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  • ryans65
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    all the old watercooled cars were wired like that from the factory, they only had a single constant 12V wire instead of a constant 12v and a switched 12v and i was always too lazy to add a switched 12v to mine so the radio would turn off, not sure what VW was thinking back then …. it was like that until MK3 i think…. must have sold a lot of batteries back in the day!

    Andym
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    ^^ well that’s dumb! But whatever.. I’m gonna leave it alone, it’s not an issues, let’s just leave it.

     

    I took the van out today, 150 miles on it. Heat works, motor works, cooling system works. I don’t see any issues. I’ll go for another drive in it tomorrow morning, just for fun.

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    Corporate
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    All the loud fan noises gone????

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Andym
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    From the heater yes.

    The loud air plane /radiator fan, that’s just what it sounds like. I doubt with this new configuration it will turn on much, if any. I raised the temp that it will turn on so I think that will help too.

     

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    BBWB
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    Give it a good run on I-70 up to Eisonhower Tunnel. That will be a good climb and high altitude test for the cooling system.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Audrey Jones
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    Give it a good run on I-70 up to Eisonhower Tunnel. That will be a good climb and high altitude test for the cooling system.

    That’s the drive I do to get between GJ and Boulder… probably the drive that fucked up the head gaskets before…  I wish that part was a little closer than 3+ hours from GJ so he could try it… but I also feel like maybe I should try a different route home sometimes so I don’t fuck it up again… It is a big climb for a lot of the 5 hour drive. Colorado problems… haha

    Audrey Jones
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    SO stoked to hear it is running all good again!! And no more loud heater! Whoop whoop!!!

    andy is the bomb 😁

    thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Andym
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    I got 200 miles on the van. Works like it should. I’ve been getting dam good gas mileage, I’m mid 20’s with it, like 25 range.. slow down, if your driving 80 your gonna kill this thing.

    My balls aren’t that big, so 65-70 was more than enough for me. If you have to hammer down, just do it to pass. 65mph it’s about 3200 rpm. I’ve yet to get the air plane fan to kick on while driving, only way I got it on was letting it sit and idle for a longass time.

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    Audrey Jones
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    Sounds good, will do!!

    thanks so much Andy! I really appreciate all the work you’ve done and all the test driving to make sure all is good!!

    Hopefully you see JJ and Corporate soon!

    I’m “supposed” to wait for them to be home so I can see them when I pick up my van , but it’s going to be tough to wait!! 😁

    John Jones
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    Andy…. This is my first read of this… Corporate has been telling me what’s going on..  I REALLY REALLY appreciate you doing all this and that to my daughters Van..   I know I owe you some money….  I will get square with you asap….   You might have already emailed me.. but I haven’t checked email since I left the compound!!!!!  I’m hoping we can stop by and see you on our way up the cali coast…. But if it doesn’t work out… then I will catch up with you when I get home…. if I go home… 😎

    Andy, Your awesome, Thank you very very  much,,..

    BBWB
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    Crickets on this thread. How’s the Van doing Audrey?

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Audrey Jones
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    It’s perfect!! Sitting and waiting for me at the shop… I wish the weather, work, and homework would all slow down so I could go pick it up!!!

    Unless they want to deliver it to me… 😉😉😉😁

    hopefully in the next few weeks I can get her back!!! I miss my van SO MUCH!!

    BBWB
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    Oh wow! Didn’t realize it was still in Junction. Hope you’re reunited soon.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Willy
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    Collect this thing and start putting some miles on it Audrey!

    Corporate
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    I keep hoping a window will open up to deliver it!!!!!🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻😁😁😁😁😁😁

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    John Jones
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    On it’s way over the mountain again…. Corporate is delivering it in person….

    Safe travels!!!!  Hoping everything is going perfectly and your having a great time driving it!!!!! 😎

    Audrey Jones
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    They’re here!!!!! She made it!!!!! Reunited and it feels so goooooddd!!!!!

    thanks for the delivery mom!!! And thanks to Andy and everyone at the shop for getting it all back ready for me- and even more improved!!!!!

    russ
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    that’s a good test trip how did it run?

    good to see you can get some miles back on it

    Andym
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    Fuck yeah!!! Now don’t blow it up again!! You made me look bad!!! 😎😎😎😎😎😉

    I’m sure we will keep changing and fixing things..

    Gretchen, did you hear the air plane fan on much??

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    Corporate
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    The van drove great! Kept it around 60-65 to Glenwood Springs (flat section) and got 19mpg!!! Glenwood Springs to Boulder, MAJOR climbing over the Rockies, I was able to climb the hills at 50, without any trouble! 13.5 mpg for that part, but she ran strong!!!! NO airplane fan noise at all, but not sure if that’s only when the heat is on!!!!

    Once I got here, we drove in crazy Denver traffic and, again,  No issues!!!!

    Audrey is so happy to have her van back and I am so glad it did so well!!! Thank you!!!!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

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