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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 visit often to see...