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  Topic: coolant flow/hose confirmation
jlrftype7

Replies: 2
Views: 88

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: coolant flow/hose confirmation
Looks right to me, hot water coming off the rear of cyl. 1, towards the heater cores
  Topic: Rostra universal cruise brake switch help
jlrftype7

Replies: 7
Views: 104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:41 pm   Subject: Re: Rostra universal cruise brake switch help
not sure if this one is of use for you, but it's available off amazon seller. Looks Generic enough for 2 flat pins with your wiring, and easy enough to cobble a mounting brake for the stem mounting se ...
  Topic: High Idle (Warm)
jlrftype7

Replies: 4
Views: 70

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: High Idle (Warm)
Adding pictures of a rebuilt Throttle in case something on yours jumps out as not to spec or out of whackhttps://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2155317.jpg


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pi ...
  Topic: High Idle (Warm)
jlrftype7

Replies: 4
Views: 70

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 10:00 am   Subject: Re: High Idle (Warm)
Things that I've run into with our Double Switch equipped '84 Automatic.
Throttle, clean it, and if needed, oil it if it binds. If it's really worn, you'll need to source a good used one or a rebuil ...
  Topic: New foglight switch option
jlrftype7

Replies: 13
Views: 696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: New foglight switch option
I got mine as well. Thanks again for the info. I'm adding this copied picture off Amazon for the wiring of these switches. I tested mine against the picture, and it worked as noted.


https://ww ...
  Topic: Cleaning Breather Tower
jlrftype7

Replies: 9
Views: 256

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:04 am   Subject: Re: Cleaning Breather Tower
Okay good to know about the oil fill cap. I do feel like my crankcase has too much negative pressure, the cap suctions back on to the filler nozzle (normal?)

from what I have read on the CC breathe ...
  Topic: Cleaning Breather Tower
jlrftype7

Replies: 9
Views: 256

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Cleaning Breather Tower
So after re assembly the Van still dies at idle. it did run for a about 1 min longer before it started to bog down and die.

Once the van is warm it runs fine.

Can anyone tell me why my van die ...
  Topic: Cleaning Breather Tower
jlrftype7

Replies: 9
Views: 256

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: Cleaning Breather Tower
You will need that O-ring at the base, it's common for engine heat to cook it and get hard, which leads to leaking. Gunk will reflect engine driving, like lots of short trips could show build up of w ...
  Topic: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start
jlrftype7

Replies: 45
Views: 1309

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 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: 110
Views: 5064

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 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: 169

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 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
...
  Topic: Another stranded Vanagon -- Won't start
jlrftype7

Replies: 45
Views: 1309

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: 234

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 ...
 
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