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  • JasonS
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    Looking awesome! glad to see it in the engine bay now, I will be down there this weekend to pickup a vehicle in Montrose. Probably headed down tonight or early tomorrow morning I will stop by and say hello.

     

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    Andym
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    How’s it going clean pat?

    Do something

    John Jones
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    least likely thread to be updated.  🙄  😉

    Franz
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    Not much to report. Pat has the wire harness all strung out. The regular vanagon harness (alternator, ac, gauges) is all sorted. The subaru harness is installed and routed to the cabinet on the side of the engine bay where the ECU will be installed.  Going over senders and systems to make sure we have everything before finalizing the harness. This vehicle has dynamic oil pressure system that uses two oil pressure sensors. Trying to figure out what to do to make that function correctly right now.

    Peet
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    I wish I had something great to report but I don’t. Stress, loss of sleep, lots of un answered questions and the urge to start drinking again. It’s not easy trying to retrofit a Vanagon with an engine not even offered to the U.S. I can’t even locate a service manual in english to refer to for engine specs. Not to mention we have very little info about our ECU. It came with the all the labels peeled off and no paper work what so ever so I’m over here like “What brand is this? Where’s the info Boxeer used to do the hack shit job he did on our wiring harness? Why didn’t he supply us with that? And what do we do for future diagnostics??” I wish I could talk to someone other than Greg about their EE20 swap and ask them how it’s going…

    kevinb
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    Oh man…I can’t believe what an epic this has become.  Not exactly the “kit” we were sold on.  We can try and talk with Small Car a shop up in Washington state.  They did some of these conversions based on engines purchased from Boxeer.  Maybe they would be willing to share some of their experiences.

    John Jones
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    syncro vanagons…. and vanagons in general, are no longer welcome here.. sorry…. 👿  👿  👿  👿  👿  👿 LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL  please call your local vw dealership for more info on this change… 😉

    John Jones
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    there just so damned new…. doesn’t the warranty still apply to these late models?  Can we take it over to the dealership? 😎

     

    (just kidding…)   The clean shoppers are more positive about it’s outcome than I am… 😎  I pray to all the vw gods above and below to help give those two guys the focus to finish this beast and make it come back to life and be more like a giant than a giant snail….. 😎

    Franz
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    Wearing my nasa shirt to work on diesel vanagon swaps. Haha.

    Its the wiring that is hard. We have a cool option with the ECU to run a tablet/ipad as a gauge display for the engine. Which means that the engine need to have all of the sensors that the standalone company(skynam) sells. For some reason that stuff wasn’t wired or included with the engine managment stuff we bought. So we have the harness cut apart and running each sensor wire one by one making sure that we have what the stock vanagon needs, what the subaru needs, and what the ecu guages need. All while weeding out the extra emissions connections/wires that were left on the stock subaru harness that Greg modified.

    Its a challenge when we’re watching the clock. I feel bad for the amount of time this has taken. Aircooled stuff that we’ve done 1000 times we can be 110% productive on.

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    ColeB
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    Haha! It was a snail. But it’s going to be killer! I’m excited to see franz and pat’s work since last time I was there. Thanks guys!

    John Jones
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    I have never had to worry for my life while working on my split…. 8-(  Peet found the manual for the ECU.. this is the first page…. 😎  Seems like someone might have mentioned how hot this unit is going to get.    Due to the chance of me loosing my life while working on a Vanagon, I am no longer taking on any vanagon projects….   I miss my smiley’s.. …. damnt!

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    Jdawg
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    Wearing my nasa shirt to work on diesel vanagon swaps. Haha. Its the wiring that is hard. We have a cool option with the ECU to run a tablet/ipad as a gauge display for the engine. Which means that the engine need to have all of the sensors that the standalone company(skynam) sells. For some reason that stuff wasn’t wired or included with the engine managment stuff we bought. So we have the harness cut apart and running each sensor wire one by one making sure that we have what the stock vanagon needs, what the subaru needs, and what the ecu guages need. All while weeding out the extra emissions connections/wires that were left on the stock subaru harness that Greg modified. Its a challenge when we’re watching the clock. I feel bad for the amount of time this has taken. Aircooled stuff that we’ve done 1000 times we can be 110% productive on. DSC00387

    hahahaha!!! bad ass Franz! you’re basically a rocket scientist now!

    John Jones
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    Peet has been working on this all week…  He has been working on AC… It seems he is going to have to remove most of the interior to get the AC shit down in the rear… shit is full of crud and metal and needs flushed out or replaced….  He was super duper fucking happy about it yesterday… 😎  \

    The best part of this project is that it is convincing the clean shop to just say NO to anything other than aircooled VW work… 😎

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    BBWB
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    Sure has been a “pain in the ass” project. Gonna be sweet when done though.

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

    Franz
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    Pat has been working on the AC system. Found the cause of the leak. An old cracked O-ring in the evaporator. Which was really hard to get at and required removal of the cabinet. While the evaporator was out, it got a good flush job. All new hoses, receiver/dryer, expansion valve, and an upgraded parallel flow condenser. The AC should kick ass.

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