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mikemtnbike
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

BrownEye02 wrote:
Installed the Van Cafe aftermarket oil pressure relief spring.

Besides replacing the oil pump I'm out of options. Gonna get an oil gauge to confirm what everything is pointing to. Anyone able to point me to the nearest oil pressure witch doctor..... Very Happy Very Happy Confused Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


You've probably seen this, but tencentlife's post 6 down in this thread is chapter and verse on oil pressure testing.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=251094
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

When I bought my '88 Westy it was missing the tin over the pushrod tubes. Bought a set of tencentlife's pushrod tube shields:

https://intrepidoverland.com/shop/pushrod-tube-shields/

Clips hang on the tubes -
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Shields bolt to the clips -
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Easy peasy.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Finally finished my DIY tables. Got a few planks of teak to make the tables. Also had a to fashion my own base poles. I think it turned out pretty nice, eh?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

^^^Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Got my new wheels and tires on, from a Touareg, had to have them bored out to fit. Waiting on axel nut wrengh so I can replace the studs in the real, about a quart inch or so short. Have out side of the poptop claned, next the inside.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Rats!! Reply with quote

So finally decided I had to remove the dash and open the heater box as no trick was removing the smell from the rat who snuck in while the van was parked up.
Pretty dirty inside even with the rats left overs. Shows why modern cars have the filters.
Also discovered one of the POís must have blindly tried to cut in a new stereo and in doing so cut open the heater!
Decided while it was open I might as well start with some sound deadening.
All because of a rat!
Take note of the lovely wiring I am also trying to fix. Many years ago was converted from LHD to RHD.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Rats!! Reply with quote

KiwiWesty84 wrote:
So finally decided I had to remove the dash and open the heater box as no trick was removing the smell from the rat who snuck in while the van was parked up.
Pretty dirty inside even with the rats left overs. Shows why modern cars have the filters.
Also discovered one of the POís must have blindly tried to cut in a new stereo and in doing so cut open the heater!
Decided while it was open I might as well start with some sound deadening.
All because of a rat!
Take note of the lovely wiring I am also trying to fix. Many years ago was converted from LHD to RHD.
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Donít worry about new, modern vehicles escaping rats and mice. The pollen filters are new homes to all those rodents who Ď roughed it Ď with the old heater boxes. We see it all the time.
No matter how tight the intakes are on new HVAC systems, mice still get through.
Take your time, itís a job, especially sorting out someone elseís wiring... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Grime on front rims got me started, and a slight sound when first starting a drive and braking, coming from up front. So, I got the wheels off and inspected the rotors and pads, plenty of pad left, and rotors seem thick enough. This is in prep for a ~1000 mile trip this week Wink -- includes Rocky Mountains!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Found 3/16" OD flexible tubing at the farm store. Strung it around the front doors inside the weatherstrip.

Major sound reduction, but perhaps the passenger door needs a bit thinner tube, as it takes a good bang to close now, and I have to push the door in to get the latch to open it from outside. (Like my fridge, I guess) I assume this will 'settle' in a few weeks and not take such a bang, etc. At least the inside door handle works as usual to get out.

Only problem I have now is that I can actually hear my other whistles from the wings or whatnot, and the RWM/Corkins exhaust sound is more pronounced. But, both Mrs. Black and I like the sound of the exhaust a lot so no big deal.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

almost finished it on the exterior



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Sleek and spiffy looking!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

4Gears4Tires wrote:
Sleek and spiffy looking!


hahaha thanks
i wanted it to have a mean look.. but sharp at the same time!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

@andy52
Nice color. What's it from?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

You got rid of the jail bars?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

big swifty wrote:
@andy52
Nice color. What's it from?


its Nardo Grey, its an Audi Sport color very common in RS models
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

campism wrote:
You got rid of the jail bars?


I was supposed to put them back in their place but i lost some pieces so i'll have to buy some parts

is it that necessary?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:22 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Not necessary but they are evidently a very desirable accessory.

Good color choice for the van!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Updated /changed my Kilometre speedometer to MPH.
I acquired a defective mph speedo a couple of years ago and as i retired yesterday it became my first (of many) van jobs to complete.

Many thanks to Syncroheads excellent write up on a proper fix for defective odometer by dimpling the metal gear and splining the shaft... thanks!


Kilometre reading transferred to miles elasped speedometer.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

One cool aspect of owning a previous Bundeswehr Doka is repainting it!
A quick rub down with a scotch brite pad and thinner, a few beers later ...VOILA!!!...finished.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today? Reply with quote

Figured I would get in and check out the rear heater area while doing maintenance. Guess the PO decided to remove the core! Fan works but not much point in that.
Now the decision of a new core, storage or subwoofer!

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