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...

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...

Air Purging On 2.1 WBX Cooling System

A fellow on a forum had a question about making his own pressure tank like the one I showed off here. He linked to another welded aluminum box tank similar to the one I chose, and asked if I thought it would work. I only saw one opening for a hose connection. Some of...

Making mainseals seal

Lots of flywheel seals get replaced and still leak. The primary reason is that the f/w has a groove worn in the seal hub, this being much more of a problem with wbx’s than it was with older VW boxers because they tend to be left in the vehicle for two or three...

On the wbx flywheel seal

A fellow attempting to repair a flywheel seal leak on a recently rebuilt engine had the seal pop out of the case, and he wondered why. A helpful participant posted this: . Are you recessing the seal on the seal bore or is it flush with the case? Also, there are two...