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  Topic: Syncro knob console
jkidd152

Replies: 6
Views: 261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:58 am   Subject: Re: Syncro knob console
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=727332&highlight=3d+printed+syncro+diff+lock+panel

Some of us were trying to 3d print these things. I got one printed but wasn't super impress ...
  Topic: Van to Van Communication and Beyond
jkidd152

Replies: 36
Views: 1136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Van to Van Communication and Beyond
One benefit for the classic CB radio I haven't seen mention is that, depending on your adventure level, you may find yourself on a logging road. There are signs as you enter what channel the trucks a ...
  Topic: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
jkidd152

Replies: 53
Views: 2448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: !

I feel like the Syncro does something special. I suspect it's the analog nature of how the VC feeds power to the wheels(?) Must be some kind of engineering accident. Maybe they knew what they were d ...
  Topic: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
jkidd152

Replies: 53
Views: 2448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: Re: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
is it correct to assume that you have 2 gas tanks?
and what tire brans/type are you using?

thanks

No, it was a 2wd. I converted it to a syncro. Tires are General Grabbers 215/65/16s I think
  Topic: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
jkidd152

Replies: 53
Views: 2448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Re: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
My anecdotal story:
A couple years ago, an afternoon snow storm hit and the school buses were unable to get to the school in order to bring the kids home. I drove my van through an absolute mess of ...
  Topic: Squeaky Rear Heater Bearing
jkidd152

Replies: 16
Views: 645

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:14 pm   Subject: Re: Squeaky Rear Heater Bearing
Thanks! I hit the outer bearing and also directed some lube through the fan behind the visible surface. Looking very carefully, you can see a shaft in there. Itís quiet now! Success!

Unrelate ...
  Topic: Squeaky Rear Heater Bearing
jkidd152

Replies: 16
Views: 645

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: Squeaky Rear Heater Bearing
Can someone direct me to where exactly to lubricate this thing? Runs fine but it squeals at all speeds.

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  Topic: RendezVan - Bend, OR April 2020
jkidd152

Replies: 3
Views: 281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: RendezVan - Bend, OR April 2020
I was at a ski and snowboard show this weekend and chatted with the good people from Mt. Bachelor. This coming Spring will be their second year doing this. Kind of spendy but looks like fun. Anyone ...
  Topic: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
jkidd152

Replies: 40
Views: 1860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
Wow, great choice to go with the Nylon! Looks great. Mine is ABS plastic and I need to sand out the imperfections. I also need to paint mine brown...

What are your plans/ideas for the decal imag ...
  Topic: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
jkidd152

Replies: 40
Views: 1860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
Got mine today!


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1970046.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1970045.jpg
This is from the other cad file mentioned above.

Thingiverse File ...
  Topic: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
jkidd152

Replies: 40
Views: 1860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
Well, the library didn't work out because the printer size was not big enough for the model.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1967432.jpg

Can't say enough good things about the public ...
  Topic: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
jkidd152

Replies: 40
Views: 1860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: Re: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
WestyWonderland,

Awesome report! I can't wait to see your pictures. I am headed to my local library tomorrow afternoon. They have an open lab with technical staff on hand so I am going to bring ...
  Topic: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
jkidd152

Replies: 40
Views: 1860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: CAD/CAM drawings for Syncro diff lock console
Hey that link looks really promising! Can anyone offer some advise on what to do with those files? Where to take them, etc. I have zero experience 3D printing. I actually think my daughters junior ...
  Topic: Automatic Transmission nightmare
jkidd152

Replies: 17
Views: 655

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Automatic Transmission nightmare
Repair in progress

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  Topic: Automatic Transmission nightmare
jkidd152

Replies: 17
Views: 655

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:04 pm   Subject: Automatic Transmission nightmare
At a friends house to help him reinstall his transmission and then this happens


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1957892.jpg

What do you think? Is he screwed? He might try to JB weld ...
  Topic: Syncro front suspension torque spec
jkidd152

Replies: 6
Views: 265

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front suspension torque spec
Alika, thank you!!

Sodo, nothing added, just tightened these mounts (maybe too much!). Iíll get under there this afternoon and check.

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  Topic: Syncro front suspension torque spec
jkidd152

Replies: 6
Views: 265

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: Syncro front suspension torque spec
I have a lot of squeaky creaky and clunky sounds coming from my front suspension that I havenít been able to pinpoint. First question is what is the torque spec for the upper control arm (big bolt wi ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
jkidd152

Replies: 18
Views: 783

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:47 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
I lost my 4th gear going about 40 mph. Like you, my other gears worked. I made it home (less than a mile). I pulled out the trans and had it professionally rebuilt by German Transaxle in Bend (highly ...
  Topic: replacing lap belts and installing tether anchors
jkidd152

Replies: 3
Views: 342

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:41 am   Subject: Re: replacing lap belts and installing tether anchors
Replacing seat belts is simple and straightforward. All you need is a 17mm or 19mm socket. I never did the GW tether kit, but I felt my kids car seats were secure with the conversion to 3pt belts. ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
jkidd152

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Views: 72267

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:44 am   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
You mean this one? Laughing

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