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Date:         Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:35:35 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
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From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject:      Re: Additional questions ... trip x-country is going great but...
Comments: To: Stu Schwartz <sschwartz@OS2BBS.COM>

----- Original Message ----- From: "Stu Schwartz" <sschwartz@OS2BBS.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 2:01 PM Subject: Additional questions ... trip x-country is going great but...

> 1. I see a lot of westies and plain vanagons and loafs on the Oregon coast...wave folks!!!!!! We're in this together....

Wish I could, but I'm stuck in AZ. OK, I'll wave. There. > > 2. It seems the cruise control causes lots of unwanted behaviour...... > When going 60 or so and I slow down quickly the oil light would go on....not when I don't use cruise control. > Gas mileage is better 17-18 MPG vice 14-15 MPG when I don't use cruise control > When going uphill with the A/C on I had all the lights (oil, temp, etc) go on when cruise control is on...without cruise it seems to work fine and I actually > seem to > get better mileage with the A/C on at 55 mph than at 65 without A/C > > Does this make sense to anyone?

No, but I'm not up to speed on CC. Should give you better mileage, but . . . > > 3. My wife claims I should have the radiator flushed and replace the antifreeze to get better cooling...does this really work with the westy ('91)?

I'm with your wife (no rude comments here, anyone).

Also does > turning the heat on actually seems to cool the engine down. Why isn't there a setting to turn on heat...but have it vent to the outside? <g>

Cos if you had serviced the radiator, you wouldn't be in this situation?? There was just a discussion on this very thing last week. If the system is working properly, no asist is needed. If it isn't working properly, an assist is just a band-aid and you're gonna have problems anyway. The heater trick will get you home (assuming you're not a whole country away) though.

> > 4. Finally, time for an oil change out in San Fran...can anyone let me know who would be good out here...thanks.

Can't help you there either, but there are lots of folks from that area who can.

Karl Wolz > > > --peace-- > stu and ginger and jasmine > Arlington, VA > 1991 Westy (MZ MAGIC) > > > > > --peace-- > stu >

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