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  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:04 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
Hey SODO,
Yea Matt's a standup guy. As for this repair Matt was awesome and split it with me even though it was deemed user error. Matt didnt charge me any labor and provided me all his parts at cost ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:54 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
Matt Steedle is da man Cool

Thank you for documenting your experience in an objective way for the community.

If I may, which bearing carrier did end up being installed in the end?
I see 2 versi ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:21 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
Got my van back, everything appears to be running great (trans and vanaru).

SODO -
I was driving my van back home from picking it up, and was really restraining myself to stay under 70mph (speed l ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics

From my own experience with a AHU and 091 transmission, it was rebuilt when I bought the van, and then a few years later it lost 4th and was rebuilt, then the reverse gear fell off so it came out ag ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
===Edit I 'refined' this post 3/10/21 (... think/hope I refined it) ====

.......
Hi tom, Was hoping you'd see the post and comment. I've read through your comments (appreciate you taking the time) ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
the pict of the Drain plug after Virginia to Vermont trip is interesting... looks like water intrusion but i trust Matt's opinion that it is overheated oil. did you smell it?....

Hey Dan,
I wasnt ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
I'm surprised that you did not pick up on the oil cooling threads for the gearbox.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/search.php?q=transaxle%20oil%20cooling

Hey Steve, I did catch those threads. I cons ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:43 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
Did Matt mention what would be a safe operating temperature? Any thoughts/discussion on adding a cooler?
Hey Vanagonjr,
We did talk temps, but I do not recall the number. Matt was wondering what m ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
dsdunbar

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
Hi All,
I've been off the Samba for a long time, but wanted to report back a couple of things, mostly good but some bad news for my tranny (spoiler - user error not rebuilder error)...

recap is in ...
  Topic: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:33 am   Subject: Re: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat
So I've read through the 7 pages of tis thread and have a lingering question:
Baltik, Sodo, others who purchased the 150 ah....
Can it be installed under the drivers seat without modification to the ...
  Topic: Bike rack that works with rear spare tire carrier/trays
dsdunbar

Replies: 22
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Bike rack that works with rear spare tire carrier/trays
I added the Kuat Extender and my Yakima 4 bike rack, and I clear the GW box and GW tray.

Parts:
Gowesty Metal Bumper with integrated 2" hitch

Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extension, 7" or ...
  Topic: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
dsdunbar

Replies: 16
Views: 3830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
Thanks Dana,

Did you mount then with the cutouts or the suggestion in this thread?

S

The last picture in my follow up sort of sums it up, i installed the mounts on the interior face of the ba ...
  Topic: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
dsdunbar

Replies: 16
Views: 3830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:22 am   Subject: Re: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
I am getting ready to do this on my '82 now that my son is too big for his big seat, but I wanted to confirm - on my westy, how onerous is it to get the head rest out to fold the bed down?

Looks li ...
  Topic: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
dsdunbar

Replies: 16
Views: 3830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:15 am   Subject: Re: 83 Westy rear OEM headrest install
Sorry all, i forgot. This sort of shows the steps I did. Hope the photos in the google drive link answer a bit more:
google: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zHTjQMm7Vk6VfYc1A

Here are pics:


https:/ ...
  Topic: Vanagon Pillow and mugs at JoAnn Fabrics
dsdunbar

Replies: 3
Views: 354

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Pillow and mugs at JoAnn Fabrics
my bad. should I take this down?
  Topic: Vanagon row T-shirt interest -- Update: Now available!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon row T shirt interest, respond if you would order
I'm in for 2- voted for a medium but also interested in a large
  Topic: Vanagon Pillow and mugs at JoAnn Fabrics
dsdunbar

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:09 pm   Subject: Vanagon Pillow and mugs at JoAnn Fabrics
Saw this on Facebook and went to Joanns and was able to add to cart and ship. Use coupon "hotdeal" for either free shipping or 30% off an instore curb side pick up.

Here is a link to both ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:24 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
Hey Levi,
It isn't sold yet...and the title doesnt say "no reserve" so there is a chance if it doesnt fetch enough it wont be sold.

I can't believe anyone would let that sale go through ...
  Topic: Karma - Part it forward
dsdunbar

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Views: 317000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 5:55 am   Subject: Re: Karma - Part it forward
you all probably got this from GoWesty as well but I have a 10% off code that I am not going to be able to use before it expires (exp: 5/11). If you would like to use it send me a PM and I will send i ...
  Topic: Karma - Part it forward
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Replies: 383
Views: 317000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 6:37 am   Subject: Re: Karma - Part it forward
you all probably got this from GoWesty as well but I have a 10% off code that I am not going to be able to use before it expires (exp: 5/11). If you would like to use it send me a PM and I will send i ...
 
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