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  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
lucianosanchez

Replies: 650
Views: 246888

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
I see that people install Propex heaters underneath the TF49 fridge all the time but I have never seen anyone install the cheap Chinese Diesel heaters under there. Is it possible?
  Topic: Early versus later spindles
lucianosanchez

Replies: 11
Views: 661

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: Early versus later spindles
Do you need bigger or just better? I did the Mercedes rotor/BMW caliper conversion 30k ago on my early spindles and love it! The rotor is the same size diameter but it is thicker and vented. The ca ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:53 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Speedometer adapter for TDI engines that uses a Golf 4 dashboard

That's sweet @Italjohn! Do you have a picture of it mounted in a Vanagon?
  Topic: Early versus later spindles
lucianosanchez

Replies: 11
Views: 661

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:51 am   Subject: Re: Early versus later spindles
I have an 83.5; water cooled. Is there a post somewhere that shows exactly what to tell the machinist to do if I have an "early" style spindle? Is it really just a matter of machining the ba ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
As part of my Doka TDI conversion I'm using a Saab 900 intercooler tucked in by the drivers side D pillar. I picked up a generic 7" 12v fan from amazon to improve air flow. However, rather than u ...
  Topic: Aux Battery & Accessory Setups: Pictures & Diagrams
lucianosanchez

Replies: 61
Views: 24216

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:36 pm   Subject: Re: Aux Battery & Accessory Setups: Pictures & Diagrams

I'm making a new headliner for the front of my van (and looking at puck lights) and looking to update some of the back lighting with puck lights like these. Several questions:


I recently added ...
  Topic: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
lucianosanchez

Replies: 148
Views: 20417

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru 2.5 conversion in CALIFORNIA...?
What happened to this? Any progress?
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Thanks - I see that one - I don't really know anything about 3D printing.
Has anyone tried these - they look a bit rough?

Ie how do you improve resolution?

Can these be done with Aluminum? or ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:50 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Anyone re-make the climate control levers?

I've seen some nice anodized aluminum ones for Bay windows - but nothing for the vanagon.

I still have what I think are original - but one is pretty mu ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
well ... if 'that guy' DOES create the van ... I sure hope i get a discount on one ... since the one in the first pict is mine!!! HAHAHA

I hope you are okay with that. It was one of the first I saw ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
lucianosanchez

Replies: 360
Views: 60435

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Hey guys. I thought it would be cool if we could get a 3D printed model of our vans.

This guy is awesome at 3D designs. He creates very elaborate and detailed prints that come together like puzzle ...
  Topic: Cigarette lighter removal?
lucianosanchez

Replies: 12
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:18 am   Subject: Re: Cigarette lighter removal?
Ahh, yea mine was from an 83. Makes sense.
  Topic: Cigarette lighter removal?
lucianosanchez

Replies: 12
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Cigarette lighter removal?
I just did this last week.

I found it easier if you remove the glove box. Take the two straps off the glove box and slide it to the left, comes out easily.

Once that is off the cig lighter sho ...
  Topic: Problems after installing new cylinder head
lucianosanchez

Replies: 17
Views: 562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:31 am   Subject: Re: Problems after installing new cylinder head

Any ideas as to how I can get the intake bolted down so that it doesn't leak and so i don't strip the threads as the PO did?

do you put the gasket between the intake manifold and the head?

Yea ...
  Topic: Problems after installing new cylinder head
lucianosanchez

Replies: 17
Views: 562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:45 am   Subject: Re: Problems after installing new cylinder head
An update.

First of all, thank you guys for your help, it is always nice to know that I can turn to this site for help.

I followed everyone suggestions; checked wires, preloaded to 0 lash, and ...
  Topic: Problems after installing new cylinder head
lucianosanchez

Replies: 17
Views: 562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Problems after installing new cylinder head
At risk of stating the obvious, make sure you are adjusting the preload at TDC compression stroke.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=239926

Yes I am pretty sure that I have thi ...
  Topic: Two Different Types of Push Rods
lucianosanchez

Replies: 4
Views: 221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 am   Subject: Re: Two Different Types of Push Rods
Is one those a two-piece affair? If so, could have been a switch from two piece to one piece at some point in time.

These don't appear to be two-pieced rods. Thanks for the comment.
  Topic: Two Different Types of Push Rods
lucianosanchez

Replies: 4
Views: 221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:07 am   Subject: Re: Two Different Types of Push Rods
As long as they are the same length they will work. Also the end “ball” radii look to be about the same to me (but hard to tell from the pic), so they should fit okay in the lifter and rocker arm sock ...
  Topic: Two Different Types of Push Rods
lucianosanchez

Replies: 4
Views: 221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:04 pm   Subject: Two Different Types of Push Rods
I searched for an answer and was not able to find a definitive one so sorry if this has been asked before.

I am in the process of installing a refurbished head that I pulled from a 1.9 WBX engine ...
  Topic: Problems after installing new cylinder head
lucianosanchez

Replies: 17
Views: 562

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: Problems after installing new cylinder head
you don't need to pull the heads but you SHOULD pull the rocker arm. keep track of what pushrod goes where but roll each one on a sheet of glass to see if they are bent. likely not.

then you need ...
 
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