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  Topic: 200hp-300hp Turbo Waterboxer is the US ready?
felixbobcat

Replies: 379
Views: 54163

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm   Subject: Re: 200hp-300hp Turbo Waterboxer is the US ready?
Any new updates on this kit? I'd rather put this upgrade in my van then go to the expense and time to put a subaru engine in. The stock 2.1 in my van is less then disappointing.
  Topic: Electric conversions-- on the way?
felixbobcat

Replies: 72
Views: 4160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Electric conversions-- on the way?
Yabert! Yes, more info and pictures. I've thought of this conversion myself with a wrecked Bolt. I have a Bolt and love its performance and have thought one would be a perfect donor for my Westfalia ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: Re: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
I should add that one time that it happened and after I was able to get it started, I drove it to my destination which was about two miles. I shut it off and checked the fuel pump and it was warmer t ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
My first thought was a bad fuel pump. The second time it stalled on me I was able to quickly check the bleeder valve over the engine. There was fuel present at the valve.

Would that be the case ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
So I'm still having the same stall/dying issue. When the outside temp is above 85F and the van is warm it will die. It only happens in stop and go traffic where there is reduced airflow for cooling. ...
  Topic: California Smog Protocol
felixbobcat

Replies: 9
Views: 480

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: California Smog Protocol
Almost every reputable Smog shop in California will give you two extra free tests if you don't pass the first test.

I went through a long certification procedure because the technician at the sho ...
  Topic: Sliding door inside trim
felixbobcat

Replies: 1
Views: 108

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:34 pm   Subject: Sliding door inside trim
Is there an aftermarket replacement for the interior trim piece at the back of the sliding door? Mine is missing the extension that covers the locking mechanism at the back inside of the door when it ...
  Topic: Temp Warning light problem
felixbobcat

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:37 pm   Subject: Re: Temp Warning light problem
"Turned off and then restarted"

Check the level of coolant in the tank by the license plate - how full is it after shut down and when you go to restart it?

I'd do another bled making s ...
  Topic: Temp Warning light problem
felixbobcat

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Temp Warning light problem
I'm getting a flashing warning light on the temp gauge after the van has been run for a while then turned off and then restarted. When I first start the van the light blinks for about ten seconds, mu ...
  Topic: Wires under Instrument Cluster question
felixbobcat

Replies: 9
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Wires under Instrument Cluster question
I did see that a couple of the grey/blue wires terminated in the switches on the dash.

Really can't say why they were cut. Only accessories I found was and overhead video monitor but that was no ...
  Topic: Wires under Instrument Cluster question
felixbobcat

Replies: 9
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: Wires under Instrument Cluster question
While doing some work under the instrument cluster I found these two sets of wires that had been crimped together then covered with electrical tape.

Is this factory spec or someones quick fix? T ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
Is your 2.1 engine and Digifant system the factory engine and ECU? The 1985 models usually came with the 1.9 and Digijet.

Anyway, the symptom of your tachometer needle bouncing around is (assuming ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
Check the connections on your coil. If your tach needle is bouncing could be corroded or loose connections on the negative side. The tach and ecu signal wire share a plastic housing at the coil, per ...
  Topic: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
felixbobcat

Replies: 18
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:48 pm   Subject: Engine stalled on freeway. Need help Diagnosing
Hi All,

While driving in slow moving traffic on the 605 Freeway this afternoon, my 85 Westfalia with automatic trans and 2.1 engine and Digifant electronics suddenly died. I was driving down a sl ...
  Topic: Need pictures of rear hatch power lock system
felixbobcat

Replies: 2
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 am   Subject: Re: Need pictures of rear hatch power lock system
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=599308&highlight=power+hatch+lock

Thank you!
  Topic: Need pictures of rear hatch power lock system
felixbobcat

Replies: 2
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:49 pm   Subject: Need pictures of rear hatch power lock system
Checking to see if anyone has pictures of the rear hatches power locking system. I'm installing an after market set up from A1 Electric and want to see if I can instal an actuator in the rear. I hav ...
  Topic: Auto trans Governor
felixbobcat

Replies: 22
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Auto trans Governor
Thanks for all the help on this. Got the trans back together with new seals and separation plate. Shifts much better, so much that I was finally able to get it smogged! No unfortunately its got a mas ...
  Topic: Help! Looking for Auto Trans Seals
felixbobcat

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 am   Subject: Re: Help! Looking for Auto Trans Seals
I did check and one place said they might have it but I would have to buy the whole kit at $50. I ordered the seals from a Porsche dealer. They should be in this week.
  Topic: Auto trans Governor
felixbobcat

Replies: 22
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:41 pm   Subject: Re: Auto trans Governor
Just noticed. The reason the seal failed was that it was installed backwards. I suspected that someone had done some work on this trans. Hopefully nothing else is backwards as well...
  Topic: Help! Looking for Auto Trans Seals
felixbobcat

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:57 pm   Subject: Help! Looking for Auto Trans Seals
Hi, Need some help finding some seals for an automatic transmission. I tried Macko Transmission Parts but the website is gone. I need the seals for the 2nd Gear Brake Piston.

Here's what mine loo ...
 
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