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  Topic: Embarrassing intermittent horn honking
tim_ha

Replies: 9
Views: 333

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Embarrassing intermittent horn honking
I can relate to how funny the intermittent horn with a mind of its own can be...

My horn decided to start honking when my wife and I were driving away from a remote border crossing in Patagonia. At ...
  Topic: Heater Showdown - Propex, Chinese diesel heater, Espar, Buddy
tim_ha

Replies: 108
Views: 6812

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Heater Showdown - Propex, Chinese diesel heater, Espar, Buddy
Two additional items for the Pros/Cons list that I am most interested in are functionality at altitude (>10,000 ft) and exhaust odor. I haven't been able to find much about the exhaust odor put off ...
  Topic: Filling propane tank
tim_ha

Replies: 53
Views: 1560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: Re: Filling propane tank
Lots of useful info contributed to this thread so far. I thought that I would chime in...

To answer the OPs question regarding filling from a standard 5 gallon BBQ tank, yes it can be done. It is a ...
  Topic: SOLVED: 1998 Subaru needed for Syncro Solstice 2019!
tim_ha

Replies: 2
Views: 210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 am   Subject: Re: 1998 Subaru needed for Syncro Solstice 2019!
I'm not coming to SS this year, but I do have a spare '98 Subaru 2.2 ECU that I could send out with someone. Anyone from or going through Boulder that hasn't left yet?
  Topic: Custom folding bed based on Bus Depot hinges
tim_ha

Replies: 6
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:40 pm   Subject: Re: Custom folding bed based on busdepot hinges
The reason the seat hinges are 90 is because of comfort in the seating geometry. Flat seats can never be comfortable. The seating plane must tilt backwards. When building boats, we always figure o ...
  Topic: Custom folding bed based on Bus Depot hinges
tim_ha

Replies: 6
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:25 pm   Subject: Custom folding bed based on Bus Depot hinges
I have been meaning to post something about this for a while but just haven't gotten to it. Recent interest in using busdepot hinges to raise the level of a stock bed that already folds out motivated ...
  Topic: transforming '81 "bed" to a proper z-bed by swapping hardware?
tim_ha

Replies: 14
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: Re: transforming '81 "bed" to a proper z-bed by swapping hardware?

And please pardon the thread intrusion and possible pipe dream, but does anybody think it would be possible to adapt the Bus Depot hinges (not the Z bed ones) to a Carat/Weekender seat that already ...
  Topic: Aftermarket horn for your Vanny?
tim_ha

Replies: 36
Views: 8551

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket horn for your Vanny?
I got an aftermarket horn & it started causing my fuse to blow immediately when I switched the car on. It turns out that for some odd reason VW is switching the ground instead of the positive lead ...
  Topic: Installing Yandina setup, need advice
tim_ha

Replies: 25
Views: 1300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:54 am   Subject: Re: Installing Yandina setup need advice someone BTDT
Hi, looking at the Yandina, it comes with 10 gauge wire to connect to the batteries. This doesn't seem like a big wire... Lots of custom install on the Samba with the Blue Seas ACR are done with 4 ga ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
tim_ha

Replies: 327
Views: 29876

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Hey Joe,

That rust in front of the right rear wheel well looks just like what I have going on. I'm interested in hearing about how the bodywork goes. Are you having the seams cleaned and re-sealed? ...
  Topic: Subaru timing belt jumped a tooth causing misfire
tim_ha

Replies: 12
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru timing belt jumped a tooth causing misfire
PM Sent re: traveling in Colombia
  Topic: Subaru timing belt jumped a tooth causing misfire
tim_ha

Replies: 12
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Subaru timing belt jumped a tooth causing misfire
Might be worth replacing the tensioner if you haven't done that.

I would say you got off lightly. My 1998 EJ22 jumped many teeth causing some bent valves. Not to mention I my wife and I were in a t ...
  Topic: Spare Tire carrier drops, bolt doesnt stay in good
tim_ha

Replies: 23
Views: 900

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Spare Tire carrier drops, bolt doesnt stay in good
Not sure what you mean by "wouldn't tighten all the way". Does that mean that it gets hard to turn, or that the nut welded on the back side is stripped out?

The PO of my van had stripped ...
  Topic: Syncro front differential alignment and vibration
tim_ha

Replies: 9
Views: 544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:02 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front differential alignment and vibration
This sounds similar to what I went through. I laser aligned several times, tried the VanCafe alignment method several times, and even had my 3 year old slip joint shaft balanced at a driveline shop wh ...
  Topic: Suby Conversion guys Question
tim_ha

Replies: 36
Views: 8324

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 am   Subject: Re: Suby Conversion guys Question
Do you get any error codes when it stalls? I had an intermittent stall issue when coming to a stop that would throw the IAC malfunction code. I cleaned the IAC several times with no effect. Finally I ...
  Topic: Vans and Rainbows Whatcha ya got?
tim_ha

Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: Vans and Rainbows Whatcha ya got?
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  Topic: Coolant level sensor woes and the traffic hell-hole we call Lima
tim_ha

Replies: 41
Views: 1764

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Coolant level sensor woes and the traffic hell-hole we call Lima
blackglasspirate, I'm enjoying following your journey and reliving my trip south. I guess that my wife and I got lucky and didn't have the pleasure of experiencing the nightmarish Lima traffic.

I a ...
  Topic: MPPT V.S. PWM Solar Charge Controllers - Ultimate thread
tim_ha

Replies: 12
Views: 785

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: MPPT V.S. PWM Solar Charge Controllers - Ultimate thread
My general thought is that the added cost of MPPT controllers on small systems could be better spent elsewhere.

Although the Australian Direct video does a good job of explaining the differences be ...
  Topic: BF Goodrich 215/70r16 KO2's in Stock
tim_ha

Replies: 63
Views: 18447

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:32 am   Subject: Re: BF Goodrich 215/70r16 KO2's in Stock

I haven't been able to figure out the difference between this tire and the one of the same size and same specs listed for $204 per tire, but this seems like a pretty good deal.

I emailed tire rac ...
  Topic: BF Goodrich 215/70r16 KO2's in Stock
tim_ha

Replies: 63
Views: 18447

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:45 am   Subject: Re: BF Goodrich 215/70r16 KO2's in Stock
FYI, Tirerack has a clearance/special on the BFG ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2 - 215/70R16 right now... $163 per tire while supplies last.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tir ...
 
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