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Date:         Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:41:19 -0700
Reply-To:     Robert Stevens <mtbiker62@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Robert Stevens <mtbiker62@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Fire!
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On Dec 18, 2012, at 10:07 AM, Mike South <msouth@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Few engine conversions have much documentation with them, unfortunagely. > Ideally the converted van should come with wiring diagrams used , and so > on. > > it's apain to have to take things apart just to figure out what someone > did doing the conversion. > I have yet to see a well-documented and supported-with-tech-info > conversion unless it's one I did. >

Never seen a Bostig?

Completely different experience in my case. I'm not a mechanic so don't "see" vanagon engine-converted vans for a living, but know many volks who have them in their rigs. Almost all of these were done either by a shop, or by the owner, following very specific wiring harness diagrams/instructions, using vendor-supplied conversion parts, not a hodge- podge of fabricated pieces.

My first engine conversion van came with a folder that had very specific conversion instructions and diagrams. There was no mystery at all as to what was in the engine bay and how it connected to the vanagon harness.

I have had 2 engines in my current van and have a very large resource of conversion instructions. While traveling, I've seen volks change the ECU settings and even download new settings using the internet, then load onto their USB port for various valve and timing changes, well supported by the vendor who supplied the power unit AND instructions.

Your experience must be quite limited compared to the overall number of engine converted vanagon's on the roads these days.

And, as usual, what any of this has to do with fires is well beyond my admittedly quite limited scope of comprehension.


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