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Old 01-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #4021
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That looks awesome...until it's raining.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #4022
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I haven't a clue what he's saying but this is a pretty cool concept. I never would have thought about using the shoulder harness anchor points to support the bed.

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Old 01-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #4023
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I still thank that sounds like a lifter that's bleed off. Have you tried pulling the center wire off the distro and cranking the motor for a couple of minutes. Then replacing and starting? Anytime my 2.0L sits for any length of time, my #3 intake lifter bleeds down and sounds like that. It goes normal after driving for a while on it's own.
Oh, and I have mechanical lifters.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4024
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I haven't a clue what he's saying but this is a pretty cool concept. I never would have thought about using the shoulder harness anchor points to support the bed.

He is explaining how easy it is to load it, and get to everything. He is telling you how fast you can get into the kitchen, and how fast you can start cooking. Then he shows you how the bed unfolds and how fast you can get to bed. Its washable bed.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #4025
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Oh, and I have mechanical lifters.
What's your engine code? The aircooled 2.0L went hydraulic in 78 and stayed that way until wasserboxer, Unless someone swapped to solids on a whim during a rebuild. That requires new heads, different pushrods, different rocker assembly. I almost went solid on mine during my top end rebuild but stuck with hydraulics because I have gotten tired of 3000 mile valve adjustments on my VW's.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #4026
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I have had my new sprinter for a little over a month now and I am lovin it. Took it to an enduro last weekend and slept in it, loaded three bikes in it and got 22.4 mpg on the 200 mile ride. Not bad mileage for only 1,500 miles on it.

This is my second sprinter and these things are so dang functional. It serves as a "unicar" for me, it hauls, it camps, easy to drive and with bench passenger seat I can even have some overflow riders.
Nice. Is it a tall shorty?
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #4027
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Nice. Is it a tall shorty?
It is the shorter wheelbase offered here in the states (144"). Worldwide they still offer the very short, maybe a 118".

The 144" is so easy to drive, it does not feel like a "big van". Easy to park.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #4028
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That looks awesome...until it's raining.
Or you want to cook.
I've never liked the idea of cooking inside a vehicle or next to a vehicle with open doors.
I understand the need to have enough to cover for RV registration and in-turn get the nice RV insurance but beyond that just seems daft.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #4029
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I am ordering a new motor on Monday.

Also, trying to source a local welder to fabricate me a front and rear bumper -- gowesty clones for $150.

We will be making a video log/blog, and I think it will be time for a new thread -- help me name it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #4030
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This Damn Van

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #4031
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Today was a very productive day. Took the van for a stroll, and we stopped by the car wash. The heater boxes got a good scrubbing, and so did the air ducts. When we got home, I took some switches apart and fixed them. Now my door ajar horn works, and the map light. I also had time to address the rear tail light. It works now, after a bit of persuasion. The bra good a good rubbin' with UV protection spray I got from inmate wswartz.





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Old 01-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #4032
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While I was at it, I had some ideas about the paint job. We definitively want to keep it the original color, with a black textured strip down low where corrosion occurs. Also, wheel wells, and the air intake ducts would be painted black.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #4033
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Westies are awesome...at 6K or below.


Look-I love em but they do have limitations.

However, I am drooling. Very nice.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #4034
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I am ordering a new motor on Monday.

Also, trying to source a local welder to fabricate me a front and rear bumper -- gowesty clones for $150.

We will be making a video log/blog, and I think it will be time for a new thread -- help me name it.
Stock or a big bore ? You are carbing it , right ?
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #4035
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Keeping it stock and FI this time around. Buying an engine from competent builder. Probably going to go with hydraulic valve lifters. Here is the deal, I am not in the hurry to get anywhere. Not that many Arkansas hills over 2200 feet, and when we do go to places, it will probably be down to the coast. With air-cooled forums I feel better knowing that someone can help and understands the FI... I will give it a shot at learning to tune it and enjoy it.

I will also be adding a trailer hitch to the van, and will be looking for a small 2 dirt bike trailer or/ 1 big bike trailer. If you know of any under $300, I'd like to take a look. It needs to carry either an R1200GSADV or 2 dirt bikes.
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