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Shop Talk: A Common Vanagon Problem

Filed in Repair, Shop Talk by on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Shop Talk: A Common Vanagon Problem

If you’re experiencing hard shifting issues like crunching into gear and/or just flat-out difficulty to shift into any gear, you might have a worn out clutch pedal pivot joint.

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Installing a Freshly Rebuilt GoWesty Upgraded Engine and Other Upgraded Parts

Filed in Shop Talk, Upgrades by on September 12, 2013 1 Comment
Installing a Freshly Rebuilt GoWesty Upgraded Engine and Other Upgraded Parts

We have been installing rebuilt engines in Vanagon campers for years and have learned what works best for us.

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1990 Syncro DOKA for Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

Filed in Shop Talk, Upgrades by on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
1990 Syncro DOKA for Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

A longtime client of ours recently sold his 1990 Syncro DOKA to the owners of Tahoe Brewing Co.

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Rebuilding Project Update: Scotts Riviera Camper Complete!

Filed in Rebuilding, Shop Talk by on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Rebuilding Project Update: Scotts Riviera Camper Complete!

This Riviera came to us a few weeks ago basically leaking oil from everywhere.

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Cool Vans: Westy Werks Shop Truck – 1959 VW Single Cab

Filed in Shop Talk by on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Cool Vans: Westy Werks Shop Truck – 1959 VW Single Cab

Our shop truck is finally back on the road! It was a sad day at the shop when the clutch went out on our trusty shop truck, a 1959 VW single cab. We have been so backlogged with jobs lately; it took a couple of months for us to find time to get the job […]

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New FOX Shock Absorbers from GoWesty

Filed in Parts, Shop Talk by on February 6, 2013 0 Comments

Recently, GoWesty released their exclusive Fox shock absorbers, available for both 2-wheel-drive and Syncro. The set for the 2-wheel-drive is available only as non-adjustable, but for the Syncro, they offer both adjustable and non-adjustable. We’ve had the opportunity to install several sets, and man, are they nice? Especially when your tires meet the dirt! Whether […]

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ATTENTION ALL EUROVAN OWNERS!

Filed in Eurovan, Parts, Repair, Shop Talk by on January 29, 2013 4 Comments

Do you own a 1997-2003 Eurovan? If so, you need to be made aware of a very common problem that your van may currently have. Recently we’ve seen an increased number of Eurovans coming through our shop with timing chain related failures. Whether you have a 12-valve VR6 engine (1997-2000) or the later model 24-valve […]

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