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  Topic: GPS locator to find a stolen Vanagon
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:39 am   Subject: Re: GPS locator to find a stolen Vanagon
I bought one of those No-Brand Chinese ones off Amazon. Cost me all of £16,99.

https://i.imgur.com/3kUPPup.png

Pop in a PAYG SIM card, send it an SMS and it replies with a Google Maps link with ...
  Topic: Where in the World are the Vanagonauts? Unlimited Pin Map!
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Views: 12610

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:52 am   Subject: Re: Where in the World are the Vanagonauts? Unlimited Pin Map!
You've broken it!....

https://i.imgur.com/QQEg1a7.png
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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Replies: 16
Views: 459

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:28 am   Subject: Re: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
I know that why not just get some bolts started in the flanges then take a torch and heat the pipe red hot then tighten the bolts that should relieve any tension you only need that small of a gap to ...
  Topic: Have you considered renting out your Westy?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Have you considered renting out your westy ?
...You shift with two fingers and give it the suggestion of the gear you want to go into and then wait for it to happen...

...Hold your tongue just so to get 5th gear...sometimes the electric power ...
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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Replies: 16
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:42 am   Subject: Re: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
That looks like some kind of insulation to me. It's completely porous and appears to be wrapped relatively loosely round the pipe, so wouldn't be airtight enough to be part of the exhaust pipe itself. ...
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
mine has that same piece where it connects back to the turbo, but i thought i thought it was an insulating cover? maybe it is flexible. ill look...

I'm thinking that, if that piece is a flexi, its ...
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 pm   Subject: Re: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
..My imported doka (AAZ w/ JX components) does indeed have a rather hefty piece of flexible pipe in the 10B location..

Oddly. I've looked at the offerings by https://i.imgur.com/60TGN9p.png

Bric ...
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:14 am   Subject: Re: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
I don’t understand the whole setup...

My bad. I forget the JX engine isn't so common on the other side of the pond. Here's a pic from before I removed the old exhaust:

https://i.imgur.com/UEmql1 ...
  Topic: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
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Replies: 16
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:10 am   Subject: New Exhaust – Making Ends Meet
Time to replace my silencer box, which had cracked at the joint with the downpipe. So, on eBay, I found a guy in Poland selling the complete kit https://i.imgur.com/7h4BnXh.jpg

Anyway, onto this w ...
  Topic: 4-spd cannot downshift into 3rd at speed / warmup helps?!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:19 am   Subject: Re: 4-spd cannot downshift into 3rd at speed / warmup helps?!
...Sloppy shifting is probably external to the Transaxle. There are several shifter components that wear out...

Plus one on the sloppy shifting [hopefully!] not being related to the Gearbox.

Af ...
  Topic: Sealing exterior seams
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:14 am   Subject: Re: Sealing exterior seams
I dunno if it's available your side of the pond. But for the benefit of UK viewers, I swear by this stuff for anything that needs sealed / glued / waterproofed, etc. on the van.

Sticks like the pro ...
  Topic: 1,6TD JX Turbo Brace – Photos and Dimensions Anyone?
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Replies: 3
Views: 100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: 1,6TD JX Turbo Brace – Photos and Dimensions Anyone?
Well, as discussed in the thread I linked to in my original post; I've been plagued with manifold nuts working loose and the consensus of opinion seems to be that it's vibration caused by the turbo [w ...
  Topic: 1,6TD JX Turbo Brace – Photos and Dimensions Anyone?
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Replies: 3
Views: 100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:59 am   Subject: 1,6TD JX Turbo Brace – Photos and Dimensions Anyone?
As per my https://i.imgur.com/hQ1mT1s.png


None of the usual suspects I buy parts from even recognise the part no: 068145841A never mind have it in stock. Nor can I find anyone scrapping one on eB ...
  Topic: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
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Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
I don't find the specified hardware to be particularly expensive, considering it works...

Well, you must be a richer man than me if you don't balk at the thought of paying https://i.imgur.com/c54Ca ...
  Topic: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
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Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
...the manifold is expanding side to side more. and that slight side to side motion unscrews the nut like a ratchet..

In that case, t'would seem to me that fitting 2 [or even better 3] normal wash ...
  Topic: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
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Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:54 am   Subject: Re: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
From my searchings, it seems the brace isn't available –at least from any of the 'usual suspects' I get parts from. So I'll likely knock one up myself.

To anyone who has the brace fitted; is there ...
  Topic: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
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Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
Strange? I posted a reply before but it seems to have vanished. Maybe I previewed but forgot to send.

Yes. I've not got the brace but I do have the bracketty fixing bit where it attaches to the tur ...
  Topic: First Long Journey Safely Completed
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Replies: 21
Views: 544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Re: First Long Journey Safely Completed
...Seems to me that gives you a valid defense. If I was recorded on the M25 at Stevenage at 3PM it seems unlikely I was also doing a ton on the A303 at the same time. Can you not request all the image ...
  Topic: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
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Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:46 am   Subject: Re: Self-Removing Manifold Nuts
I looked at your older similar thread and you said this at the end...

Wow! You must have a good memory. I'd completely forgotten about that discussion.

Thinking about it now, I seem to remembe ...
  Topic: First Long Journey Safely Completed
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:36 am   Subject: Re: First Long Journey Safely Completed
..More pix, if you have them, for this poor snow-bound Yank ...

This was just a visit home to see me oul' Mammy. So not much of a tourist jaunt. Also, being a cheapskate, I always go for the ferry ...
 
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