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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 am    Post subject: Vanagon 2.1 plastic coolant pipe hanger wire locations Reply with quote

I have the plastic cooling lines out of my new to me '91 GL and there were none of the original stainless wire hangers on the van. The tubes were sagging real low under the rear cross member. I bought some replacement hangers from a forum member (Thanks TK) but I am not sure where they were placed originally from the factory. Does anybody know where they were originally placed? I see the original holes on the rear cross member. Also is there a best way to mount the heater hoses that does not interfere with anything else under the van?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The coolant pipes are heavy, so the VW engineers must have calculated how many hangers were needed to keep the plastic lines securely in place. When I purchased some from Terry Kay he said there were supposed to be four. I didn't see that many spots with holes/slots on the underside. Is there a VW drawing somewhere that shows the correct mounting of the coolant pipes and routing of the heater hoses?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite sure my '89 had the original pipes and there were only 2 wire hangers, I believe at the last cross-member before either end. There was also a large wormscrew pipeclamp that went around both pipes and a hanger tab on the frame around the 1/2 way mark that keeps it pretty secure. When I replaced with stainless pipes I couldn't get the wire hangers back on as I probably didn't have them EXACTLY in the same position (looked the same but...). I reinforced with HD zip ties through holes in the cross-members and the pipes can't move now. The wire clips are in a labelled baggy for now.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pictures from this thread:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5...p;start=20
And this: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=546700&start=20

This is the forward end: you can faintly see one of the wire clips attached to the above cross-member about 8" back.
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And again:
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And the rear wire clip would go here see it on the front side of the cross-member):
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And I think the hose clamp is just on the front side of the cross-member above the rear of the tank:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea--the heater hose just runs along the coolant pipes with wire ties--
No problem---
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know.

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