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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #544961 March 03rd 2012 7:24 pm
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drove it to get a haircut and get some treats for my dog , and when i came out side , caught some idiot urinating beside it . curse


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
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drove it to get a haircut and get some treats for my dog , and when i came out side , caught some idiot urinating beside it . curse


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wrcsixeight #545068 March 04th 2012 3:13 am
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Gave the van a tune up today. New plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, pcv valve and ordered a new vacuum switch which should be in tomorrow morning. I also ripped all the carpet off the doghouse . Still trying to find the leak on the driver side frown

This was, by the way, this van's first ever tune up from the looks of what came off and the fact that it only has 43k miles.

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wrcsixeight #545076 March 04th 2012 3:54 am
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This body style van has a very common leak around the windshield, hard to find, best I might suggest is take it to a windshield shop , have the chrome removed and have them reseal the windshield. Good luck and good to see you on here again.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #545077 March 04th 2012 3:56 am
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Oh, as for what I did today, took the van to go grocery shopping, and then tonight took it to cruise Route 66 here in town (regular Saturday night cruise).


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Cherry #545136 March 04th 2012 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by Cherry
Gave the van a tune up today. New plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, pcv valve and ordered a new vacuum switch which should be in tomorrow morning. I also ripped all the carpet off the doghouse . Still trying to find the leak on the driver side frown

This was, by the way, this van's first ever tune up from the looks of what came off and the fact that it only has 43k miles.


Good deal Cherry!

Best way to find leaks in my opinion is for you to sit in the van while someone squirts down the outside with a garden hose. That way you can see where the water is coming in. I vote windshield gasket or front door gasket.


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What is up with the early ass end?? I hope that was cut off and put there!!lol



yeah rofl looks like a tight squeeze lol



Naw...it's just the arse end hanging there. That's where the garden hose is kept! LOL!


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #545168 March 04th 2012 12:42 pm
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Will just replacing the windshield do it if it's a leak there or do I need to ask them to check something specific. It has two cracks in the windshield that I was just going to fill but if it will fix the leak I'll just replace it.

Put the new vacuum switch in today and a new breather filter - which I didn't even know existed until yesterday when I was wondering what that black dripping thing in my air filter pan was.

Today I'm also considering ordering new gas tanks and straps. I'm running out of time on getting this thing trip worthy. I have a month before I'm supposed to be on the road.

**Edit - Nevermind I just read closer and saw you said to ask them to reseal it.

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Can anyone tell me how to go about shortening plug wires?


you can buy wire sets that you can cut to length and put ends on, should be able to pick them at any parts store that sells performance stuff.


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