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  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
I pulled out the trans and had it professionally rebuilt by German Transaxle in Bend (highly recommend them).

I spoke with Ken for awhile yesterday and will be getting it to him asap!
  Topic: What's up with RS FAB?
rpureber

Replies: 184
Views: 19530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:10 pm   Subject: Re: What's up with RS FAB?
I already have a Big Shot... I didn't realize there were other options. I got mine through Rocky Mountain Westy so there was no direct ordering/contact with RS Fab.

My current order is for the shi ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
Good to know, thanks guys. I got the regular car Premier Plan. Now to sort out the build and progress through the crying phase.
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
Our triple A includes 100 miles free towing.

Which plan do you have? I'm looking at the Plus or Premier... it seems like the Premier gives you the option of extending one service call a year from ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 am   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
Our triple A includes 100 miles free towing. I have not seen any used Syncro transaxles for sale. That means spare hard parts are less likely to be available. I would join triple A and have it towed. ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:28 am   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
More miles is more risk.

I usually work with Rocky Mountain Westy when I need a shop and they have a couple of the top transmission shops they work with so I feel confident on that side. Now to d ...
  Topic: Vanagon Syncro w/ Subaru EJ25 Exhaust "pop"
rpureber

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: Vanagon Syncro w/ Subaru EJ25 Exhaust "pop"
This has been happening since I purchased the van about a year ago. I originally thought it might be due to a possible exhaust leak from a bad clamp. I have replaced the clamp (and cat. converter) a ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
Thanks for the info. Sodo. It sounds like I need to park the van and look into a transmission rebuild. Would it be a bad idea to drive the van to a repair shop?
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
I had a trans lose 4th gear on a road trip 5 hours out from home
was a 6hour return home in 3rd gear.
pulled the transaxle that night..

Luckily I was maybe an hour out from my house and able to ...
  Topic: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
rpureber

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:22 pm   Subject: Syncro transmission lost 4th gear at highway speed
I was driving at highway speed (65/70 mph) when all of a sudden 4th gear would only rev. Right now I can shift through 1-3 just fine, shifting into 4th feels like it goes in as usual. It maybe feels ...
  Topic: What's up with RS FAB?
rpureber

Replies: 184
Views: 19530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: What's up with RS FAB?
I am currently 1 month out from an order that has been paid for. I have left multiple voicemails and at least one email and have heard nothing back. I do not expect Amazon speed shipping, however, a ...
  Topic: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
rpureber

Replies: 3
Views: 216

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
Found! Thanks! That was easier than I thought it would be.
  Topic: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
rpureber

Replies: 3
Views: 216

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:25 am   Subject: Re: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
Yes, I just saw your PM. I will reach out to him and see if he remembers the Bus. Thank you very much!

I saw your Gallery pics and questions there and just PM'd you.
  Topic: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
rpureber

Replies: 3
Views: 216

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:12 am   Subject: Help finding a 1966 Roadrunner camper last known location France
Please let me know if this should be posted in bus hunting or somewhere else.

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me locate a Bus I used to own. It's a 1966 Roadrunner camper conversion. It ...
  Topic: Best distributor to run with kadrons
rpureber

Replies: 32
Views: 2558

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:47 am   Subject: Re: Best distributor to run with kadrons
I have a single-port 1641cc with dual Kads... running a PerTronix Flame-Thrower 186604 distributor.

I got a "timing advance kit" from a local parts store, took the distributor apart and ...
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
rpureber

Replies: 147
Views: 7447

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Good to know of #1, thanks. I'd thought I'd seen something on this before but couldn't find it again. I guess I will couple it and go through the 4WD lane next time.

I'll post up in the Vanagon t ...
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
rpureber

Replies: 147
Views: 7447

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
A little off-topic so sorry... I finally went to do emissions on my Syncro with EJ25 Subie swap today.

1. I sent it through decoupled (2WD)... should I couple-up and send it through the 4WD lane f ...
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
rpureber

Replies: 147
Views: 7447

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:13 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Sweet. I put it on my calendar.
  Topic: Possible CV going out on the road between Detroit and Chicago
rpureber

Replies: 47
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 am   Subject: Re: Possible CV going out on the road between Detroit and Chicago
We made it from Bloomington, IL to Omaha, NE and on to our final destination back home in Denver, CO with no further issues. I'm heading up to Rocky Mountain West today to have them inspect the vehic ...
  Topic: Possible CV going out on the road between Detroit and Chicago
rpureber

Replies: 47
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: Possible CV going out on the road between Detroit and Chicago
We just rolled into Bloomington, IL and everything seems fine. I have to pull the negative battery cable if it got hot enough to kick on the rad. fan but no noise from the CV yet. I chetcked the bolts ...
 
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