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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:00 am    Post subject: Going to look @ a 97 multivan synchro. What should i check? Reply with quote

Going to look at a 97 synchro multivan. I owned a Vanagon previously and have no experience with synchros. Is there anything in particular that i should have in mind?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Going to look @ a 97 multivan synchro. What should i check? Reply with quote

solrankos wrote:
Going to look at a 97 synchro multivan. I owned a Vanagon previously and have no experience with synchros. Is there anything in particular that i should have in mind?


I guess make sure the 4WD actuators work. I don't own a 4WD VW, but my Toyota 4WD's I always made sure the electronic actuators worked.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Going to look @ a 97 multivan synchro. What should i check? Reply with quote

If you mean the diff lock actuators, I believe this is vacuum actuated on a Syncro. I guess you'd want to test the viscous coupler to see if power is making it to the rear wheels with and without the diff locked.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Going to look @ a 97 multivan synchro. What should i check? Reply with quote

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If you mean the diff lock actuators, I believe this is vacuum actuated on a Syncro. I guess you'd want to test the viscous coupler to see if power is making it to the rear wheels with and without the diff locked.


Didn't know the diff locks were vacuum. Don't know jack about the center viscuous coupler either. All I know is Toyota 4WD systems. Toyota guys love the ARB front and rear diff locks, but they have to add an air compressor to make them function.

I have a Torsen center diff on my 4Runners that provides fulltime 4WD, much different system I guess than a viscuous coupler to locked diffs.

Anyway, I'd like to sport a T4 Syncro with the LWB Winnebago conversion. FWD with traction control is adequate offroad, nice ground clearance after lifted, but 4WD is better.
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