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  Topic: Things your van did recently
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:13 am   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
^^^ Indeed. Rear, left side...without having gone under yet, a guy might suspect water jacket seal...???

Evil or Very Mad

- Dave
  Topic: Things your van did recently
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
The WonderVan dropped about 2 cups of coolant on the garage floor overnight. With two more
late nights this week, I guess I'll be driving the Prius until I can look at it this weekend... Rolling Eyes
...
  Topic: All the Vanagon shops are out of rear latch extender!
dhaavers

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: All the Vanagon shops are out of rear latch extender!
Free bolt from the garage...and matching nut if you're lucky...
Did you do the bends 'cold', or did you use a torch to soften the spots where you did the 90 degree bends?
Cold...bench vise...BF ham ...
  Topic: All the Vanagon shops are out of rear latch extender!
dhaavers

Replies: 11
Views: 568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:54 pm   Subject: Re: All the Vanagon shops are out of rear latch extender!
Free bolt from the garage...and matching nut if you're lucky:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/795500.jpg
Cool

- Dave
  Topic: One good turn deserves another
dhaavers

Replies: 11
Views: 673

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: One good turn deserves another
DuncanS, you're an amazing man...just sayin... Cool

- Dave
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:26 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
^^^ Yes, could be.

Try swapping it with the other one in the same relay box & report back.

Could also be the dedicated pump ground near the fuel tank...feel free to add a solid new ground an ...
  Topic: Front Fan Blower Resistor Value
dhaavers

Replies: 7
Views: 301

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Front Fan Blower Resistor Value
IIRC, it's roughly 2 ohms for low speed & 1 for medium. Full voltage for high speed. The original resistor
is ceramic, built to handle about 10 to 15 amps (!!!)...I've since replaced mine with a ...
  Topic: T3/Vanagon - 3 pins connector disconnected... What's that for?
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:28 am   Subject: Re: T3/Vanagon - 3 pins connector disconnected... What's that for?
Australian market had the Henway accessory on the alternator. A rare find.
What's a Henw. . . oh wait, I think I know this . . .

Wink

- Dave
  Topic: Duluth, Minnesota
dhaavers

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: Duluth, Minnesota
Best shop in town, FWIW: www.foreignaffairsofduluth.com / 218-722-2246

- Dave

PS: Very likely the loose belt banged up the exhaust heat shield...possibly harmless...??? <shrug>
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
Slovakian suckers...??? Rolling Eyes

- Dave
  Topic: Things your van did recently
dhaavers

Replies: 1502
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:04 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
"Wisconsin week"...six days sharing USFS site with tenting friends.
Kayaking, hiking, fishing, cooking, eating...and beer.

Cool

- Dave
  Topic: ID these 4 hoses
dhaavers

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: ID these 4 hoses
x2...nailed it.

- Dave
  Topic: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
dhaavers

Replies: 118
Views: 6246

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:10 pm   Subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
Lutefisk stickers Exclamation
Nice 🤓

Have you tried it?
An acquired taste, often a waste of perfectly good cod...and drain cleaner...

Laughing Wink

- Dave
  Topic: Crack in the Case meet Devcon Titanium Putty
dhaavers

Replies: 24
Views: 1080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: Crack in the Case meet Devcon Titanium Putty
Sorry, I'm sceptical. Cracks are cracks, glue is glue, differential expansion is real.

Best wishes, certainly. I'll be here with my popcorn...

Popcorn

- Dave
  Topic: Truma Saphir Air Conditioner
dhaavers

Replies: 26
Views: 852

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:24 pm   Subject: Re: Truma Saphir Air Conditioner
x2...OG A/C, Moab Utah, July 2018:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1796791.jpg
- Dave
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:14 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Doubled my house battery capacity, having killed my previous single flooded deep cycle in 5 summers... Embarassed
Increased capacity plus 100w portable solar panel should extend the life of the new bat ...
  Topic: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
dhaavers

Replies: 118
Views: 6246

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:21 am   Subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
My van has $8k of my money sunk into it over the years on repairs. Wink
Distinctive because the # is that low?
Laughing Laughing Laughing

- Dave
  Topic: $99 NAPA Awning- Copy of ARB?
dhaavers

Replies: 201
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: $99 NAPA Awning- Copy of ARB?
^^^ Love it! No harm, no foul.

If my 3-year-old Yescom was having any trouble, I'd be all over this deal. Rock on... Cool

- Dave
  Topic: Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread
dhaavers

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread
OK...it's been a while, I'll take another turn.

State forest CG near (but not quite in) Lake Itasca State Park (MN)...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2202005.jpg
Lake Itasca is consid ...
  Topic: How are you all doing
dhaavers

Replies: 42
Views: 2368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Re: How are you all doing
OK, I'm not that old & it has been a while, but I can still do a couple pretty good TK & Insyncro "online impressions" if the money is right...

PM my agent for bookings... Laughing ...
 
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