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  Topic: replacement ball joints
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: replacement ball joints
Inspired by Dan's Latvian gamble, I went with my own Lithuanian gamble...

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Mine appear to ...
  Topic: Syncro Alignment Specs
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 37
Views: 6552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:33 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Alignment Specs
That perfect. I'm going to make an appointment. I wonder if they've adjusted Burley arms before.

Thanks!

If you are local, feel free to PM me and swing by and say hello.
  Topic: Syncro Alignment Specs
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 37
Views: 6552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:50 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Alignment Specs
For my latest alignment I took it to Jack's Alignment in Colorado Springs, CO.

This syncro has syncro.org DP lift springs and OME shocks/struts. Otherwise stock. I've driven it around 2000 miles ...
  Topic: Hit an elk last night in Colorado in my syncro 16' more pics
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 75
Views: 11563

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:26 pm   Subject: Re: Hit an elk last night in Colorado in my syncro 16' more pics
I'm the one who ended up putting the OP's van back together. I dug out a few pics. The before and after refer to the front end after it got off the frame table after some tugs to bring it back out. ...
  Topic: Oil coming out of vent hole of manual rebuilt transmission- Why?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 62
Views: 1431

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Oil coming out of vent hole of manual rebuilt transmission- Why?


Now that you've experienced it....

How did you solve it?

Tried not to drive 80 mph and checked trans fluid level often! I figured short of a catch can there was no solution given the circu ...
  Topic: Oil coming out of vent hole of manual rebuilt transmission- Why?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 62
Views: 1431

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:08 pm   Subject: Re: Oil coming out of vent hole of manual rebuilt transmission- Why?
I've experienced the same thing: oil out of the breather tube after a rebuild. I always thought it was because the rebuilt trannies were always done at the same time as an engine upgrade. Usually a h ...
  Topic: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 42
Views: 5040

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
I'm running these as well, 225/70/16 and have to echo Thom's review. I've run them from Colorado to California and back, Colorado to Carlsbad Caverns in southern New Mexico and back, probably close t ...
  Topic: 83 diesel camper with bad engine - what would you do?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 26
Views: 594

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:22 am   Subject: Re: 83 diesel camper with bad engine - what would you do?
I won't comment on the value, Dan knows what he's looking at and while I'm sure there's cheaper diesel westies with bad motors sitting around, there's probably not many sitting around in Homer Alaska! ...
  Topic: VW Tiguan CV Boot option
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 47
Views: 2708

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: VW Tiguan CV Boot option
Thanks so much for the comparison. Very interesting and helpful! Thanks for posting it.
  Topic: Syncro diesel and gasoline tank difference
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 32
Views: 630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Syncro diesel and gasoline tank difference
Thanks Joel! That Amazon price is excellent!

That might just be the Amazon Priime member price, but nice to see several options under $250 like you said.
  Topic: Syncro diesel and gasoline tank difference
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 32
Views: 630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:54 am   Subject: Re: Syncro diesel and gasoline tank difference
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  Topic: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 67
Views: 2853

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:39 am   Subject: Re: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
Don't (ever) try to compression-start a syncro in reverse. Might apply to 2wd vanagons as well, I just know I've seen syncro gear boxes with the side blown out from trying it.
  Topic: Popping hightop/zwitterdach
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 1
Views: 149

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:56 pm   Subject: Re: Popping hightop/zwitterdach
PM sent
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 616
Views: 51000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:44 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Maybe you just need a perch?

https://www.vancafe.com/251501400-p/251501400.htm
  Topic: 1990 Vanagon with Subie 3.3L SVX ~ cooling issue
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 16
Views: 421

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:18 am   Subject: Re: 1990 Vanagon with Subie 3.3L SVX.What looks to be an upgraded CS
Note:
SVX with non-reversed coolant manifold (stock setup on engine) has coolant bypass built right into the plumbing. Water pump is different from other subarus in that it has bypass bungs built ri ...
  Topic: Adventure Build - 1983 Westfalia TDi Restomod
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 49
Views: 2712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Adventure Build - 1983 Westfalia TDi Restomod
Excellent attention to detail and amazing workmanship! You have top-notch skills sir.

At first glance I thought the oil pan and engine carrier were sourced from a vendor. Gorgeous. Thanks for sh ...
  Topic: Building the (im)perfect beast: The Saline Build
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 86
Views: 6305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Building the (im)perfect beast: The Saline Build

Any thoughts on suby swaps and low heat?/low circulation through the heater circuit?
I have a theory that I am looking at and going try this week, but I am looking for any and all ideas.

Thanks ...
  Topic: Building the (im)perfect beast: The Saline Build
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 86
Views: 6305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:02 am   Subject: Re: Building the (im)perfect beast: The Saline Build
Looks like a great trip, what a nice loop. Ft Robinson is one of my favorites as well. Looks like you camped in Soldier Creek area? Good stuff. Nothing like a smooth trouble-free trip in a custom- ...
  Topic: Buying a Syncro, anyone familiar with this example?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 11
Views: 464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:17 pm   Subject: Re: Buying a Syncro, anyone familiar with this example?
I spoke with the seller sometime last year. He indeed seems transparent. I'm sure you're aware this is a Minnesota van with rust. Like enough rust where the sliding door fell off. I would request ...
  Topic: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
Escorial Syncro

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Views: 399655

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Vanagon vans and parts for sale
Something about this van just turns me upside down.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/monument/7164609427.html
 
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