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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Replaced the fuel lines, added Marco injectors and Van Cafť fuel rails on my Syncro

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Hooked up coolant lines and filled with distilled water. My plan is to drive it for a few weeks, then drain and fill with blue coolant. Coolant temp sensor doesn't seem to move on the dash, but the red coolant light does blink on for a second when starting. Need to tidy the wiring. Seems like an exhaust leak at one cylinder. However, 10 months after dropping the old engine out and the trans and then the gas tank and then sheet metal, I drove it back and forth in the garage today! Maybe I'll even put the sliding door back on this week. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Wanted to replace the sliding door gasket, turned into hours of removing pounds and pounds of glue from the last person who put the gasket in. Figured while I was in there ordered new bearings and cleaned up all the tracks and other rollers. Slides wicked nice now...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Since the weather was totally wet, that stopped my continuation of body work I started a few days back at the beginning of the month.
So, plan B, changed oil for Fall/Winter temps.
Removed front door panels and lubed the window regulators, added Dynamat and replaced inner and outer Scraper Seals. Of course, I forgot to tighten the Vent Window Bolts while I had them apart... Evil or Very Mad ,, Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Embarassed .
Replaced the Taillight Lenses with new ones from Burley, replaced 1 bad brake bulb while I was at it.
Dropped the Auto Trans Pan to inspect the valve body since removing the Governor earlier in the week didnít help shed any light on my lost 3rd Gear. ( Gov was fault free)
Found a very thin metal shim, broken, in the pan, and most of its mating half above in the filter. Filter only had a light amount of Steel Glitter in the screen.
The plot thickens and the Trans will have to come out most likely.
Put everything back together with a new filter and pan gasket, plus fluid and slowly drove home since, hey, I only have 2 speeds at this time.... Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Replaced the Temp2 sensor on my 89 camper without draining the antifreeze, except for the mount than ran into my coveralls as I lay on the garage floor under the van. On the plus side, the van starts right up and idles instead of flooding out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

When to have a look why, when I was backing up, the hole van felt like it was on the edge of shattering. I guest tomorrow the flywheel must come out Sad


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and sure enough, while getting to the clutch I found something else


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at least the other side looks okay


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

jlrftype7 wrote:
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I found a 2nd windshield washer pump and ran it inline with the first. It's an improvement, but I plan to try running one to each side to see if that is even better.

?.... The stock spray didnít work for you in terms of flow or pressure?
Just curious.... Confused


The flow was not great previously. Also, the spray pattern varied too much with speed. The additional flow authority provides a bit more consistancy at all speeds.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

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jlrftype7 wrote:
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I found a 2nd windshield washer pump and ran it inline with the first. It's an improvement, but I plan to try running one to each side to see if that is even better.

?.... The stock spray didnít work for you in terms of flow or pressure?
Just curious.... Confused


The flow was not great previously. Also, the spray pattern varied too much with speed. The additional flow authority provides a bit more consistancy at all speeds.
Interesting
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Worked on the body of the Drivers Side today. It was in worse shape than the passenger side, but not horrible. Just more square footage to deal with... Wink
While waiting for things to dry or set up, I replaced the 4 way coolant housing at the rear of the engine compartment with a metal version from Van Cafe.
Disconnected the Auto Trans Cooler/ Heat Exchanger, and will replace it with an Air Cooled version soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

During my last Road Trip, I participated in the phenomenon of having cars be on my rear bumper although I was in the far right lane and not going any slower than traffic in general. I ascribed it to me being the one in the VW Van, therefore I must be going too slow.

I won't contribute to the issue. although I'd like to make a comment to those drivers who seem intent on reading my stickers despite their nearsightedness:

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Just trying to help,

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

^^^ Love it!

Laughing Cool Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Swapped out the 60 lb. struts on my Jack Bombay Pop Top setup for 120 lbs. Either I have suddenly gained impressive upper-body strength or these puppies work as advertised. Thanks, Mark! Now I can add to the ore sample collection in my rocket box without fear.

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Jack Bombay. Better'n Jack LaLanne.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Removed the 30-year old cat converter, O2 sensor, muffler, and rustified brackets. How this van has passed emissions tests for the last 10 years is beyond me... the O2 sensor date code is December 1989 and the inside of the 30-year-old cat still looks functional. Shocked

Cleaned up the heat shield. Slowly cleaning up the exhaust pipes.

Removed the receiver hitch and put it in storage (nope, not for sale).

Removed the rear bumper (will be doing touch-up painting) and cleaned up the rear fascia... will be prepping and painting the lower half today.

Still to do: Install new cat-back components and coolant pipe replacement. Fun times ahead! Very Happy Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

shadetreemech wrote:
During my last Road Trip, I participated in the phenomenon of having cars be on my rear bumper although I was in the far right lane and not going any slower than traffic in general. I ascribed it to me being the one in the VW Van, therefore I must be going too slow.

I won't contribute to the issue. although I'd like to make a comment to those drivers who seem intent on reading my stickers despite their nearsightedness:

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Just trying to help,

Dan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Some closet updates. Should improve things.
Tambour door and shelving unit.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

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Tambour door and shelving unit.


That there's pretty sweet, BW84.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Continued on with more small rust and paint areas. Sanded and painted the roof gutter areas on both sides. No holes, but the rust would have gotten there at some point if left unchecked.
Removed and painted the Engine Intake Grills, Trim Satin Black. A bit of Bling, but I like the color pop back there now.
Adjusted the Glovebox Striker , added shims to it for better Alignment with the Glovebox.

Removed the Valve Block on my Automatic Trans and disassembled it, carefully.... Wink
Was hopeful when I found a tiny, tiny, hardened bit of Silicone Sealant near the 2-3 valves, but it didnít help getting 3rd gear back.
Adjust the fit of the manual valve arm to make better contact and will now check the linkage again since I took pictures of where the arms are inside the trans to reference the cables and relay arm/rod against the info in Bentley as a whole picture.
Was good to at least end up with a still working Transmission and no leaks for my first time removing the valve body and taking it apart. As a side note, fairly clean inside the VB and the Separator Plate was okay as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Oil & filter chg, removed wheels and cleaned & inspected all brakes and found them to still have plenty of linings left. No leaky seals so flushed & replaced brake fluid, cleaned the brake dust & road grime from the wheels and rotated the tires front to back. Measured thread depth and found all to be around 8/32 inside, outside & middle of tires. Still need to adjust air pressure. Test drove and all checked out. Time for a road trip to the NC coast..wonder how the fishing is. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Painted the sliding door, it had been resprayed at some point with an off-brown compared to the stock Assuan Brown... Now it matches.... Cool

Washed and waxed older paint, especially the roof.
Next spring Iíll have to address the very thin paint on the roof, but itís okay for now.

Replaced the flat seal on my sliding door cover piece in the rear, the old one was rock hard and seem to have shrunk a bit as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:18 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Washed my van in the rain. We park under trees and get a lot of grunge that accumulates on vehicles. I took advantage of a constant water supply and got out there in a raincoat and with a sponge and gave it a scrub. Worked.
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