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  Topic: cruise control troubleshooting?

Replies: 9
Views: 1521

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:49 am   Subject: cruise control troubleshooting?
You might check the rubber O ring on the brake cutoff switch. It might be losing vacuum since they do wear out after a couple of decades. Surprised Pull that unit and take the plunger apart and replace th ...
  Topic: how much trouble will i get into?

Replies: 24
Views: 3821

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:46 am   Subject: how much trouble will i get into?
EXITSTRATEGY......judging from your last post I think you and Weinerwagen will get along like a house on fire!

Cryptic......... I love it!
  Topic: Windshield trim restoration options

Replies: 9
Views: 1393

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:26 pm   Subject: Windshield trim restoration options
I pulled all my chrome and bought replacement OEM. After I realized what a freakin pain in the ass it was to replace I took it to an auto glass place and they only charged me like $40 (as memory serv ...
  Topic: G11 or G12?

Replies: 7
Views: 1811

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:10 pm   Subject: G11 or G12?
Ladies & Gentlemen let's have a big round of applause for our special guest Professor Reed! (CHEERS AND MORE CHEERS!)

Thanks Dan
  Topic: G11 or G12?

Replies: 7
Views: 1811

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:07 pm   Subject: G11 or G12?
A little over a year ago I had a gowesty 2.4 installed with new coolant lines, radiator and heater cores. I filled the system with G12. Every couple of months I'm finding and fixing a leak somewhere ...
  Topic: Syncro Westy....... how many remain?

Replies: 12
Views: 1412

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:42 pm   Subject: Syncro Westy....... how many remain?
I got a question for you syncro owners, do the syncros have enough cajones to actually get up any real 4wd roads or is it more for snow and mud. I mean with a stock 2.1 I just can't imagine a syncro ...
  Topic: Head light upgrade?????

Replies: 22
Views: 3614

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:24 am   Subject: Head light upgrade?????
I got mine from Terry Kay who sells this relay kit for $19.99. Then you just have to buy the bulbs at your local auto parts place. Makes a HUGE difference!!
  Topic: Replacing Winston's Cigarette Lighter: The Horror

Replies: 71
Views: 38358

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:39 am   Subject: Replacing Winston's Cigarette Lighter: The Horror
You have to drop your glove box, reach up behind the lighter and pull the snap on bulb and housing off of the lighter (see pic). Just feel for this thing and try to pull it off. It snaps off and sna ...
  Topic: 1985 Westy / locating sub-woofer??

Replies: 10
Views: 1950

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:12 pm   Subject: 1985 Westy / locating sub-woofer??
I have this crazy idea for building a multi function custom cabinet to go between the two front seats (drink holder, pop up tv screen etc). I was thinking about installing a sub in the bottom of this ...
  Topic: Buying a Syncro in Utah and driving it back to Alaska

Replies: 29
Views: 4235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:27 pm   Subject: Buying a Syncro in Utah and driving it back to Alaska
Hey Sean,
You know that about half of the vanagon owners are gonna be living vicariously through you on this road trip so be sure and keep a good journal so you can post some good trip reports, hope ...
  Topic: Christmas in a Westy

Replies: 10
Views: 1965

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:28 pm   Subject: Christmas in a Westy
Does your wife have any single sisters? Laughing
  Topic: Be careful of Bus Depot

Replies: 25
Views: 4488

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:24 pm   Subject: Be careful of Bus Depot
hmmmm......... How the heck does Amazon.com do it when I use my credit card to ship gifts to friends and family? What if you're broke down in nowheresville and need a part overnighted to you? Ther ...
  Topic: performance waterboxer motors

Replies: 45
Views: 18872

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:36 pm   Subject: performance waterboxer motors
I bought a 2.4 go westy motor a year ago. Since I was paying a mechanic to do the removal and install it was cheaper for me to go the go westy route than the suby conversion (computer, wiring harness ...
  Topic: Aftermarket Cruise Control

Replies: 2
Views: 995

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:55 pm   Subject: Aftermarket Cruise Control
Bump... I've got a vacuum leak somewhere in my cruise control and want to find something aftermarket. Has anyone installed an aftermarket cruise control on their vanagon?
  Topic: Little or no heat up front

Replies: 12
Views: 258

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:05 pm   Subject: Little or no heat up front
could be a clogged heater core. The air diffuser just forward of your shifter can be pulled off by pulling it straight towards the rear of the van. Not up or down but straight back. Once that's off ...
  Topic: Fiamma f45i install on 85 Westy ?s

Replies: 1
Views: 1672

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:15 am   Subject: Fiamma f45i install on 85 Westy ?s
You're making it a lot more comlicated than it really is. Slow down and read the instructions. Don't try to slide the brackets, put them on and slide the bolt through. Two people are definitely nee ...
  Topic: Signs of a bad starter?

Replies: 4
Views: 2700

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:33 pm   Subject: Signs of a bad starter?
Thanks Randy! That's a good link. Once again I posted before doing a really thorough forum search and found similar information but not as concise as that link.....very helpful!
  Topic: Signs of a bad starter?

Replies: 4
Views: 2700

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:34 am   Subject: Signs of a bad starter?
Lately when I go to start my van there is a delay before the starter engages. Then after running for a while it won't start back up for a few hours. The battery is fine and I hear the fuel pump runn ...
  Topic: squeeling front blower motor??

Replies: 20
Views: 3144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:31 am   Subject: squeeling front blower motor??
Yep she's near death. As for the hot air I don't think you can eliminate it completely. I reinsulated everything when I replaced my blower and I still get unwanted air. I made some velcro blockers ...
  Topic: Leaking expansion tank

Replies: 7
Views: 1099

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:02 pm   Subject: Leaking expansion tank
The expansion tank is polycarbonate. I "might" try to glue it if it didn't go through extreme climate changes several times a day and I know a lot about plastics and appropriate adhesives. Polycarbo ...
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