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  Topic: Vanagons seen in media: film, Internet, games, magazines, etc.
joetiger

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 4:43 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons seen in media: film, Internet, games, magazines, etc.
Excedrin commercial:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2189378.jpg

Atlantic front poptop clip. Shot in Europe?

Edit: Excedrin is made by Novartis, a Swiss company.
  Topic: Denver people: Vanagons at junkyards:
joetiger

Replies: 57
Views: 10241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:25 am   Subject: Re: Denver people: Vanagons at junkyards:
LKQ in Aurora. Lots of good stuff here. But be warned, LKQ charges triple what every other u-pull-it yard charges. And they're a-holes about it for added measure.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galler ...
  Topic: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:47 am   Subject: Re: Hot Sweaty Nightmare

Would Samba member Chris Dixon's outstanding, timeless article in the NYT be click bait as well? Or is this one okay because it's positive?


Chris actually owned and worked on enough Vanagons to ...
  Topic: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:36 am   Subject: Re: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
i'm going to have to get my 13 yr old to blog about how terrible the Vanagon trips are so we can afford a set of 2.1 main bearings.

You mean when he's not trolling vintage automotive forums with ta ...
  Topic: Subaru EZ36 conversion: where are the posts?
joetiger

Replies: 2
Views: 81

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Subaru EZ36 conversion: where are the posts?
Hi MartinJS,

Congrats on your conversion!

The Yahoo Subaruvanagons group moved here:

https://groups.io/g/SubaruVanagon

All data from the Yahoo group was archived.

Group Information
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  Topic: Real time help in Kalispell
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 801

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: Real time help in Kalispell


I think theres a Samba member in Kalispell, he is generally very helpful but I canít remember his name.
Maybe someone can remember and post it.
I think hes a professional mechanic.

kalispell3 ...
  Topic: Syncro Jael is leaving the house
joetiger

Replies: 33
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:15 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Jael is leaving the house
I've enjoyed watching your adventures and getting to meet you and check out your Syncro in person, Ron. Thanks for the tips, suggestions, and van-saving advice.

My next door neighbors are retired ...
  Topic: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
I subscribe to the Post so I don't mind clicking the link. If I got the print edition and the article was in it, I'd probably read it there as well. Somebody's personal blog, that's a different story. ...
  Topic: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1863657.jpg
  Topic: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
joetiger

Replies: 32
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:16 pm   Subject: Re: Hot Sweaty Nightmare
Even when I sucked at it, sleeping on the floor of my first tin top Vanagon/oven way back in the prior century, I found no reason to complain. I slept in parking lots along the Redneck Riviera for sev ...
  Topic: Going to look a Vanagon today, any advice? (now with pics)
joetiger

Replies: 27
Views: 1034

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:35 am   Subject: Re: Going to look a Vanagon today, any advice?


And there will be other buses to look at later. There always is.

I'm trying really hard to remind myself of that! What I don't want to do is buy this one and kick myself when I deal on a nicer ...
  Topic: No Light When Doors Open - Missing Map Light?
joetiger

Replies: 13
Views: 840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:44 am   Subject: Re: No Light When Doors Open - Missing Map Light?
Old thread, dome lights. Hopefully something to mull over with your coffee.

Obviously it's not a primary function but it would be cool if mine all worked correctly.

This is probably super simpl ...
  Topic: Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wire Quality Control
joetiger

Replies: 12
Views: 232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:33 am   Subject: Re: Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wire Quality Control


This appears to be a more suitable tool:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61C5N0VBN-L.__AC_SX300_SY300_QL70_ML2_.jpg



I have one of these and really like it. There are a f ...
  Topic: lubricants used to install fuel and coolant hoses?
joetiger

Replies: 23
Views: 495

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: lubricants used to install fuel and coolant hoses?
I use silicone spray lube. It's very effective and I'm told that it doesn't damage rubber.
  Topic: Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wire Quality Control
joetiger

Replies: 12
Views: 232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: Bosch Premium Spark Plug Wire Quality Control
Hi Neil,

Wire problems were recently the source of a lot of problems for me, and I incorrectly identified them in my thread as Beru wires.

I just went back and checked the order at ECS Tuning ...
  Topic: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips!
joetiger

Replies: 38
Views: 1496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips!
Great to see you out and about, mikemtnbike!
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 423
Views: 39472

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:03 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
I hadn't planned on spending most of the weekend working on the van, but sometimes I get lucky. I went out to the U-pull-it yard Saturday to check out the new arrival, and much to my surprise, all of ...
  Topic: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure
joetiger

Replies: 15
Views: 414

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure


many lessons can be learned from a rusted out structure on the side of a mountain.

Much like a typical Vanagon breakdown. Smile
  Topic: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure
joetiger

Replies: 15
Views: 414

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:29 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure
Awesome! I love your obsession with trains and bridges. Cool

Agreed. That interest seems to give you motivation to visit remote places that most people know nothing about and would never consider ...
  Topic: Never owned a VW so I bought a $2300 Syncro Doka daily driver.
joetiger

Replies: 43
Views: 2161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Never owned a VW so I bought a $2300 Syncro Doka daily driver.
Welcome Wisco, I read your thread last month on Fbook. What an incredible score! Post some more pics when you can. (There's a tutorial around here somewhere for posting pics on the samba.)

I think ...
 
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