Monthly Archives: January 2014

Prices in 2014: SWEPCO 210, Vanagon, etc.

This, I suppose, is more telling about my age than anything else but…  I just bought a pail (about 20 litres) of Swepco 210 gear oil which is one of the gear oils most highly recommended to prolong the life … Continue reading

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Nokian tire sizes

Replying to a post on the VW Van Owners of Vancouver – Vancouver, BC message board and wanted to reference this chart of tire sizes/overall diameters and revolutions per mile so posting the chart here:

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Follow-up: Zetec powered westfalia perceptions after longish drive

I just made a quick trip (3 days total) from Vancouver, BC to Portland, Oregon and home again  in the blue syncro westie. This is the longest trip (mile-wise) I have made in the van since installing the Zetec engine and totally rebuilding the suspension … Continue reading

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3 Syncros

It started innocently enough: in early November  I was browsing the classified ads on thesamba.com checking on syncros for sale.  I wasn’t doing that with the idea of looking for a syncro to buy but just to stay up to date with … Continue reading

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