MaddieCatParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 12:06 pmPost count: 9
Heyoo everyone! My name is Maddie and I’m Willy’s friend, hence the Kula pic. I just purchased a 1985 Vanagon Weekender from a lesbian couple in the military so I could live the van life. I just took it to a shop here in San Diego called California Westy and got some ROUGH news back about the status of the engine. Head gasket needs replaced and more looking at about $2800 to fix her up. It’s pretty much FCKD.
The shop does Subaru conversions and wondering if its worth while to just invest in the conversion now (gonna run ~15k). Does that sound right?
Help a homie out with some advice and feel free to call me a dumbass for not getting it checked more thoroughly…Baja MarkParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 1:34 pmPost count: 450
sorry to hear about your problems..
you should take a look through the forum and find the subie thread. Last time I spoke with Andym he was like 1/3 of the price you got quoted including the motor…stand up guy too.WillyModeratorApril 10, 2019 at 1:55 pmPost count: 1356
I was thinking the same thing Mark… We need Andy over here!
Maddie, you’re really not pulling this “not a lesbian” thing off very well. You and Gianni look like you might be dating…
Punk kidPeteParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 1:55 pmPost count: 981alykatParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 2:56 pmPost count: 612
Yup, talk to Andy before you do anything. He did one for KCW a short while ago. Came all the way to Colorado to do it. He loves these conversions.cookiemonster131ParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 3:23 pmPost count: 135
you are not a dumbass, just learn from your mistakes 🙂
The rest of the guys are right, Andy is the man and he will chime in shortly. His cell number is listed in another one of subie bullshit posts i thinkFranzModeratorApril 10, 2019 at 3:42 pmPost count: 4122
Subaru conversion is cool and all…but I don’t think its worth the headaches and extra $$. They do make more power and will make your vanagon haul ass.
But not more reliable than the stock waterboxer engine.
Also, consider The Subaru engine will most likely be used -100,000 miles plus.MaddieCatParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 4:19 pmPost count: 9
Thanks everyone for the feed back. Got ahold of Andy but he was busy ATM so will talk later.
Just so happens I drove a Subaru WRX before getting this van so I’m pro conversion…. just not for 15k, ya feel?AndymParticipantApril 10, 2019 at 4:22 pmPost count: 972
Yeah I’m getting fit for a dam wedding!! Y’all remember Bret…he’s all in love n shit.
$15k that would be awesome if I could charge that much!!! Do 1/3 the work and equal the same money!
Thanks everyone for for giving me a shout out, I appreciate it. I’ll put a thermostat in this swap. 😉😉😉
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