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  Topic: transmission 3 4 hub: check feel at tranny shifter?
goskiracer

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:53 am   Subject: Re: transmission 3 4 hub: check feel at tranny shifter?
Miles on transaxle and power plant?

175K was about the mean milage for when the factory "square notched" 3-4 slider would give out, YMMV. And this is not rigorous MTTF analysis, just som ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
Views: 30680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
Well shit Rolling Eyes I thought when the front blower motor fan started squealing and then displaying signs of a seizing bearing.

Its late December and Im planning on driving my uncle around to a ...
  Topic: How to: Ground-illuminating LED light, underside of front doors
goskiracer

Replies: 13
Views: 747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: How to: Ground-illuminating LED light, underside of front doors
Nice how to!
When I did my lights I added red warning lights to the ends of the doors Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1132678.jpg

I took this door light idea from my audi allroad. T ...
  Topic: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
goskiracer

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:48 am   Subject: Re: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
That coolant hose coming off your water pump is going to fail very soon, dumping most of your coolant on the road and putting an end to whatever driving was occurring. My knowledge of polymer fatigue ...
  Topic: Airflow, Scoops, Vents and High Temps....
goskiracer

Replies: 171
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:23 am   Subject: Re: Airflow, Scoops, Vents and High Temps....
What is old is new again. Goffoz was kind enough to post up some dimensions of his scoops that I also fabricated. Fit well with the lines of the van.

As requested..a pattern for the scoop.
All fol ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
Views: 30680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 am   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
First, some pictures of Chamonix Smile My girlfriend ran the CCC race, 100 km and over 6,000 meters of climbing. Some of our friends even ran UTMB... #bucketlist there.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gal ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:24 am   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
4Gears, the Vanistan/ RMW wbxhaust that I have is very well designed. I am very happy with the system and the performance increase plus the quality. When I had my original 2.1 still in the van a few y ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 am   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
Steve, ah yes I forgot that I need to get the sound outside of the D-pillar. I'll have to look around for a tailpipe.

@mikemtnbike, thanks for the compliment! I try to learn as much as I can from t ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:01 pm   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
I'd always struggled with getting my wbxhaust to fully seal, and the leaks were causing a rich running condition due to the O2 sensor reading the ambient air pulled in. With my recent engine work I de ...
  Topic: Vanistan exhaust: retorque, leaks, etc.
goskiracer

Replies: 88
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:42 am   Subject: Re: Vanistan exhaust: retorque, leaks, etc.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1941516.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1941518.jpg

With my recent water jacket reseal I decided to replace the poorly rusted out cat with a 5 ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
Views: 30680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1938105.jpg

Well... one of my water jacket seals developed a leak and since I'd been planing on swapping out my transaxle with a rebuilt unit from Tim at TH ...
  Topic: Anyone in Germany with a Syncro Xmsn?
goskiracer

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:18 am   Subject: Re: Anyone in Germany with a Syncro Xmsn?
I can recommend Tim from TH Parts and more. He turned around my transaxle quickly and he was very great answering my questions.
https://th-bus.parts
  Topic: Ring and pinion video inspection
goskiracer

Replies: 87
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:45 am   Subject: Re: Ring and pinion video inspection
Since I am taking the time to send this box out and have an aluminum gear carrier and all new bearings installed plus other bits... I am beginning to think that a new R+P is in order. When I look at t ...
  Topic: Ring and pinion video inspection
goskiracer

Replies: 87
Views: 6960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Ring and pinion video inspection
Im thinking this R P set is a bit toast.
  Topic: Ring and pinion video inspection
goskiracer

Replies: 87
Views: 6960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm   Subject: Re: Ring and pinion video inspection
https://th-bus.parts

Tim has done a lot of quality work lately, you can find him on YouTube as well. [/u]
  Topic: Ring and pinion video inspection
goskiracer

Replies: 87
Views: 6960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:21 pm   Subject: Re: Ring and pinion video inspection
I am sending this transaxle down to Germany to get an overhaul by Tim at T+H. He will be installing oiling plates, main bearing retainer and aluminum gear carrier plus your standard slew of 3-4 slider ...
  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
Views: 30680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1884905.jpg

I installed the heater in series with the heater circuit to keep the connections and extra valves to a minimum. And I decided to straight pipe th ...
  Topic: Rear high-level lights?
goskiracer

Replies: 15
Views: 612

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 am   Subject: Re: Rear high-level lights?
Hey dougass,
I simply used 6 red and 12 white LED strips that are adhesive backed. Wire s them into the door switches by running the wires through the door channel. Takes about 30 min Smile I picked ...
  Topic: Rear high-level lights?
goskiracer

Replies: 15
Views: 612

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: Rear high-level lights?
I'll play, still going strong 4 years later.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1132678.jpg
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  Topic: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
goskiracer

Replies: 115
Views: 30680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:05 am   Subject: Re: Sparkles- 86 Syncro ....HighTop .. Build
Steve, definitely! Would be great to meet up!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1867396.jpg

Working on your van in Norway, on the street, in winter is... character building. I got the BB ...
 
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