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ChromeWheels
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: '83 Vanagon Reply with quote

I'm going to look at an '83 Vanagon in about an hour. I know nothing at all about these vehicles.
The owner says it's not running.
He has no idea what's wrong with it, but the motor turns.
He says the body and interior are in great shape, no rust.

What/where are trouble spots I should look for?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water or Air cooled?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Congratulations! Reply with quote

Congratulations on your beautiful new-to-you Van!

Wash the engine, there are threads here telling you how to do that without wrecking things, AND...

Replace the fuel lines and the plastic junction on the firewall.
Replace the fuel lines and the plastic junction on the firewall.
Replace the fuel lines and the plastic junction on the firewall.

You're just getting to know it. Don't being your relationship with a van-be-cue.

Welcome to the Funny Farm! Search, and ye shall find!

Best!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks msinabottle
Took me all morning, but I did find the battery! Confused

And I hear you on the " Replace the fuel lines and the plastic junction on the firewall. "
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