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Date:         Tue, 2 Jan 2018 14:41:35 -0500
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From:         "" <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET>
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Oh yes. I think most here are aware of air leaks. I have replaced the rubber (gaskets) all the way around, and the skylight a couple of times. Getting rid of wind noise and leaks takes some work! Can you give me some input on the questions asked?

Dave B.

-----Original Message----- From: Sean Garrett <> To: vanagon <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>; <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET> Sent: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 2:19 pm Subject: Re: It's cold out there

Dont rule out cold air coming into cab from leaks/weather seals (old rubber gaskets deteriorated, gas pedal foam rotted, hole in front FW near drivers side radiator for cables, heater box been rebuilt with new seals ?)... etc !

Too test for them drive around and feel in the areas for cold air.

Hope this helps...

Sean G

My 87 Syncro leaks like a sieve ;-(

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:12:01 PM MST, <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET> wrote:

Ford battery died and the Bus (Vanagon) has been put into extra service. Always starts right up, hope I didn't put a whammy on myself with that. Well, it's into the single and low double digits here in New England and I have noticed the Bus has a hard time maintaining heat to the interior. My temp gauge sits on the lower edge of the red light. It takes the normal 5 + minutes driving to warm up enough to move the gauge far enough off bottom to turn the heat on at all. I am considering constructing some sort of bra to go over the upper grille to decrease air flow over the radiator. First I thought I might post this question. Is this normal in the frigid cold? Have others experienced this? Could it be a malfunctioning thermostat? Does someone make said bra/cover? I await your reply.

Dave B.

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