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  Topic: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:26 am   Subject: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
One Idea was to use the jump seat mounts and create a pivot that allows to rotate the Kitchen cabinet outward. When we grow from 4.5 to 5 we may have to upgrade to a sprinter...
  Topic: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:50 pm   Subject: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
....I made a removable kitchen for a weekender.


That looks like a nice Kitchen! I like the modular concepts since I use my camper also as an every day Family shuttle.

here is a link from Reimo ...
  Topic: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:31 pm   Subject: Ideas for Camping with a Westfalia Weekender
Here some pictures I took from our camping setup that houses our family of 5. (Well 4.5 considering the youngest being 1 year)
The tent we used is a Kelty Carport and the net to hold stuff in the ba ...
  Topic: Timing chain broke on 2001 Eurovan – what are the options?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:32 pm   Subject: Removing automatic transmission on VR6 Eurovan
How hard is it to remove the automatic transmission without all the gadgets shown in the Bentley manual?

Has anybody ever tried to do this job without a lift?
  Topic: Timing chain broke on 2001 Eurovan – what are the options?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:24 pm   Subject: Vr6 mechanic in Atlanta Area
Any recommendation on someone in Atlanta that is experienced with VR6 engines?
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:59 am   Subject: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
The first camping trip and almost 1000 miles on my E-TDI went well. Fully loaded with people, water and food some long hills were taken with 65 MPH where before I had to down shift at 55PMPH. The fuel ...
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:50 am   Subject: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
The TDI Vanagon is back on the road and here more questions:

1. Does anyone know by own experience if the absence of the Mass Airflow Sensor would get the motor in a Limb mode? I drove the Van the ...
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:01 pm   Subject: Vanagon AHU conversion: Throttle Sensor
Here is a chart I made to compare the signal for 3 different Throttle sensors.
Has anyone ever tried to use a VW gasoline throttle sensor for an AHU?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/84087 ...
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:54 pm   Subject: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
Finally I was able o test my wiring experiment on an extra AHU engine I have. I was able to get this setup running in my shed using a bell housing and starter. The motor runs well and response to the ...
  Topic: Timing chain broke on 2001 Eurovan – what are the options?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:05 am   Subject: Eurovan Diesel conversion
You have to deal with smog testing in GA.? If yes, then stock straight replacement....

Yes, we have an emission test in Georgia. Can a conversion to diesel be made legal?
  Topic: Timing chain broke on 2001 Eurovan – what are the options?
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:37 am   Subject: Timing chain broke on 2001 Eurovan – what are the options?
At 80,000 miles the timing chain broke. The engine is obviously beyond repair? The van is to clean and to nice to be junked.

Background and intentions:
I ‘m technically inclined enough to have don ...
  Topic: Diesel Transmission Question
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:46 pm   Subject: Diesel Transmission Question
I’m in the process to rebuild a 1980 Air-cooled “DK” transmission for my TDI Vanagon.

Here are some questions I hope to get help with.

1. Is the air cooled DK input shaft the same compared to a ...
  Topic: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:28 am   Subject: Oil drain and Turbo routing AHU conversion
I found this picture of an AAZ motor. The AAZ uses the turbo above manifold originally. Can the oild drain and turbo air setup be used with an AHU turbo? I have the AAZ intake and exhaust manifold. I ...
  Topic: 1.9 TDI Swap. Way More Complex Than OBD1 Motronic Swap?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:33 pm   Subject: 1.9 TDI Swap. Way More Complex Than OBD1 Motronic Swap?
I worked on isolating the noise in multiple steps and each seemed to improve it more. First, I replaced the K&N cone air filter with a Donaldson air filter housing. Some improvement. I then better ...
  Topic: 1.9 TDI Swap. Way More Complex Than OBD1 Motronic Swap?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:25 am   Subject: 1.9 TDI Swap. Way More Complex Than OBD1 Motronic Swap?
The modern diesels are extremely quiet. I don't even know it is back there. Here is a link to some incar video. You can barely hear the engine.



Mark,

The movie isimpressive regarding how l ...
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:27 pm   Subject: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
Any recommendations on a tuner that could delete the EGR, MAF, IAT, function from the ECU?

It is my understanding that information from the MAF and IAT is used to trigger EGR activation.
  Topic: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:38 pm   Subject: Simplified TDI electronics for AHU conversion ?
After driving my AHU conversion with a 1.6 turbo pump setup for some month now I was lucky to find and inexpensive AHU wiring harness and AHU ECU. I dissected and stripped down the wiring harness. Thi ...
  Topic: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:54 am   Subject: Re: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions

Can I buy adapters and fabricated down pipes from you?
The flex joint would help to reduce stresses and will change the dynamics (NVH) of the exhaust system. Exhaust flex joints happens to be what ...
  Topic: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:03 am   Subject: Re: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
After a couple months driving without Turbo I want to tackle my last AHU conversion challenge - turbo positioning.
Based on the forums recommendation I decided to turn the original AHU turbo upwards ...
  Topic: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:59 am   Subject: TDI conversion AHU Turbo adapter sketch/ dimensions
After a couple months driving without Turbo I want to tackle my last AHU conversion challenge - turbo positioning.
Based on the forums recommendation I decided to turn the original AHU turbo upwards ...
 
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