John JonesKeymasterOctober 23, 2018 at 6:58 amPost count: 3491
That was quite the back step we took on this…. We went from done to DONE…8-) Greg was cool about it, hooked us up on another engine.. To be honest… it would be nice to have some spare parts around… Mechanical things break eventually… and there are NO parts in the US for these… So now. there will be a core to get some parts from when the time comes… 😎 What a bummer weekend for Franz… But he is pulling through and making it all better….
One thing my old friend George Scoyne taught me… “It’s only a big deal if you make it a big deal” 😎 😎 Wise words to live by… I miss that old man!ColeBParticipantOctober 23, 2018 at 8:08 amPost count: 720
Exactly. I like the idea of more parts as well! Good thing Greg was cool this time around! Im glad this project has been in the hands of KCWBBWBParticipantOctober 23, 2018 at 8:57 amPost count: 498
Sucks about the motor. Thought a diesel would be tougher than that.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterOctober 23, 2018 at 6:04 pmPost count: 3491
it was a serious ball kicker…. Who’s to shoulder the burden of this incident??? I don’t think it was any one’s fault… Seems like a gremlin was in that motor…. I hope the next one is full of good mojo!!! 😎 I felt sick on Saturday…. but it seems we have sorted this issue and it will be handled shortly…. Actualy not much of set back really….. 😎
It’s not how you handle the easy times that make you what you really are.. it’s how you handle the tough times…. 😎 Handled…. 😎 Not a big deal… 😎Pat KKeymasterNovember 5, 2018 at 12:37 pmPost count: 473
New lump has arrived. Franz is excited.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterNovember 7, 2018 at 7:13 amPost count: 3491
I think Franz is about ready to start bolting things on the new long block!!! I say new…. New to us… 😎 Maybe we will be driving again this weekend!!!!!! I hope so!!!!!!!!!!! 😎 We were so close… when things went south!!! 😎 Cole, You gonna come over this weekend?emileeParticipantNovember 7, 2018 at 7:59 amPost count: 18
I WANT TO COME!!!
baywindows are the shit, fuck you.ColeBParticipantNovember 7, 2018 at 8:30 amPost count: 720
I was thinking about it. I love a good KCW weekend. Was messaging with Franz. Would be cool to come get a bit of a run through on this motor. Just in case I am ever stranded I can at least call you JJ and tell you what Im looking at 😉😂 get your Subaru insight and expertise😏 Maybe also start to think about a tool/part kit that will always stay in the Vanagon. I have my road toolkit for air-cooled stuff, but Im guessing it’ll be different for the vanagon. And since I won’t be the only one driving the vanagon and won’t always be in it with whoever is driving it would be nice to have tools in there for whoever is driving it so I can try to help if they are ever roadside. I don’t know…. Im just excited to adventure in this vanagon again. It was already super fun and capable offload so Im excited to test it out now!FranzKeymasterNovember 7, 2018 at 9:04 amPost count: 1650
I got the engine all stripped down. We delete a bunch of egr stuff to make it a much simpler unit. You can see the high pressure pump here. It feeds the fuel rail, that feeds the injectors. Similar operation to gasoline fuel injection minus the high pressure system(20,000 psi). It lools like there are a ton of lines, but it mostly return flow leakage from the injectors(keeps them cooled).FranzKeymasterNovember 7, 2018 at 9:26 amPost count: 1650
Going to stack all the custom made vanagon stuff on today.PeetParticipantNovember 7, 2018 at 9:52 amPost count: 139
I’m glad I was able to help engineer and simplify this set up. Hopefully the end result turns out how we planned and the Bradburns get lots of trouble free miles
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