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  Topic: '83 low on power... when warm...
wbx

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:34 am   Subject: '83 low on power... when warm...
A couple good (and free) places to check when the engine is warm are the O2 sensor and the Temp2 sensor. The O2 sensor should be fluctuating rapidly around 0.5V when things are working correctly, and ...
  Topic: Can I start/drive the van without alternator to move it?
wbx

Replies: 16
Views: 2170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:15 pm   Subject: Can I start/drive the van without alternator to move it?
I'd be more concerned about what would be turning your water pump...
  Topic: instrument panel
wbx

Replies: 3
Views: 1000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:10 pm   Subject: instrument panel
Not 100%. It can be made to work, but the 2 stage oil warning system is from '86 on up and won't work with the '85 tach. What you have is a great item for the '85 and under guys as that is the most ...
  Topic: Is my brand new oxygen senor bad or my catalytic converter?
wbx

Replies: 5
Views: 874

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:03 am   Subject: Is my brand new oxygen senor bad or my catalytic converter?
No, the O2 sensor does not need the cat to function. The cat simply further cleans up the emissions that the oxy sensor helped get pretty OK.

You can indeed remove the cat, but you can get ones fo ...
  Topic: EG33 Vanagon Adventure
wbx

Replies: 534
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:03 pm   Subject: EG33 Vanagon Adventure
I pondered whether to wait on this while I obtained a flange style hex bolt to adapt. Couldn't find any though in the rather unusual size of M18x1.5.

http://www.amazon.com/O2-Sensor-Plug-Zinc-Pl ...
  Topic: Engine conversion part 7705994.
wbx

Replies: 19
Views: 3120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:15 pm   Subject: Engine conversion part 7705994.
That Rouge shot is some nasty van porn and me likey...
  Topic: Chrome Window Molding Source
wbx

Replies: 12
Views: 5580

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:36 pm   Subject: Chrome Window Molding Source
That is indeed a good point. One of the impressive things about the styling of the vanagon (well, to me, anyway), is how well it fits different eras and uses. The early vans did a good job keeping a b ...
  Topic: Chrome Window Molding Source
wbx

Replies: 12
Views: 5580

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:43 pm   Subject: Chrome Window Molding Source
Not that this a meaningful reply, but i dig the chrome trim. It is groovy in an early 80s kind of way. The vans are old, and I kind of like to celebrate it. I just wish it did t cost so much more to d ...
  Topic: Chrome Window Molding Source
wbx

Replies: 12
Views: 5580

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:49 am   Subject: Chrome Window Molding Source
How hard is it to replace the trim??

I replaced mine like 6 or so years ago and remember it being a real pain in the ass. Not technically difficult, just muscularly difficult. My hands and forear ...
  Topic: Tuning the AFM with the O2 sensor?
wbx

Replies: 5
Views: 1022

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:19 pm   Subject: Tuning the AFM with the O2 sensor?
My (recent) experience is that the AFM can be wildly out of whack as long as the engine is going closed loop (reading the O2 sensor). I'm not saying it will run perfect, as the base fuel map will be ...
  Topic: 1984 Vanagon GL starts, then stalls out and floods
wbx

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:21 pm   Subject: 1984 Vanagon GL starts, then stalls out and floods
Personally, I would look at the air flow meter and the injectors. Tencent has a good post about checking the functionality of the AFM (a wiper track inside can become worn). Alternately, you might hav ...
  Topic: TPS testing & adjusting questions
wbx

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:00 pm   Subject: TPS testing & adjusting questions
The TPS is just a simple switch. It is either "on" or "off". Set your multimeter to check for continuity, and check the leads connected to the switch (on the bottom of the throttl ...
  Topic: no spark i need help!!
wbx

Replies: 15
Views: 1590

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:21 pm   Subject: no spark i need help!!

tachometer does not move until the engine is running. when it turns over, It does not move.

Hrmm. That is not my experience, but I have a van that I added a later model tach to. The connection i ...
  Topic: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
wbx

Replies: 23
Views: 2184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:37 pm   Subject: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
A couple more questions:

After the engine dies after a couple seconds, does it fire right back up again?
What happens if you unplug the O2 sensor? There isn't much that happens in the couple seco ...
  Topic: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
wbx

Replies: 23
Views: 2184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:10 am   Subject: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
That's what's so weird - when it runs it sounds perfect. It just doesn't run for long. Shocked I'm really wondering if my new pressure regulator is defective.

I have to second what BillM is s ...
  Topic: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
wbx

Replies: 23
Views: 2184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:58 pm   Subject: Engine reinstalled - now stalling out
Is the AFM plugged in? (Something I seem to always forget to do)

Is the timing set correctly? Where is it set at?
  Topic: no spark i need help!!
wbx

Replies: 15
Views: 1590

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:52 pm   Subject: no spark i need help!!
Does the tachometer bump as you turn the engine over?
  Topic: vanagon US tail lights LOCKED
wbx

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:41 am   Subject: vanagon US tail lights LOCKED
I am 95% sure there is a thread somewhere around here where someone converts a US spec tail to have fogs. The modification was within the tail light assembly itself.

US tail lights only have stopl ...
  Topic: My middie
wbx

Replies: 687
Views: 229572

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:18 pm   Subject: My middie
We already have a user called WienerWagen.....

Haven't seen the Wien in a while...
  Topic: SyncroFest - April 21st - 24th, 2011
wbx

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Views: 43309

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:21 am   Subject: SyncroFest - April 21st - 24th, 2011
Had a great time! I now know why you guys are so Syncro addicted! Laughing

Ah, you were the one I (very briefly) spoke to as I rolled in after almost everyone had left on Sunday and followed out of ...
 
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