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  Topic: Sold my Westy, thanks for all the advice
larrytrk

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:56 am   Subject: Sold my Westy, thanks for all the advice
I really appreciate all the help I've received all these years.
I really miss "Bluie" my 87 Westy, however, it was time to let her have a new home.
Who knows, I may join the ranks again at ...
  Topic: Curmudgeon
larrytrk

Replies: 94
Views: 8831

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:21 am   Subject: Curmudgeon
LOL
Very true about Porsche guys......

I resent that as a 40 year PCA member and 09S owner.
Just for that, I just sold my 87 Westy.
Bah humbug on you all Laughing
  Topic: 87 Vanagon Radiator fan not working
larrytrk

Replies: 14
Views: 5445

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:26 am   Subject: 87 Vanagon Radiator fan not working
Same problem, redid ground, no more problem.
Thought I needed a new fan motor , was very happy I didn't.
  Topic: keyless system install
larrytrk

Replies: 53
Views: 27640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:48 am   Subject: keyless system install
I have had this Valet 712T system for 4 years and operates flawlessly.
Easy hook up, just have lights flash on activation .
Had standard electric locking in van, when acquired and redid all the actu ...
  Topic: I got one Hairy Pop Top Camper
larrytrk

Replies: 24
Views: 2822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:30 am   Subject: I got one Hairy Pop Top Camper
Hey Guys, am I the only one to use Penetrol?
renewed my blue top which looked white, before I first used it and it lasted 3 years.

She's for sale now, ck classified 87 westy, in MA.
  Topic: denver shop
larrytrk

Replies: 6
Views: 684

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:24 am   Subject: denver shop
+1 with Blazer, they are terrific!!!!!!


If you are going down I-25 towards Denver, there is a great one in Fort Collins, which will be on your way.

Rocky Mountain Westy
172 Spaulding Lane
Fo ...
  Topic: Tranny 1st and 2nd
larrytrk

Replies: 12
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:48 pm   Subject: Tranny 1st and 2nd
Be sure to ck gear shift linkage adjustment, it can make getting into 1 and 2nd very difficult if it is off a bit.
  Topic: engine bogs down runs bad then restart later runs fine?
larrytrk

Replies: 12
Views: 2124

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:44 am   Subject: engine bogs down runs bad then restart later runs fine?
Ck for crudded TPS, hit it with carb cleaner through the oil vent to the throttle body.
  Topic: Van cafe digifont diagnostic tool
larrytrk

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:27 pm   Subject: Van cafe digifont diagnostic tool
Have had one for over a year, well worth it.
Wiring to ECU is delicate but not that difficult I'd you have some soldering skills.
I recommend the accessory 25 foot cable for easier install to the fr ...
  Topic: radiator fan
larrytrk

Replies: 4
Views: 1020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:35 am   Subject: radiator fan
I also ran a new ground wire which solved the problem. I Tested by running a wire from the battery negative side to the motor ground. Sure enough the ground wire was dead. I had first tested by wiring ...
  Topic: I am having a hard time finding 1st.
larrytrk

Replies: 30
Views: 10430

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:10 am   Subject: I am having a hard time finding 1st.
Before you go replacing everything you might try to adjust the shift rod to the tranny linkage. My first was very hard to get into and I loosened the clamp and repositioned the shift rod and all has b ...
  Topic: Vanagon was running fine, ran A/c, engine died, wont start
larrytrk

Replies: 5
Views: 913

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:46 am   Subject: Vanagon was running fine, ran A/c, engine died, wont start
Frozen compressor ?
Turn off a/c and try to start again.
  Topic: Suby conditioner or Radweld Plus?
larrytrk

Replies: 6
Views: 1319

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:58 am   Subject: Suby conditioner or Radweld Plus?
Suby worked well for external leak, don't know about internal!
  Topic: Mullendore Port
larrytrk

Replies: 289
Views: 61182

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:40 am   Subject: Mullendore Port
Only problem I had was on my 87 Westy, the bearing has a metal cover (cap) on it. So peering through the hole, that's what I saw.
I sprayed silicone anyway and got some relief from squeal, however, w ...
  Topic: Speedometer wires ID
larrytrk

Replies: 2
Views: 630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:48 pm   Subject: Speedometer wires ID
EGR light to change the CAT. Comes on automatically at 60K. Push the button to reset. Probably wouldn't reset and he clipped the wires
  Topic: Opinions on this 91 Westy
larrytrk

Replies: 19
Views: 3281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:46 am   Subject: Opinions on this 91 Westy
Definitely $3 to $4K for front repair.
  Topic: Power door locks working but weird
larrytrk

Replies: 8
Views: 1364

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:43 pm   Subject: Power door locks working but weird
Contact for the red wire could be corroded inside the actuator. I had this problem and cracked open the actuator to clean all contacts.
Easier fix is wire in a wireless valet712T. Now even though the ...
  Topic: Westfalia front table where do you stow it?
larrytrk

Replies: 70
Views: 21417

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:24 pm   Subject: Westfalia front table where do you stow it?
Front table is in the Basement!
  Topic: I appear to be missing something on the cooling system
larrytrk

Replies: 14
Views: 1801

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:16 pm   Subject: I appear to be missing something on the cooling system
Yup, Happened to me in Colorado, on my way back east, after major repairs from hitting Bambi. Blew the plug in the coolant tower.
  Topic: Is your Westy porta-potty box fixed down?
larrytrk

Replies: 15
Views: 4203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:39 am   Subject: Is your Westy porta-potty box fixed down?
My porta potty is also bungee corded in the same area, I've had no problems even when I hit a deer at 65 mph!
 
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