 110

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: Headlight wiring issue
What problem are you trying to solve?

Are you measuring for continuity with all headlight connectors unplugged?

The blue dash highbeam bulb is just a normal type bulb and it provides a path to g ...
  Topic: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 12
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:59 pm   Subject: How many amp hours of aux battery to charge a phone?
If my iPhone 11 battery runs very low, how many amp hours of my aux battery capacity are needed to full charge it?
  Topic: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
crazyvwvanman

Replies: 22
Views: 477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: 1982 Fridge Heater Relay location?
You still need a fridge DC relay or you risk forgetting that the fridge is still sucking down battery power. The stock fridge would completely empty a 50ah battery in under 8 hours.

It makes little ...
 
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