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  Topic: Killing Battery Power in a Fire
dart330

Replies: 15
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Killing Battery Power in a Fire
I found the answer to my question, a 3amp cutoff switch bypass.

https://content.speedwaymotors.com/ProductImages/91064510_L_e866b157-df6c-463f-b0f1-d9f6570dde2e.webp

If you'd like to use a batte ...
  Topic: School me on front shock bump stops
dart330

Replies: 16
Views: 370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:27 am   Subject: Re: School me on front shock bump stops
Iím just big on preventative maintenance. When you have everything apart why not replace all rubber and plastic that is accessible?

When I redid my coolant system, were the part broken? No, but hav ...
  Topic: School me on front shock bump stops
dart330

Replies: 16
Views: 370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:40 am   Subject: Re: School me on front shock bump stops
Picture of the Powerflex for reference

https://www.vancafe.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/PFF85-1021sm.jpg

I plan to replace mine when I redo the front end. My question is what impact does using a ...
  Topic: Killing Battery Power in a Fire
dart330

Replies: 15
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Killing Battery Power in a Fire
Likewise - especially when it's installed on the negative side. I also bypass it with a 5A fuse so the clock and radio still work, but any inadvertent short will just blow that.

Can you give some ...
  Topic: Kill switch and jumper terminal install
dart330

Replies: 23
Views: 2160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:28 am   Subject: Re: Kill switch and and jumper terminal install.
I'm about to tackle this project as well. Got the center console in the group buy a while back and love it. I'm more concerned about an emergency kill switch in case of fire than anything else.

Mor ...
  Topic: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
dart330

Replies: 6
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:06 am   Subject: Re: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
Thanks Mike, I will let you know. As of right now it looks like I am going to need to place an order with Brickwerks regardless, if so I will just spring for some new rubbers.
  Topic: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
dart330

Replies: 6
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 am   Subject: Re: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
I had seen those sources, I can also order everything from Brickworks, was just hoping to avoid overseas shipping fees.
  Topic: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
dart330

Replies: 6
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
No idea of the engineering purpose. It has saved me from dropping small items through the bumpers a couple of times.
  Topic: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
dart330

Replies: 6
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:31 pm   Subject: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
I am installing a new hitch on my 90 Carat and am looking to replace the rear bumper rubber infills and clips. The original tailpipe was rusted off when I purchased it which had melted the rubber infi ...
  Topic: a/c condenser fan operation 1987 Westy
dart330

Replies: 13
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: a/c condenser fan operation 1987 Westy
Check out this post from GoWesty
https://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=74

I guess I canít hear the low speed fan, and I have hit the high speed at least once where it turned off the ...
  Topic: a/c condenser fan operation 1987 Westy
dart330

Replies: 13
Views: 341

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:56 am   Subject: Re: a/c condenser fan operation 1987 Westy
I can share my experience with using A/C on an 85, 87, & 90.

Low speed kicks on when A/C is turned on, medium speed only comes on when coolant temps get high. For me that is coming off the hig ...
  Topic: Engine shakes idling.
dart330

Replies: 24
Views: 601

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:42 am   Subject: Re: Engine shakes idling.
Iíve been helping a friend diagnose this same issue on his 90. I suspected the same thing at first, all original bad mounts. We replaced the trans mount with powerflex, hadnít gotten to the engine one ...
  Topic: Replacing Air Conditioner Hoses
dart330

Replies: 58
Views: 9613

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:47 am   Subject: Re: Replacing Air Conditioner Hoses
I purchased the new Sanden compressor from Van Cafe, had to use the rear cover from my old 1990 compressor as I was re-using the original hose fittings. Pretty easy swap and neat to see the guts of th ...
  Topic: Vanagon Fresh Air / Recirc Control Kit from Vanistan
dart330

Replies: 72
Views: 12376

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Fresh Air / Recirc Control Kit from Vanistan
I just installed this last weekend and am really impressed by it. No more whistle from the air box on the highway and the AC is no longer fighting warm outside air. Highly recommended!
  Topic: Air Conditioner System Upgrades: Hoses, condenser, etc.
dart330

Replies: 201
Views: 68200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:22 pm   Subject: Re: Air Conditioner System Upgrades: Hoses, condenser, etc.
What's the latest on the best condenser for a Vanagon? I plan on upgrading my radiator fan soon so I want to go ahead and install a condenser so I won't have to drop the radiator again to install cond ...
  Topic: South Africa - Vanagon Tourism
dart330

Replies: 9
Views: 513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: Re: South Africa - Vanagon Tourism
Thanks for the links Microbusdeluxe, I will register on those forums and ask for some suggestions there.

We are going to attend a wedding of a long-time friend and will be with his family in a larg ...
  Topic: South Africa - Vanagon Tourism
dart330

Replies: 9
Views: 513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:17 am   Subject: South Africa - Vanagon Tourism
I am going to be in South Africa for two weeks this fall spending time in Kruger and Cape Town. Hoping I can get a chance to checkout the SA only Vanagon models. Anyone have any VW related tourism sug ...
  Topic: 15 inch rims, 2.1 tire recommendations?
dart330

Replies: 10
Views: 544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: 15 inch rims, 2.1 tire recommendations?
Nokian WRC3 is an All-Weather tire, this is a new category that has much better traction than an All-Season.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/all-weather-tires-explained-merging-all-seasons-and-wi ...
  Topic: 60 mph, manual, rpm' drops very low in a flash and back up, huh?
dart330

Replies: 21
Views: 612

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:22 am   Subject: Re: 60 mph, manual, rpm' drops very low in a flash and back up, huh?
I just had this happen after installing a re-manufactured AFM to try and diagnose another issue. I ended up sending it back as defective. Plugged the old AFM back in and everything ran normally.

I ...
  Topic: Red Tek AC recharge
dart330

Replies: 13
Views: 785

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Red Tek AC recharge
I would not rely on 30 year old rubber hoses to hold pressure. It's really not that bad to pull them out and have new ones made with your old connectors.

Install a high efficiency condenser and ch ...
 
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