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  Topic: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
driverdave

Replies: 117
Views: 8912

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
This is super cool!
  Topic: Zetec Bostig Stumbles, Sputters, Won't Run NOPE NOT SOLVED
driverdave

Replies: 43
Views: 1648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: Zetec Bostig Stumbles, Sputters, Won't Run NOPE NOT SOLVED
Have you confirmed spark yet?

Pull a plug, crank, and check for spark.
  Topic: Anyone tried these $179 Webasto heater knockoffs?
driverdave

Replies: 380
Views: 21873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone tried these $179 Webasto heater knockoffs?
I was planning on a propex heater install until I stumbled on this thread, and it has me thinking. Adding a small diesel tank seems far easier than installing a full propane tank.

Has anyone instal ...
  Topic: Vanagon reliability
driverdave

Replies: 128
Views: 6328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon reliability
I lived in Breckenridge with my Vanagon for a bit. Here are my thoughts.

Snow wasn't too horrible, although if it was dumping I would not want to be in the van. I carried chains, and used them a co ...
  Topic: On the way to Moab/Zion EJ22 Conversion bucking and stalling.
driverdave

Replies: 13
Views: 452

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:45 am   Subject: Re: On the way to Moab/Zion EJ22 Conversion bucking and stalling.
I had similar issues with a bad MAF. Junkyard MAF cured it.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8372395

You could unplug the MAF and see if it runs differently as a very basic test ...
  Topic: Putting All All My Eggs in One Basket
driverdave

Replies: 20
Views: 890

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:43 pm   Subject: Re: Putting All All My Eggs in One Basket
I drive my 84 daily. I work from home, but bring my son to daycare daily.

If it's out of commission, we use Lyft or something for a couple days. Not a huge deal.
  Topic: More conversion questions.....
driverdave

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:54 am   Subject: Re: More conversion questions.....
Could I install a ball valve in the bypassed rear heater loop that could be turned off and on for different season driving?

Also driverdave, are you using the Kennedy conversion recommended cooling ...
  Topic: More conversion questions.....
driverdave

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: Re: More conversion questions.....
I'm in Denver and drive my van (EJ22) daily. I have my front & rear heater running, so my setup is different, but my temps are lower when it's colder out, and higher when it's hotter out. Not quit ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
driverdave

Replies: 5880
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/82-vw-vanagon-93-subaru-engine/6591687607.html

$12K seems like a good deal for a westy with a subaru engine. Don't know anything other than what the ad says.
  Topic: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions
driverdave

Replies: 19
Views: 540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions
I've used Blazer & RMW and would recommend both.
  Topic: Mystery Sliding Door Part
driverdave

Replies: 11
Views: 670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: Re: Mystery Sliding Door Part
Thanks!
  Topic: Mystery Sliding Door Part
driverdave

Replies: 11
Views: 670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 am   Subject: Mystery Sliding Door Part
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1740105.jpg

This part flew off my van after closing the sliding door. The door still works, but I'd like to fix.

I've glanced around, but can't really see ...
  Topic: Subaru Vanagon Vehicle Speed Sensors
driverdave

Replies: 52
Views: 2849

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Subaru Vanagon Vehicle Speed Sensors
I have the VSS from http://fastforward.ca/vehiclespeedsensors/

Previously I had a hall sensor that picked up pulses from the CV bolts, but I don't think it was sending the correct signal.

The VS ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:27 pm   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
I would have asked them to check those had I seen this in time.

Did the water pump though. Van is back in action.
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
Broken timing belt.

Luckily it's a non interference engine. I actually had that thought after I loaded the van on the tow truck. If a faulty cam/crank sensor would cause a no spark, a broken timing ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
Well, I've swapped out most everything required for spark. Coil pack, ECU, crank sensor, cam sensor, and ignitor. Reseated all harness connectors in the engine bay. No Luck.

I'm guessing I have an ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
Middle hot wire going to the coil is 12+V at rest, then drops to 6V or so under crank.

Just want to confirm how I was checking for a spark. With a plug in the wire, I should have seen spark when cr ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
Loosed a fuel line in the engine bay and saw fuel squirt. Swapped out the ignition switch with a known good switch. Still no start, not even a sputter, just turns over.

Pulled a spark plug wire and ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm   Subject: Re: Dead Van - Troubleshooting Ideas
Thanks, will fill it with gas tomorrow.

Went outside to pull ECU codes and noticed the fuel pump was cycling on and off, maybe every 5 seconds or so. I don't remember that being normal, I think it ...
  Topic: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
driverdave

Replies: 16
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:29 pm   Subject: Dead Van - Subaru Troubleshooting Ideas
Was driving home tonight after driving for maybe 15 min. Van acted like someone turned off the ignition, had to coast to a stop. Gas is at 1/4 tank. Turns over, electrical seems OK. Almost seems like ...
 
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