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  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread
zippyslug31

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
^^^ boom, there it is! thanks for the link
  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread
zippyslug31

Replies: 2911
Views: 401184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
Was headed from PDX on Hwy 26 to my home in just outside of Redmond OR. Spotted one metric shit-ton (yes, that's an official unit of measurement) of westys and with a few Mitsubishi Delica mixed in. ...
  Topic: Vanagon steel sliding factory sunroof
zippyslug31

Replies: 6
Views: 2950

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:24 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon sunroof steel sliding factory
Just received a replacement seal for my sunroof. Man, there sure isn't much too this thing considering it ran me $100! Crying or Very sad
Anyway, it's not a conventional rubber seal, rather it's one of those f ...
  Topic: Vanagon steel sliding factory sunroof
zippyslug31

Replies: 6
Views: 2950

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon sunroof steel sliding factory
Wow, how the hell did this thread ever get buried? Great information. Thank you for posting up the details!

Just picked up an '84 sunroof van for another project. Sunroof was rusted and one of t ...
  Topic: Fire damaged Westy
zippyslug31

Replies: 8
Views: 523

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: Fire damaged Westy
fix and flip

Seeing this sort of thing makes me cringe. The OP may be a genuine and stand-up guy, but there's 10 that aren't for every 1 that is.

Sure hope all the buyers out there keep this s ...
  Topic: The clunk from the rear broken engine mount??
zippyslug31

Replies: 18
Views: 1962

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:00 pm   Subject: The clunk from the rear broken engine mount??
I've had a similar clunk when accelerating/shifting... basically when the drive train has a sudden change in load.
I'll have to give some of the ideas in this thread a look, but to me I always figure ...
  Topic: How to secure rain gutter trim (what to use)
zippyslug31

Replies: 3
Views: 600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:24 pm   Subject: How to secure rain gutter trim (what to use)
Can't specifically tell you what type of adhesive, but when you buy new trim it comes with something pre-applied.
I'm talking about my own experience, could be that other "brands" are jus ...
  Topic: Dark gray grease on ground (Solved)
zippyslug31

Replies: 14
Views: 771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:16 pm   Subject: Dark gray grease on ground (Solved)
CV grease? Check the boot for a tear where it might be oozing out.
  Topic: Outdoor Garage Ideas/Suggestions!
zippyslug31

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:49 am   Subject: Outdoor Garage Ideas/Suggestions!
I can tell you what I did for a somewhat similar situation...

I own some bare land in Central Oregon (read very dusty) and store a tractor over there. I bought one of those Harbor Freight portable ...
  Topic: Fellow offered $13,000 for my 81 westy
zippyslug31

Replies: 19
Views: 1163

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:20 pm   Subject: Fellow offered $13,000 for my 81 westy
Off the subject, but are you posting using a phone? Just wondering.
  Topic: To repair or not to repair. That is the question!
zippyslug31

Replies: 48
Views: 2747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:09 pm   Subject: To repair or not to repair. That is the question!
A friend had Nolan at Vanaru do his swap and it was ~$11,000 all in.

I have no idea where that $17,500 figure comes from...

Totally agree. My Vanaru kit was mechanic-installed in PDX for $11.5k ...
  Topic: To repair or not to repair. That is the question!
zippyslug31

Replies: 48
Views: 2747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:30 pm   Subject: To repair or not to repair. That is the question!
No experience with car repairs and the first thing you want to try and tackle is potentially a motor rebuild? How much time and money (for tools) are you willing to spend?

There's plenty of folks ...
  Topic: Shoebox Electronix Hall cell TPS kit
zippyslug31

Replies: 1
Views: 448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:47 am   Subject: Shoebox Electronix Hall cell TPS kit
I don't have any experience with the specific product you found, but I've purchased other kits from VC, as well as Shoebox Electronic (i.e. ECU diag tool). I've always been impressed with how well th ...
  Topic: A Westy Reunion
zippyslug31

Replies: 19
Views: 1292

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:48 pm   Subject: A Westy Reunion
Cool story, thanks for sharing.

Through some detective work of my own I was able to track down a previous owner of my van. He went on to some semi-fame in his particular profession so it wasn't su ...
  Topic: Vanagon stove burner will not work
zippyslug31

Replies: 5
Views: 744

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:06 pm   Subject: Vanagon stove burner will not work
You could try cleaning the valves to see if it helps.
I did this on my van a while back and it's been running great ever since: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=544333
  Topic: Fresh water level sensor
zippyslug31

Replies: 16
Views: 3176

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:40 am   Subject: Fresh water level sensor
remove that germ riddend tank

...or go to Camping World (or equivalent), pick up some rv water tank sanitizer, use as directed, and drink up.
  Topic: WiFi while Traveling
zippyslug31

Replies: 28
Views: 1810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:44 pm   Subject: WiFi while Traveling
I use my iphone 6 to tether with my laptop... works great. I have Verizon and that's a big factor... I was trying to use a pay-as-you-go mobile hotspot (AT&T I think) and it was terrible.
The si ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission rebuild every 10-20k miles
zippyslug31

Replies: 239
Views: 27126

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:11 pm   Subject: Syncro transmission rebuild every 10-20k miles
VC is about 70k miles old, last tested at 120k when I bought the van. It was unable to climb a 2x4 at idle. Climbed up if I raised rpms a little. Turning sharp, the tires don't scrub much (on grave ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission rebuild every 10-20k miles
zippyslug31

Replies: 239
Views: 27126

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:07 am   Subject: Syncro transmission rebuild every 10-20k miles
I don't understand this. I replaced my trans 12 or 13 years ago and around 100k miles with a rebuilt. No problems since.
The past few years are with a 2.5 Subi and 16" wheels, in case it matt ...
  Topic: Subie Engine Swap
zippyslug31

Replies: 6
Views: 462

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:08 pm   Subject: Subie Engine Swap
For the money, sounds like you'd be better off buying TWO Foresters.
 
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