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  Topic: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start
jlrftype7

Replies: 45
Views: 1240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start
Did you try physically swapping the injectors to see if the misfire moves?

The warning about disabling the coil is to ensure you don't accidentally start a fire. Engines that won't start or won't ...
  Topic: Saving the '84
jlrftype7

Replies: 109
Views: 4888

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: Saving the '84
No issue to adjust the brakes with the small brake spoon I have from Snap On.
Very short, right curve to it, and you can leave your tires on.
Iíll try and post the tool. Blanking plate does look ...
  Topic: Air Aux Regulator Valve
jlrftype7

Replies: 7
Views: 168

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:56 pm   Subject: Re: Air Aux Regulator Valve
Awesome thanks!

I feel like someone ransacked this thing before I got it. Bolts for the aux air valve, nut to hold the throttle switch connector to the coolant line, ICU hangs freely, and the nut ...
  Topic: Front caliper hard lines
jlrftype7

Replies: 3
Views: 80

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Front caliper hard lines
Thats the line but the caliper looks different. It should, earlier Vanagons will have a slightly different brake setup vs your later Van. But itís a nice reference to start with. With your calipers b ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
jlrftype7

Replies: 6249
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
Might be good for some one....If I didnít already have our Ď84.... I even like the color.... Wink Wink
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/elgin-1987-vanagon-syncro-4wd/7316020615.html
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  Topic: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start
jlrftype7

Replies: 45
Views: 1240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start


How are your o2 sensor wires? I would check on them. There are 2 connections.

Sooooo..... I have some udates...lol
Replaced rotor and distributor cap. Replaced fuel filter, air filter. Replace ...
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:22 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
https://www.vancafe.com/251265056SIL-p/251265056sil.htm

Is this the hose you need? Razz Razz I posted that hose as an option earlier in the thread. OP went with long Buslab version. I think they're ...
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
i use this one, from the back of the head, cylinder #1, into the heater lines, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C2WB4O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
if there's no heater, ...
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 10:01 am   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
https://www.vancafe.com/251265056SIL-p/251265056sil.htm

Is this the hose you need? Razz Razz I posted that hose as an option earlier in the thread. OP went with long Buslab version. I think they're ...
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
Those heater Tees are often plastic.

You might consider replacing it with a good brass Tee.

Dave. I used these...

https://www.vancafe.com/5-8-x-5-8-x-1-2-Tee-p/84543.htm
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
I bought that very hose from Van Cafe a few months ago. They only had it in the Silicone Version, not the stock rubber version- here ya go. Not cheap, but it fits really well.

https://www.vancafe.c ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure light/buzzer experiment and question [solved]
jlrftype7

Replies: 11
Views: 233

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Pressure light/buzzer experiment and question [solved]
Followed the lead from the .9 switch to the T2 connector, finding that the yellow wire on the other side had corroded and fallen apart. Tried to release both sides of the connector and replace, only t ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jlrftype7

Replies: 11250
Views: 1975023

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Swapped out the Snow Tires for my All Seasons. Reminded myself that I still need to try out Silver Paints to match the Silver of the Mefro Rims.... Embarassed Razz
  Topic: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
jlrftype7

Replies: 22
Views: 296

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9L Coolant Hose size - back of head to heater core
if it's the hose i'm thinking of no, it's like 1" to the head and tapers down to 5/8. vw is famous for their stupid stepped hoses.

the cross over pipe on top of the engine (steel) is about 1& ...
  Topic: Building a better Vanagon automatic transaxle
jlrftype7

Replies: 599
Views: 81969

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: Building a better Vanagon automatic transaxle
Don't ask me about the time I did a clutch on my '77 911 and left the ring gear off the flywheel when I reinstalled it in the 911. Embarassed We have too much respect for you to ever bring it up..l.l :w ...
  Topic: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
jlrftype7

Replies: 41
Views: 1641

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: What's on your GoWesty waiting list??
Kicking around buying another set of rims, probably staying with 15" inchers, so I don't have to break down and swap my Winter Tires and All Season tires on 1 vehicle set of rims like I currently ...
  Topic: Replacing/redoing interior panels/door cards?
jlrftype7

Replies: 51
Views: 5478

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing/redoing interior panels/door cards?
Made my own door cards out of Masonite and sewed my own covers. Installed new Kicker speakers in the stock speaker grills, added new door pulls and window cranks. FYI, Ford Taurus window cranks offe ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jlrftype7

Replies: 11250
Views: 1975023

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
^^ Wow!. X 2. Shocked Shocked Cool Cool
VERY impressive.... Applause Applause Applause
  Topic: What Year?
jlrftype7

Replies: 32
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:56 pm   Subject: Re: What Year?
One question, is your Sweetie okay with long drives in a Bay?
Youíve narrowed your choices to late Bays, has she sat and ridden/driven in one?
They are different than a Vanagon and not as much roo ...
  Topic: Buying a Bay Window
jlrftype7

Replies: 218
Views: 5616

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Buying a Bay Window
You really need a simple volt-ohm-meter. Even the $2.99 one from Harbor Freight. You need to confirm 12v+ at one terminal of the bulb socket in the dash, key on. Confirm that the bulb is good and th ...
 
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