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  Topic: GoWesty rear discs -- experiences?
oceanair

Replies: 107
Views: 7512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:45 am   Subject: Re: GoWesty rear discs -- experiences?
Uh, hello people -- we are in the middle of a pandemic. I know your rear brake kits are expensive, but supply is more limited, shipping is more expensive and so is having employees coming into work.
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  Topic: Damaged fuse box - 1991 Van
oceanair

Replies: 23
Views: 528

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Damaged fuse box - 1991 Van
Related and food for thought...

My Ghia has the right headlight - low beam go out. I thought it was the bulb, so I pulled it and put in a new bulb. Nothing. So I pulled the connector and it had 12. ...
  Topic: Dumbo edition... What did you do to your ghia this week?
oceanair

Replies: 40
Views: 1782

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Dumbo edition... What did you do to your ghia this week?
Couldn't figure out why my right headlight was out. Pulled it, checked the voltage at the connector and it was there. Plugged in the bulb, nothing. Head scratcher. Followed the lead to the fuse box an ...
  Topic: Turn Signal Flasher Unit difference 211953227A & 211953227B
oceanair

Replies: 9
Views: 161

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:51 am   Subject: Re: Turn Signal Flasher Unit difference 211953227A & 211953227B
This might be helpful:
http://www.type2.com/library/electris/vw-9prong.html
  Topic: Turn Signal Flasher Unit difference 211953227A & 211953227B
oceanair

Replies: 9
Views: 161

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:09 am   Subject: Re: TURN SIGNAL FLASHER UNIT difference 211953227A & 211953227B
When my unit was acting up, I opened it and cleaned the 'moving parts' and she's been happy ever since!
  Topic: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
oceanair

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
Looks about right? It looks low, but is tucked right in. Also... doesn't get in the way of the shifter or my feet, so I guess it's alright.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2012635.jpg
  Topic: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
oceanair

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
Thanks -- it's in. I did use two screws. It didn't go into the wheel well, thankfully. I was worries it would get weather.

But -- it does sit lower than I expected because it has to be under the le ...
  Topic: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
oceanair

Replies: 8
Views: 248

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:19 am   Subject: How did you mount the bamboo shelf
Well -- with time on my hands, it's time to get this project underway. Any tips?

I concerned that the brackets provided on the shelf itself will perforate the wheel well and make for corrosion. Can ...
  Topic: Timing a rebuilt 2.1 using digijet
oceanair

Replies: 75
Views: 1576

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: Timing a rebuilt 2.1 using digijet
Without the 02 sensor, it will run too rich as you have found.
  Topic: Real World CV Grease Experience?
oceanair

Replies: 24
Views: 968

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Real World CV Grease Experience?
Just be sure its a Moly grease and not wheel bearing grease. These joints need moly.
  Topic: New starter, now no start/no crank
oceanair

Replies: 11
Views: 231

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: New starter, now no start/no crank
All great advice -- also check here:
https://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=33
  Topic: Distributor Cleaning & Lubing
oceanair

Replies: 13
Views: 1441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:32 am   Subject: Re: Distributor Cleaning & Lubing
The manual for Beetles, with a similar vacuum advance says 1 drop of clean motor oil on the wick. Personally, if it has been a long time, as it seems it has, I would drop 1 or two under the wick and 1 ...
  Topic: GoWesty rear discs -- experiences?
oceanair

Replies: 107
Views: 7512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:58 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty rear discs -- experiences?
Without the issues of drums being adjusted correctly, do you notice a stoppoing distance improvement?
  Topic: Automatic Center Console
oceanair

Replies: 16
Views: 507

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Automatic Center Console
My van is brown and I replaced with the black and it looks great -- no worries at all.
  Topic: New gas tank or clean and seal my old one?
oceanair

Replies: 30
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 am   Subject: Re: New gas tank or clean and seal my old one?
The best way to ensure a long lasting tank is to keep it full. Moisture in the air and the air in the tank will rust. A full tank cannot. Do this for sure of you're storing the car.
  Topic: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
oceanair

Replies: 11
Views: 465

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
Thanks everyone -- I didn't get them done yet, but these tips will all be useful this week when I do and I'll report back with anything that is worth adding.

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  Topic: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
oceanair

Replies: 11
Views: 465

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
Thanks for the help... I'll be gentle!

Any other tips are appreciated -- how do the electric connections come off? Pry off the metal 'band?'
  Topic: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
oceanair

Replies: 11
Views: 465

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:11 pm   Subject: Replacing WBX injectors -- Tips?
Hey -- I've got new injectors from fellow Samba Marco and I'll be installing them this weekend.

Any tips -- something I should know?

For my 1.9.

Thanks -
  Topic: Why worry about engine conversions, better transmissions, etc.?
oceanair

Replies: 44
Views: 2376

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Why worry about engine conversions, better transmissions, etc.?
The reality is that sooner rather than later we travel 300 miles or so and stop, pay $10 for a 30 min quick charge and then go another 300 miles. I am Canadian, but the US will sooner than later have ...
  Topic: Original speaker size and replacement
oceanair

Replies: 3
Views: 210

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Original speaker size and replacement
Thanks --
 
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