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- Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 19, 2018 at 6:19 amPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 19, 2018 at 6:16 amPost count: 161
Ok!! I will check that next time!
yesterday the tank behind the license plate was still full, but I was able to add some water to the front…
Glad to hear I can still be driving it, especially since I’ll be doing the big drive home in a couple days..!!
Audrey you’re on your way to becoming the KCW Vanagon master Happy belated birthday by the way
Thanks Will!!! 😁Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 18, 2018 at 1:52 pmPost count: 161
Awesome! Yes, thank you! all good things to know!!
Last night I did notice the cycling of the hot and cold, but by the end of the drive it was pretty much hot the whole time! I could even feel some heat coming out the front vents when I only had the back heater on, which was nice 😁
We took it about a 30 minute drive away and back, and on the way back the airplane fan was on almost the entire time… the light never came on and it was running great, but I am guessing that means there is still more coolant to add? As suspected…Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 17, 2018 at 5:49 pmPost count: 161
Yeah, it does feel good Pat!! Nothing like feeling confident to drive your van where ever you need to go! 😁 thank goodness for the KCW website and family!!
got it all warmed up this morning, so she is good to go!!! Wahoo!! About to take her out on a longer drive to really feel the heat! 😎Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 17, 2018 at 7:12 amPost count: 161
Thanks Andy!! 😎 We are so close to having it all done!! I’m so happy the heat works now!! Thank you for being my on-call advice line! 😁
Thanks Dad!!! 😊 Yes, I thought I could keep toughening it out, but I am very excited to have heat – and it works really well too!! Can’t wait to see you this weekend!!!
The radiator finally started to get warm on the third or fourth time trying last night, and just as it did I ran out of gas from having it running so much yesterday! Damn it! Got some gas late last night, now I’m gonna head back out there in a little while to add more water/coolant to the front to see if we can get this last bubble out and get her warmed all the way up!!Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 16, 2018 at 2:13 pmPost count: 161
Couldn’t have done it without all the help!! FaceTimed my Dad this morning to find the location of the thermostat, Franz gave me some good tips on the phone, and Andy has been helping me via text all day!
Currently waiting a bit for things to cool back down so I can add more coolant/water back in… but Andy thinks I did it all right, so that’s good news!!! I am pretty proud I did it by myself and didn’t pay anyone.. now hopefully it worked!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻
Landon caught a pic of me while unscrewing those damn bolts… 😅Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 15, 2018 at 7:11 amPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 14, 2018 at 5:59 amPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 12, 2018 at 1:24 pmPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 12, 2018 at 8:31 amPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 6, 2018 at 6:23 pmPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 6, 2018 at 9:53 amPost count: 161
Just got done checking everything-
the oil definitely doesn’t look like chocolate milk, so that’s good!
I was able to tighten the clamp almost two turns around, so I’m thinking that was the problem!!
went to Napa and bought the coolant, came back and saw someone was thinking of me and put some under my seat! So now I have plenty just in case 😁
ill keep an eye on the coolant, but I’m hoping it was just that loose clamp!Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 8:49 pmPost count: 161Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 8:14 pmPost count: 161
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!!Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 3:43 pmPost count: 161
Awesome pictures of what sounds like an amazing trip!!!!! I’m glad JJ and corporate got to tag along for part of it! pretty crazy how much you guys saw in so little time!!
Gotta love pushing VWs! 🤣 I know I’ve pushed Zack not too long ago…I think it’s required at some point in ownership! Yet somehow it’s never the owner doing the pushing?!? 🧐🧐 oh and the running out of gas part… one day we’ll learn to carry gas with us! But the risk is too fun! 😁😎
I saw a picture on Instagram today of Kula enjoying the bus near the beach as well! 😁Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 3:21 pmPost count: 161
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! 👏🏻😁Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 5, 2018 at 3:16 pmPost count: 161
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 JonesModeratorNovember 28, 2018 at 4:56 pmPost count: 161
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 😎Audrey JonesModeratorNovember 26, 2018 at 5:11 pmPost count: 161
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…Audrey JonesModeratorNovember 26, 2018 at 6:47 amPost count: 161
The vanagon and I are back home in Boulder!!!! The vanagon did GREAT!!!
My Dad drove his bus and cruised with us to Glenwood for the first leg of the trip home, which was sooo much fun!! I stayed in the back cause I’d leave those guys in the dust with the kinda power I have!! 😁That was maybe the fastest we got for the drive, before Vail all the way to Georgetown was “slow and go” traffic…sitting in 1st gear for six hours… boy did I forget how fun it is to be in uphil traffic in a manual vehicle!😂
The heat didnt work so great… I was wondering though if it was partly that we were going 0-5mph for most of the drive in 15 degree weather…? We will have to look at that at Christmas maybe… but the heated blanket corporate got me and lots of layers, hat and gloves did the trick just fine!!😁 When the sun was shining it was all good with all the windows!
When we were sitting in the biggest uphil of the drive (before the tunnel) going 0-5mph, the big airplane sounding fan came on a few times… only for a minute or two at a time… no lights came on or anything… Zack and I pulled over just in case to let both our cars have a little break and the engine was definitely not hot… It was CLEAN though- still is!! But I’m guessing that fan was just doing its job then, right…??
Overall it was a great drive!!! The Vanagon did Awesome!!!! I cant wait to take it out more!!!
Did i mention how much i love my vanagon and how awesome it is?!?!