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  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:20 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 451

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
I hope you'll be happy with the Grabbers. I am. Got them in summer of 2019, and have about 25K miles on them. I've been pleased with them on the stock rims.
  Topic: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
fishgo

Replies: 49
Views: 1584

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
The very best feature about a stock Westy is the fact I can roll out of bed and make coffee first thing in the morning, without going outside. BW (Before Westy), I was looking at a tear-drop camper b ...
  Topic: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
fishgo

Replies: 66
Views: 1041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
Your running out of fuel may have accentuated the problems that ethanol laced fuel is known to cause, both your injectors and valve stems may be sticky. I have found that adding a quart of 2-cycle oi ...
  Topic: Shifting problem in SW Florida
fishgo

Replies: 23
Views: 393

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:02 am   Subject: Re: shifting problem in sw/florida
I occasionally have this problem when the two screws that hold the shifting mechanism inside the cab come loose. I don't know the technical jargon so bear with me: pull up the rubber shift boot on t ...
  Topic: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
fishgo

Replies: 67
Views: 2853

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:46 am   Subject: Re: What are the biggest DONT DO THIS for a Vanagon
Don't let random friends drive it without explaining the nuances of any old VW (i.e., first gear is where?) and of your particular van.

Shortened for clairty: Don't let friends drive it. Ever.
  Topic: Things your van did recently
fishgo

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2114783.jpg

Drove on the beach at St. Augustine today.
  Topic: Filling the propane tank
fishgo

Replies: 31
Views: 13563

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Filling the propane tank


This weekend in Charlotte I went to 2 different U-Hauls where I had gotten refills in the past and they refused to fill it. One cited "No Stamped Reinspection Date on the tank" and the ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fishgo

Replies: 651
Views: 248790

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:58 am   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
More details please! How was that fridge wired? It seems 12V only, is there an option for running the fridge off 110VAC?

Using a simple off the shelf AC to DC voltage convertor, it would be simpl ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fishgo

Replies: 651
Views: 248790

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:51 am   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
Researched the heck out of the best option for a new fridge. Most said the Truckfridge TF49, but itís Chinese and sticks out a lot plus it only comes in black. There were new Dometics but they wouldní ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
fishgo

Replies: 11172
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:48 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
What year is the van and what materials groups are those? Carpet, floor, door panels, etc. Looks sharp!
  Topic: Fork in the road
fishgo

Replies: 36
Views: 1335

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Fork in the road
If you've put a long trip in already, go on the 10 week vacation. Bring spares like hoses, oil, water tank water pump, etc. You'll never get a pocket of time like this again, so take it. There's to ...
  Topic: Newbie tire question - help please?
fishgo

Replies: 21
Views: 634

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Newbie tire question - help please?
Finally got my 14Ē General Grabbers in from Amazon. Contacted several local tire stores who all said they couldnít get them. But disappointed as I like shopping local. Looks good. Will post a side pic ...
  Topic: Westfalia Air Cooled Cylinder Head Temperature spark plug #3
fishgo

Replies: 2
Views: 83

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:43 am   Subject: Re: Westfalia Air Cooled Cylinder Head Temperature spark plug #3
350 normal running temps in 70+ degree weather, a touch lower if cold out. Will generally stay near that even if driving in 100 degree weather. Oil temps at 220. Temp gauge ring on the #3 spark plu ...
  Topic: Placement for sub woofer
fishgo

Replies: 3
Views: 144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:48 am   Subject: Re: Placement for sub woofer
I have an Alpine subwoofer. It is about 13" x 9" x 3". I would like suggestions on where to put it in our 85 Westy. I have an inverter and aux battery behind the drivers seat so can't g ...
  Topic: Aux battery for beginners
fishgo

Replies: 27
Views: 1920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:30 am   Subject: Re: Aux battery for beginners
blue sea has good diagrams that accompany their equipment

but you need a combiner of some sort and a second battery. id keep the chemistry the same as it makes things easier.

then a dedicated fu ...
  Topic: Skylight Fit Check / Leaking [~solved~]
fishgo

Replies: 13
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Skylight Fit Check / Leaking
Hello guys and gals. I recently replaced my skylight and it doesn't seem to fit quite right. I must have done something wrong on the install. It's leaking if I pour a bit of water on it as a test. ...
  Topic: Van needs a driveway stay in the Buffalo area end of July
fishgo

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Re: Van needs a driveway stay in the Buffalo area end of July
https://www.facebook.com/groups/664274817007684


Good idea!
  Topic: Van needs a driveway stay in the Buffalo area end of July
fishgo

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:04 am   Subject: Van needs a driveway stay in the Buffalo area end of July
Hey all, need some advice and hopefully a friendly driveway stay.

I will be supporting a sailboat transit of the Welland Canal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at the end of July (probably July, alth ...
 
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