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  Topic: Camping up the Cali coast
dragonfire709

Replies: 34
Views: 7797

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:57 pm   Subject: Camping up the Cali coast
When we were there we loved New Brighton State Park, just outside Capitola. It was a great site, right next to the beach and a 20 minute walk into Capitola. Gets my vote every time!!
  Topic: Introducing - The Beast!
dragonfire709

Replies: 15
Views: 8344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:57 am   Subject: Introducing - The Beast!
don't get any more dogs or have any kids otherwise you'll end up buying a real beast like the one i just got....



Now that is a real beast, vwlovr! I dont think the neighbours would like that p ...
  Topic: Introducing - The Beast!
dragonfire709

Replies: 15
Views: 8344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:11 pm   Subject: Introducing - The Beast!
Very nice!

what kind of engine does that thing have in it?

Its a 2.4 trurbo diesel. The 'performance' actually isnt bad considering im basically carrying a small house around. Its happy to sit a ...
  Topic: Introducing - The Beast!
dragonfire709

Replies: 15
Views: 8344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:08 am   Subject: Introducing - The Beast!
Well, the weathers been pretty crappy over here this year. Almost every weekend and every week away we have had have been wet. Not much fun after a while. Then we made matters worse by getting a dog ( ...
  Topic: The BusDepot 17" rims from England, anyone try them?
dragonfire709

Replies: 18
Views: 2741

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: The BusDepot 17" rims from England, anyone try them
Ok, so I will be putting some rims on my van here soon. Right now I am leaning towards the rims offered by the busdepot:

http://www.busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=J14074

Mainly because I KN ...
  Topic: starter motor "morning after" puzzle
dragonfire709

Replies: 15
Views: 2071

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:59 pm   Subject: starter motor "morning after" puzzle
Mine started doing pretty much the same thing. 95% of the time it would start fine, but occasionally(and generaly after we had been camping and tried to start it in the morning) it just wouldnt start. ...
  Topic: Vanfest 08
dragonfire709

Replies: 17
Views: 14526

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:24 pm   Subject: Vanfest 08
Yes-Vanfest does rock!

If any of you are planning to visit the UK make sure you plan it around Vanfest. Its HUUGGGEEE!

I got bitten by the Karmenn bug this year. I may have a new van by the end ...
  Topic: Cruise Control troubleshooting
dragonfire709

Replies: 58
Views: 11592

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:17 am   Subject: Cruise Control troubleshooting
Id be interested in this,too. My CC is a very similar unit to that and ive never been able to work out how to fix it. It would be cool to have that working Very Happy .
  Topic: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
dragonfire709

Replies: 5
Views: 1203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:22 am   Subject: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
Just a little update. We got there and back ok, though the whine did seem to get more noticeable(or I got more paranoid!) the further we went.

On our return I got my trusty mechanic to give it all ...
  Topic: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
dragonfire709

Replies: 5
Views: 1203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:35 am   Subject: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
Thanks Mory-Ive seen the tip about making sure the filler plug is out first. I am planning on changing the oil myself, but I never seem to get a minute!

Im just getting paranoid that the level may ...
  Topic: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
dragonfire709

Replies: 5
Views: 1203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:53 am   Subject: Gearbox Oil-Really easy question
Hi-I have used the search, but havent quite come up with the answer im looking for!

Is there any way to actually check the level of the gearbox oil? I have been meaning to change it, but have run o ...
  Topic: European Barn Find!!! -Photo-
dragonfire709

Replies: 24
Views: 4680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:11 pm   Subject: European Barn Find!!! -Photo-
I love those LT Florida's. Ugly as hell but cool at the same time!

Try and plan your trip to coincide with Vanfest (www.vanfest.org). it rocks!!
  Topic: starter won't crank, voltage looks good at starter/solenoid
dragonfire709

Replies: 9
Views: 1282

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:06 am   Subject: starter won't crank, voltage looks good at starter/solenoid
I have had this problem on and off for 2 years!! The wife has got fed up of bump starting it so yesterday i recrimped the end of the 'exciter' wire that goes to the starter. I am hoping that will cure ...
  Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
dragonfire709

Replies: 14
Views: 2093

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:28 pm   Subject: Does anyone know what this is?
Theres nowt wrong with our beer-mine is always nice and cold. My fridge is always well stocked and cold-and it doesnt leak oil!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/437453.jpg

Yep-good and ...
  Topic: anyone ever get a 2.1 to get 25 mpg?
dragonfire709

Replies: 41
Views: 5381

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:21 am   Subject: anyone ever get a 2.1 to get 25 mpg?
Im too scared to work out my MPG, but I know its not good!

Dogpilots point is a good one, though. I can sleep easy tonight knowing im doing my bit for the planet when im running an 86 Weekender and ...
  Topic: Things your van did recently
dragonfire709

Replies: 1481
Views: 405096

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:40 pm   Subject: Things your van did recently
Me and the van took my step brother and his clan to pick up their new van. They had a Mazda Bongo, which decided to blow up on them and only had a very limited budget to replace it, but after trawling ...
  Topic: Having a Holiday in Europe with a Rental Westy?
dragonfire709

Replies: 32
Views: 5761

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:07 pm   Subject: Having a Holiday in Europe with a Rental Westy?
wot he said! ^^^^^^^^^^^

a couple of guys mentioned that its not as vehicle friendly in the cities over here. That is certainly true, but I wouldnt worry too much about that. If you can buy a westy ...
  Topic: Will this Turkish-built van be the new camper of today ?
dragonfire709

Replies: 38
Views: 11630

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:57 pm   Subject: Will this Turkish-built van be the new camper of today ?
If your vertically challanged it would make a great camper-If not Westfalia now make a camper called the Nugget based on the standard Transit. I saw a few of these at a large show last year, but they ...
  Topic: Coolant Temperature
dragonfire709

Replies: 8
Views: 1541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:11 pm   Subject: Coolant Temperature
Just had a look and the production date is 10/85. 86 was the first registration date.
  Topic: Coolant Temperature
dragonfire709

Replies: 8
Views: 1541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:44 pm   Subject: Coolant Temperature
Hi Tencent

I pulled both the upper and lower grills but cant find a resistor up there. If its of a similar size to the resistor in the heater it definately isnt there.

Could mine be a changeover ...
 
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