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  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:33 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Awesome thanks for the link to that guy, I'll check it out.

I haven't physically installed my V6 bearing yet but cut the end off so it's ready for install.

I ended up using the old smushed up b ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
Views: 8164

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:05 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build


Ok, that's good to know, thx for this !

My load of seals and goodies just arrived from various sources to start reassembly of this motor and start all the wiring and fun.
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:31 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
hey Rev: Just to backtrack as I go through your pics.

You mentioned you had an Auto AEB. I see you added an extension onto the crank end to mimic the nosecone portion of a manual transmission. Did ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
Views: 8164

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
OK good to know.

I already have the Weddle clutch cross shaft when I did my current conversion and all that.

I have that new Sachs stock Clutch disc. Maybe I'll combine that with my KEP St2 ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
Views: 8164

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:19 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
Rev, I read you used the KEP Clutch / P Plate.

Did you choose the std type pressure plate and clutch scenario or something more beefed up ?

I asked because I recently purchased a used FAS kit th ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
Views: 8164

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build


Thats awesome, thanks for taking the time to upload those. I was able to find the diagrams elsewhere on the internet and got my wiring done. Those photos will hopefully prove to be very useful for ...
  Topic: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
metropoj

Replies: 131
Views: 8164

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:53 am   Subject: Re: My air-cooled to 1.8t build
I believe I read a request here looking for pinouts. I purchased the Passat manual from Bentley ( although I read there were a couple errors in the pinouts labelling ! ).

I took photos of the AEB ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
I couldnt open door wide enough to the left to open the ice box.
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:30 am   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
Seemingly late to the party, I got a deal on a TF49 I couldn't pass up and did the deed.

Instead of cutting up my clean 86 cabinet I decided to experiment with an old 82 style cabinet I had lying a ...
  Topic: Sitting for 16 years in WNC ~ What will it take?
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:50 am   Subject: Re: Sitting for 16 years in WNC ~ What will it take?
OK so here's a tip while rebuilding and disinfecting your heater box
buy and place some 1/4" hardware cloth between the heater box and the front opening when you reseat it.. nothing short of jai ...
  Topic: Truck Fridge Cooling Fan Runs Constantly
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:11 am   Subject: Re: Truck Fridge Cooling Fan Runs Constantly
The back of the controller board has a spot for a 12V LED connection.

It will flash certain codes to tell you where a fault may lie.

Look up Truckfridge fault codes and it will explain somewh ...
  Topic: Rostra / GW Cruise control DIP Switch settings?
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:40 am   Subject: Re: Rostra / GW Cruise control DIP Switch settings?
Thanks for sharing !

I also had to fool around with the PPM setting to get better response as I also had the +- 5mph diff that drove me nuts, readjusted the cable a pile of times before i realiz ...
  Topic: Aux battery for beginners
metropoj

Replies: 27
Views: 1495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:51 am   Subject: Re: Aux battery for beginners
The control wire to the 120-902 should NOT be from 'ignition on'.
It should be from a source that is 'off' during starting but on when key on or engine running. This is easy to do. The fuse could be ...
  Topic: MaxxAir Fan install in a Westfalia pop top
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:12 am   Subject: Re: MaxxAir Fan install in a Westfalia pop top
Sad I got the same clearance problem too.

I LOVE the idea of doing this but I haven't played around enough to try and get to the point of installing the fan somehow, yet retain the factory height o ...
  Topic: Aux battery for beginners
metropoj

Replies: 27
Views: 1495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Re: Aux battery for beginners
Beginner here raising his hand too !

I also spent a lot of time perusing through SO many threads

I hope this isn't seen as a hijack ( not intended ) but thought maybe my questions may help the ...
  Topic: Tires: Don't let Costco waste your time
metropoj

Replies: 39
Views: 1191

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:33 am   Subject: Re: Tires: Don't let Costco waste your time
I took my CLK rims into them, said I wanted the light Truck tires installed on my 1999 Mercedes CLK 320, they said "OK" and I picked them up a few hours later.

I knew going in they would ...
  Topic: Dometic 182B fridge cold plate R&R
metropoj

Replies: 23
Views: 3481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:18 am   Subject: Re: Dometic 182B fridge cold plate R&R
Good Day. I dragged home an 82 Parts Westy in Nov with an 84-86 Interior. I took the fridge out ( an RM182A ) and it fired up so nicely on propane, etc. and super clean everywhere.

Where the coolin ...
  Topic: 1.8t swap questions
metropoj

Replies: 38
Views: 1266

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 am   Subject: Re: 1.8t swap questions
I am hoping my attempt at Xooo0oooX excellent 50 degree AEB documentation (clocking turbo and modding the oil return line) will work as straight forward is it seems.

I would hesitate to jump down t ...
  Topic: Public Service Announcement: Photograph Your Van!
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:08 am   Subject: Re: Public Service Announcement: Photograph Your Van!
I also had a reappraisal done after 3 years as I too added a bunch of stuff that wasn't documented.
  Topic: Help with Correct Fuel Tank
metropoj

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Help with Correct Fuel Tank
I just picked up the same tank.

At one point, it was down to 191 CAD so I went with it.

It is a tank provided by JP Group to cip1. I hope it's going to work out ok !

I also ordered a new ...
 
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