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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Happy 2017!


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Anybody has a spare Syncro transmission for sale? 4.86:1 I'd like to take mine down to machine more cooling chanels and add sensors.This would be hooked up to the ECU if it goes beyond a certain temperature the ECU would cut half the power to protect the transmission.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Well I forgot to post about Syncrofest... I'll try to upload a bunch of pics!

Here is a cool one! 3 knobs all the way Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Just left the dunes of Baja Tecolote, heading to Syncrofest!!!

Looking to meet everybody Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

See you soon Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Been following since the beginning... amazing adventures! Hope to bump into you back in the States. Safe travels!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

You're welcome!

Yes, money well spent on that container Smile, no other way at the moment.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

syncrogreg wrote:
Working hard to get the van back to the other side of the Darien gap...


Been reading this thread since the first post. Fantastic work and adventure. After seeing all of the work you put into this trip I couldn't understand why you were transporting around the gap. I googled it and read this about it:

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Looks like another well thought out move. Safe travels, and thanks for the excellent thread!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Syncro Reply with quote

Working hard to get the van back to the other side of the Darien gap...

Maybe we will make it on time for Syncrofest!?!?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

Send them a sponsorship letter. They are serious about their sponsored adventurers!

Tell them what you plan to do for a year and a half and see with them... I mean your van is nice and you guys are doing some awesome stuff!! Good exposure, good content, all good!!

Make sure you make a good instagram with the prep of the van etc..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

syncrogreg wrote:
SHOUT OUT!!! Anyone who has followed this thread knows that Greg pretty much rebuilt the whole van, inside and out. He designed and made many parts himself, but we also got a box from GoWesty just about once a week once the van started coming together. We knew before we left home that we were going to stop by and see the folks that provided so many quality parts, and we were ecstatic when we joined GoWesty’s list of Sponsored Adventurers!
Greg’s perfectionism meant that we didn’t have much left to add by the time we got to California, but GoWesty put some finishing touches on the van that took it from ‘gearing up in California’ to ‘on the road in Mexico.’ We had good times with these good people, and we left with some good parts. It was the first time Greg trusted anyone else to touch the van, but we knew it was in good hands.
They’ve also taken great care of us since then…the only parts that have busted along the way were the only original ones that Greg didn’t replace or redesign, and GoWesty came to the rescue. A new coolant expansion tank, a new power steering tank, and power steering rack got us back on the road. All this is on top of the parts that we ordered from them before we were official Westy Adventurers, which are sprinkled throughout this thread. Their passion for Westys and adventure shows in the quality of their products and their enthusiasm for trips like ours.
Here’s NON-exhaustive list of the things we love from GoWesty.
the front skid plate, which has saved our from these crazy roads AND serves as extra storage
the high lift jack, for getting out of the occasional sand trap
a skylight cover so we can sleep in
high beam kit
air compressor
fresh transmission oil
balance and alignment
USB ports installed
the poptop rainfly
waterproof roofrack bags
mosquito screens
some seriously good quality swag that we wear most days
all sorts of spare parts, just in case

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THANKS GOWESTY !!!!


Gotta give GoWesty props for so much awesome stuff. I'm placing an order with them for some stuff later tonight, what's the coupon code for the Greg discount ? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

aha... still giving parts?? Wow!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

Yes it had missing windows in the back and front and sat for about 12 years... you can imagine what I'm talking about...

I'm driving a lot anyway so it counts for at least 3 vans Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

syncrogreg wrote:
It was rusted all around.


ahh... you mean rusted right into the frame.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

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When you have a good syncro base and you want a syncro westy badly you have to sacrifice somewhere....



At least you gave tribute by keeping the baby blue color for the build. Old 2wd would be proud.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

It was rusted all around. When you have a good syncro base and you want a syncro westy badly you have to sacrifice somewhere....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrogreg wrote:
Doug, Here is my answer of your problem.

I always want more Rolling Eyes

In order to do a Westfalia roof conversion I looked up Craigslist again...
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Hi Greg...
...very inspiring thread!
I am just gettng into it, and right away I was quite curious about why this 84 16D was so cheap? What was wrong with it? Looks pretty nice actually Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words pedrokrusher, blackasspirate and Farfumwork!

We are still having a blast! Currently in Ecuador cuenca. Nice UNESCO colonial town near an amazing park called Las Cajas...

Talk soon!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

I imagine that the roughed up spare was the result of a trail-alignment post steering rack swap Question


Great pics - Again!

I'll tour the world in our van someday too (at least more parts of it) Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

When syncrogreg is on the loose, tires drop like flies. Which is why we had to make that pit stop in Bahia Blanca at the BFG store to bargain for some new ones.
Looking forward to meeting up with you guys soon with our van as we begin our travels and venture into van life. You've gotta teach me how to get all of those sweet sponsorships Wink Maybe I just need to work on my French accent.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: Pastis, The Ultimate Subaru Boxer diesel EE20 Vanagon Sy Reply with quote

Sponsors really do help out big time.
In my past I have had the help of many.

I see that the alignment was part of the work done.
Boy the spare tire in the one picture above sure took a beating Shocked
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