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  Topic: Anyone on tonight with proper piston ring breakin?
funagon

Replies: 8
Views: 403

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41 am   Subject: Re: Anyone on tonight with proper piston ring breakin?
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1979640&highlight=break-in+break#1979640

"There are two things that must be done to break in a complete rebuild. If there is a new cam and/ ...
  Topic: GoWesty Coolant Pipe Repair Kit - How Does It Work?
funagon

Replies: 94
Views: 20497

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:30 pm   Subject: GoWesty Coolant Pipe Repair Kit - How Does It Work?
Ultimately...
I would love to know still if anyone has had a failure AFTER installing the Gowesty kit?
This is a very interesting topic...

I hate to dig up an old thread, but the answer to thi ...
  Topic: Shades of Pale- AKA Show off your white(ish) Vanagon
funagon

Replies: 104
Views: 15973

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:32 am   Subject: Shades of Pale- AKA Show off your white(ish) Vanagon
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/478334.jpg
  Topic: Living in your Vanagon Full Time... and serious troubles....
funagon

Replies: 28
Views: 3161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: Living in your Vanagon Full Time... and serious troubles
I am loosing power at times. The throttle body is sticking, sometimes idling really high, sometimes almost dying. Recently it's begun to go into a sputter mode after running well for a few minutes and ...
  Topic: Van vs CA smog - What's my next step?
funagon

Replies: 20
Views: 2993

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Van vs CA smog - What's my next step?

I have the van-cafe ecu diagnostic box. Last I checked, everything looked good except for the 02 sensor ground wire which produces a negative value if I remember right - I think it's supposed to be ...
  Topic: Leaking Water Jacket seals only 2 yrs after replacment
funagon

Replies: 10
Views: 1540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: Leaking Water Jacket seals only 2 yrs after replacment
I followed the best advice (Samba)

Did you use sealant on both sides of the water jacket? If not, you should do so next time.

I don't think that JB Weld in the pits would cause any problems. I ...
  Topic: What's wrong with my new Vanagon? :(
funagon

Replies: 36
Views: 6898

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:22 pm   Subject: What's wrong with my new Vanagon? :(

I think she's fixed folks!

I hope that's all it was, and that you can enjoy driving your van now!

It is common for vanagon owners to complain of rich running/poor mileage on the samba, but to ...
  Topic: 7 miles to the gallon and burning rich
funagon

Replies: 76
Views: 6601

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:48 am   Subject: 7 miles to the gallon and burning rich
you still haven't tried what morymob and hdenter suggested? There's your answer. You have to make sure that the green wire to the OXS is working properly.
  Topic: STOLEN: 84 Vanagon in Albany, OR **FOUND**
funagon

Replies: 46
Views: 8371

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:31 am   Subject: STOLEN: 84 Vanagon in Albany, OR **FOUND**
Had a dead battery, and some very minor damages to the van.

Now I get the fact that (1) it wasn't the thief's car, (2) didn't "care" about it, and (3) by deduction, not a rocket scientist ...
  Topic: Keeping the faith?
funagon

Replies: 49
Views: 3960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:20 am   Subject: Keeping the faith?
For me the deciding factor is the interior layout and walk-through design of the vanagon. If you're going to be living out of/living in your vehicle, I wouldn't want to always get out of the truck an ...
  Topic: Poor running, black residue from exhaust 87 vanagon(picture)
funagon

Replies: 22
Views: 6372

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:42 am   Subject: Poor running, black residue from exhaust 87 vanagon(picture)
even if the O2 sensor is good, you still have to check the harness wiring to the sensor.
  Topic: Limped home!
funagon

Replies: 50
Views: 8983

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:43 pm   Subject: Limped home!


Still (obviously b/c I did nothing to fix it) running rich (stinks and using a LOT of gas).

tam

It sounds like so far you've cleaned the grounds. If your van is running rich you need to look ...
  Topic: Orphaned '87 Automatic Bus
funagon

Replies: 88
Views: 16181

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:58 pm   Subject: Orphaned '87 Automatic Bus

Have you used the seal from the gasket kit and not had leaking problems?

Thanks!

I've used the victor reinz seal on two engines with no problem, no leaking.

Somewhere on the samba tencent ...
  Topic: Flywheel Dowel Pins
funagon

Replies: 7
Views: 1560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:19 am   Subject: Flywheel Dowel Pins
I found a nice variety of dowel pin sizes at Ace hardware. I brought along the one pin I hadn't lost yet, so I could compare and buy the right size. I dont think there's anything special about those p ...
  Topic: 14 inch snow tires
funagon

Replies: 15
Views: 2772

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:26 pm   Subject: 14 inch snow tires
Nokian tires. buy them from Van-cafe.com
  Topic: Coolant flowing out after long drive
funagon

Replies: 22
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:04 pm   Subject: Coolant flowing out after long drive
With the engine hot watch the pressure tank for bubbles passing up through the coolant. This would be a sign of a compression leak. These leaks may well be worse under load than at idle, so the lack ...
  Topic: Coolant flowing out after long drive
funagon

Replies: 22
Views: 2500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:33 pm   Subject: Coolant flowing out after long drive
that cap in the picture, with the arrow pointing to it, has to hold pressure. It is a pressurized system. if the cap has gone bad, and is not holding pressure, then the hot coolant easily flows into t ...
  Topic: Money Machine
funagon

Replies: 90
Views: 7982

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:13 pm   Subject: Money Machine


head 'gasket' failures manifest themselves in one of 2 ways:

1. Combustion gases in the coolant . . . which typically cause coolant to puke out of the overflow reservoir and leaves a pocket o ...
  Topic: Free vehicle report.
funagon

Replies: 33
Views: 3369

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:08 am   Subject: Free vehicle report.
I'm the third owner. The one before me only had it for a few months and pulled a "Raven".

I think you've just coined a new phrase! This could become vanagon forum lingo, as in: "He p ...
  Topic: No spark-broken down
funagon

Replies: 13
Views: 2321

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:12 pm   Subject: No spark-broken down

Mark's bypass harness will power the fuel pump and ECU without using the wiring from the relays.


That reminds me: I have seen more than one late-model vanagon with a no-start problem that was t ...
 
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