maukarParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 4:51 amPost count: 41
My Grandpa used to say us Bradburn’s had bad luck when things would go wrong(which they often do). But he would also say, if we didn’t have bad luck we wouldn’t have any luck at all! Hahaha super funny. Excited to keep breaking this rig in. Just crossed 1000 miles since I left KCW last weekJohn JonesKeymasterDecember 13, 2018 at 5:57 amPost count: 5254
I’m glad you are finally on the road with this rig… It is finally cooperating!!! I’m Glad KB got to finally drive it!!!! Nice….. 😎ColeBParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 6:12 amPost count: 1209
Keeps getting better and better! Leaving st George now. This big bitch started this morning with no heat! At about 34 degrees. Below freezing must be when it won’t start without some extra heatJohn JonesKeymasterDecember 13, 2018 at 6:17 amPost count: 5254
awesome!!!!!! I’ll be watching along Cole… Keep us updated… and be sure to include plenty of pictures of that sweet heart with ya!!! 😎 😎BBWBParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 7:16 pmPost count: 703
Where’s tonight’s stop guys?
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.FranzKeymasterDecember 13, 2018 at 7:36 pmPost count: 2646
I’ve been on the phone with Cole Today.
They broke in Vegas. Turbo oil feed hard line cracked, Cole got it fixed with a new line, then the turbo stopped working. Not sure if its a vane/carbon issue or what? We’ll see. Its on its way back to Colorado.BBWBParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 7:56 pmPost count: 703
Man! That sucks!
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.ColeBParticipantDecember 13, 2018 at 10:41 pmPost count: 1209
Morning started out great! Got on the road early and the van drove so well! We felt unstoppable! Almost to Vegas and I saw some smoke, pulled over and saw some oil dripping out near the turbo. Finally located a crack in the inlet hard oil line. Took me a while, but I patched it by cutting the line completely and then slid some fuel line over it. Went to All Hose in north Vegas and got a new one made with some stainless braided cable. Fit awesome and they were super nice.
We were back! So psyched. We filled up on gas and everything felt aweosme. We pulled down the on-ramp back onto I-15 and I lost all power and we started spitting black smoke like I didn’t have enough air. I could hear the turbo whistling, but still no power. So I took the intake boot off and turned the motor on and couldn’t see the intake side of the turbo spinning…. so I turned it off and spun it with a wrench to try and break it loose and sprayed a small bit of wd40 in there. Started it again and it spun for about 30 sec and then it made a big thud and the intake side stopped spinning…. so weird. We got dropped at some relatives of mine and hitched a ride with them to San Diego for my brothers wedding. I’ll get a trailer and go pick it up on Sunday or Monday.Pat KKeymasterDecember 14, 2018 at 4:04 amPost count: 988
That look on your face says it all Cole. FUCK!!!!
We will build it if it comes.cookiemonster131ParticipantDecember 14, 2018 at 5:33 amPost count: 131
So i know this engine is round 2 but are these new crate engines? Lottery? Rebuilt?BBWBParticipantDecember 14, 2018 at 7:00 amPost count: 703
I suspect the cracked oil line starved the turbo of correct oil pressure, and cooked the bearings. Doesn’t take long.
I was always pretty anal about warming up and cooling down the turbo in my Passat TDI. They would fail pretty regular from what I’m told.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterDecember 14, 2018 at 7:12 amPost count: 5254
I think all the motors came out of running cars.. Not new.. Low mile… This sucks… Sorry Cole… Should have just taken the BBOE.. The cheapest bus you have access to, is the best road tripper in the fleet.. 😎
It’s just working out the “bugs” right.. 😎ColeBParticipantDecember 14, 2018 at 8:34 amPost count: 1209
First motor was a crate motor. Second had like 40000km on it I believe. So shouldn’t be happening… but who knows…
just St glad it happened in Vegas. Not Baja. And even not in Death Valley where we were supposed to head next. I’ve been unlucky with the breakdowns, but lucky where I break down at least haha.
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