- John JonesKeymasterNovember 26, 2018 at 11:26 amPost count: 7082
Audrey sounds like the swapped worked great! The air plane sounding fan is perfectly acceptable to have turned on and off. That means it’s all working good. Yeah Xmas time have old JJ put a thermostat in it…the one in it I cut the guts out out. $5 bucks to replace it. OR for around town, put a piece of cardboard or something to block 1/2 the air flow to the radiator upfront so it won’t constantly be cooling??
damn cali guys and their perfect weather.. 😎 Sounds like the ol air cooled engine did a better job of keeping it’s in habitants comfy… 😎 Hell, I was trying to see if the heat coming out of my dash would melt a straw….. 😎 am I gonna have to burb it too…. 😎 like baby… 😎AndymParticipantNovember 26, 2018 at 3:04 pmPost count: 944
You got it JJ, the bleeder screw is on top of the radiator. I used that to fill it backwards. No Big deal, small coolant bath and 2 10mm screws and it’s fixed.
Why did i gut it? I’m stupid I guess.
Do somethingAudrey JonesModeratorNovember 26, 2018 at 5:11 pmPost count: 201
Awesome, thanks Andy!! YES! The swap worked great!! Zack and I were doing just fine in the traffic… meanwhile there were plenty of BMWs and Range Rovers overheating on the side 🤣🤣🤣
As soon as I got off work I drove the van up into the canyon a little bit and had a snack at the table in the back! 😁 I need to clean the windows when it warms up a little…ColeBModeratorNovember 26, 2018 at 10:17 pmPost count: 1839
Awesome! Looking good. Up Boulder canyon? I’ve done some climbing up there. Super pretty and super easy access from town 👍🏼Pat KKeymasterNovember 27, 2018 at 5:14 amPost count: 1513
Your first solo trip. Awesome!!
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantNovember 27, 2018 at 7:14 pmPost count: 1998
Gonna be hard to wait til Spring to camp!!!!!Audrey JonesModeratorNovember 28, 2018 at 4:56 pmPost count: 201
Yep, Boulder Canyon! Its beautiful in there! We actually live on Canyon rd. In Town so it’s a super quick drive up! I think I might have to drive it up the canyon to Eldora and snowboard this season sometime! we could have lunch in the van 😁
yeah, no kidding!! I can’t wait to go camping!! Pretty much as soon as there’s a “warm” weekend 😁
We took it to get fast food last night so we could park it and eat at the table in the back! 😁😁
any excuse to hang out in the vanagon 😎John JonesKeymasterDecember 4, 2018 at 9:38 amPost count: 7082
I heard Audrey and Landon have been driving this rig daily… and did a day trip last weekend… Thanks for all the help fro everyone on this, especially the subi swap guy.. 😎CorporateModeratorDecember 4, 2018 at 7:07 pmPost count: 924
Here’s a pic Audrey sent me😁😁😁
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!AndymParticipantDecember 4, 2018 at 7:26 pmPost count: 944
Sweet!!! Audrey, you check the oil or coolant levels??
The oil level is my main concern. I’m sorry the heater isn’t working work a dam.. once you get back to KCW and have someone put a thermostat in, it will cook!!
Do somethingRustabusParticipantDecember 4, 2018 at 8:24 pmPost count: 1998
Feels more like a Bus with no heat!!!!;)Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 3:16 pmPost count: 201
Exactly Rusty! Just giving me memories of my childhood!! I’ll survive! Plus Landon needs Volkswagen boot camp, and the engine is already “too” quiet plus the many other luxuries, so the lack of heat is good for him 😁
I have been checking on the oil and coolant Andy, but I’m glad you brought it up. Oil seems great- plenty in there! But the coolant keeps going low… I’ve added water like you said but it feels like it may be time to add coolent since I have to keep adding water…? Is it possible I’m doing something wrong that’s making it go low?Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 3:21 pmPost count: 201
I heard Audrey and Landon have been driving this rig daily… and did a day trip last weekend… Thanks for all the help fro everyone on this, especially the subi swap guy..
yep!! We haven’t moved Landon’s CRV since the vanagon came back to boulder with me!! Every errand is a fun adventure now 😁 here is the latest from last night…👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
last weekend we took it outside Boulder for a little day trip and cooked lunch in the van! It was awesome!!! Made me want to go on a real camping trip even more!!
Life is good!!!
Thank you again everyone! 👏🏻😁John JonesKeymasterDecember 5, 2018 at 3:22 pmPost count: 7082
I bet it needs a set of head gaskets…. 8-( Andy, I am feeling like I might want to fly your ass out here one more time… 😎AndymParticipantDecember 5, 2018 at 7:12 pmPost count: 944
Well shits!! I’d soak up those miles we got on those headgaskets as free miles, we tried.. not bad for a junkyard motor pulled out on a Friday night.
Audrey if you feel you should dump coolant in it, just go buy green coolant consentrate. Don’t buy that 50% coolant 50% water mixed shit, that’s a rip off. Buy Consentrate!
Yeah im game to come out. We just need to pick a date.
Do somethingAndymParticipantDecember 5, 2018 at 7:12 pmPost count: 944
I can do the heater stuff then too. P
Do somethingJohn JonesKeymasterDecember 5, 2018 at 7:32 pmPost count: 7082
Audrey and Andy should figure out some dates, and well make this shit happen.. 😎 Andy, you gotta take your girl friend out of town this time.. Ouray or Ridgeway, Telluride… Hell, his Rusty’s in Durango and take her over red mountain pass…. You can drive the Pamper.. 😎CorporateModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 8:13 pmPost count: 924
Just talked to Audrey…. how about around December 29-Jan 2? She would need to leave the 3rd……
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 8:14 pmPost count: 201
Sounds good, I’ll go buy some of that. Thanks!
So Im gathering it’s ok to drive just need to really keep an eye on that coolant?
Sounds like corporate is working on coordinating dates, but I’ll be in town the 29-2 if that is an option…
yes! Make a trip out of it!! Telluride is one of our families favorite places!
Thank you for working on my van so much Andy!!AndymParticipantDecember 5, 2018 at 8:34 pmPost count: 944
Audrey yeah just keep making sure that filler behind the lic. Plate is full.
Just an random idea, notice any water spots under it?? Maybe it’s just a hose clamp that needs tightened. If the oil looks like chocolate milk that would be a defiant sign of needing work. Otherwise I’m guessing it’s looseing some coolant on a hose clamp/connection.
have your boyfriend or brother take a screw driver to check for a loose clamp. Hell im sure you could do it Audrey.
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