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#1 Lostsailr

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

YES!  the bus is now with the best air cooled VW mechanic I know for a total engine rebuild.  can't wait to be worry free (ok, just worry Ltd) on the road.  Thinking Nova Scotia via maine and NH this summer!



#2 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

whereabouts do you take it?

 

I have my Golf TDI up in Salisbury this week.



#3 Lostsailr

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

Was TLC motors in Hoags Corners (Renenselear county)  Terry LaCasse is semi retired but has a great guy Andy,  who worked for him who took over.  now I think it's Flint European Automotive.  Good with newer, but pretty far out in the boonies unless you need that "special" knowledge that old VW's often need.



#4 Lostsailr

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

  • As I suspected from the repeated valve issue on #4....we need 1 new head.  Theother one looks fine.  The crappy muffler (I think it was from Bus Depot, sad to say) has to go... looks great on the outside, but sounds like there is not a baffle in the can!  So budget goes +$475 for the head...and counting...


#5 Lostsailr

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Oh, yea...now new pistons ordered.  Odd wear on the ring grooves.  +$450

Alternator bearings worn...add 1 rebuilt alternator  +$95

all in all, 3k is becoming 4k

 

can't wait to hear her purr and get back to full power!



#6 Jim

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

I highly recommend Cape Breton NS... especially the northern most campground, in the horribly named "Meat Cove"

 

,,, maybe you'll make it up to Rooney Mountain with us. 



#7 Lostsailr

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:57 AM

for sure...she should be able to climb the Mt. now.

.will look into Cape Brenton



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

http://www.meatcovecampground.ca/



#9 Lostsailr

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:48 AM

now it's looking like our travel window is a bit tight to enjoy N.S.

Looks like N.H and Maine will make better use of the time we have.

Maybe end of the summer, but starts getting cold up there!



#10 Lostsailr

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

So impatient.  Bus is ready, but mechanic wants to drive it a bit to assure everything is right.  Next Saturday! be patient young grasshopper!