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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

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Finally found some time with my friend Aidan to put the build video together! Please let me know what you think and if you enjoyed it!

Enjoy and don't forget to share it to your friends Smile

https://youtu.be/UPu8efPVZa0


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:26 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

What an absolutely amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing and thanks for inspiring us all. You guys have taken incredible photos and are recording an incredible story. It's great to see you two living such a rich and full life out on the road. Memories to last a lifetime. Thanks again.

Ps. I'm glad you went around the gap and not through it!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Thanks!

Ahaha I know! have you heard about our friends Ouropenroad being missing while they where traveling through the Amazone? just google Ouropenroad missing and you will be amazed by that story ;-D

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What an absolutely amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing and thanks for inspiring us all. You guys have taken incredible photos and are recording an incredible story. It's great to see you two living such a rich and full life out on the road. Memories to last a lifetime. Thanks again.

Ps. I'm glad you went around the gap and not through it!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Glad to hear everyone is all right. Scary stuff especially with two little ones aboard.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

That was good news hearing about them.

I have to ask...was it more work making the video then getting the Syncro back together?
Great video!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

By the way, awesome video. It must have been difficult to edit down the countless hours of hard work into less than 4 minutes. Amazing build and truly one of the nicest syncros in the country. Well done!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Big news!

We are changing engine type to VW TDI CR 2.0!

While we did not have to wrench a single time on the engine we realized that there was the VW 2.0 TDI CR everywhere from Mexico to Ushuaia in South America. I realized then that the ideal engine would be one with parts available everywhere so here it is!

VW 2.0 TDI CR.

I'll be posting the step by step install procedure as so many has asked.

Thankfully my new package is all equipped with fuel filter, fuel pump, intercooler, intercooler pump, full exhaust etc... Everything is built in like a glove so once it is pushed from the underneath it just need to be bolted to chassis and that's it!

Also, all the parts from this setup are engineered after our accumulated experience from our trip to south America so things are super sharp especially our ECU and harness that display everything that you need to know on an app.

One more upgrade: we now have a transmission temperature sensor that is telling the ECU that if the transmission is overheating it would drop the engine power accordingly!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Looks good, Greg! I was hoping someone would find a good use for the supply of late model TDI engines that are now out there. It looks like you've put a lot of hard-work and attention to detail into this conversion. I especially like the design of your engine mount bars.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Thank you so much! We have a few running already and it perform super well! One is in @Greg.mills van check his Instagram account! He has a video and also is posting a bunch of small stories with MPG and how it feels compared to the 1.6TD.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Adding in dash A/c! May as well it's not taking any room Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

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Adding in dash A/c! May as well it's not taking any room Wink

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That shop though. Seriously?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

I love the shop with 14' height I can lift whatever I want and still walk clear underneath Smile seriously what?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

I mean seriously, that's the shop of my dreams.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Now VW CR 2.0 TDI Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

I guess a thread title is in order.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Yes, just make it now 2.0 TDI CR please thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you use spacers or had to modify the centerhole on the rims?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Seriously you should start a new thread for this conversion, not change the title.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

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Seriously you should start a new thread for this conversion, not change the title.


I donít know, itís like a continuing story of awesomeness and growth. Should you really cut up the adventure like the Star Wars franchise has done?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Yes. How would anybody know what the first 50 pages is about?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

If someone were looking for information about Volkswagen common rail engines, I don't think a thread about Japanese cars would come to mind.
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