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  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
wyomingresident

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Put in a new fuel pressure regulator.

I thpugh it would solve the hesitation I get after driving 30 or so minutes.... It did not.
  Topic: Need coolant expansion tank bracket pics 1984
wyomingresident

Replies: 4
Views: 155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Need coolant expansion tank bracket pics 1984
Thanks! I remember now and found it.
  Topic: Need coolant expansion tank bracket pics 1984
wyomingresident

Replies: 4
Views: 155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:48 pm   Subject: Need coolant expansion tank bracket pics 1984
Putting my 1984 back to get her, I seem to have misplaced the bracket that holds the coolant expansion tank. I started work before Winter and canít even remember what it looks like.

Can so ...
  Topic: Thermostat to water pump gasket questions...
wyomingresident

Replies: 5
Views: 182

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:27 am   Subject: Thermostat to water pump gasket questions...
I notice there is no remnants of a gasket or even signs on one on the thermostat to water pump connection. Is this really a mental to metal connection? I see maybe some red and blue residue, but t ...
  Topic: Removing old hose from Fuel injectors. $&*/#@#%
wyomingresident

Replies: 13
Views: 432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:10 am   Subject: Re: Removing old hose from Fuel injectors. $&*/#@#%
Iím definitely on the low budget plan. And sorta in a time pinch as well.

The hacksaw the collar method is the one for me. Methinks a bicycle axle vise would hold it perfect.

Then I ju ...
  Topic: Removing old hose from Fuel injectors. $&*/#@#%
wyomingresident

Replies: 13
Views: 432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:58 pm   Subject: Removing old hose from Fuel injectors. $&*/#@#%
Please see below pic. How on earth does one get the old hoses off the injectors? You can see where I tried cutting the hose, but there is a collar type thing on there. Ideas???

Thanks in ad ...
  Topic: Engine mount stud question. Pic enclosed
wyomingresident

Replies: 2
Views: 144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: Engine mount stud question. Pic enclosed
I bought an engine.

This stud in mounted in there and I canít get it out. I have my old engine and Iím going to just transfer parts onto the new https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1968579.jpg ...
  Topic: Engine crane/for lift ???s
wyomingresident

Replies: 3
Views: 208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:51 pm   Subject: Engine crane/for lift ???s
I have access to a tractor with a pretty long set of forks.

Question: When removing the engine, is it possible to lift the engine out the top of the bay?

You see, I have this tractor with for ...
  Topic: 1.9L engine swap ???s
wyomingresident

Replies: 1
Views: 255

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:10 pm   Subject: 1.9L engine swap ???s
So Iíve got myself a pretty sweet & minty 1.9 L on the cheap. Guy from CL says it running but never used it.

When I put engine in, where is cylinder placement TDC?
Is there enough space f ...
  Topic: Rough looking/stripped transmission rod... a pic is worth 1000..
wyomingresident

Replies: 4
Views: 297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Rough looking/stripped transmission rod... a pic is worth 1000..
Awesome! Thanks for the information.

I had no idea the selector shaft is replaceable. Where is the best source for get one, either used or new?

Re: using oversized washers... I did just ...
  Topic: Rough looking/stripped transmission rod... a pic is worth 1000..
wyomingresident

Replies: 4
Views: 297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: Rough looking/stripped transmission rod... a pic is worth 1000..
How this look? Can this work? Are the teeth too beat up?


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1783753.jpg

Is this what is known as a catastrophic failure?

Just holding it in place it ...
  Topic: replacing clutch bleed screw on 83 Westy... all gubbed up!
wyomingresident

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:45 pm   Subject: Re: replacing clutch bleed screw on 83 Westy... all gubbed up!
As usual the collective comes through.

I had to remove the screw with a pair of long Vise Grips. I got the clutch bled and it is shifting OK. Way better than betfore.

It shifts well into all t ...
  Topic: replacing clutch bleed screw on 83 Westy... all gubbed up!
wyomingresident

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:37 pm   Subject: replacing clutch bleed screw on 83 Westy... all gubbed up!
I need a new clutch bleed screw. After years of bleeding the clutch on the 'ole Vanagon, the screw is finally dead.

Never sure of the actual size, I've used a 9/32nd and even a little tiny novel ...
  Topic: Removing rockers while cylinder heads are in place????
wyomingresident

Replies: 2
Views: 260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:03 am   Subject: Removing rockers while cylinder heads are in place????
I'd like to tighten my cylinder heads to maybe (!!!) stop or slow down an oil leak.

I don't have the time or $$$ to tear anything apart, but need to takes road trip soon.

I really just w ...
  Topic: Did you buy your van as an investment or to enjoy it?
wyomingresident

Replies: 41
Views: 3163

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:15 am   Subject: Did you buy your van as an investment or to enjoy it?
Oh wait.... I have to clean peanut butter off the seats before I answer the question...
  Topic: Fridge: Driving with it on propane?
wyomingresident

Replies: 46
Views: 2743

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:16 pm   Subject: Fridge: Driving with it on propane?
I have run mine on propane 24 hours a day for months. 1 tank lasts three weeks.

^^^What he said.
  Topic: What did our poor '84 waterboxer do to its engine?
wyomingresident

Replies: 6
Views: 905

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:17 am   Subject: What did our poor '84 waterboxer do to its engine?
What did our poor '84 waterboxer do to its engine?

Your answer:

"Cruising down the freeway at 70ish mph..."

Excessive velocity is just evil for stock Vanagon engines. You damage w ...
  Topic: winterize water lines (I'm new to this)
wyomingresident

Replies: 13
Views: 1410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:30 pm   Subject: winterize water lines (I'm new to this)
Just open the drain valve of the water tank and running the sink pump/faucet until water stops coming out of it. Done. That's all I've ever done and it hits -20F here at night for a week every year.
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  Topic: Warming up your cold van.
wyomingresident

Replies: 65
Views: 11275

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:10 pm   Subject: Warming up your cold van.
Two miles?

I didn't read the whole thread... but...

But can't you walk or ride your bike. I also live in snow country and frequently walk, ride or public trans it work. Starting and driving an ...
  Topic: afraid to fill up gas tank
wyomingresident

Replies: 30
Views: 4034

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:35 pm   Subject: afraid to fill up gas tank
Never, never use the auto-thingie on the gas pump handle.

ALWAYS fill manually, at half speed, so you don't blow out any gaskets or spill out the fill tube.
 
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