Signals Crossed

Saw an years-old thread on a popular forum come up, highlighting some remarks of mine covering a some obscure details of the T3 Vanagon cooling/heating systems, and realised I had forgot to add one other interesting observation to fill out the picture. But I’m...

24mm Pins? Get Smart!

Like the VW Type4 engines, the waterboxers used pistons sized for 24mm wrist pins, needlessly. Many engines of all different brands and types making many times the power run 22mm or even smaller pins. Whatever, just add this one to the long list of VW design decisions...

Uplifting thoughts

Some thoughts on portable jacks. . There are many subjects one could bring up for discussion (these days it may tip over into most), where myriad thinly-supported yet highly calcified opinions quickly stink up the place. This post pertains to when the subject being...

A Driveshaft’s a Driveshaft

A Syncro owner had this complaint after driving a long distance and parking: . When I went to go drive it 30 minutes later there was a massive vibration, so much that I am not comfortable driving. Most violent at ~5 mph, diminishes as I speed up, but still feels like...

Pegs. Holes. Whatever.

I used to be a ‘splainer on a few of the popular online vehicle forums, but my desire to do it wore out, for many reasons but one above all others: It’s nearly impossible to pry an erroneous notion out of a grasshopper’s mind, when said notion seems...