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    Oldie but goodie - OEM heater - 90 T3

    Right now, when parked, we use an electric heater. Being tied to an electric outlet in cold weather (45F or lower) obviously constrains park, etc. we can use overnight. Without going through an extended discussion about alternate heaters, can the OEM heater be retrofitted? If so, a) does replace...
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    Intermittently loses power - '90 Westy

    During our extended trip this past winter (4400 miles), our Westy has developed an intermittent power loss. When it happens, the engine will idle normally - right speed, no surging. But... when applying throttle, the engine feels as though it's just about to quit altogether. Back off the...
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    "Wasserboxer" belt tensions?

    The three belts (Alternator, PS Pump, AC) on our '90 Westy are due for replacement. I can do the job - that's not the problem. The question is "how tight is tight?" Typically, I've gone for 1/4" deflection in the middle of the longest run between the sheaves (AKA pulleys - being pedantic, that's...
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    Real-time help needed - AC compressor o-rings

    I need the specs for the o-rings at the compressor for a '90 Westy. I'd post pictures of the compressor and fittings, but it's an 80-90 mile round trip to do that. Sooooo... The high pressure line clamps to the back of the compressor. It has a metal pipe with a large flange for the clamping arm...
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    Oil amount w/ Red Tek?

    I'm going to convert our AC over to Red Tek after the shop finishes some needed repairs (popped hose, new expansion valve, etc.). I'll start with a vacuum in the system. However that happens, oil needs to go back in. I supplied the Van Cafe o-ring set which includes PAG oil (OK for Red Tek). The...
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    AC hose support problems - '90 Westy

    The AC in our '90 Westy won't hold a charge for a reasonable amount of time. When the charge is present, the AC does work. Anyway... For various reasons (lack of time, lack of equipment, lack of experience with AC), I've farmed the job out to a shop. When I brought the Westy in, the high...
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    Need vacuum source for cruise control

    This is driving me nuts - I'm trying to find out where I can tap an existing vacuum line to service the servo for a CCS-100 cruise control servo. I apologize for cross-posting the following but I've gotten zero response from all other attempts. Murphs Kits is selling the AudioVox CCS-100 in...
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    Hello from Montco, PA

    My wife and I are looking for an '84+ Westy to do a slow trip down to Florida and back (vs. a mad dash down I-95 - we have the car for that trip) and similar trips. We've been scouring eBay, Craigslist, etc., but haven't found The Westy yet. The idea is to find a turnkey van that's good to go...
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