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  Topic: Body and paint near Bellingham, WA
schoonerman

Replies: 15
Views: 2788

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:21 pm   Subject: Body and paint near Bellingham, WA
My friend had a great paint job done on his Vanagon by Maaco in Bellingham 3 years ago and it still looks good
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
schoonerman

Replies: 770
Views: 83963

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:10 pm   Subject: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
Just got back from a 4 week trip in my 1987 Westy with a 2.2 performance engine.
Vancouver BC, Washington, Idaho, all the Canyons of Utah, into Arizona for a day, back up to Wyoming, around Yellowsto ...
  Topic: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
schoonerman

Replies: 9
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 5:26 pm   Subject: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
Thanks for the replies,

I took the van for a drive to get the temp up, about half an hour.

When I got back I let her idle and took the following measurements with temp gun.......

Drivers side ...
  Topic: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
schoonerman

Replies: 9
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
Thanks Wildthings,

I have a new re-built engine with stainless exhaust system and noticed a heck of a lot of heat from those pipes under the head, so stands to reason when in slow traffic heat will ...
  Topic: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
schoonerman

Replies: 9
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:06 pm   Subject: engine compartment air blower for water cooled 2.1
Thinking of adding a air blower to blow air over the exhaust pipe area under the drivers side cylinder head, as I have noticed the cylinder head is always hotter than the passenger side.
I would mou ...
  Topic: update failed aircare
schoonerman

Replies: 6
Views: 624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:44 pm   Subject: update failed aircare
When you are ready to get re-tested, bring it to the Richmond one. Go in Lane ONE. Bring a kid and some cookies. They were *really* kind and generous with me there. The very nice man that couldn't tes ...
  Topic: update failed aircare
schoonerman

Replies: 6
Views: 624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:38 am   Subject: update failed aircare
Mike,
Just a suggestion. If you keep your aircare failure all together in one thread, it will be easier for your fellow sambists to follow and provide advice. From what I can see, you have at least ...
  Topic: update failed aircare
schoonerman

Replies: 6
Views: 624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:30 pm   Subject: update failed aircare
After checking everything suggested and checking again, I couldn't find any problems, except for the afm screw being 13 turns out.
I decided to take it into a shop with air care testing equipment.
...
  Topic: AFM allen screw way out
schoonerman

Replies: 12
Views: 976

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:48 pm   Subject: AFM allen screw way out
Emissions can be tricky. OP, do you have a print out of the fail sheet? If so, post it up with a picture so we can see. Chances are you many have to address other components beyond messing with the ...
  Topic: Anyone else use GoWesty radiator baffles?
schoonerman

Replies: 31
Views: 5805

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:21 pm   Subject: Anyone else use GoWesty radiator baffles?
I just installed a set, the bottom fitted well, but had trouble with the side's,
I fitted the edges with the old clips, but the angled foot I had to ty-wrap to secure, as I didn't have the screws an ...
  Topic: AFM allen screw way out
schoonerman

Replies: 12
Views: 976

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:02 pm   Subject: AFM allen screw way out
Decided to screw it in to the stated 1 1/2 turns out from the bottom, no noticeable change in engine, took her for a drive and still runs good
Hope I haven't changed the emissions.
  Topic: AFM allen screw way out
schoonerman

Replies: 12
Views: 976

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:31 am   Subject: AFM allen screw way out
When checking the AFM I found that the allen adjusting screw to be 13 turns out.
Could this be the reason that it failed aircare on idle?

I also found the plugs to be white on the electrodes

Th ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:20 pm   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle? update
Before I take her in to the shop I started checking.......

Removed the afm and the spark plugs, the plugs were all in good shape, sort of white color on the electrodes

Removed the injector elect ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:54 pm   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle?
Thanks Howesight,
I have just checked the vacuum lines and sprayed WD40 as per Tencents suggestion while running the engine, all is good.
I have all new coil, distributor cap and rotor, plugs and le ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:38 am   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle?
No, they didn't, but they do WBX rebuilds and service loads of Vanagons
Who would you recommend Jake?
Mike
  Topic: oil light on long uphills
schoonerman

Replies: 12
Views: 2583

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:11 am   Subject: oil light on long uphills
It all sounds too familiar. In my former 2.1 it definitely was viscosity and heat related . . . .

Going up long upgrades, the buzzer would come on while speed and rpms were still withing normal c ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:49 pm   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle?
A good shop with a sniffer should be able to dial in the CO to read ~0.10 - that would help your HC as well. Retarding the timing slightly might also help. Again, you'll need a tailpipe sniffer to di ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:24 pm   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle?
1987 Vanagon rebuilt performance engine to 2.2

all new stainless cat and stainless exhaust system

oil and filter changed

copy of Aircare attached

thanks for replies



https://www.thes ...
  Topic: failed Aircare, bad idle?
schoonerman

Replies: 13
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:30 am   Subject: failed Aircare, bad idle?
Just went through airfare with my new rebuild engine, passed everything but idle... high HC.
Engine seems to run good, idles around 900
Any idea's Guy's
Thanks
  Topic: rear brake adjuster
schoonerman

Replies: 2
Views: 445

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:01 pm   Subject: rear brake adjuster
Thanks Crazy O'l Chap, just what I wanted, didn't know about the springs though
Great info, thanks.
Mike
 
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