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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...

Thoughts on Vanagon WBX Water Jacket Seal

A well-meaning fellow on a VW forum asserted: "The initial problems with the wasserboxer cooling system weren't because people didn't change the coolant and it wasn't due to corrosion of aluminum. It was because the coolant contained phosphate which caused the steel...

2nd time around

2nd time around: I used to spend a fair amount of time on several automotive forums where the subjects were Vanagons and engines, helping troubleshoot problems and just enjoying the vibe of chatting with like-minded folks. Over the years I've written quite a few posts...

Some thoughts on engine cooling

A fellow who moved to a hotter climate with his Syncro was considering my deluxe auxiliary oil cooler kit because he was concerned about the overall cooling capability of his van.  Here are some thoughts I shared with him:   The Vanagon water cooling system has plenty...

Redshiftt- what is it?

Redshiftt is my new, patent pending vehicle accessory control system. At its heart is a wireless Bluetooth remote controller housed in a handsome replacement gearshift knob. There are no individual buttons to feel for, nor anything you have to look at to operate the...

Welcome to IntrepidOverland.com!

Welcome to my new webshop and to the Intrepid Overland blog! I'll be using this blog for updates about development of my new Redshiftt accessory control system, for occasional tech articles and maybe some essays on other topics. So please come...