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  1. #31
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Only place better than CA. for no rust cars, is AZ.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

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    AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Except for the UV exposure which kills everything made of rubber or painted!
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  3. #33
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Except for the UV exposure which kills everything made of rubber or painted!

    That is true.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

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  4. #34
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    First time I flew into my home office in Tempe in August, at the end of the day I tried to hop in my rental car and I literally couldnít touch the steering wheel it was so hot. It was astounding how warm it got to a wimpy Californian who is used to Mediterranean weather which never gets too cold or hot (55-80F).
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  5. #35
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Years ago, I once made the mistake of riding to Phoenix when it was projected to hit 118 that particular day. Actually, I had no idea what the forecast high was going to be.

    I had my 1986 VF1000R Honda back then. I conducted my business as fast as possible, refueled, parked in some shade to cool down, and drank some water before hitting I-17 and head back north.

    I couldn't get the Hell out of there fast enough. Well.....actually I did, but it sure didn't feel like it. It was hot!!
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

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  6. #36
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    The blue plates are ugly, we hated it when they switched to those blue plates, original California plates are black and gold.

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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    "There’s a German expat that lives on the east coast that is turbocharging these engines and getting awesome power and reliability (as long as you don’t get too greedy with the boost).

    As usual, CA knows how to legislate the fun out of everything and it’s illegal to install here due to our smog regulations. "

    Smog is every two years.
    you can swap a motor on Any air cooled VW in an afternoon. Worse case, a weekend.

    With your skills, it seems like a no brainer to me.

    I would come down and help.
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  8. #38
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    AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    ...original California plates are black and gold.
    Not after 1969!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkyone View Post
    "Thereís a German expat that lives on the east coast that is turbocharging these engines and getting awesome power and reliability (as long as you donít get too greedy with the boost).

    As usual, CA knows how to legislate the fun out of everything and itís illegal to install here due to our smog regulations. "

    Smog is every two years.
    you can swap a motor on Any air cooled VW in an afternoon. Worse case, a weekend.

    With your skills, it seems like a no brainer to me.

    I would come down and help.
    Thatís awfully nice of you Terry, but things got a bit more complex when they watercooled their boxer engine. The packaging in the chassis got a lot tighter too.

    The Bug Bash was a national event held in Pleasanton each year and they had a competition to remove an air cooled engine and the winner was measured in seconds.

    That event eventually died out and became the Goodguys West Coast Nationals. That event is happening this weekend, coincidentally.

    Iíve pulled 2 Vanagon engines and only installed one... pulling them out was a PITA, but putting them in was even harder!

    Here is a photo of my 1986 WBX engine bay with the myriad of coolant hoses that attach on every side of the engine besides the bottom!



    The old air cooled engines look like toys in comparison.

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  9. #39
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    This should work.

  10. #40
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread



    Looks legit to me!
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  11. #41
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Not after 1969!


    Ya, I should have said, really good California plates are...



    The blue ones are just so ugly, but then it is on a VW, so does it really matter.

  12. #42
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    Ya, I should have said, really good California plates are...



    The blue ones are just so ugly, but then it is on a VW, so does it really matter.
    True that! The Vanagon goes for a ďbreadboxĒ look which is so ugly it starts to be somewhat endearing.
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  13. #43
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Changed my front brake pads today.

    21,689 miles ago in December 2016, I put all new rotors/hubs/bearings/pads in. A little more than 2 years since the last brake service isnít too bad.

    Whatís neat is that if you fill the master cylinder to the max line when the pads are new, right about when they are completely worn out, the lowered fluid level turns on the level warning light.

    I spray this Permatex anti squeal stiff on the back sides of the pads but not sure if it really does anything.



    Look how close I got!





    Left and right side pad wear, respectively. The single piston floating caliper wears out the outboard pad more than the inboard. The sliding pins move freely and new boots were installed with grease back in Dec 2016.



    I wire brush the surface that the pads slide on as they wear. I also use ACF-50 on a cotton swab to help slow down the future rusting and let the pads move freely.





    Wire brush to the wheel mating surface is always good practice.



    Ok, hopefully I wonít have to do this again for a couple years.

    Iím not complaint, itís not hard...only 5 lug bolts on the wheel and two bolts to remove the caliper to get access to the pads. Itís mostly the cleaning and brake dust mess that isnít enjoyable for me.

