i have an 84 westy that i just bought. I was having starting issues, very tempermental ones, no stalling though. I tore out the air cleaner housing , and replaced teh filter, cleaned all the crap out of the throttle body, and for sure it starts better, no question. But my MAF lid popped off, and was sealed with silicone, by the PO I assume. I have an 87 vanagon as well, that runs like a top but leaks oil and fluid of all sorts, so its a parts car basically. It has a round air cleaner and the MAF on it looks presitine. I am wondering does anyone know if they are interchangeable?
Now mine has a stammer when in second gear, when accelerating, and some sort of whump whump whump, when driving, which may be a wheel issue I am thinking. The fun never ends.
What is the deal with the oil breather tower thing? is there an oil seal on it at the bottoM? I am also planning on replacing the old woven type hoses to the injector racks with some modern hose, fuel line I presume?
ALso. it is supposed to have a new clutch, but the tranny is very hard shifting when its cold, I suspect low fluid ? or old fluid? What type does she take and is there a filler hole AND a drain hole(please say yes)
Any info is appreciated, as I am new to teh van and the site.