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Redshiftt- a first look

I've had working prototypes of the Redshiftt knob remote controller for a couple years now, but in the process of development it has taken on more capacity and features. The two biggest changes were adding a live position sensing so the App can display the present...

Why Redshiftt?

I drive an ’86 VW T3 Vanagon Syncro 7-passenger van (a “tin-top”). It’s my daily driver, work truck, travel camper and off-road excursion rig. Starting in 2011 some fellow Syncro owners organised an annual 3-night jamboree at Moab, Utah, calling it Syncro Solstice (in...

AFM testing with video

This 2nd time around is a good one. I know this one has helped loads of people definitively diagnose the problem with their Bosch Airflow meter (AFM) , and many of them have been able to repair theirs instead of shelling out a few Benjys for a reconditioned one. Like...

Bad coolant pressure cap, or bad head gasket?

A driver of a waterboxer Vanagon had this complaint: . Driving along coolant light on dash starts flashing, pull over and check the pressure tank in the engine bay. It is visibly down by a lot, and the reserve tank behind the license plate door is overfull. Left it...

Why good electrical grounding matters.

This 2nd Time Around is a recent one, that involved cross-referencing two concurrent threads. Since as a general matter good grounding has great importance to keeping any electronically-controlled car running right, I thought it worth putting here:   A forum poster...

EEC (aka “the charcoal canister”)

The Evaporative Emissions Control system (EEC), what most folks call "the charcoal canister" is one of the simplest and nearly-universal emissions control systems, that is there for several clear-cut purposes. This system has been mandated on every US market gasoline...