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  14. #44
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Why do the brakes wear out so fast? Are you that hard on them, or is the extra weight of the things you carry?
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

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  15. #45
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    Why do the brakes wear out so fast? Are you that hard on them, or is the extra weight of the things you carry?
    I was going to ask the same thing. Even American cars typically get at least 40-50K mi out of pads, whereas many Japanese cars can see 75-100k.



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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    I was going to ask the same thing. Even American cars typically get at least 40-50K mi out of pads, whereas many Japanese cars can see 75-100k.



    TG
    I used to drive long distances, and so I may get better than average life. The Buick still has the OEM pads on there at 74k, and my 91 Camaro would get about 70k also. Could be a driving style difference too.
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  17. #47
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    I used to drive long distances, and so I may get better than average life. The Buick still has the OEM pads on there at 74k, and my 91 Camaro would get about 70k also. Could be a driving style difference too.
    Driving style and conditions certainly make a difference. That's why I said "at least" for American cars. I've seen plenty go as long as yours too.



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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    I was going to ask the same thing. Even American cars typically get at least 40-50K mi out of pads, whereas many Japanese cars can see 75-100k.



    TG
    There is no telling. City driving, commute. Now a days 30K is not bad with the small rotors. I seen lots of Hondas 30K miles. BMWs need rotors each time. There is one guy at work.... 7-8 k for front pads every other time rear.


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  19. #49
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    AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    You wouldnít think it, but itís a very heavy vehicle and the small solid rotors are effective but get wrung out pretty good...even in normal city driving.

    Itís been getting 20-25k miles out of the front pads for the past 80k miles with two different folks at the wheel (me and my dad).

    In contrast, Iíve put 48k on the pads on my BMW, and they have tons of meat left.
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  20. #50
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Kinda strange seeing you mod a vehicle heavier instead of lighter...................
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  21. #51
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Yin & Yang

    There must be balance in the world!

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  22. #52
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Yin & Yang

    There must be balance in the world!

    For every pound you remove from the Phoenix, you have to add 20 to the Vanagon!
    ███████ everything ████ ████ ██ is █ ██████ ██ fine ██████ █████ ███. ██████'█ ██ ████████. The ████ ███ █ government █████ ████ ██ knows ████ ████ best █ █████ ██.

  23. #53
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jacohatt View Post
    For every pound you remove from the Phoenix, you have to add 20 to the Vanagon!
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  24. #54
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Oh, I forgot to post this Bellanca Aries which is clearly the spawn of previous adultery with a Vanagon.



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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Oh, I forgot to post this Bellanca Aries which is clearly the spawn of previous adultery with a Vanagon.



    Wow. I like the look of that!
    ███████ everything ████ ████ ██ is █ ██████ ██ fine ██████ █████ ███. ██████'█ ██ ████████. The ████ ███ █ government █████ ████ ██ knows ████ ████ best █ █████ ██.

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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Time for a replacement?

    3.6 Twin Turbo V6 with 700hp and 4Motion...

    https://www.autoscout24.nl/aanbod/vo...4123?cldtidx=9
    ███████ everything ████ ████ ██ is █ ██████ ██ fine ██████ █████ ███. ██████'█ ██ ████████. The ████ ███ █ government █████ ████ ██ knows ████ ████ best █ █████ ██.

  27. #57
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    i think your moto hauler kicks ass, bro!
    There's nothing to fear but fear itself

  28. #58
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jacohatt View Post
    Time for a replacement?

    3.6 Twin Turbo V6 with 700hp and 4Motion...

    https://www.autoscout24.nl/aanbod/vo...4123?cldtidx=9
    :

    Quote Originally Posted by REXNFX View Post
    i think your moto hauler kicks ass, bro!
    Thanks!!!
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    Re: AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Oh, I forgot to post this Bellanca Aries which is clearly the spawn of previous adultery with a Vanagon.
    Is that Ballanca one of the wooden spar machines? No thanks. Lol
    It reminds me of a Cessna Caravan with a low wing.
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  30. #60
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    AV80Rís Vanagon thread

    Quote Originally Posted by McRex View Post
    Is that Ballanca one of the wooden spar machines? No thanks. Lol
    It reminds me of a Cessna Caravan with a low wing.
    No wood, all metal and made for speed.

    ď...flush riveting, sealed nosegear doors, butt skin joints and flush vents, drains, and engine breather.Ē
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