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  Topic: 85 vanagon cold idle 400-500 now no start
jayinduluth

Replies: 19
Views: 603

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: 85 vanagon cold idle 400-500 now no start
When I put a "new" AFM from one of the vendors in my 85, it ran like yours - which is to say, it didn't run. I wound up sending it back, but looking back, I think the problem was with the t ...
  Topic: Duluth, Minnesota
jayinduluth

Replies: 4
Views: 344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Duluth, Minnesota
Thanks all! Dave, heat shield seems solid.

We ll take it to the shop Dave recommended when it opens.


I'll be interested to hear if Foreign Affairs helped you out.. it was my understanding the ...
  Topic: Help: California Engine Swap
jayinduluth

Replies: 14
Views: 750

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Help: California Engine Swap
I know this is south of you..

says he's got engines..

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/vw-vanagon-for-parts/7359352113.html

you can also try this guy, he doesn't have a website with ...
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
jayinduluth

Replies: 227
Views: 55160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
And a new contender enters the ring:

A 1985 1.9L with some suspect bodywork and rust repair. Given that it was refinished in 2018 and the rust is already starting to appear on a California vehicle ...
  Topic: Official deals thread - Van/Camping items
jayinduluth

Replies: 160
Views: 15030

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:43 am   Subject: Re: Official deals thread - Van/Camping items
deal of the day -

https://www.amazon.com/DBPOWER-18000mAh-Portable-Starter-Charging/dp/B01D42TYFC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=jump+start&qid=1626961349&sr=8-3
  Topic: stranded 2x with the family - help!
jayinduluth

Replies: 31
Views: 1000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:11 am   Subject: Re: stranded 2x with the family - help!


I had a very similar problem with my "85 Westfalia automatic. Never new when the starter would work. Took it out several times to bench test it and it always worked flawlessly. Went through a ...
  Topic: Preferred Engine Conversion
jayinduluth

Replies: 238
Views: 67430

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: Preferred Engine Conversion


My question for the brain trust is; does anyone know os a reputable shop that does rebuilt WBX engines in the Midwest, preferably within 100 miles of Madison, WI.

Thanks

Its not Madison, bu ...
  Topic: Let's see pics of your dogs in your van
jayinduluth

Replies: 838
Views: 152183

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Let's see pics of your dogs in your van
She's in this thread when she was younger, but here's Murphy again after a day of running around at the Morro Bay dog beach.

9.5 years young, getting grayer by the day.

https://www.thesamba.c ...
  Topic: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
jayinduluth

Replies: 59
Views: 2952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Portable Power Devices aka Solar Generator
Anyone with the 720Wh battery tried fitting it under the bench? Also has anyone tried this? https://www.costco.com/.product.100716886.html

Seems like a good deal for 1400wh capacity + inverter + ch ...
  Topic: Fridge running on propane
jayinduluth

Replies: 29
Views: 931

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:18 am   Subject: Re: Fridge running on propane
I had an interesting problem with running my fridge on propane this past weekend.
Friday, got the fridge cooled down on 110, turned gas on, waited like a half hour, then successfully lit fridge on ...
  Topic: Fridge running on propane
jayinduluth

Replies: 29
Views: 931

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:47 am   Subject: Re: Fridge running on propane
Another way to know if its lit is if the flue (?) on the outside of the van is warm. Also, the little vent on the side of the cabinet should also feel warm.

Mine lights pretty good if I run it on ...
  Topic: Dometic Fridge Questions
jayinduluth

Replies: 44
Views: 830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Dometic Fridge Questions


If you ever start worrying about how much propane you have left, here's another toy to consider. Brand name is MOPEKA. Sensor is fastened to the bottom of the tank via magnets. Keep in mind, ...
  Topic: Help to find a Lawyer in Las Vegas area.
jayinduluth

Replies: 35
Views: 1064

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:45 pm   Subject: Re: Help to find a Lawyer in Las Vegas area.
I don't think you need a lawyer, small claims court is your friend..

http://www.lasvegasjusticecourt.us/faq/faq_-_small_claims.php
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
jayinduluth

Replies: 3178
Views: 437835

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread
We were camping at San Elijo this past weekend, and I think we saw more westy's (vans and buses) this past weekend than we have any other weekend in our 4.5 years out here southern California, and not ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
jayinduluth

Replies: 6303
Views: 1034737

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:37 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
not a bring-a-trailer auction but another auction site i've never heard of -

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ctd/d/apple-valley-1985-volkswagen-vanagon/7272120683.html
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
jayinduluth

Replies: 752
Views: 217479

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
ENGINE WAS ON FIRE


https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/la-puente-1987-vanagon-van-vw-volkswagon/7259182431.html
  Topic: Throttle Body Rebuild
jayinduluth

Replies: 13
Views: 477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: Throttle Body Rebuild
Frank does have a sale going on for the month of December - 15% off

https://www.frankcondelli.com/staging1/store/index.php?route=common/home

OK Volks, here's your chance to save some dollars. We ...
  Topic: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires - resolved.
jayinduluth

Replies: 7
Views: 219

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:29 am   Subject: Re: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires - resolved.
I'm going to mark this topic as resolved. After I removed the air box, I saw that one of idle boost valve hoses was completely disconnected (I think the idle boost valves were only around in 83-85's? ...
  Topic: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires - resolved.
jayinduluth

Replies: 7
Views: 219

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires -
Did it run right before you did the plugs? If so, you forgot a step on reassembly. Check everything you touched while changing plugs.

Then, check your plug gaps. Yes, they’re pre-gapped, but often ...
  Topic: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires - resolved.
jayinduluth

Replies: 7
Views: 219

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Won't idle after changing plugs/wires -
I wound up turning the idle screw almost all the way out and then turned back clockwise a few turns and then with the help of my wife, we got the van to at least start while she applied pressure to th ...
 
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