Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
PPI Blacksburg, Virginia??
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ctipple
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2020
Posts: 46
Location: Columbus, OH
Ctipple is offline 

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Any seasoned VW mechanic/owners in the Blacksburg, VA area? Iím currently in communication with an owner there. Iím in Ohio and would be happy to drive down but Iím gonna need a PPI done. Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mikemtnbike
Samba Member


Joined: March 26, 2015
Posts: 1731
Location: North Carolina
mikemtnbike is offline 

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Salem Import Service is pretty close. Try asking the owner what he thinks about getting a PPI there, it's less than one hour away, so probably familiar.
_________________
1991 Vanagon GL 2.1 AT Westfauxlia. "Frankie"
In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ctipple
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2020
Posts: 46
Location: Columbus, OH
Ctipple is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Ok thanks. Iíll look into it. I think Iíve read to steer clear of having a PPI done by the shop that theyíve been using? He said the vehicle (2 owners) has always been serviced by the Bug Shop in Blacksburg, VA
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ctipple
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2020
Posts: 46
Location: Columbus, OH
Ctipple is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Just got off the phone with Salem Import Services. They were closed so i figured Iíd get an answering machine and then leave a message. Nope, Sandra answered and asked me many questions and answered a ton and then got her husband Mark on the line to talk with me more, probably spent 30 minutes just talking about Westys. Made me feel really excited to be a part of this community. So hereís my current curiosity. I havenít seen the vehicle in person yet, and itís about 5 1/2 hours away. Do I schedule a time to drive down, inspect it myself, which will basically be like me seeing if the gold looks like itíll bring out my complexion well and maybe like how clean the interior feels, and also schedule the PPI that same day?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 6884
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Ctipple wrote:
Do I schedule a time to drive down, inspect it myself, which will basically be like me seeing if the gold looks like itíll bring out my complexion well and maybe like how clean the interior feels, and also schedule the PPI that same day?


That would be ideal. I drove from Phoenix to SoCal (about the same distance) to look at and drive the van I ended up driving home with. I can't imagine buying sight-unseen, but many have done it.
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mikemtnbike
Samba Member


Joined: March 26, 2015
Posts: 1731
Location: North Carolina
mikemtnbike is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Agree with Kamz. Drive the van if you love it thatís 1/2 the decision right there. Mark is very well respected, he posts and advertises as vwbrain here. Good luck!
_________________
1991 Vanagon GL 2.1 AT Westfauxlia. "Frankie"
In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ctipple
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2020
Posts: 46
Location: Columbus, OH
Ctipple is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Thanks. I definitely wasnít planning on buying it without seeing it. I guess a part of me was wondering Iíd like paying for the PPI first to make sure it was in a good enough condition for me to buy it prior to seeing it and making the decision. Iím realizing thatís pretty backwards haha.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dobryan
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2006
Posts: 12222
Location: Brookeville, MD
dobryan is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Yep. Make sure you like it before the PPI.
_________________
Dave O
'87 Westy w/ 2002 Subaru EJ25 and Peloquin TBD

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." Robert Louis Stevenson

Join the Vanagon Rescue Squad on the VanAlert app.
http://vanalert.com/

MD>Canada>AK>WA>OR>CA>AZ>UT>WY>SD
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=620646

Building a bus for travel in Europe
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=695371
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jlrftype7
Samba Member


Joined: July 24, 2018
Posts: 1776
Location: Chicago
jlrftype7 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Although I was my own Inspector before I bought our Vanagon, we still drove 5 hours or so across several states to look at it.
Wasnít in shape to drive home at all, so a Flat Bed tow was required.
Good luck and I hope it all goes well for you.
_________________
'68 Westy- my first VW and vehicle/Bus- long gone.- sold it to a traveling Swiss couple....
'67 Type 3 Fastback, my 2nd car- also long gone
'69 Semi-Auto Stick Shift Beetle, my wife's first car= yep. still long gone....
2017 MINI Coopers, our current DDs
Ď84 Tin Top - Hilga....Auto
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
nemobuscaptain
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2002
Posts: 3304

nemobuscaptain is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

Ctipple wrote:
Just got off the phone with Salem Import Services. They were closed so i figured Iíd get an answering machine and then leave a message. Nope, Sandra answered and asked me many questions and answered a ton and then got her husband Mark on the line to talk with me more
Mark and Sandra are damn good folks.

Mark used to teach "fix yer bus" sessions at VW events like Everybus back in the day.

He is a member of Full Moon Bus Club and spies on Ohio Valley Tribe. You should be too.
_________________
Ohio Valley Tribe, Full Moon Bus Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/294422277314227/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FullMoonBusClub
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GreenG
Samba Member


Joined: November 29, 2014
Posts: 151
Location: State Road, NC
GreenG is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

I'm not too far down the road - happy to drive a bit to help you check it out. After 5 years of Westy ownership 100's of hours wrenching and 10K in parts I think I've touched just about everything. I have what we need to pressurize the cooling system and do a compression/leakdown test as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ctipple
Samba Member


Joined: April 29, 2020
Posts: 46
Location: Columbus, OH
Ctipple is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: PPI Blacksburg, Virginia?? Reply with quote

GreenG wrote:
I'm not too far down the road - happy to drive a bit to help you check it out. After 5 years of Westy ownership 100's of hours wrenching and 10K in parts I think I've touched just about everything. I have what we need to pressurize the cooling system and do a compression/leakdown test as well.


Hey I really appreciate that. The owner hasnít responded to my message about scheduling a time to get down there, but will send you a PM if/when that happens so we can maybe figure out a time.

Nemobuscaptain,
Iím trying to get into those groups on Facebook, but havenít been approved yet. I havenít used Facebook and had created one just to join groups but spelled my name backwards so I kinda look like a bot or scammer. Haha. My name on there is Belac Elppit in case you can let me in to either of the groups. Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB