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  Topic: Mechanics in West Los Angeles
elise111

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Mechanics in West Los Angeles
They don't work on Eurovans- I called them last week. Down the street is G Imports and they do the EV's around here.

I'm becoming pretty familiar with the EV's now, and located in Redondo. If you ...
  Topic: Coolant hose- what failed for you?
elise111

Replies: 2
Views: 68

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:57 am   Subject: Coolant hose- what failed for you?
Hi Folks-

Getting ready to replace the thermostat housing and related plastic stuff on my 2000 EV MV. There are so many hoses and tee's on these! I'm aware of the tee failure mode above the exhaus ...
  Topic: Going through wheel cylinders
elise111

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 12:21 pm   Subject: Going through wheel cylinders
Oversized drums were the culprit for me too. Mine were +1-2mm oversized, and the previous owner had several wheel cylinders replaced. I've found in- spec drums and never had an issue since. Took a ...
  Topic: Door 'Click'- Check Rod Pin
elise111

Replies: 4
Views: 496

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:41 pm   Subject: Door 'Click'- Check Rod Pin
Bruce, thanks for the link, I never found it before on WW- I must not have tried hard enough!

The click is with the door panels on, and is as you describe- when the cam/bump on the check rod caus ...
  Topic: Door 'Click'- Check Rod Pin
elise111

Replies: 4
Views: 496

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:40 pm   Subject: Door 'Click'- Check Rod Pin
Anyone with the later splits that has door check rods found a cure for the loud click these make when opening and closing the doors.

I haven't found replacement pins, although I'm not sure that t ...
  Topic: Door Panel Clips
elise111

Replies: 3
Views: 1030

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 pm   Subject: Door Panel Clips
Found a good solution at the local Harbor Freight. Orientation of the pry tool relative to the clip's springy tabs makes a huge difference in effort to remove the clip. See orientation in the second ...
  Topic: ratlookvw - [email protected] - chadd magee
elise111

Replies: 914
Views: 160512

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:43 pm   Subject: ratlookvw - [email protected] - chadd magee
Sorry Chadd, after many unreturned e-mails, and my first bad experience on the Samba, I have to put negative feedback here. This is for your lack of refunding me my $25 for the spindle nuts that you ...
  Topic: Door Panel Clips
elise111

Replies: 3
Views: 1030

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:16 pm   Subject: Door Panel Clips
Anyone have any tricks for removing the spring type door panel clips? WW says they are one time use, but they are so expensive that there must be a better way!
Pete
  Topic: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
elise111

Replies: 17
Views: 3933

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:13 pm   Subject: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
Thanks Clara. I've got a hose clamp on their now. The more I dug the more I found. My recently replaced clutch cable was also frayed. I must have kinked the cable when I installed the new bowden t ...
  Topic: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
elise111

Replies: 17
Views: 3933

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:57 pm   Subject: Clutch Cable Tube Weld Failure and Repair
After further investigation, it appears that the clutch cable tube weld to the torsion tube housing has failed. Sounds like this is challenging to repair based on the comments of others. Any advice? ...
  Topic: Cool Bus Pics
elise111

Replies: 4843
Views: 108000

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:02 pm   Subject: Cool Bus Pics
One the way back from 2010 Solvang:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/730884.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/730885.jpg
  Topic: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
elise111

Replies: 17
Views: 3933

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:43 am   Subject: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have the bow specified in the Bentley manual- needed 1 thick washer to achieve it too. Washer is properly seated on the Bowden tube ferrule.
  Topic: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
elise111

Replies: 17
Views: 3933

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:12 am   Subject: Clutch Cable Noise and Slack
First, let me start by saying that I do not have a throw out bearing noise!

Background- new german cable, new german bowden tube, new clevis, old style throw out bearing, sachs clutch has about 20k ...
  Topic: Reamer
elise111

Replies: 5
Views: 1287

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:05 pm   Subject: Reamer
Many thanks to Pat in El Segundo for the loan. The Samba and VW community to the rescue!
Pete
  Topic: Reamer
elise111

Replies: 5
Views: 1287

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:11 pm   Subject: Reamer
Anyone in the neighborhood of Redondo Beach have the 24mm reamer that I could borrow?
Thanks,
Pete
  Topic: California Year of Manufacture Plates
elise111

Replies: 677
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:31 am   Subject: California Year of Manufacture Plates
It sounds like the standard procedure is for the DMW to check the plates with a magnet. Anyone NOT have the DMV check with a magnet?
  Topic: Where to get protective sheath for accelerator cable?
elise111

Replies: 43
Views: 8090

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:54 pm   Subject: Where to get protective sheath for accelerator cable?
I couldn't find the bus version of this bowden tube, and the good idea of the marine throttle tubing at West Marine was a dead end at two different stores that I tried. I was reluctant to use old rub ...
  Topic: shift rod coupler screw pitch and size
elise111

Replies: 12
Views: 1118

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:50 pm   Subject: shift rod coupler screw pitch and size
It took a little while to search for a 4 or 8 pt socket, but finally came across this 8 pt one-
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?tool=all&item_ID=78025&group_ID=20270&store=snapon ...
  Topic: Cam Gear Failure
elise111

Replies: 9
Views: 1400

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:07 am   Subject: Cam Gear Failure
Looks like I may have found the root cause for the cam gear failure. I measured the root of the teeth and the tops of the remaining teeth. I found up to 0.010in run out. I think the gear was not ma ...
  Topic: Cam Gear Failure
elise111

Replies: 9
Views: 1400

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:59 pm   Subject: Cam Gear Failure
Do you mean the brass gear drives the distributor ? That one looks looks like new. The crank has a steel gear for driving the cam gear and looks good, although I wouldn't reuse it in this situation. ...
 
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