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  Topic: Samba People! Vote to enlarge Avatar Size!
djkeev

Replies: 12
Views: 176

PostForum: Site   Posted: Yesterday 11:39 am   Subject: Re: Samba People! Vote to enlarge Avatar Size!
I think a lot of people don't read the Site Forum, they stay in their specific Bug/Bus/etc. areas.
Vanagon.

You hate the platform so much (and freely express it to be so) yet you are often in ther ...
  Topic: Woe is me. What is going on? Rich, won't start 2nd try. (pics)
djkeev

Replies: 24
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Woe is me. What is going on? Rich, won't start 2nd try. (pics)
The hose is NOT 6mm

6 mm is tiny.

The hose, if I recall, is close to 3/4" maybe 5/8"?
VW put a heater and a flow restriction orifice inside the large hose.

Dave
  Topic: Leaving Florida.... Go West Old Man,Go West!
djkeev

Replies: 17
Views: 441

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Leaving Florida.... Go West Old Man,Go West!
All in know is any place that sucks, you find people from NY. Just sayin'

On the West Coast it is Californians ruining the World.
  Topic: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
djkeev

Replies: 16
Views: 536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:38 am   Subject: Re: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
Not to turn this into an oil viscosity thread but VW never recommended a zero grade oil.
They did list a 5 but only for the coldest of situations and warned to never run it at sustained high speeds ...
  Topic: What's the latest on in-dash HVAC? Tired of the Smallcar setup.
djkeev

Replies: 13
Views: 627

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:36 am   Subject: Re: What's the latest on in-dash HVAC? Tired of the Smallcar setup.
I have a smallcar AC setup, I used to link it was the best thing you could do to a van. But the lack of a proper heater in the smallcar setup has gotten me to the point where I am ready to ditch it. ...
  Topic: Vanagon New Car Window Stickers, PLEASE
djkeev

Replies: 132
Views: 12200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:59 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon New Car Window Stickers, PLEASE
Jim, I cannot seem to find any sample window stickers for 1990 on your website. Can you post a direct link?

Go to his site, go into the 1990 section, click on publications, they are at the bottom o ...
  Topic: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
djkeev

Replies: 16
Views: 536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:25 am   Subject: Re: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
It was replaced with a temporary gasket which only means that it did not have two setting O-rings on the inside that hold it to the oil cooler. We drove it back from NY remember cold and Icy 500 mile ...
  Topic: Electric vehicles are bad
djkeev

Replies: 153
Views: 3440

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Electric vehicles are bad
Heck I know adults who cannot read or write hand writing!
They can print like a first grader and they can type........ but they cannot write.
They often have no concept of spelling, sentence struc ...
  Topic: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
djkeev

Replies: 16
Views: 536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:13 am   Subject: Re: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
On my 86 I replaced the replacement after three years.
It wasn't in bad shape.

I will do likewise on my 90.

I think it is heat hardening of the seal.
I only run $10 genuine VW seals too. ...
  Topic: Electric vehicles are bad
djkeev

Replies: 153
Views: 3440

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:58 am   Subject: Re: Electric vehicles are bad

Is it really that much worse than say ..... oh ..... Zinc mining? Strip coal mining? Fracking? Petrochemical Industry, Etc........ ?
Have you ever seen photos of the early Pennsylvania oil fields? ...
  Topic: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
djkeev

Replies: 16
Views: 536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:01 am   Subject: Re: 10 degree Fahrenheit cold start oil dump
I'm not sure if it is oil pressure pushing out the seal from its recess in the oil cooler,
Or
If it the cold hardening the old rubber O ring which contracts and cracks while the engine is off.
T ...
  Topic: $1,000.00 For lower front ball joint replace? OK or not
djkeev

Replies: 22
Views: 2988

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:45 am   Subject: Re: $1,000.00 For lower front ball joint replace? OK or not
A quality ball joint is pushing $100
Add a second quality joint ..... well that's up to $200
Control arm bushings? Now up to $500 ?

And you haven't oaid someone to touch it yet..... or factore ...
  Topic: Electric vehicles are bad
djkeev

Replies: 153
Views: 3440

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:38 am   Subject: Re: Electric vehicles are bad
regardless of who said it and where surely it would be a simple matter to get the radiation figures checked by a reliable source?

to me evs are bad because of the methods used to obtain the materi ...
  Topic: Electric vehicles are bad
djkeev

Replies: 153
Views: 3440

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:18 am   Subject: Re: Electric vehicles are bad
People who know stuff donít go on talk radio.

Yeah, libs hate cable tv/talk radio cause they interfere with the BS on the lame stream media

We donít hate things that are neither relevant nor sig ...
  Topic: Leaving Florida.... Go West Old Man,Go West!
djkeev

Replies: 17
Views: 441

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Leaving Florida.... Go West Old Man,Go West!
Finally someone is leaving. Do you think you can convince more people to follow you?

I actually liked Florida back in the 1960's, back before places like The Palm Coast and similar destructive mass ...
  Topic: Woe is me. What is going on? Rich, won't start 2nd try. (pics)
djkeev

Replies: 24
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:48 am   Subject: Re: Woe is me. What is going on? Rich, won't start 2nd try. (pics)
As you can clearly see, there could be a multitude of reasons for running rich.
Might be but one, could be several working in harmony.

Dave
  Topic: exhaust donut gaskets
djkeev

Replies: 2
Views: 122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:46 am   Subject: Re: exhaust donut gaskets
In the stock system the flex connection donut is at the cast iron manifold on the left side.
  Topic: CV boot replacement without removing axles?
djkeev

Replies: 18
Views: 1826

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:44 am   Subject: Re: CV boot replacement without removing axles?
Life saver on this job is a small impact and a flex drive extension.

Clean out the bolt head bits, get the right tools in , crack them with a 12 inch bar, then zip them out instead of 24 sessions ...
  Topic: What's the latest on in-dash HVAC? Tired of the Smallcar setup.
djkeev

Replies: 13
Views: 627

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:40 am   Subject: Re: Whats the latest on in Dash HVAC? Tired of the smallcar setup.
When I had my Westy I craved in dash A/C hence my project launch.
But with the Westy gone and a Tintop in the driveway, I've no need for in dash A/C because of the really nice A/C delivery duct and ...
  Topic: Oh dear, what can the matter be? Oh dear...
djkeev

Replies: 66
Views: 3249

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: Oh dear, what can the matter be? Oh dear...
He has a 90 I believe.

Gauge works, LED blinks with low coolant level.

Dave
 
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