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  Topic: Cold weather and oil cooler seal failure.
d_walküre

Replies: 8
Views: 664

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Cold weather and oil cooler seal failure.
Which o-rings are people using as replacements?

076-117-069-A Oil Cooler Seal $4.21
038-117-070-A Engine Oil Cooler O-Ring $4.37

Here's what I bought from VW*ortex. I ended up replacing both of ...
  Topic: What Is The Piece That Holds That Back Bumper On?
d_walküre

Replies: 3
Views: 104

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:43 pm   Subject: Re: What Is The Piece That Holds That Back Bumper On?
It should be a plastic bumper clip, but they break easy. I just zip tie mine at this point.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
d_walküre

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Views: 1964448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
I received my radiator fan resistor from Vancafe today and got the slow speed to finally work. The quality of this resistor is top notch! Factory style plug made fitment a breeze.

https://www.thesa ...
  Topic: I'll be darned, a gas leak.
d_walküre

Replies: 12
Views: 378

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: I'll be darned, a gas leak.
It's not just Vanagons, it's any old car. RIP.

https://i.imgur.com/eyYdeh.jpg

It is not just old cars, where we winter in Arizona there are burn scars on the pavement every mile or two from cars ...
  Topic: Cold weather and oil cooler seal failure.
d_walküre

Replies: 8
Views: 664

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Cold weather and oil cooler seal failure.
I guess it's my turn to do this repair. I went to start up the Eurovan last week to scrape off ice and snow (-10 degrees outside) and oil just comes gurgling and spewing out of the engine... I thought ...
  Topic: Rusty rocker panel repair?
d_walküre

Replies: 4
Views: 159

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: Rusty rocker panel repair?
I just did this repair under my driver's side door... Have more to do. But, does anyone know why they put foam in the middle of these two metal separators in the rocker? This is what caused this rocke ...
  Topic: Vans in the Snow
d_walküre

Replies: 644
Views: 112500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Vans in the Snow
Good gravy, I've been waiting years to post on this thread.

We finally got enough snow in Texas to merit a post.

Presently, we have 6" of snow and have been below freezing for several days. ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
Have you tested your VC with the standard “Syncro 2x4” test?
Finally got around to running a battery of tests on this VC rebuild.

2x4 test:
[youtube]https://youtu.be/P4w-VbKlKdE[/youtube]

Hand ...
  Topic: Vans in the Snow
d_walküre

Replies: 644
Views: 112500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: Vans in the Snow
Another Chicago picture..... New Style High Top...... Razz Razz

Digging the car out is about the only thing I don't miss about living in Chicago anymore.

"Old Style" High Top:

https:/ ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:59 pm   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
Not since the rebuild... Just finished it up today right before work. Planning to test on my weekend.
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
So basically the opposite logic I came up with. Wink It's likely not critical or the internet would be full of this is the only right way to do it.

Round 2: I took the vc out of my van and it is ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
True. The technical paper does not put any emphasis on plate arrangement just saying that they are perforated to let fluid move from plate to plate and because solid plates caused overheating and cupp ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
Thanks for the help! At this point, I think more important than weight of the fluid is volume. The technical paper on VCs says 5-10% air pocket and then later says 8-10. That was for 100,000 cst fluid ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:05 pm   Subject: Re: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
It’s been too long since I did mine. I bookmarked this thread.

I have re-read that post a number of times and it's been one of the docs that has given me the confidence to take this on. However, I ...
  Topic: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
d_walküre

Replies: 11
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:02 pm   Subject: Yep, another VC rebuild thread!
I actually have a question that I have not been able to find the answer to after scouring this forum and others. There seem to be tons on info on silicone fluids and the amounts of fluid and testing. ...
  Topic: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
d_walküre

Replies: 24
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:08 pm   Subject: Re: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
That magnet idea is awesome.
We all contribute our small part. Some not so small. I mean, I'd still be removing my headers to do an oil change if it weren't for this forum!
  Topic: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
d_walküre

Replies: 24
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
Surprised.. not surprised that I’m the first one suggesting sending a sample to blackstone for a baseline analysis? It’s fun and affordable!

J
just looked it up... This is probably a good idea f ...
  Topic: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
d_walküre

Replies: 24
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
I'm getting a little too excited about my next oil change 😂😂😂


Uh oh, is this competition?
We’ll see what yer made of pal.... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
How about buying anot ...
  Topic: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
d_walküre

Replies: 24
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
I went the Home Depot route. Bought a long one, cut in half, drilled them out and glued in some cheap magnets so they'll stay up in there while I use a regular box wrench to get the plugs out. The mag ...
  Topic: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!
d_walküre

Replies: 24
Views: 858

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1st gear oil change... SURPRISE!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2138832.jpg

Funny story: After I removed the headers and got to the drain plug, I realized the PO wrapped it in teflon tape and was only in there hand tigh ...
 
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