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    Trailing Arm bushings

    Greetings : I’m looking into the rear suspension of my '84 1.9 Westfalia . There is a 3mm gap on the inside edge of the trailing arm bushing and the outer bracket? (Bentley 42.2) I can’t determine if the trailing arm had been moving nor can I determine if there is another sleeve...
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    Starter and starter solenoid

    Greetings: I attemted to do my research home work. Alas, I couldn't find anything topics addresing Starters/solenoid problems. My starter on my 84' 1.9 is acting up and I know it is the solenoid as a few not so gentle taps freed it. I see that the Benltey manual gives a few diagrams for...
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    Screen/Mosquito netting for sliding door

    Greetings: Just got a sliding door mosquito net for my '84 Camper. There were no templates and the supplier, here to remain nameles,s didn't have any info. The pattern looks straight forward except for the upper left hand corner. I don't want to randomly start drilling hole for the snaps before...
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    Deceleration/Idle & Full Throttle Switches

    Greetings, My 1984 Vanagon Camper 1.9L with digijet FI has some odd quirks. Runs great until warm then bogs a bit between shifts. While riding the tailwinds of I-80 across Wyoming I had a few rough but not quite misfiring patches of driving as well. Ran the Bentley (24.20) ohm/volt check...
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    Vacuum system sleuthing

    Greetings Capt. Mike, Thanks for your various replies on; Aux. air regulator, Thermostats and Downhill compression for my '84/1.9. Now that I've eliminated the switches, sensors, Stabilizers, thermostat.... Your observations on a potential leak in the Vacum lines are well taken. Are there...
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    Thermostat(s)

    Greetings, My 84-1.9 @104 Ks is showing signs of a faulty thermostat. Here in the Peoples Republic of Boulder we have a wide range of yearly temperatures. My beloved Westie takes forever to get warm, even under load and in my opinion, cools dowm too quickly. What are the potential effects on...
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    Engine & compression braking

    Greetings, My 84'/1.9 @ 104 K/miles runs pretty good going up these Colorado grades but when coming back dowm and using the engine to augment my brakes when I begin to accelerate runs a touch rough until I give it more gas & rpms. Have run basic Bentley (home mechanic) diagnostics on...
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    Auxillary Air Regulator

    My 84' 1.9 Camper shows signs of a faulty Auxillary Air Regulator. As per the Bently manual I did the hose pinch test (cold), no change in idle. Checked the voltage. Is it ok @ 14. + volts) ? With the connector off, the idle rocketed as the the ECU tried to correct. If there is no change in...
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