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  Topic: Accelerator linkage sticks - what forces return
koolmoe

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:46 am   Subject: Accelerator linkage sticks - what forces return
1990 Westy Automatic.

My accelerator sticks open when I go depress the pedal more than halfway.
I opened the housing under the spare tire - very clean. Sprayed a little lithium anyway. No obvious ...
  Topic: Question about connecting two batteries together...
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 682

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:39 am   Subject: Re: Question about connecting two batteries together...
If it helps at all, here's my aux battery setup.
I don't try to run the fridge off batter unless I'm driving.
But this works well for charging items, playing radio, etc. when not driving (and keeps ...
  Topic: Yet Another Door Lock Question
koolmoe

Replies: 32
Views: 11130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: Yet Another Door Lock Question
other than finding the actual electrical problem, which is probably cracks/breaks in the wiring somewhere...yes, disconnect power to the actuators.
(or I guess you may be able to pull a fuse if ther ...
  Topic: Gas line, pinhole
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 2208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: Gas line, pinhole
PM sent! Some openings this Sunday to possibly take you up on the kind offer...
edit 4/30: PM sent again, slight change in openings on Sunday if you're available. Otherwise, any other insights as to ...
  Topic: Gas line, pinhole
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 2208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:31 am   Subject: Re: Gas line, pinhole
Little bump to see if anyone has an insight to the previous post. I'll see if I can get better pictures this weekend...
  Topic: Gas line, pinhole
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 2208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Gas line, pinhole
Sorry for the delayed response...just no time to dig into this til the weekend hit.
It's definitely a gas leak - the test of just powering the system, not firing the engine, resulted in that spray I ...
  Topic: Gas line, pinhole
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 2208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Gas line, pinhole
Great stuff. Love this community (I used to be a lot more active here, nice to be back and still find the love Smile.

I noticed this leak a week or so ago, just hadn't had time to post about it. I may ...
  Topic: Gas line, pinhole
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 2208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:31 am   Subject: Gas line, pinhole
Cleaning up the bus for the Spring. Drove it out of the driveway and heard an odd noise. Parked, looked, see a fine mist spraying down near the right-rear wheel well. Touch and sniff...gas. Crap.

I ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:45 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
Yup, Mann filter (black) on there now and I have another for the change!
I don't know any professional chemists Smile
I did run her before, for a bit, but was scared the knocking was shot bearings and ...
  Topic: Favorite Vanagon Cupholder?
koolmoe

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Views: 28701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:53 pm   Subject: Favorite Vanagon Cupholder?
Another custom one: I posted in this thread, at the end. I really should take a picture of it in the van... I did buy sticky velcro and attach that to the heater cover, as large drinks will tip it ove ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:29 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
So finally back to this...
I called over to Dick's for an appt and described the issue.
He said it was likely the lifters and I should buy "Valve-Kleen".
I did that ($12.50 at Amazon) an ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:18 am   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
I think I follow you, mory. It's a little tough to decipher your replies but think I got it Smile
I can build a ground wire. I'll try that this weekend and see how it fares.
If I don't detect a signifi ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:18 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
Bentley's in the bus...
Trying to do searches for where Vanagon valve covers are...I don't see anything clear, but since these engines have 2 cylinders per side, valve covers are on either side of th ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:37 am   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
Thank you, everyone!

I did rev the engine a bit, and drove it around the neighborhood, after greasing (lith grease spray) the accelerator 'lever' (by the front tire)...mostly to ensure the accelera ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:14 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
Frankly, I hadn't driven the bus much over the past several months - the brakes need to be redone and I've not had the time. I think I did notice the knocking late last year, but not *that* loud and I ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:51 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
That's good feedback. I was thinking of running it up to a relation's in Baltimore, but I don't want to run it an hour with that noise.
So better to find something here and get'er towed.
(which stin ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:41 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
Merian, yes, none of that. I have ramps to get under there for minor stuff, but no garage, rock driveway, pretty basic tools. I can swap an alternator and other minor work, but pulling heads, keeping ...
  Topic: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
koolmoe

Replies: 24
Views: 2493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:34 pm   Subject: This is a pretty bad noise, right?
So poor old gal has developed quite a knock in the engine:
(see brief video)
http://www.capemedia.net/clients/Savannah-engineKnock2.mp4

Alaric helped with a gasket reseal a couple years ago and e ...
  Topic: Yet Another Door Lock Question
koolmoe

Replies: 32
Views: 11130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:21 pm   Subject: Yet Another Door Lock Question
Glad that picture helped!
I've since had more problems, including the back hatch not being unlockable. That was the last straw.
I just disconnected the actuators from both front doors and the rear h ...
  Topic: Radiator Fan Won't Shut Off
koolmoe

Replies: 18
Views: 7580

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:35 pm   Subject: Radiator Fan Won't Shut Off
Just FYI and a bump. My fan had been running as soon as I started the Bus for about a week and kept meaning to search here to figure out why...and did today, and first result was this thread...and wen ...
 
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