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  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
Got the transmission back in the car. (See my misadventures with the input shaft swap in another thread, boy did I feel stupid!) It was SOOOOO much easier than getting it out. I did find a couple of ...
  Topic: HELP!!! Input shaft will not come out
dieseltdi

Replies: 3
Views: 144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: HELP!!! Input shaft will not come out
Ok maybe I should have posted this to the stupid questions thread. After several people responded, some with helpful links, I went back aoutside and got the old shaft out in about 2 minutes. Maybe thi ...
  Topic: HELP!!! Input shaft will not come out
dieseltdi

Replies: 3
Views: 144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 12:05 pm   Subject: HELP!!! Input shaft will not come out
Ok, I have followed the instructions in the Bentley as well as discussions I have read on here. Remove the bell housing remove the circlip (or at least move it as far as possible) pull back the revers ...
  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
My next adventure was two pronged. First I figured out the my timing belt was off exactly one tooth on the injection pump so I had to correct that. Amazing that the thing ran as well as it did. I w ...
  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
Well began the process of installing the dual-mass flywheel, the diesel bell housing and the TDI splined input shaft. I work slow, mostly because I am old but also because I want it to be right the f ...
  Topic: Pop top tent
dieseltdi

Replies: 10
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Pop top tent
Mine was a Bus Depot tent and it fit really tight at first but multiple openings and closings and a couple of camping trips have loosened it up some. I also waterproofed mine.
  Topic: Pop top tent
dieseltdi

Replies: 10
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: Pop top tent
I replaced my staple in canvass top with the top on the camper. I removed the upper cushions and was able to do it just fine. The hard part with the top on is screwing down the metal frame that hold ...
  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
Since I took the pictures, I have actually added a bolt that goes completely through the muffler brace, the rubber mount and the engine mounts/brackets to keep any side to side movement from delaminat ...
  Topic: Vanagon-specific stickers
dieseltdi

Replies: 3
Views: 450

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 5:44 pm   Subject: Vanagon-specific stickers
While the wife and I were on vacation in the Desert SW and the Rocky Mountains, I kept my eye out for Vanagon specific window stickers. I can always find ones with Bay window or split window buses bu ...
  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
Well, after a nice vacation into Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches, the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Great Sand Dunes, I finally had the time to rework my exhaust system. I mentioned that I purcha ...
  Topic: Sliding door release cable
dieseltdi

Replies: 21
Views: 684

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Sliding door release cable
I took the rear latch completely out before removing and replacing the cable.
  Topic: Gas gauge location help
dieseltdi

Replies: 3
Views: 200

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 2:43 pm   Subject: Re: Gas gauge location help
I realize that the installation was done at the dealer. However, most of the pictures seem to show a nearly identical location where the center of the gauge matches up with the center of the speedo. I ...
  Topic: Gas gauge location help
dieseltdi

Replies: 3
Views: 200

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 6:40 pm   Subject: Gas gauge location help
I am trying to install a year correct gas gauge in my oval and I want to make sure it is in the exact correct spot in the dash. I would really appreciate if someone with the gauge mounted just to the ...
  Topic: Funny thing happened on the way to Moab + trip report
dieseltdi

Replies: 7
Views: 554

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: Funny thing happened on the way to Moab + trip report
When were you in Moab? My wife and I stayed there for 4 days April 18-20. I spotted one Blue westy in town while we were there. It was leaving the City Market parking lot. Maybe you? Hayden
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
dieseltdi

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Once again, no pic but spotted a brown Westy, possibly a syncro, pulling out of the City Market parking lot in Moab this evening. Pretty heavily outfitted with Washington state plates. Hayden
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
dieseltdi

Replies: 3231
Views: 454221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
Didnít get a picture but saw a latter model blue with blue top Westy heading towards a a Blanding Utah on US 191 today. Wife and I were heading towards Moab.
  Topic: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
dieseltdi

Replies: 174
Views: 19665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: Oh no! Another Vanagon TDI swap
Thought I would update on the muffler problem. When I originally put everything together, I didn't have much time to do research on parts so I simply bought a cheap straight through muffler off eBay. ...
  Topic: Anyone buy a WBX engine from Parts Place Inc?
dieseltdi

Replies: 10
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone buy a WBX engine from Parts Place inc?
Correction! Seems that they are now operating out of two separate locations. Recycled, Inc. for the used stuff and Parts Place for he new parts. Just bought something from recycled jack and it billed ...
  Topic: Karma - Part it forward
dieseltdi

Replies: 444
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: Karma - Part it forward. GONE!!!
GONE!!! I have a set of sofa bed hinges that I removed from my 82 Westy TDI conversion. They will definitely need new springs and probably the latches also. You pay for shipping and they are yours. ...
  Topic: monitor with backup camera
dieseltdi

Replies: 13
Views: 888

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: monitor with backup camera
This is my setup. My rear window is completely covered by the curtains and a piece of aluminum bubble insulation so the camera is set to always on.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2216612.j ...
 
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