Category Archives: Syncro Get Away Van

Posts related to my 1986 Syncro Get Away Van

Get Away Van update: wow, what next?

I know I sold the ’86 syncro high top get away van 7 months ago but I find the whole situation of what is happening with it somewhat interesting… the latest:  for sale in LA for $39,000 after getting a … Continue reading

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van | Leave a comment

Syncro Doka, Syncro Westy

I am accustomed to people coming up to us when we are on westy trips to talk about the syncro westy and how cool they are or things like that. But… last August for the first leg of our trip … Continue reading

Posted in Doka, Syncro Get Away Van, Syncro Stuff | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hightop Syncro Update

I have not been doing a good job of posting updates on anything lately but I will try to remedy that soon.  That being said I just had to mention this: The European couple who bought the ’86 beige high … Continue reading

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van, Syncro Stuff | 2 Comments

Get Away Van for sale again…

Spotted an interesting ad on Seattle Craigslist today: the hightop syncro I sold in June is on the market again: VW Vanagon Syncro 1986 Get-Away High-top Camper incl. heater – $29900 (on the road)

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van | Leave a comment

Vanagon Rear Wheel Bearing Housing – installation onto/over stub axle

I used my press to re-install the inner and outer rear wheel bearings into the bearing housing as that was the easiest way to make sure they went in straight as opposed to getting cocked to one side. That, along … Continue reading

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van, Syncro Stuff | 5 Comments

Syncro Get Away Van Update – Replacing Right Rear Wheel Bearings

I lifted all 4 wheels of the van off the ground so I could listen for the sound that seemed like a wheel bearing noise when driving. No sounds were noticeable until I used my “el cheapo” mechanics stethoscope (a … Continue reading

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van, Syncro Stuff | Leave a comment

Vanagon Alternator Bearnings

Reassembled the alternator and installed it yesterday – nice and quiet now. The bearings went on easily: tapped them on with a small hammer using a deep socket pushing on the inner race for the large bearing , and a … Continue reading

Posted in Syncro Get Away Van, Syncro Stuff | Leave a comment