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  Topic: Fix that Poptop push bar!
syncroserge

Replies: 151
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Fix that Poptop push bar!
Yup..that's the basic idea..but..

If you are thinking of driving the van without the bar I would recommend:

undo the bar from the brackets but leave the brackets attached to the van, then Magive ...
  Topic: Vanagons and Mercury transit
syncroserge

Replies: 10
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons and Mercury transit
Spent a few hours over the last week prepping for this. Tracking weather first..odds looked good..what next.

Scouting location..making sure windshield is spotless..telescope in van the night before ...
  Topic: Vanagons and Mercury transit
syncroserge

Replies: 10
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons and Mercury transit
Saw the eclipse from Casper, Wy. Biggest outdoor party I had seen in a LONG time..

Pretty cool to see so many enjoying the natural world and science.
  Topic: Vanagons and Mercury transit
syncroserge

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:23 am   Subject: Vanagons and Mercury transit
Near 0 F when I got up so drove the van to the end of my street where I had a clear view..not a cloud in the sky..

Watched on my 6" Nextstar through the windshield so not the best view but to ...
  Topic: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
syncroserge

Replies: 80
Views: 2926

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:31 am   Subject: Re: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
It's hard to imagine how different things would have been had I not decided to buy that steel box so many years ago.?

x10 on that

Bought our syncro westy new in june of '91...after the one we g ...
  Topic: Seatbelt too long?
syncroserge

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Seatbelt too long?
Try this before other more costly/involved solutions..

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XL8QbooM84[/youtube]

very common in all vehicles..a good wash works like a charm..
  Topic: Banff or Jasper free camping spots?
syncroserge

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: Re: Banff or Jasper free camping spots?
My favorite area is east of the Saskatchewan River Crossing, on Hwy 11. As soon as you are out of the park
all the way to Nordegg, plenty of nice places..gorgeous views.

Jasper is a BIG park..lots ...
  Topic: Diesel Vanagon: width of " support member " under engine?
syncroserge

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Diesel Vanagon: width of " support member " under engine?
Cleaning a pile of misc. junk that happens to contain one of those bars when I saw your message...

syncronicity... Cool

40 mm it is..so about 1.5"
  Topic: All I want for Christmas is...the Vanagon Edition
syncroserge

Replies: 6
Views: 475

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:28 am   Subject: All I want for Christmas is...the Vanagon Edition
Well..not much really..I have a diesel Espar in my TDI Syncro Westy..I'm good..

BUT, there is a certain picture I LUV that I lost recently..sooo if Alika sees this I'm hoping he'll remember..

if ...
  Topic: Reimo T3 elevated bench/ bed - How high is it?
syncroserge

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:34 pm   Subject: Re: Reimo elevated bed - How high is it?
I have 2 friends with Reimo beds. They are at different height.

One van is here so I went out and measured it at 5.5" above engine lid.

The other is in the Yukon and he is waiting for back ...
  Topic: Calgary/Alberta get-together
syncroserge

Replies: 176
Views: 15991

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Calgary/Alberta get-together
Leaving soon for a day and night of relaxing..maybe stargazing if the sky cooperates..
along the Powderface road...just south of the big switchback in the road, along Canyon creek.

Anyone driving ...
  Topic: 1991 dometic refrig not working on propane
syncroserge

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:04 am   Subject: Re: 1991 dometic refrig not working on propane
Same symptoms as the last one I worked on. Try starting it with the engine running.

WBX gets old ..compression goes down..engine starts fine with weak battery..
  Topic: 1Z TDI Conversion into Syncro Clutch Upgrades?
syncroserge

Replies: 32
Views: 9207

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:42 am   Subject: Re: 1Z TDI Conversion into Syncro Clutch Upgrades?
I would consider the dual mass flywheel.

TDI engines have a nasty habit of killing Syncro transmissions and it's the aggressive nature of the TDi engine that has all of the gears knocking each othe ...
  Topic: '82 Vanagon Diesel Engine to Transmission bolt/stud?
syncroserge

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:26 am   Subject: Re: 82' Vanagon Diesel Engine to Transmission bolt/stud?
All bolts, no studs. ETKA is both inaccurate and incomplete on this. The starter bolts are in:
Electrical Systems, Starter and Single Parts, diesel eng.

M12 x 1,75 x 122mm, N 040 350 1, two of th ...
  Topic: Any tips/warnings before syncro clutch job? (vs. 2WD clutch job)
syncroserge

Replies: 26
Views: 1386

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:33 pm   Subject: Re: Any tips/warnings before syncro clutch job? (vs. 2WD clutch job)
You have the 2WD header pipe in the front. The syncro pipe has curves in it to match/accommodate the skid plate bars.

Likely a previous owner or mechanic did this out of ignorance or as a shortcut ...
  Topic: Calgary/Alberta get-together
syncroserge

Replies: 176
Views: 15991

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 7:26 am   Subject: Re: Calgary/Alberta get-together
Count us in Cool
  Topic: And so it begins! TDI Syncro conversion
syncroserge

Replies: 37
Views: 4907

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: And so it begins! TDI Syncro conversion
Fuel temp is only calculated in the ALH, there isn't an actual sensor for it.

There is a sensor for fuel temp in all 1Z, AHU and ALH pumps. It is the dumbbell/dogbone looking thing to the left.
O ...
  Topic: And so it begins! TDI Syncro conversion
syncroserge

Replies: 37
Views: 4907

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: And so it begins! TDI Syncro conversion
I don't see any reason not to plumb the return hose into the baffle, do you?

I do, it is certainly plumbed that way in diesels for heat dissipation. The fuel coming back to the tank
from the inje ...
  Topic: Alberta Westy Luv
syncroserge

Replies: 7
Views: 724

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:39 am   Subject: Alberta Westy Luv
Laughing Don't feel bad !! there are Sooooo many fifth wheel trailers bigger than my house around here Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Alberta Westy Luv
syncroserge

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:19 am   Subject: Alberta Westy Luv
My daughter is taking driver ed. and came home with this... Cool
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