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  Topic: Temperature Control (electric) - Manual Transaxle gearoil cooler
kpbo

Replies: 52
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:31 am   Subject: Re: Temperature Control (electric) - Manual Transaxle gearoil cooler
Thanks Sodo. And yeah--I like the idea of the Inkbird controller (in fact, a few years ago I installed an AC version of the same unit to control a homemade kegerator). But my hope was to retain my cur ...
  Topic: Temperature Control (electric) - Manual Transaxle gearoil cooler
kpbo

Replies: 52
Views: 5922

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: Temperature Control (electric) - Manual Transaxle gearoil cooler
I'm in the planning stages of a cooling/filtering system for my freshly rebuilt $yncro transaxle. Thanks to Sodo et al. for documenting all their efforts!

To stay on the topic of electronic control ...
  Topic: Check out the ride height of our Syncro - spring rate advice
kpbo

Replies: 39
Views: 3024

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Check out the ride height of our Syncro - spring rate advice
bumping for followup...

Rjhdog: What did you end up selecting for your springs?
  Topic: name that mystery allen screw!
kpbo

Replies: 12
Views: 671

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Re: name that mystery allen screw!
Good question! It appears to be intact (i.e., not broken off).
  Topic: name that mystery allen screw!
kpbo

Replies: 12
Views: 671

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:37 pm   Subject: name that mystery allen screw!
So crawling under my '87 Vanagon Syncro Westfalia the other day I discovered this allen screw laying on the driveway:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1512365.jpg

It's an M8 allen screw, ...
  Topic: Need some help on replacing power steering lines please?
kpbo

Replies: 95
Views: 34344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Need some help on replacing power steering lines please?
Reviving this thread as I'm dealing w/ replacing some PS lines in my 87 Westy...

Specifically been trying to find reliable specs for the hose end fittings.


I found this but I need someone to ...
  Topic: Alignment- great experience Boulder/Denver
kpbo

Replies: 5
Views: 1259

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:07 am   Subject: Re: Alignment- great experience Boulder/Denver
Reviving this post just to steer (no pun intended) any NoCo folks away from Big O on Mason St in Fort Collins... they recently gave me the run-around when I tried to take our Syncro Westy there for an ...
  Topic: Mark Goddard - [email protected]
kpbo

Replies: 7
Views: 691

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Mark Goddard - [email protected]
Recently had the pleasure of installing Mark's 'dual shock' kit on my '87 Westy. I actually purchased the kit from another Samba member here through the classifieds. The package sat on my shelf for se ...
  Topic: Transaxle temperature readings
kpbo

Replies: 157
Views: 20272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:58 am   Subject: Transaxle temperature readings
Thanks for all the great info Jon! I'm thinking of something similar, but would really love to avoid running hoses/radiator/fan up front... Given your good results w/o a fan and functioning radiator, ...
  Topic: acrylic headlight protector group buy?
kpbo

Replies: 12
Views: 1926

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:56 am   Subject: acrylic headlight protector group buy?
anyone know if there was any progress on this?
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
kpbo

Replies: 529
Views: 251056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:24 am   Subject: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
Thanks for the response Chris!

And good point about the wheel width... I see now how wheel width is irrelevant. While I do still suspect a narrower tread tire should, in principle, translate into ...
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
kpbo

Replies: 529
Views: 251056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:34 pm   Subject: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
thanks for the input!

yeah, I do remember reading about potential bearing wear caused by low offset wheels... intuitively, it does seem, however, that such effects would be somewhat ameliorated by ...
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
kpbo

Replies: 529
Views: 251056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:45 pm   Subject: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
...bump... anyone care to weigh in on my question above? thanks! Laughing
  Topic: Vans in the Snow
kpbo

Replies: 470
Views: 88336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:07 pm   Subject: Vans in the Snow
Lake effect snow in Syracuse. From a couple years back...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1013587.jpg
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
kpbo

Replies: 529
Views: 251056

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:00 pm   Subject: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
Hi All,
Looking for some advice on fitting these 6.5x16" ET16 AT Italia alloys on my Syncro Westy (w/ Syncro.org springs, OME shocks):

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1012724.jpg

...
  Topic: acrylic headlight protector group buy?
kpbo

Replies: 12
Views: 1926

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:53 am   Subject: acrylic headlight protector group buy?
any updates on this? i'd be interested to join if it's moving forward... thanks
  Topic: Restore the kitchen trim
kpbo

Replies: 24
Views: 5128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:49 pm   Subject: Restore the kitchen trim
@vwbeta: pm sent...
  Topic: Restore the kitchen trim
kpbo

Replies: 24
Views: 5128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:32 am   Subject: Restore the kitchen trim
A few months back I got a quote from the shop that did the work shown in this thread. They kept the stencils and are willing to do another batch if we can get an order together. As for pricing, it's a ...
  Topic: Shift rod ear repair kit review
kpbo

Replies: 113
Views: 27616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:30 pm   Subject: Shift rod ear repair kit review
Everything went smoothly. Took the opportunity to hit the rod and shift box with some POR15. Thanks Chris!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/891034.jpg
  Topic: 50 degree I-4 install hydraulic engine mounts
kpbo

Replies: 155
Views: 38236

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:10 pm   Subject: Re: Audi 5000T mounts
Thanks! Any idea of the approx width (i.e., perpendicular to the line that bisects the 2 mounting holes)?



Not sure if this will help much, but since I just bought 2, have threw up some pics of ...
 
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