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  Topic: amateur wiring question: dual voltmeter to ignition
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:53 am   Subject: Re: amateur wiring question: dual voltmeter to ignition
Yes I have it. I had an empty spot in a dual gauge dashmount, so this analogue-esque gauge was a primarily aesthetic indulgence -- but I've been told it's more accurate as well.
  Topic: amateur wiring question: dual voltmeter to ignition
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:11 am   Subject: amateur wiring question: dual voltmeter to ignition
Hi folks,

1984 1.9 WBX Canada edition.

I'm installing a RedArc G52-VVA dual voltage meter. I THINK that most of the wiring is pretty straightforward, but I realize that I'm not sure where the be ...
  Topic: Redarc DC-DC charger + shore power
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:51 am   Subject: Re: Redarc DC-DC charger + shore power
Thanks, Puchfinnland.

I actually have that relay, but I was under the impression that I didn't need it because I had the Noco 'smart' charger (I am running a lithium house battery).

Two question ...
  Topic: Redarc DC-DC charger + shore power
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:44 am   Subject: Redarc DC-DC charger + shore power
I've got my system set up like this:

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Am I completing a circuit between the two batteries through the Noco so that the loads intended for my au ...
  Topic: How's my idle? 1.9L WBX 1984
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:57 pm   Subject: How's my idle? 1.9L WBX 1984
Just replaced rotor/cap, plugs, cables, air filter, and alternator harness. This is the idle about 30 seconds after being started from cold.

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/581068597[/vimeo]

I don't ha ...
  Topic: Battery terminal connector/couplers
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:40 pm   Subject: Battery terminal connector/couplers
I'm installing a Redarc 12v charger (BCDC1225D), which takes the alternator charge from the starter battery post.

Suggestions on an aftermarket terminal that will allow multiple connections and fi ...
  Topic: spark plug wires, distributor caps, chaos
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:37 pm   Subject: Re: spark plug wires, distributor caps, chaos
OK, I've figured out that my dumbest mistake is that I hadn't removed the screw-on nipple tips on the new plugs. Once I did that, the cables slide on and seat just fine.

The questions about the dif ...
  Topic: GW Alt Harness -- three red wires?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:49 pm   Subject: Re: GW Alt Harness -- three red wires?
Thanks, crazy!
  Topic: spark plug wires, distributor caps, chaos
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:47 pm   Subject: spark plug wires, distributor caps, chaos
Endeavoring to replace the distributor cap, rotors, plugs, and wires for the first time on my 1984.5 1.9L WBX. Engine seemed to be firing OK, but there was no clear record of when all this was done la ...
  Topic: GW Alt Harness -- three red wires?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:12 pm   Subject: GW Alt Harness -- three red wires?
Hi folks

I've reviewed the archives and found a number of 'the GW harness doesn't exactly match the old harness' threads, but nothing that seems to describe my situation. Apologies if it's already ...
  Topic: gas auxiliary heater removal
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:22 am   Subject: Re: gas auxiliary heater removal
I'm planning to do this in the next couple of weeks. I have a 1984.5 1.9L Canadian edition with the factory BN6.

Can anyone point me to a resource or provide step-by-step instruction or pictures fr ...
  Topic: Adding an AC dual output charger with REDARC and Lithium Battery
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:12 am   Subject: Re: Adding an AC dual output charger with REDARC and Lithium Battery
Thanks for this post. It is exactly what I am looking for.

Could you clarify (and please forgive my ignorance -- trying to learn):

When you say the relay draws no power with the ignition off, ar ...
  Topic: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
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Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:17 pm   Subject: Re: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
Thanks everyone. To clarify:

- I only used POR-15 on the inside, on treated bare metal that will not receive a top-coat. I scuffed the parts that would be in contact with the fiberglass. My plan wa ...
  Topic: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:19 pm   Subject: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
TL/DR: Will fiberglass and/or filler crack if it is sealing the side/rocker seam behind the kitchen and repairing max 1" gaps along that seam left after after rust removal/treatment?

Longer ve ...
  Topic: Sliding door gap/rattle
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Sliding door gap/rattle
Hi -- reviving this thread because I have noticed the same gap on my '84. Can you report on how this resolved?
  Topic: Porta-potti chemicals
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:26 am   Subject: Re: Porta-potti chemicals
Aquakem folks: any idea why I just can't seem to find the color-coded products in Canada? Am I missing something obvious?
  Topic: Porta-potti chemicals
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:38 am   Subject: Re: Porta-potti chemicals
Does anyone use an additive for the flush water?
  Topic: Porta-potti chemicals
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Porta-potti chemicals
With all respect for everyone's austerity and gumption, I just want to know which chemicals work best in the toilet that I already have.

Thanks.
  Topic: Porta-potti chemicals
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Porta-potti chemicals
I know everyone has different ideas and needs about the in-van toilet. I have a 3-year old and we are traveling out of necessity during Covid, so there will be human feces in this toilet.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:02 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
New floor, upholstery, and custom pottomon.

H/T to my talented and generous in-laws for their assistance.
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