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  Topic: Both front shocks popped out
duderanchero

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:42 pm   Subject: Both front shocks popped out
Looks like spacecadet is today's winner--thank you! There are no grommets/spacers on either side. Each shock requires two?

dart330, thanks for the links--I'll keep the torque specs in mind when I r ...
  Topic: Both front shocks popped out
duderanchero

Replies: 15
Views: 1827

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:45 pm   Subject: Both front shocks popped out
Hit a pothole at night, after which the drive was noticeably bouncier. Drove it home, found that both front shocks had busted through the lower mounting bolts (bolts were nowhere to be found, shocks w ...
  Topic: catalytic converter gasket--necessary?
duderanchero

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:37 pm   Subject: catalytic converter gasket--necessary?
Cool, thanks for the advice, djkeev! I did think about squeezing The Right Stuff in there, but I wasn't confident that it could withstand the burn. Glad I didn't follow through with it.
  Topic: catalytic converter gasket--necessary?
duderanchero

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:32 pm   Subject: catalytic converter gasket--necessary?
Howdy, folks! Like the title says, I'm wondering if I can get away without the gasket. I ordered the catalytic converter online, but lacked the foresight to add the gasket to my basket. Of course, non ...
  Topic: Another coolant horror story.....
duderanchero

Replies: 14
Views: 2288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:08 pm   Subject: Another coolant horror story.....
I dont fully understand the 1/16" hole, is that in the reservoir cap, or the cap in the main coolant container.

sorry, didn't check back til now. i'm talking about the blue cap on the coolant ...
  Topic: Another coolant horror story.....
duderanchero

Replies: 14
Views: 2288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:55 pm   Subject: Another coolant horror story.....
just wanted to say, i've been running the morymob unpressurized system (drill 1/16" hole through disc in pressure cap), and things have been working much better. i live in el paso, tx. it's way h ...
  Topic: replaced ignition switch, no brights or turn signal cancel
duderanchero

Replies: 3
Views: 436

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:40 am   Subject: replaced ignition switch, no brights or turn signal cancel
i'll do it all over again, again. had to cancel my trip, so now i have time to fool around. thanks for the reply.

moderator, feel free to delete this thread, as it probably won't prove useful to an ...
  Topic: replaced ignition switch, no brights or turn signal cancel
duderanchero

Replies: 3
Views: 436

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:36 am   Subject: replaced ignition switch, no brights or turn signal cancel
i'm sure the solution is really simple, but i can't figure it out. after putting the steering wheel back on, my high beam switch doesn't work (bends without clicking), and turn signal cancellation is ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 pm   Subject: stripped stub
that sounds about right then, wildthings. i think they are functioning properly, but i'd better go for another spin just to make sure those bolts are staying torqued...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:45 am   Subject: stripped stub
the van (i have a name, but i don't use it) drove really well. there's always some placebo effect with any fix, but it feels just as good, so i go ahead and let it. i braced with joy as we catapulted ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:25 pm   Subject: stripped stub
that's what i'm saying, ahwahnee. thanks for the confirmation. only reason i wonder is because the other side has zero play. it may have its own issues.

i am also paranoid about things like putting ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:41 am   Subject: today, still considerable side-to-side play in axle
i'm all ready to get her rolling again, except i checked the axle for play, and it moves pretty easily. i really don't want to take this apart again. i don't have a press, and getting the CVs, stub, a ...
  Topic: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
duderanchero

Replies: 61
Views: 6557

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:31 am   Subject: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
that's awesome! i have dealt with van cafe only via long-distance communication, but my experiences have always been very positive and personal (despite the distance). i'm really glad everything worke ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:11 pm   Subject: stripped stub
wildthings, thanks for the brutal truth. i didn't think it was an especially good idea, but i wasn't sure why. i believe the new cv and stub will make the whole arrangement more harmonious. i'm seeing ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:29 pm   Subject: stripped stub
alaric, judging from the video, my wheel bearings are fine--no wobble at all.

joseph, i'll keep that in mind. i hope this fix straightens everything out.

i suppose i should have also asked how t ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:38 pm   Subject: stripped stub
cool, then i shouldn't be concerned with wheel bearings or something else causing this unstable situation? i should have cracked off these CVs a long time ago, and i feel hopeful that replacing them a ...
  Topic: stripped stub
duderanchero

Replies: 13
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:53 pm   Subject: stripped stub
howdy! after i bought my van, there was a constant problem with the passenger-side cv bolts working themselves loose. (15 minutes after purchasing it, the axle actually fell off while cruising through ...
  Topic: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
duderanchero

Replies: 61
Views: 6557

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:05 pm   Subject: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
this description would seem to point to something other than the o2 sensor, i think.

is it a bad idea to unplug the afm and/or idle stabilizer while running to see if they're toast?

i still want ...
  Topic: 2.1 L. gas mileage
duderanchero

Replies: 2
Views: 826

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:45 am   Subject: 2.1 L. gas mileage
my stock 2.1L averages 21 mpg on the highway.

mine's a tintop. i'm sure a westy would get somewhat less juice per orange.

still, 13 mpg seems pretty low.
  Topic: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
duderanchero

Replies: 61
Views: 6557

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:50 am   Subject: Cold Start Idle and Die, Lugging, Horrible MPG - Related?
As for the MMO in the gas tank, is this going to do anything Seafoam wouldn't have already done?

probably not, but it wouldn't hurt, and it's cheaper than seafoam. inspection of my injectors before ...
 
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