'89 Water-Cooled Vanagon - Broken down in MTL


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Hi there -

I was just taking my van to be registered when it started shrieking horribly and the temperature gauge shot up to max and started flashing red and the battery light turned on.

I'm now "stranded" in downtown Montreal - which, although I live there, is the only city where I don't know a reliable Westy mechanic. Any suggestions?

Also, I've not had much luck searching the forum for information re: coolant systems on these vans, but I seem to have never ending problems: I've replaced the tank, the tank-sensor (twice), various pipes/tubes, & parts of the radiator up front - & yet here I am. Is there anyway to make these repairs more reliably?

Thank you for any pointers for any of the above.