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  Topic: Early Spindle Brake Options
mightyart

Replies: 4
Views: 234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: Early Spindle Brake Options
I see, I thought you were running stock.
The weak point is the rears. the self- adjusters don't work very well.
if you haven't adjusted those you may be doing most of the stopping using the fron ...
  Topic: Early Spindle Brake Options
mightyart

Replies: 4
Views: 234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: Early Spindle Brake Options
here's another loaded question. what's wrong with the brakes it came with?
  Topic: Oil temp sender affected by exhaust?
mightyart

Replies: 1
Views: 101

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 am   Subject: Re: Oil temp sender affected by exhaust?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/165016.jpg
That's where you mount the sender.
250 is about normal, remote oil cooler is the only way to lower the temps but it's more trouble then it's worth, ...
  Topic: It's time to Van-again
mightyart

Replies: 10
Views: 689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:58 am   Subject: Re: It's time to Van-again
Thanks everybody.
  Topic: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
mightyart

Replies: 130
Views: 6304

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
Just camp where they have electric hookup when it's hot, at least you can still camp. Another thing is where you park. In texas in the middle of the day the AC couldn't keep up with the sun beating ...
  Topic: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
mightyart

Replies: 130
Views: 6304

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:37 am   Subject: Re: Air conditioning....WHILE PARKED
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  Topic: Help/repairs/shop Toledo,Ohio
mightyart

Replies: 5
Views: 273

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:40 am   Subject: Re: Help/repairs/shop Toledo,Ohio
You are not going to find much in Toledo, I think I had the only Vanagon in the area when I was there in 2012. everything rusts out there.
The walmart there couldn't even put on new tires, they thou ...
  Topic: Where to order air-cooled exhaust system?
mightyart

Replies: 15
Views: 1761

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Where to order air-cooled exhaust system?
DO NOT get rid of the heat exchangers, they are not just for heat in a Vanagon.
They are helping cool the engine.
this is the cheap exhaust. The gaskets that come with it are junk, the round one is ...
  Topic: It's time to Van-again
mightyart

Replies: 10
Views: 689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 am   Subject: It's time to Van-again
My how the Vanagon forum has grown.
Once upon a time, Vanagons were the hated VW bus, with their fancy water cooling.
Eurovans and Vanagons were lumped into one forum, and it was a ghost town.
I ev ...
  Topic: 81 air cooled won't restart
mightyart

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: 81 air cooled won't restart
It's your temp sender two. or cylinder head temp sender.
http://cdn.busdepot.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/2/0280130012.jpg
they loose resistance ov ...
  Topic: Intermittent Engine Knocking
mightyart

Replies: 23
Views: 1496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: intermittent Engine Knocking
You get play in the camshaft from wear, so it could very well be,
crankshaft end thrust excessive
If it is then it's tear down time, or drive it till it dies.
Check the basics first.
  Topic: Intermittent Engine Knocking
mightyart

Replies: 23
Views: 1496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: intermittent Engine Knocking
crankshaft end thrust excessive

...Go on.

How many miles on your engine?
  Topic: Thinking About Buying a 1983 Vanagon
mightyart

Replies: 42
Views: 2283

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking About Buying a 1983 Vanagon
Well the OP only has 10 posts and his last is the one that said "no power steering", so probably not.

He'd have a bunch more posts if he did buy it. Laughing
  Topic: Reverse Camera Install - No more tree dents.
mightyart

Replies: 19
Views: 4851

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Reverse Camera Install - No more tree dents.
I mounted my camera on the inside on the back shelve, I didn't want to drill a hole in the fiberglass, and I didn't want it to be noticeable. Works fine, no glare from the rear glass.
http://lh3.ggp ...
  Topic: A/C in a 1981 Vanagon
mightyart

Replies: 6
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: A/C in a 1981 Vanagon
I'll bite, I bought my air cooled Westy in Texas and it came with an air conditioner that had ceased to function a long time ago, the engine had been replaced 1000 miles ago, they butched the seal and ...
  Topic: What? You do not need a Westfalia? Sacrilege?
mightyart

Replies: 63
Views: 4842

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: What? You do not need a Westfalia? Sacrilege?
Of course you don't "need" a Westy, most weenies couldn't handle a Westy, but they all want one. Wink


Camping should contain a little adventure, and driving a 30+ year old vehical, (t ...
  Topic: In Search of Air Filter Housing
mightyart

Replies: 8
Views: 528

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:53 am   Subject: Re: In Search of Air Filter Housing
Is there anything else obvious in the photos that you can see? I am having some trouble with the engine cutting out while idling after it warms up. Not a big deal on the highway but a pain while drivi ...
  Topic: In Search of Air Filter Housing
mightyart

Replies: 8
Views: 528

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:12 am   Subject: Re: In Search of Air Filter Housing
boy these aircooled bus motors sure look like the L jets in the later 914 cars.
You are correct sir. Very Happy
The engines are very similar, in fact if you're good at working on one, you could work on t ...
  Topic: In Search of Air Filter Housing
mightyart

Replies: 8
Views: 528

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:54 am   Subject: Re: In Search of Air Filter Housing
You can run it like that, the only part your missing is just a plastic elbow that directs cleaner air coming in from the air intake (a-pillar) into the filter.

Your air filter might get a littler d ...
  Topic: A decent modern sound system - Weekender
mightyart

Replies: 29
Views: 3168

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:40 pm   Subject: Re: A decent modern sound system - Weekender
That's a cool setup, nice work!

I put two cameras in, one in the front and one in the back.
The back one can work as a backup camera, but they are really for seeing out when the curtains are all u ...
 
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