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  Topic: Unfortunate Accident involving a Westafalia in WY.
speedtek

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:52 pm   Subject: Unfortunate Accident involving a Westafalia in WY.
Yeah, the irony of it all is they probably would have been fine if the forest service hadn't hustled them out of their campsite at midnight.
Hindsight.....who knows........ Crying or Very sad
  Topic: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
speedtek

Replies: 14
Views: 3189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:03 pm   Subject: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
I would check the fuel filters. Take them off and dump the gas through a coffee filter, with the gas coming out the way it normally comes in. I have a clear filter on the tank side of the pump, you ...
  Topic: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
speedtek

Replies: 14
Views: 3189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:16 pm   Subject: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
I am far from expert but I have experienced something similar, so I will try to offer some guidance.

We would need a more detailed description of your problem. Have you checked/changed your fuel ...
  Topic: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
speedtek

Replies: 14
Views: 3189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:20 am   Subject: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
I was managing to pull 25 mpg out of the old WBX

I have the same curiosity as Kam. If that is 25MPG how fast were you going? 45 MPH? I don't think it is possible to get that kind of MPG at freeway ...
  Topic: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
speedtek

Replies: 14
Views: 3189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:00 pm   Subject: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
Yes, 17x8 BBS RY's
A better shot
http://members.shaw.ca/speedtek/oldschool%20westy.jpg

And yes, I kind of have my doubts that octane can affect the syndrome, but there has to be some kind of corr ...
  Topic: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
speedtek

Replies: 14
Views: 3189

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:43 pm   Subject: Fluke or fix? Vanagon syndrome......
So we made the drive from Prince Albert, SK to Red Deer AB area this weekend for camper jam 2011. Due to a fuel shortage at my local Esso before we left, I filled up my almost empty tank with premium ...
  Topic: old gas question
speedtek

Replies: 3
Views: 644

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:04 am   Subject: Re: old gas question
Hello all,
I have an 81 Vanagon that was sitting for about 7 years. I replaced the motor, and have been able to run it out of a gas can, but my gas tank is making all my gas I put in it red and n ...
  Topic: Can I get a little help in Alberta CA?
speedtek

Replies: 13
Views: 1536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:30 pm   Subject: Can I get a little help in Alberta CA?
Best place to ask would be here (Calgary)
http://www.clubveedub.ca/forums/

Or here (Edmonton)
http://www.airriders.ca/phpBB2/index.php

Plenty of westy guys on both forums Cool
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:27 am   Subject: C and D Load Tires
I can't believe this tire BS goes on and on and on and on. The facts are already written in all the documents throughout the past tire posts from very trustworthy vendors. I really hope the moderators ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:05 pm   Subject: C and D Load Tires
Speedtek,

You've already been told that VW never used a tire rated below 1580.

If you want to use tires rated at a lower value, go ahead. Just don't walk in here and tell everyone that you're ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:19 pm   Subject: C and D Load Tires
Ragnar,

Thanks! As noted, the 16 inch tire requires an 8pr/10pr.

Can you guess what PR means? Yes, my friends, it's ply rating. 8 ply equates to D range tires. In other words, the larger ti ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:26 pm   Subject: C and D Load Tires
I'm even going to post an article that slightly contradicts my larger contact patch theory. (FUD my ass) Wink The contact patch increases, but not as much as I would have thought
http://performanc ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:53 am   Subject: C and D Load Tires
I'm even going to post an article that slightly contradicts my larger contact patch theory. (FUD my ass) Wink The contact patch increases, but not as much as I would have thought
http://performanc ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:19 am   Subject: C and D Load Tires


You are part of the FUD.

1. These are not the only known failures; they are an example. Other failures have been reported, here and elsewhere.
2. You are guessing as to circumstances in o ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:31 pm   Subject: C and D Load Tires
Dave, Believe what you want. Here is a link to one of my post and I had the mentality that passenger tires are "SAFE" not! Like other members on here I switched over to the Hankook RA08 tire ...
  Topic: C and D Load Tires
speedtek

Replies: 83
Views: 25648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:56 pm   Subject: C and D Load Tires
I run passenger tires on mine, but they are XL and they are 98 load rated. I don't really have a lot of choice in the matter given my wheel setup as they just don't make truck tires with the appropria ...
  Topic: Wasserboxer Reliability
speedtek

Replies: 66
Views: 15147

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:32 am   Subject: Wasserboxer Reliability
My westy had a rebuilt 2.1 in it when I bought it. Still No oil leaks, no oil usage, no coolant leaks, starts first crank EVERY time and purrs like a kitten on the highway. My 2007 Golf goes through m ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
speedtek

Replies: 3269
Views: 1696200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:23 am   Subject: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.


Thanks for your concern, I will keep it in mind.
I was thinking, considering the van empty is about 5200 lbs, the load rating on the tires is 1477, that gives me about 700lbs load before I exceed ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
speedtek

Replies: 3269
Views: 1696200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:31 pm   Subject: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
225/50R17's I assume?

Looks good on the van

Thanks! They are Falken 225/45
Its a stiffer, bumpier ride, but way better handling and stability.

Well, at least they're XL's, but a 94 load rati ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
speedtek

Replies: 3269
Views: 1696200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:05 pm   Subject: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
225/50R17's I assume?

Looks good on the van
 
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