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  • Andym
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    Next time you do a drive like that and you notice the airplane on.. pull over and go touch the radiator (with caution) and see if it’s hot. If it’s hot, that’s ok. If it’s cold, then it’s defianlty the sensor location.

     

    Sorry for the long post!

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    Audrey Jones
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    Ok!! I will check that next time!

    yesterday the tank behind the license plate was still full, but I was able to add some water to the front…

    Glad to hear I can still be driving it, especially since I’ll be doing the big drive home in a couple days..!!

    Audrey you’re on your way to becoming the KCW Vanagon master Happy belated birthday by the way 😬

    Thanks Will!!! 😁

    Audrey Jones
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    So last night I was out running a bunch of errands and the airplane fan came on… I pulled over and checked the radiator and it was blowing cold air. But, it turned off after about 5 minutes, and by the time I was home (only a couple minutes later) I could feel that the radiator was already getting warm again… I have been adding more coolant to that tank behind the lisense plate each day, so I feel like the coolant is almost all replaced at this point too!

    Andym
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    Well I think it’s sensor location, if the radiator was cold and the fan was on, that’s sensor location.

    I have a few ideas on how to fix this, let me think about which option is best. Keep driving it, nothing to worry about. When you drive home to GJ, keep both heaters on full blast up the hills. That sensor is gonna give kinda a false reading. On the heater side of the thermostat it’s hot thinking it needs to turn the airplane on, but the radiator side it’s not really that hot.

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    volksaddict
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    It’s hard to follow this thread with all the sophisticated technical terms being thrown around 🙂

    Audrey Jones
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    It’s hard to follow this thread with all the sophisticated technical terms being thrown around 🙂

    right?! 😁

    ok, sounds good Andy! Thanks!! Let us know what you come up with- if I/someone at the shop can do it while im home it would be nice to be able to work on it in the shop with all the tools!😁 going home today and will be there until the 26th. But back again on the 29th till the 2nd! Haha so we have a couple options….

    Also- Dad!! can I request that we order some metal (if it’s not too late) so we can build my ladder?!?! 😁

    John Jones
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    Also- Dad!! can I request that we order some metal (if it’s not too late) so we can build my ladder?!?! 😁

     

    Franz already took care of it…  I think he got 100 foot….. that should do it…  😎

    Lets do it!!! 😎  😎

    Andym
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    You make it back to KCW??

    I have an idea… because it’s basically giving a false reading. So I’m thinking I could make a part and mail it to you or KCW and install it.

    It would move be current coolant temp sensor from the “heater side” of the thermostat to the “radiator side” of the thermostat.  What id do is weld a fitting into that inline coolant filler in the back right side of the engine bay.

     

    As it is, i can’t see any issues. Only thing it’s gonna do is make the airplane fan turn on more than it should, otherwise it shouldn’t have any negative affect.

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    Pat K
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    Father/Daughter ladder project happening this morning. F4E6B5AF-0ADC-4EE7-B1E9-D937ED0B1D6A1478DFE4-D9D2-4CAF-A68E-D7D0FB0B2BDD

    We will build it if it comes.

    Rustabus
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    Yeah!!!! Make it burly with side supports so it will double as a deer/elk guard!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Audrey Jones
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    Made it to KCW!!!

    Sounds good, thanks Andy!! Yeah, the airplane fan was on most of the drive home… heat was fucking great!!! At first I couldn’t figure out how to turn it down and had to open the window to cool off! Haha

    More ladder pics! 😁

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    Willy
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    You’re gonna make that rack look wimpy with a ladder that bad ass!!

    Andym
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    Awesome! I think your cooling system is all bleed out, just check your tank behind the lic plate. Back to the regular schedule program!

    Yeah that fan on like that tells me we need to move the tempture sensor location. But I don’t see any reason to make an emergency trip to KCW for that.

    I’ll make the part for it and have it ready. I really don’t want you to deal with filling the cooling system again audrey, I bet you were all kinds of stressed about it.

     

    Nice rack! Old JJ doing work!

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    Audrey Jones
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    Ladder is done!!! Looks so good!

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Rustabus
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    That’s Awesome!!!!!! Gonna get Lots of questions at gas  stations!!!!! 🙂 🙂 😉

    volksaddict
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    That’s really cool! All it needs now is some pirate logos 😀

    BBWB
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    Very cool.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    That was a fun Daughter Dad project!!!  And we wopped it out pretty quick…  😎  I love my little Mittler Bros hand bender!!!

     

    John Jones
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    Oh,,,  Audrey tells me she is only getting  around 12 mpg….  does this sound right???  8-(    The computer should make it perfect shouldn’t it?  adjust for altotude etc??

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