2 years, 8 months ago 0
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Wow.  Those VW engineers – every time they improve something, they create another problem. They add more lights so they add more wires. They add a “computerized” testing system (VW’s prehistoric version of on board diagnosis from the early seventies to sometime later) and they add even more wires. But they do sometimes add cookies,  but then you probably won’t get any milk. And then they added water, and now you have the potential for at least 100 new places […]

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2 years, 10 months ago 0
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This is what the people who engineered your once brand new VW went through for just one part that belongs on your car. As you peruse the following page, you’ll find the only brand of automobile manufacturer mentioned in this entire page of complicated physics formulas with numbers and letters going all over the place  is …Volkswagen. There’s even a crude picture of a Volkswagen crankshaft – probably the latest type 1 version. Volkswagen makes real reliable crankshafts. We VW people should […]

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2 years, 11 months ago 0
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It’s basic, right? New spark plugs, new points (unless you have electronic ignition), adjust the valves and set the timing. And change the oil in the air filter or replace the paper element later model vehicles. Over Servicing Take a look at the following text in quotes. It’s from a Department of Energy test on air filters and how they effect fuel economy. Very interesting. “All of these functions are to be met for the service life of the filter […]

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2 years, 11 months ago 0
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When VW or any other auto manufacturer makes parts or commissions another company to make parts for them (Hella, for instance, that made trim rings for old VW’s), they end up with lotta new parts. I’m talking specifically about the parts made of metal – usually steel. The metal is shiny or at least smooth and often it’s natural grey color with no surface rust of any kind. They need lots of brand new nuts and bolts too. Everything is […]

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2 years, 11 months ago 0
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and how to make them work for any stock engine in the back air-cooled application for 1300 cc and up. Type 3 carbs on real type 3 manifolds. Single port. Runs like it’s got fuel injection. Smoothest running system you can use. 55 mph in third gear in this mint original everywhere including trans gear ratios 1967 Westfalia. No hassles, great mileage, no over fueling leading to excessive wear on the rings by using carburetion not designed for your vehicle. […]

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2 years, 12 months ago 0
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If you encounter a broken speedometer cable, the most logical thing to do is to replace it and continue to rack up more miles on your fifty year old car. It’s possible you’ll have no more problem for a long time. But to be sure, you should check for ease of movement at the bushing that the cable turns at the speedometer. It’s often the cause of a broken speedo cable because if it’s hard to turn, the cable encounters […]

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3 years, 2 months ago 0
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First take off the handle. It’s probably the easiest thing remove on the whole vehicle. Just take out the single Phillips screw …   Now you’ll need a plastic tie. It’s made of material that will last.   It’s gotta fit right in the notch. If you cut it just right it’ll stay in …   Now put the handle back on. It shouldn’t wiggle any more but if it still does just put a second piece of plastic tie […]

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3 years, 3 months ago 0
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Setting the end play is the only real adjustment one has to do when assembling the engine. Adjusting the valves? Not so critical, especially with hydraulic lifters  – you don’t even need a feeler gauge. You can adjust the end play with a feeler gauge but the best way to set end play is with the engine fully assembled and with a dial indicator. You should always install the distributor drive gear in after you set the end play. The gear […]

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3 years, 3 months ago 0
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The wiring for your voltage inverter installation doesn’t have to look like a plate of spaghetti …   Put the inverter here – it’s attached via several layers of Velcro glued together. This allowed for an adjustment of height to prevent the base of the inverter from touching that nice Westfalia wood. Velcro alone wasn’t stable enough to it’s glued together. It’ll be easy enough to remove the inverter should anyone ever need to work on the air conditioning. There’s […]

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3 years, 3 months ago 0
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Often, it’s the switches. Always check switches before attacking motors, locks or anything else. The switches must work freely (read “snappy”) for the windows to work properly. They can get stuck (intermittently) in no-man’s land. They have two basic positions – on and off. For instance, if the passenger side switch gets stuck (it’ll feel sluggish or mushy, not snappy) between the on and  off position,  whether in up or down direction, and since the driver’s side window switch for […]

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