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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Correct? Incorrect? PIC (spare tire parts orientation) Reply with quote

Hi all.

Kinda like the subject says. Sucha lame question coming from a guy who has his conversion running.... Laughing

I'm hoping this is the right way though I suspect it may not be.

Installed the other way, the rad hose is in the way. Sad (it's a FLAPS equivalent)

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: here what it looks like on mine. . . Reply with quote

I happen to have these pics on my mac. It should give you a good idea.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting those images JFF.

That makes sense. The curve of the rod more or less follows the sidewall on tire. I did end up installing it that way. I kinda shoved the hoses around til it fit.

On mine, there seems to be a *hair* of pressure on the "upper" rad hose. Cutting/welding to drop the clamshell a little may be the solution.

This water cooled stuff is still new to me. Smile

(Jetta engine into my air cooled Westy)



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: right on! Reply with quote

no problem, Do you see the valve to turn off the coolant/heat to the front for use in the summer. It's nice to have and cost about 4.00 with parts from Home depot.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: right on! Reply with quote

need2boat wrote:
no problem, Do you see the valve to turn off the coolant/heat to the front for use in the summer. It's nice to have and cost about 4.00 with parts from Home depot.

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Yup. I noticed it.

I installed a new heat control valve as the cooling system is almost 100% new.

That valve makes good sense though. Especially since the cables tend to f up and the valve itself will f up eventually too.

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