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  Topic: Installing new radiator - what else might be needed?
jdbs3

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Installing new radiator - what else might be needed?
1990 Vanagon GL.

Next week, it gets a new radiator. Getting an all aluminum or copper/brass one built was too expensive (~$1K). Given other alternatives, Nissens vs. Behr Hella (South Africa), I ...
  Topic: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
jdbs3

Replies: 10
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:32 am   Subject: Re: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
Thanks - that looks to be the one referenced by Wildthings.
  Topic: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
jdbs3

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:33 am   Subject: Re: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
bump

There was a good discussion on the best brand of radiator to buy just a couple of weeks ago.

No luck finding the thread your referenced; any help finding it appreciated.

thanks
  Topic: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
jdbs3

Replies: 10
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
Wildthings,

There was a good discussion on the best brand of radiator to buy just a couple of weeks ago.

This might be the way to go. No luck finding the thread with a search or looking back ov ...
  Topic: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
jdbs3

Replies: 10
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
Thanks for the feedback; I found tencentlife's post on the topic, and read the Subaru bulletin.

For those who use it, how do you recommend adding it to the system?

Oops - continued reading tence ...
  Topic: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
jdbs3

Replies: 10
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Radiator leak - is this alternative a good idea?
1990 Vanagon GL - Only used from May to November; no plans to get rid of it.

Been loosing coolant fluid for the last few years. Typically, the expansion tank behind the license plate needs to be t ...
  Topic: Odometer mileage gauge not working
jdbs3

Replies: 9
Views: 1243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:29 am   Subject: Re: Odometer mileage gauge not working
Speedo works fine; never been an issue.
  Topic: Odometer mileage gauge not working
jdbs3

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:41 am   Subject: Odometer mileage gauge not working
1990 Vanagon GL

The mileage gauge has not worked for years; I'd like to get it fixed.

Years ago, I resolved another problem where the gear shaft was 'walking' out of the side of the gear box. ...
  Topic: Whining noise from rear
jdbs3

Replies: 16
Views: 2013

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:36 pm   Subject: suggested plans going forward ...
Thank you again to all for your excellent feedback. Hopefully, others can benefit from this ongoing dialogue. And apologies for the length of my reply. Iím trying to assure I provide as much inform ...
  Topic: Whining noise from rear
jdbs3

Replies: 16
Views: 2013

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:07 pm   Subject: Update
An update Ö

I had watch my mechanic do all of this work; Iíve a good recall of what was done, but, not being a mechanic, donít necessarily know all the part names, etc. that were touched/replaced. ...
  Topic: Whining noise from rear
jdbs3

Replies: 16
Views: 2013

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: Whining noise from rear
jberger,

worse case scenario the transaxle will have to be pulled to properly set up the diff again.. perhaps he spaced it though and just didn't reset the adjusters to his scribed marks and notes ...
  Topic: Whining noise from rear
jdbs3

Replies: 16
Views: 2013

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Whining noise from rear
Thanks for the input. An update Ö

Manual transmission.

It is more like a whirling (rotational) sound, only heard when the van is in motion, and best heard after the van is at cursing speed (4th ...
  Topic: Whining noise from rear
jdbs3

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:29 pm   Subject: Whining noise from rear
1990 Vanagon, original transmission, ~140K miles

Just had the rear wheel bearing replaced by my independent (VW knowledgeable) mechanic. With the axles removed, he also cleaned the CV joints, and ...
  Topic: Bad Temperature Sensor For Gauge??
jdbs3

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Temperature Sensor For Gauge??
Thanks for all the input. Sounds like the new sensor is just more sensitive. After reading various GoWesty technical bulletins and the threads Tom Powell referenced, I've a few questions.

GoWes ...
  Topic: Bad Temperature Sensor For Gauge??
jdbs3

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 2:30 pm   Subject: Bad Temperature Sensor For Gauge??
1990 Vanagon GL

I just replaced my thermostat, thermostat housing, and the 2 sensors that fit into the housing - the black sensor for the temperature gauge, and the blue sensor for the fuel injecti ...
  Topic: Fiamma or Paulchen Bike Rack
jdbs3

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:10 pm   Subject: Fiamma or Paulchen Bike Rack
1990 Vanagon.

Looking for a used bike rack in good condition for the rear of the Van to hold 2 bikes.

thanks
  Topic: Vanagon Thermostat Issue
jdbs3

Replies: 2
Views: 605

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:05 pm   Subject: Vanagon Thermostat Issue
1990 vanagon

Thermostat gauge on the dashboard typically show needle well below where it should be. However, when the van sits for a long time, it will react properly and the fan will go on.

Ye ...
  Topic: Jacking up Vanagon with plastic side panels for new tires
jdbs3

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:04 pm   Subject: Jacking up Vanagon with plastic side panels for new tires
Not sure what they are actually called, but my 1990 Vanagon has plastic panels running along each side on the lower 1' or so of the sides. They extend down below the body by an inch or so.

New tir ...
  Topic: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
jdbs3

Replies: 858
Views: 272200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 7:41 am   Subject: Nokian Hakka C 185R14
An update - After speaking with the distributor, this is a D load rating (8 ply), not a C load rating.

So neither Continental nor Nokian make a 185R14 in a C load.

D load it is.
  Topic: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
jdbs3

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:04 pm   Subject: Why C load?
Spare is a Vanco 8 C load and in excellent condition. I'd like to avoid buying 5 tires just to assure the load level matches in case I ever need to use the spare for any length of time.

also, just ...
 
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