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by McCall Pinz
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Idle Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Switzerland

Re: Idle Problem

Did it come on quickly or slowly over time? If it occurred slowly over time and Starter/Choke helps, then I would think of starting with the carbs. edit- I almost forgot my favorite instant tune-up- clean the spark plugs, re-gap them, re-install, and see if that fixes it. My #3 plug fouls pretty qui...
by McCall Pinz
Mon May 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Switzerland

Re: Catch can

I found this one on ebay with a search for 'square oil catch can' or breather box. There are hundreds of variations. The quality is OK. I had to do a little touch up with a file at the fittings and buy better hoses. I decided to mount this one low, but you might want to look at installing an Empi VW...
by McCall Pinz
Mon May 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Switzerland

Re: Catch can

Here's the catch can I installed in the line between oil filler and air intake hood. There hasn't been much accumulation in it until I checked it yesterday and it was 2/3 full of a fuel/water/sludge mixture. I'm pretty sure this is the same sludge that occurs by condensation within the crankcase. Si...
by McCall Pinz
Tue May 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Switzerland

Re: Catch can

I've installed one, but haven't driven it enough to really notice any difference or have to empty accumulation from the can yet. I was hoping it would reduce the oil in the intake manifold. I need to do some work on the Pinz this weekend and will let you know what I find and take some photos.
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by McCall Pinz
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Winter is coming
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Switzerland

Re: Winter is coming

FWIW- A friend had Mattracks on his Pinz here and we messed around with them a few years ago. The turning radius is REALLY big with them and we got stuck more than a few times on trails we'd driven a few months earlier. Power steering would have helped. Also, watch the cross slopes. Going straight u...
by McCall Pinz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Are Maxxis MT-762 Bighorns GTG?
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Switzerland

Re: Are Maxxis MT-762 Bighorns GTG?

I've had my Maxxis Bighorns for quite a few years now and I've liked them. Plenty of traction when new, but are definitely worn now. The price is usually good on them.
by McCall Pinz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Portable light
Replies: 18
Views: 1777
Switzerland

Re: Portable light

I finally took a few pictures of the ones I have...
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by McCall Pinz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Portable light
Replies: 18
Views: 1777
Switzerland

Re: Portable light

Hmmm, that's a new lamp to me. I have two different, original Swiss lamps. One is small with an integrated clamp and the other is larger shaped like a slightly smaller headlight bulb. I'll get pics tomorrow.
by McCall Pinz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: spark plugs and gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Switzerland

Re: spark plugs and gremlins

Yes, that's ultimately how to confirm it.
by McCall Pinz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: spark plugs and gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Switzerland

Re: spark plugs and gremlins

I used that same method. The hardest part is that SSI doesn't have a rotor per se and lining up a precise 180 degree timing mark is tricky. I had to eyeball across the case seam.
by McCall Pinz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: spark plugs and gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Switzerland

spark plugs and gremlins

I thought I'd post a quick note about the most frustrating, but also the easiest Pinzgauer repair yet. My Pinz has been running poorly again since coming out of hibernation. I chased gremlins last year too. Last spring it was running on 3 cylinders for a few weeks and then magically fixed itself mid...
by McCall Pinz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: fixed my leaking motor
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Switzerland

Re: fixed my leaking motor

That didn't even sound very loud without the muffler!
by McCall Pinz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Wow wow wow - very rare opportunity for someone 710k US
Replies: 30
Views: 3408
Switzerland

Re: Wow wow wow - very rare opportunity for someone 710k US

That is likely one of the few European upmarket civilian campers built. The TCS (Touring Club Schweitz) sticker and those by the radio look age correct and not something you'd see in the US or if it was a copy. Not sure about the linoleum or carpet choice?! :roll:
by McCall Pinz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Carlsbad Auxxcom in "action"
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Switzerland

Re: Carlsbad Auxxcom in "action"

Very cool!
by McCall Pinz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on acceleration.
Replies: 36
Views: 6360
Switzerland

Re: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on accelerat

Does this magically fix itself for a while and return in a few months? If yes, I'm chasing the same thing. Ran horribly last fall, ran horribly this spring, drastically improved one day and was flawless all summer. Now it's back again... dropping the fuel tank this weekend to see what lurks there.