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  Topic: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
revolution337

Replies: 273
Views: 15247

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:13 am   Subject: Re: Alaskan 85 Weekender, 1.8T (AWM), 5 speed conversion
I keep a spare as well, but I have not needed it. I get a "mooing" sound and different valves and airbox has reduced it, but it still happens. I'm thinking of an aluminum one, but I'm not ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
revolution337

Replies: 11167
Views: 1962297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:45 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Started work on installing a low coolant alarm for my van. Being previously air-cooled, now with a 1.8t, I had no way of identifying if the van ever became low on coolant. I only had a temp gauge to m ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
revolution337

Replies: 2435
Views: 104112

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:13 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
How does one remove the rear ash tray in the panel just behind the slider door?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2163758.jpg
  Topic: How to charge a battery jumper pack while driving?
revolution337

Replies: 14
Views: 298

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:14 pm   Subject: Re: How to charge a battery jumper pack while driving?
I canít imagine the internal battery in that jump pack is very big at all. Maybe 10-20ah max? I doubt you would be able to run your fridge on that for very long.
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
revolution337

Replies: 540
Views: 23520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
I ordered the one that Will Prowse recommended as a good substitute for the flagship Victron Smart shunt. Here's the Amazon link for us Canadian Amazon shoppers:

Google this:

AiLi Battery Monit ...
  Topic: westy lighting ideas
revolution337

Replies: 26
Views: 864

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:58 am   Subject: Re: westy lighting ideas
I added some simple cabinet LED puck lights above my rear bench seat. Cheap, and super efficient. After becoming frustrated with any sort of light that was either rechargeable or battery operated, I i ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
revolution337

Replies: 540
Views: 23520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:20 am   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
I thought that there was no reason why a smart or dumb charger could not be connected to the starter battery to charge both the starter battery and the house battery. I connected it to the starter ba ...
  Topic: Emission testing in Pennsylvania
revolution337

Replies: 12
Views: 225

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:27 am   Subject: Re: Emission testing in Pennsylvania
My PO licensed the unit as an antique, Antique plates require a safety check but no emission testing, my 86 was licensed as an antique in NJ for the use was extremely limited and it exempted emission ...
  Topic: AUX Battery Diagram - AM I WORTHY?
revolution337

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:16 am   Subject: Re: AUX Battery Diagram - AM I WORTHY?
From the looks of your diagram, neither the house battery, nor the shore charger are connected to chassis ground. If that is the case, none of your consumers will work when powered off your house batt ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
revolution337

Replies: 11167
Views: 1962297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:35 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
After having dealt with less than quality relays from Amazon (i.e. cheap Chinese units) and having them all fail in one way or another, I was finally able to source what I believe to be a superior uni ...
  Topic: Which fuse # feeds the Fridge relay circuit?
revolution337

Replies: 20
Views: 431

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: Which fuse # feeds the Fridge relay circuit?
Not the blue alternator wire, I am referring to the larger solid red wire that has the constant 12v battery power to it.
  Topic: Which fuse # feeds the Fridge relay circuit?
revolution337

Replies: 20
Views: 431

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: Which fuse # feeds the Fridge relay circuit?
Bumping this thread. I have an 82 westy full camper. Does anyone know where the 12v 30 power for the feed to the fridge relay comes from? Does it go up the the front fuse panel? Or straight to the bat ...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
revolution337

Replies: 2476
Views: 400329

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2455119

$60k for a 2WD weekender?

I'll pass.
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
revolution337

Replies: 6223
Views: 990136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2455063

Typical kitchen rust, and needs some brake work, but the interior seems to be in really good shape. Price seems very fair, if not on t ...
  Topic: Van Cafe Rear Table Swivel Lock Kit
revolution337

Replies: 36
Views: 1105

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:02 am   Subject: Re: Van Cafe Rear Table Swivel Lock Kit
Looks like VL is offering one soon as well.

https://www.vanagonlife.com/vanagonshop/westy-table-leg
  Topic: What is the plastic tank below drivers seat in the wheel well?
revolution337

Replies: 8
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Re: What is the plastic tank below drivers seat in the wheel well?
They are the expansion tanks for the fuel tank venting system.
  Topic: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
revolution337

Replies: 1073
Views: 99883

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:06 pm   Subject: Re: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
My only complaint is that the controllers don't have a means of turning themselves off when not being used, which is a really stupid oversight. I just wired an on/off switch in the 12v pos line into ...
  Topic: Adding an AC dual output charger with REDARC and Lithium Battery
revolution337

Replies: 2
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: Adding an AC dual output charger with REDARC and Lithium Battery
Excellent information, thanks for the post.

Question, what is the advantage of setting it up this way with a relay and a dual bank charger? VS Using a single bank charger and connecting it directly ...
  Topic: DC - DC charger for dual batteries with solar
revolution337

Replies: 17
Views: 1089

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: DC - DC charger for dual batteries with solar
Sure: https://www.amazon.com/Victron-Orion-TR-Isolated-Charger-Supply/dp/B0851TPKV7/ref=asc_df_B0851TPKV7/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459760966529&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=501 ...
  Topic: DC - DC charger for dual batteries with solar
revolution337

Replies: 17
Views: 1089

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:15 am   Subject: Re: DC - DC charger for dual batteries with solar
Can't help you with that option, but the previously mentioned Victron has come to market and their unit is simple, straightforward, and of the quality you'd expect. Using it in my 280AH lithium setup. ...
 
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