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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: FrankenVanagon? Reply with quote

Hi All, I'm the proud new owner of an 82 air cooled westy. I'm running into some issues as it's missing many of the lower tins (under the pushrod tubes & by the heater boxes), thermostat & flap assemblies. In trying to figure out if it's a California or federal model, I'm running into conflicting info, I.E. The double relay has 11 pins, but the airflow sensor appears to be a CA part, the coil looks to be a CA part, but the fuel filter is a cube & not the bosch "can."
Any help or suggestions on how to definitively ID & source the correct tins will be immensely appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There should be a placard (oil filler door on mine) that says what emissions it originally had. Also look on the door jam as it might be there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The California model will also have an idle stabilizer and ignition amplifier on the left side of the engine bay. I think a Cali model will also have an O2 sensor.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome Smile
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pictures of the van would be helpful, especially engine and ancillaries
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cali model had that NLA crossover exhaust and funky EGR stuff o2 sensor

you need all the tins and fix your thermo bellow flap system

chk the engine compartment seal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: FrankenVanagon? Reply with quote

Calicub wrote:
The double relay has 11 pins, but the airflow sensor appears to be a CA part, the coil looks to be a CA part, but the fuel filter is a cube & not the bosch "can."


After 33 years of who knows who touched it service, there is no telling what mash up of parts you will continue to find. I wouldn't look at the parts to decipher which model you have. As has been posted, add some pictures and the collective can help you figure it out.

Good luck with your new Vanagon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the input, I'll get some photos up as soon as I can. Hopefully tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the tips all! Reply with quote

She's a federal! Engine bay sticker shows egr & door jam sticker calls out federal as well.
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