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Vanagonjr

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Hot start relay
« on: September 02, 2009, 08:46:13 PM »
Is the hot start relay, typically used on the Type IV air cooled motor a direct for the water cooled (2.1) Vanagon?

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 09:41:10 AM »
You can use that relay set up on just about any car.  It wires in the same.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 01:26:07 PM »
OK, I had given one away (when I had my air cooled) to a friend and he told me it didn't work on his 87 vanagon.

I got the relay so gave me, but if he still has the relay kit, then I'll use that instead
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 09:31:50 AM »
The relay "kit" is just a plain 40 Amp relay and some wires to hook it up. If anyone needs a relay, I've got a box of VW 40 Amp relays removed from various cars over the years.

I  can't see why it didn't work on your friend's 87.  I hooked one up on my 87 vanagon just last month.  (intermittent no start)

VW even had a bulletin on it years ago.  I think its a good idea, and I've got one on all my cars. It makes sure you have good power at the starter.

If you have a questionable starter, (intermittent no start or hot start issues) it helps prolong the inevitable. I got another four years out of my 67's starter with the relay.  Keep in mind, if your putting the relay in to fix an issue, you will need a new starter at some point.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 12:49:29 PM »
Thanks Jim!

I could use a couple for the headlights as well.  I'll trade beer or donuts (hmmm....Do-Nuts) for them.

I be at Transporterfest in the morning.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 09:15:44 PM »
Funny you should mention headlights.  I'm thinking of trying some relays and fresh power leads to my  87's headlights and see if I can get them to burn brighter.  I'm amazed at how dim these are.  I've always liked the square headlights in the vanagon. In fact I've converted every pre-86 vanagon I've owned to the square lights, but these are the dimmest I've ever seen.  

I'm thinking of running fresh heavy wires direct from the battery to a couple of relays and then new wires to the headlights and see if that helps.

Maybe if I get some cash, I'll convert them to xenon bulbs.  I've seen those kits that fit standard 9004 bulb sockets.  Come with the igniters/ballast, bulbs and all hardware.  150 bucks.  Not a bad deal for real xenon bulbs. Check out the eBay listing, this is the item number: 170306595118
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