[Vwdiesel] More Quantum Questions?
mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 05:16:29 PDT 2009
How about a few nice words about the joys of driving a Quantum, now that you
have it running.... I'm sure Mr Bangs would appreciate it ;o)
----- Original Message -----
From: "William J Toensing" <toensing at wildblue.net>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:15 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] More Quantum Questions?
> This also applies to the '82 Vanagon starting issues. Most of the VWs we
> are working with are 30 years old plus or minus a few years. I don't think
> any auto manufacturer designs there vehicles to last that long. It has
> been my observation circuits often get corroded with age where they are
> grounded. On my Quantum, I installed extra gages using existing ground
> wires in the wiring harness, but they wouldn't light. Ran a new 14 gage
> wire to a ground & they worked. It is easy to find where main battery
> ground wire goes but where are the instrument wiring loom wires grounded?
> It would probably be a good idea to clean these ground connections, if I
> knew where they were. Where are they on the Quantum, & other VWs? It is a
> good idea to see that a ground wire goes from the battery to the engine ,
> body, & chassis (older cars like Model A's.
> Also, I owned a 1979 VW air-cooled bus a few years ago which wouldn't
> start & traced the problem to the ignition switch. Rather than replace the
> switch, I installed a separate starter button & solved the starting
> Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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