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  Topic: Air cooled "Vanagon Syndrome"
snowsyncro

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:09 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Capacitor fix
You've got a case of series vs parallel wiring.

Not 100% sure about resistors but if you wire two 6 volt batteries in a parallel system like you wired your resistors, you still only have 6 volts a ...
  Topic: Air cooled "Vanagon Syndrome"
snowsyncro

Replies: 9
Views: 320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:26 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Capacitor fix
Yes, two 10 microfarad capacitors wired in parallel as you have shown will be the same as a single 20 microfarad capacitor.

RonC
  Topic: 1991 Multivan TDI build
snowsyncro

Replies: 643
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:28 am   Subject: Re: 1991 Multivan TDI build
Thanks for doing Vanagon science. Very relevant. Sorry if I missed this. What type of solar controller are you using? Brand?

It is a Noma 100W panel with Noma 30A charge controller. Came as a pac ...
  Topic: 1991 Multivan TDI build
snowsyncro

Replies: 643
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Re: 1991 Multivan TDI build
EDIT: Before you put any stock in what follow, know that I do not have a clue how these things work. But I still think the results are interesting, so I will leave them up.

NOTE: The photos here ma ...
  Topic: Which 1.8T?
snowsyncro

Replies: 4
Views: 255

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:49 am   Subject: Re: Which 1.8T?
The AEB is most popular for Vanagon conversions and is the engine around which the premium conversion kits sold by Stephan's Auto Haus is designed.


The AEB is longitudinal, 150 HP. SAH uses the l ...
  Topic: Snowshoes
snowsyncro

Replies: 14
Views: 380

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:17 am   Subject: Re: Snowshoes
Somebody with photo shop capability--paste a set onto a Syncro in the snow so we can all drool. Better yet, paste the Syncro on top of their Jeep.

There is already a beautiful 3D model of a Syncro ...
  Topic: High Pitched Whine That Increases With Engine Speed
snowsyncro

Replies: 30
Views: 1020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:02 am   Subject: Re: High Pitched Whine That Increases With Engine Speed


Unfortunately there seems to be a bit of a consensus that it's a transmission problem. I'll be pretty gutted, if that's the case.


Maybe, but don't discount Waldi's comment, and your own gut ...
  Topic: Suby AWD conversion on a 2WD?
snowsyncro

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:53 am   Subject: Re: Suby AWD conversion on a 2WD?
I wouldn't normally chime in to a Japanese car thread, but Flint converted a Syncro over to an Audi Quattro drivetrain using a reversed running 1.8t engine. He's also in New York, btw. Quattro is th ...
  Topic: Snow Damage ........ and well........Eagles ....
snowsyncro

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Snow Damage ........ and well........Eagles ....
We are hoping this next nor'easter will be mostly rain here.

We have bald eagles too. Saw one yesterday, first of the spring here for me.

RonC
  Topic: Engine sat for decades - what oil in spark plug holes?
snowsyncro

Replies: 49
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:57 am   Subject: Re: Engine sat for decades - what oil in spark plug holes?
Hey Doug, struggles at 17 are pretty normal. I know we had them, my son and I (and daughters too). But it sounds to me like you handled it well, there is no one right answer for everyone. Today my son ...
  Topic: Heaviest part of a Vanagon?
snowsyncro

Replies: 23
Views: 1125

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:29 am   Subject: Re: Heaviest part of vanagon?

Best bet is to keep the thread lighthearted and upbeat. Dicks are your friend in this case (not just saying this cuz I have a brother named Dick....). Since you're not trying to create a useful an ...
  Topic: Left lights on. Battery died... and so did aux battery?
snowsyncro

Replies: 35
Views: 819

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:29 am   Subject: Re: Left lights on. Battery died... and so did aux battery?
FWIW You can use regular jumper cables when needed to connect the two batteries for starting if your starting battery goes dead again.

👍🏻 Exactly. Used it myself for that very thing ...
  Topic: Heaviest part of a Vanagon?
snowsyncro

Replies: 23
Views: 1125

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:01 am   Subject: Re: Heaviest part of vanagon?
I can say that my brother is not...

I see what you did there Dave.

You are correct in assuming the lower part of the front is the heaviest.

RonC
  Topic: Pulled on belt and now it won't start
snowsyncro

Replies: 30
Views: 990

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:12 am   Subject: Re: Pulled on belt and now it won't start
OK I think I figured out the belt thing.

He is 'pulling' i.e. tugging, on the V-belt to rotate the crank, hence the rotor position is changing.

Nickel...it is common automotive jargon, that 'pul ...
  Topic: Pulled on belt and now it won't start
snowsyncro

Replies: 30
Views: 990

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 am   Subject: Re: Pulled on belt and now it won't start
Hi. Some questions and comments...

When you say 1-3 second pause, does that mean engine is cranking but won’t start? Or not cranking.

If this is the original waterboxer engine, then there is no ...
  Topic: Winter Solstice
snowsyncro

Replies: 12
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:56 am   Subject: Re: Winter Solstice
I did a quite a bit of work in Houston about 15 years ago. I love that place -- this makes me want to go back.

RonC
  Topic: Winter Solstice
snowsyncro

Replies: 12
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:37 pm   Subject: Re: Winter Solstice
I looked and indeed I can see the back of Lucy just peeking in on the right. Should be good right Mods?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1724721.jpg

RonC
  Topic: Winter Solstice
snowsyncro

Replies: 12
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:43 pm   Subject: Winter Solstice
Happy Winter Solstice Everyone!!!

This is the best day of my year. I would post a photo of the great fire going on here but no vanagon content. There could have been but I wasn’t thinking when I wa ...
  Topic: Syncro hightop from Oregon in Colombia: Anyone know them?
snowsyncro

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:40 am   Subject: Re: Syncro hightop from Oregon in Columbia : anybody knows them?
That sounds like the Hasty’s. Google South by Syncro.

RonC

EDIT: these guys
[youtube]https://youtu.be/8d-JJOJwyws[/youtube]
  Topic: Pep-talk please...
snowsyncro

Replies: 65
Views: 2565

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:29 am   Subject: Re: Pep-talk please...
Stick with it, Meyrickj, that van is too beautiful to give up on it now. I think you have just had an unfortunate run of bad luck. I do echo what others have been saying though. Start doing the work y ...
 
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