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  Topic: New to Westfalias ~ looking to purchase, need advice
dishrag

Replies: 163
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 pm   Subject: Re: New to Westfalias ~ looking to purchase, need advice

would I buy a 85-86 with brown interior, yes, I actually like it better than the 87 and later with the grey interior, but, the 87 also has an "improved" cooling system iirc, so in some cas ...
  Topic: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
dishrag

Replies: 14
Views: 771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:21 pm   Subject: Re: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
Drill the cracks & peg them.

Is this what you are talking about?

http://www.locknstitch.com/pdf/aluminum_crack_repair_new.pdf

Thanks guys. "stitching pins"/pegs interesting stuf ...
  Topic: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
dishrag

Replies: 14
Views: 771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
The brace is there. I will check if it's secure.
I'd like to think I'd have noticed the cracks if they were old, but in this case, I hope I'm wrong. Will check out the age of the dirt...

I'm conce ...
  Topic: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
dishrag

Replies: 14
Views: 771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: Cracks at bell housing mount for cluch slave
I just noticed cracking on the top of the transmission bell, where the clutch assembly connects.
The bolt is still tight. How urgent is this problem, do you think?
Can this be welded (still in), it ...
  Topic: What's your favorite Westy/Vanagon mod?
dishrag

Replies: 342
Views: 250283

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:56 pm   Subject: Re: What's your favorite Westy/Vanagon mod?
My Myrtlewood armrest/cup holder table.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/688653.jpg
Then folds out of the way.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/688660.jpg
Also, makes a great step ...
  Topic: Dipstick keeps popping out
dishrag

Replies: 14
Views: 2531

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:04 am   Subject: Re: Dip stick keeps popping out
I have a dip stick that keeps creeping out over the last few months, but no oil loss.

Could it be coming out due to slight oil overfill? Or it's just old and fits too loose (seems so, but haven't c ...
  Topic: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
dishrag

Replies: 41
Views: 4481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
Does the little thermocouple that controls the fan serve any other purpose?

Thanks
  Topic: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
dishrag

Replies: 41
Views: 4481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
OK thanks guys. Looks like yours also goes in around the screw holes. But it doesn't seem logical, so I'll flatten and look for similar screws with bigger heads.
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
Possibly your bigger concern is the vanagon body pocket "seams",,,,are they holding water? (What is the official vanagon name for these areas ? )

If you're talking about that side area t ...
  Topic: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
dishrag

Replies: 41
Views: 4481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:28 pm   Subject: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
One last info that I have not mentioned before: When I installed the GoWesty fan update kit (GVW-AL12025B-KIT) i placed the new aluminum body fan where the old one was and since that fan was running f ...
  Topic: A shout out to the Westy Dometic fridge - and some questions
dishrag

Replies: 41
Views: 4481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: dometic
Flame should NOT go out when driving. If it does remove outside flue vent and reseal.

I have a question about re-attaching the outside vent. there is a plate that has no screws, it sits just insid ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
you really need to pull everything if she was soaked badly. the floor has a matt of material under the carpet that will trap water, the carpets are plastic backed vapor barriers. you may dry the e ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
I ditched the city water inlet when I installed a Shurflo faucet. I then fitted a 12V socket in its place - perfect for hooking up the solar panels. Smile

Nice! Someday, when I want a proper fridge, ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
I'm pleasantly surprised to find insulation in this wall. Too bad it's all wet now, this airing out is going to take a while.

I guess it's supposed to help keep the rear of the fridge cooler on hot ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
Not easily...... The floor is ribbed, like a metal corrugated roof, with many rises and depressions......

Find a steep hill or jack up the nose of the Van so all of the water runs to the rear. You ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?


FWIW - my fan quit working about 10 years ago and I can't tell any difference in the performance of the fridge (which is excellent). I certainly don't miss the noise of the fan running on warm ni ...
  Topic: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
dishrag

Replies: 21
Views: 1475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:28 pm   Subject: FLOOD under the cabinets...how easy to air it out?
Well I decided to hook up the city water line for the first time since I've owned my Westy. Turned the hose on very low. Walked over and entered the van, turned on the sink--cool, it works!--walked ba ...
  Topic: How-to: Rebuild Westy stove valves (lots o pics)
dishrag

Replies: 24
Views: 11210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:55 am   Subject: Re: How-to: Rebuild Westy stove valves (lots o pics)
Great information!

My stove is not inconsistent, it just has a low flame. Will this job help me?

Also, do you think I can use anti-seize lube ("contains petroleum distillates, synthetic bas ...
  Topic: 15'' tire options
dishrag

Replies: 244
Views: 29648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:20 pm   Subject: Proper inflation for Hakka 205/70 heavy duty?
I have not been able to find my size/rating of tire in any of the look-up charts.

Does anyone know the proper inflation (NOT the max inflation) for these Nokian Hakka 15" tires that Van Cafe s ...
  Topic: key buzzer / musical tones at start up
dishrag

Replies: 11
Views: 3501

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:06 pm   Subject: key buzzer / musical tones at start up
Redstripe.... from reading another post it sounds like you're part way there. In the post about disabling the Seat Belt Annoyance buzzer you say you found that buzzer/relay and removed it. I'm assumin ...
 
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