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  • tommmmy
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    Originally posted by JOES66FURY View Post
    We picked up a 94 conversion van 2 years ago so my wife and kid could travel during the summer. Since we got it tho, it has been my daily driver and has not let me down once until yesterday.

    The cooling system is brown, https://opendoorsramadan.com/ opendoors ramadan in canada and online casino for real money I've flushed it a few times but still, it is brown so I knew something was going to let go and on my way home from work, it did.

    Off the radiator, there is a heater control valve. 2 lines in, 2 lines out. Two of the lines go into a T (2 into 1)off the pass side subframe that feeds the rear heater core.

    One of the inlines was terribly corroded and finally gave way to puking water everywhere. I do not have time to replace the whole line. I do not have time to look for a new "T" to splice in so I had to do a farm repair. I went and picked up some JB Weld Steel Stick. I plugged the hole and kind of reinforced the hole tube with the putty. It dries quick and cures in 8 hours. When I get home tonight I will put it all back together and hope to hell it holds. I'll let you know what happens because I think this stuff could be a pretty useful product if it works like it says it does.

    I'll take a pic or two of the van a little later....
    Looks like a nice project. Good luck!
    Last edited by tommmmy; March 9, 2021, 06:56 AM.

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  • squirrel
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    Amazing what a little bit of maintenance will do for an old van....

    I've had so many old vehicles with no washers, that I never got into the habit of using the on the later models, which actually have them. Maybe growing up in Tucson instead of PA has something do with it, too

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Well, JB Weld Steel Stick is a pretty badass product. It did exactly what I wanted it to do. However, I noticed that much of that section of steel line was rather "soft" in this area. I just happen to be free from most responsibilities Saturday and just happened to find a 3/4 T splice at the parts store so I decided to do a more permanent repair. I cut the original line back about 6" and after 8' of 3/4 heater tube later It is all fixed.


    I also swapped the driver's side window lift motor...again. Glad Autozone has a lifetime warranty because I only get about 6 months out of these things before the internal gears take a crap.

    Also, chevy in their infinite wisdom had the washer sprayers on the wiper blades on these things. all of the plastic in that system was brittle and cracked so, for the last 2 years, I have not had the ability to clean my windshield. I picked up some of those hood-mounted sprayers and put them through the cowl vent. Adjusted the spray nozzles with a little screwdriver and *poof* I can clean my windows.

    THEN I decided to remove the tint on the drivers and pass side widows. You could barely see out of them during the day and it was almost impossible at night. Not that it was dark but, it was so old and deteriorated and bubbly that you just couldn't see. It's a little odd now because I can actually see out of the windows...

    THEN I had a little under-seat subwoofer sitting around and, I was just complaining that my new stereo and speakers, while crisp and clear, lacked any hit of bass. It was super easy to install and within an hour my stereo has a deep rich bass note to go along with the rest of the system.

    While a good-sounding stereo may not be on everyone's list of important things in a car, my commute is over an hour one way. So, I listen to a lot of music and podcasts and a good sound system is way up on the list for me.

    I also ran 2 cans of throttle body cleaner through it, I noticed that it was coal-black, and there was soot on my finger when I ran it around the inside of the TB. Shockingly it runs better, starts quicker, and idles smoother now...who woulda thunk it?


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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by JOES66FURY View Post
    We picked up a 94 conversion van 2 years ago so my wife and kid could travel during the summer. Since we got it tho, it has been my daily driver and has not let me down once until yesterday.

    The cooling system is brown, I've flushed it a few times but still, it is brown so I knew something was going to let go and on my way home from work, it did.

    Off the radiator, there is a heater control valve. 2 lines in, 2 lines out. Two of the lines go into a T (2 into 1)off the pass side subframe that feeds the rear heater core.

    One of the inlines was terribly corroded and finally gave way to puking water everywhere. I do not have time to replace the whole line. I do not have time to look for a new "T" to splice in so I had to do a farm repair. I went and picked up some JB Weld Steel Stick. I plugged the hole and kind of reinforced the hole tube with the putty. It dries quick and cures in 8 hours. When I get home tonight I will put it all back together and hope to hell it holds. I'll let you know what happens because I think this stuff could be a pretty useful product if it works like it says it does.

    I'll take a pic or two of the van a little later....
    we used to switch those to a conventional single valve, then run the system in series... first to the front core(for defroster and floorboards due to the cold air against the firewall) then to the rear before the return run...

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  • DanStokes
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    Best of luck on that repair! That stuff IS pretty magical and I hope it gets you by.

    Dan

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    94 G20 Conversion Van

    We picked up a 94 conversion van 2 years ago so my wife and kid could travel during the summer. Since we got it tho, it has been my daily driver and has not let me down once until yesterday.

    The cooling system is brown, I've flushed it a few times but still, it is brown so I knew something was going to let go and on my way home from work, it did.

    Off the radiator, there is a heater control valve. 2 lines in, 2 lines out. Two of the lines go into a T (2 into 1)off the pass side subframe that feeds the rear heater core.

    One of the inlines was terribly corroded and finally gave way to puking water everywhere. I do not have time to replace the whole line. I do not have time to look for a new "T" to splice in so I had to do a farm repair. I went and picked up some JB Weld Steel Stick. I plugged the hole and kind of reinforced the hole tube with the putty. It dries quick and cures in 8 hours. When I get home tonight I will put it all back together and hope to hell it holds. I'll let you know what happens because I think this stuff could be a pretty useful product if it works like it says it does.

    I'll take a pic or two of the van a little later....
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