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  Topic: PASSED CA Smog - Just Not the First Time
silversync

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:57 am   Subject: Re: PASSED CA Smog - Just Not the First Time
I would investigate why it burped coolant from the overflow tank. That should only happen if the overflow tank was completely full, which, unless something is wrong shouldn't happen. You might have a ...
  Topic: PASSED CA Smog - Just Not the First Time
silversync

Replies: 5
Views: 270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: PASSED CA Smog - Just Not the First Time
Thought I'd add to this thread my recent smog failure and then passing.

First test, I did nothing to prepare. It has been running well and figured I'd give it a try. Failed only one thing: High ...
  Topic: All things uniWerks Design
silversync

Replies: 64
Views: 5401

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:29 am   Subject: Re: All things uniWerks Design
Hi Chris, you have some great stuff. I looked through the grille badges and still haven't found what I've been seeking for a long time. A peace sign replacement for the hatch badge. It would be f ...
  Topic: Show me the stickers!
silversync

Replies: 564
Views: 163803

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:02 am   Subject: Re: Show me the stickers!
My nephew sent a Xmas present from Germany. I guess the guys there put this sticker on their car if they have driven the Nurburgring. I'm not planning to try it with a Vanagon.

https://www.thesa ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
silversync

Replies: 10959
Views: 1909891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:51 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Well, this isn't something I did to the Van, but I was wondering what this guy planned to do to the Van.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1979182.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/p ...
  Topic: My Vanagon is a target
silversync

Replies: 117
Views: 4513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: My Vanagon is a target
Ok, so let me try this: Pickups aren't trucks anymore, they are SUVs with an open back. Shocked
  Topic: My Vanagon is a target
silversync

Replies: 117
Views: 4513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:23 am   Subject: Re: My Vanagon is a target
Thanks everyone for the great comments and support. Wish I could have kept up them these last couple of days. A few that made sense or gave perspective:

new cars insulate people even more from ...
  Topic: My Vanagon is a target
silversync

Replies: 117
Views: 4513

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:06 pm   Subject: My Vanagon is a target
It seems like my Vanagon attracts idiots on the road. Oh I don't know why, probably just the VW bus syndrome: "they're slow and you can abuse them". I've been driving it to work all of ...
  Topic: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
silversync

Replies: 80
Views: 3280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Re: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
Bought an '89 Bluestar new and it was our family car for 10 years.
Now an '89 Syncro for 14 years.

Really cool to see so many very long-time owners.
  Topic: What should I do?
silversync

Replies: 18
Views: 640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Re: What should I do?
Mine once had similar symptoms, low compression. Turned out to be a burnt exhaust valve. Do you know if the engine perhaps went through some overheating? Perhaps do a leakdown test and that might re ...
  Topic: Best place for subwoofer in Vanagon??
silversync

Replies: 134
Views: 59208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Re: Best place for subwoofer in Vanagon??
Here is subwoofer that is now installed. It is a "flat" underseat version, but take a look where this one fits, on the bulkhead under the driver's side jump seat. I did of course measure ...
  Topic: Extending my wireless signal without 110 or an inverter.
silversync

Replies: 23
Views: 912

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Extending my wireless signal without 110 or an inverter.
Ah yes, check out the infamous Pringle can WiFi extender, has been around for over 15 years.

How To Make a Wi-Fi Antenna Out Of a Pringles Can
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-wifi-ant ...
  Topic: Rear Hatch Power Lock Problem
silversync

Replies: 4
Views: 904

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Rear Hatch Power Lock Problem
I just went through this a week ago. Please see this post: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=328399 at the end.

I had to remove the latch mechanism from the outside, with the hatc ...
  Topic: Vanagon reliability
silversync

Replies: 128
Views: 8041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon reliability
Vanagons may have some reliability issues, but I think that they are durable.
  Topic: Reinstall Westy heater under bench or no?
silversync

Replies: 56
Views: 2304

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:33 am   Subject: Re: reinstall Westy heater under bench or no?
Reinstalling the rear heater was my first "modification". It's a must-have to keep the Van warm in the winter.
  Topic: Rear hatch locked, unable to open- Solved / with pics
silversync

Replies: 14
Views: 4026

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: Rear hatch locked, unable to open- Solved / with pics

I got it open (the button would open the hatch again) by lightly pounding around the lock with the soft side of my closed fist. That actually worked.

I had been struggling with this same problem ...
  Topic: I'm stunned. Just added up my van resto costs (included).
silversync

Replies: 32
Views: 1620

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:14 am   Subject: Re: I'm stunned. Just added up my van resto costs (included).
'89 tin top Syncro for over 13 years:
-bought: $4,300
-expenses: $15,435.43 (at least, and not counting registration / insurance)
-Result: love it, what a great deal!
  Topic: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops in the middle of driving (intermittent)
silversync

Replies: 6
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops while driving (intermittent)
Yeah, I am probably a little slow, but I got the temporary ignition switch installed. 20 minute test drive, and no stall! -- I think it would have happened within that timeframe. So I'm really optim ...
  Topic: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops in the middle of driving (intermittent)
silversync

Replies: 6
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:23 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops in the middle of driving (intermittent)
A bad ignition switch or too much weight from a wad of keys turns the switch off. Dave
Thanks to both of you for the idea. There are only 3 other keys on the ring, and I can tell the ignition switc ...
  Topic: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops in the middle of driving (intermittent)
silversync

Replies: 6
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:15 pm   Subject: 2.1 WBX suddenly stops in the middle of driving (intermittent)
This problem is very unusual. The engine just suddenly stops running without any warning, or noise, or any other symptom. The lights come on (alternator solid, and oil pressure flashing). Then I c ...
 
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