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  Topic: Karl has passed away at age 60.
tikibus

Replies: 86
Views: 15302

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:13 pm   Subject: Karl has passed away at age 60.
Ramble on Karl. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
  Topic: 2$ for safety
tikibus

Replies: 25
Views: 3141

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:57 pm   Subject: 2$ for safety
After doing a crap load of work to save Tiki, I have never reattached the hoses, etc. to hold water, wash dishes, have a glass of water. I think it is kinda lonely sitting there in there in its space ...
  Topic: truck bed coating in engine bay?
tikibus

Replies: 23
Views: 5660

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:32 pm   Subject: truck bed coating in engine bay?
To all,
I did buy into the hype of POR-15 and its magical powers. Plus, Chassis Saver and the cheaper price. Did hours of work in prep time and application.

THE RESULTS:
None of them did th ...
  Topic: running hot
tikibus

Replies: 77
Views: 8705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:08 pm   Subject: running hot
Hey Dave,
Let's take a look see in the next couple of days. No offense to the the Bus Depot, but Van Cafe has a thermostat that opens at a lesser temp. I'm more familiar with the 1.9L, but to thr ...
  Topic: Replacement for foam under front carpet?
tikibus

Replies: 7
Views: 1271

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:42 pm   Subject: Replacement for foam under front carpet?
Great Question. Really, cause at some point everyone here is going to have the same issue, that is the seam sealer used is gonna fail.
The exterior and interior welds relate to what weak points fail ...
  Topic: should i buy a 1984 vanagon gl?
tikibus

Replies: 8
Views: 2244

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: should i buy a 1984 vanagon gl?
This is the time of year when "Spring"cleaning/ get that "XXXX" outta here happens.
Before you do anything, get over there and see if you can turn the engine by hand. Don't mess ...
  Topic: AAtransaxle install
tikibus

Replies: 47
Views: 9511

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:58 pm   Subject: AAtransaxle install
I'm glad to say that I met him face to face. Not at the best of times, but to shake one's hand and have a brew around a campfire... Priceless.

Ben is right. And here is how you do it right. Kee ...
  Topic: Looking @ '84 Vanagon/Westy! Need Input!
tikibus

Replies: 22
Views: 2946

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:23 pm   Subject: Looking @ '84 Vanagon/Westy! Need Input!
The 84 is a very dependable rig. Go and get it. Will she have problems? yes. Years of PO's monkeying about, you bet. But it is what it is, you here asking at the Samba means you want to do good to ...
  Topic: I am so annoyed! 85 Westy for $1000
tikibus

Replies: 21
Views: 2650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:11 pm   Subject: I am so annoyed! 85 Westy for $1000
Go and get it! Cause it will be snatched up right quick by the fellows of Limbobus.
  Topic: Rear Side Slider windows - again
tikibus

Replies: 22
Views: 8272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:01 pm   Subject: Rear Side Slider windows - again
Did they make this for the 84? I'd buy a set in a heart beat.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
tikibus

Replies: 11551
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:59 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
Popped on new sneakers for the Westy and replaced the rear shocks. Rock steady.

BTW, there is a site in the UK that has the replacement nub for the lower control arm (rear). Is any one making them ...
  Topic: what parts are needed to rebuild the auto trans?
tikibus

Replies: 4
Views: 770

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:56 pm   Subject: what parts are needed to rebuild the auto trans?
The best thing for the Auto Tranny is the yearly drop of the pan that holds the screen to filter the fluid. replace the gasket every time, 'cause is is paper. Look for rusting around the pan. Will ...
  Topic: AAtransaxle install
tikibus

Replies: 47
Views: 9511

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:31 pm   Subject: AAtransaxle install
Daryll at AA transaxle is one good guy. Met him at Boston Bob's wake. Your getting the goods.

Clean engine, very nice. Install in half the time. Are you going with Dino or Synthetic? My .02's ...
  Topic: Damn Mice
tikibus

Replies: 23
Views: 2955

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:21 pm   Subject: Damn Mice
Holy F-bombs. Your sure it wasn't a badger living in there?
Shocked

Instead of the tape, a very small flat head to put into the connector and pull those fixes out . Any good FLAPS or hardware ...
  Topic: 1984 1.9l smells strong at idle
tikibus

Replies: 5
Views: 1002

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:32 pm   Subject: 1984 1.9l smells strong at idle
Three things:

1) The Vanagon/VW smell has built up and caused your nostrils to go, "yum", I need to go driving/camping, alot.

2) Seals on the head contracted and weeped a bit of coolan ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
tikibus

Replies: 11551
Views: 2053090

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:20 pm   Subject: What did YOU do to your van today?
I should say that this happened last week, Thursday.

A friend is going to crush a 91, but not until a hoard of VW nuts came over and ripped the VW apart. Nothing is left, not a crumb. I think a bo ...
  Topic: Just got my new vanagon, needs work, I have some questions
tikibus

Replies: 34
Views: 3631

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:13 pm   Subject: Just got my new vanagon, needs work, I have some questions
Bentley is published here in the USA in MA.
Ask me how I know....
  Topic: Just got my new vanagon, needs work, I have some questions
tikibus

Replies: 34
Views: 3631

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:09 pm   Subject: Just got my new vanagon, needs work, I have some questions
Sweet ride! Damn, I wish I was 20+ years old again...
You've got a grade A stabbin' Wagon. Shocked

Bentley, Hanes, very good to have both. Cross reference.
There are mountains of info here ...
  Topic: Torque Specs for Factory Alloys
tikibus

Replies: 3
Views: 533

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:50 pm   Subject: Torque Specs for Factory Alloys
Thanks guys,
Since I'm borrowing them, just wanted to be uber careful.

It's been a long time since I've been here in Samba Land. I hope all are doing well.

Thanks Loogy and Wildthings, been a ...
  Topic: Torque Specs for Factory Alloys
tikibus

Replies: 3
Views: 533

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:51 pm   Subject: Torque Specs for Factory Alloys
Hey Gang,
Just trying to find the right torque specs for the alloys vs. steel rims. Bentley states 130 ft. lbs. for torque. Is it the same torque for the alloys?

My friend is letting me borro ...
 
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