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STEELEWOOD
Thu Sep 15 2011, 12:40PM
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Lilly, our 91 Westy has been sick since Buses on the Rive(2010),AAA delivered her to Chriss @ Ashville VW, he medicated her and we limped home to Wilmington. Missed Every Bus and Natural Buss this year. We shipped her to upstate NY for rehab session by Vanaru. Doc Hans installed a 2.5 Subie(2,700 miles), upgraded tranny(higer 3rd/4th gears) from Darel(AA Transaxle), clutch, cv joints, complete front end rebuild. Hans and Nel`lie personally returned Lilly(952 miles). I hope to drive her soon, I broke my clutch ankle @ High Country and the Doctors screwed me back together and now another rehab. Don
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patpainter
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:14PM

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your gonna love it! Hans converted my 86 westy last summer. plenty of power,drives like a modern vehicle now. been to Florida last November and up to Canada this summer. without a hiccup. He also flew down to nyc. and drove it back to his shop to do the work
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GreenBus
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:16PM

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Whats the cost for an engine swap?

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patpainter
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:37PM

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ten grand out the door. alot of paintjobs , but i wouldnt hesitate to jump in it and cross the country tomorrow! my vw mechanic misses me havnt seen him in a year.
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Thu Sep 15 2011, 10:44PM
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What is the horsepower difference between a 2.2 and a 2.5?Any chance of a pic of the engine ?

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patpainter
Fri Sep 16 2011, 06:12AM

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the older 2.2 has 130hp the 2.5 has 175hp I dont have a camera but its a perfect fit, its a boxer engine.you can go to vanaru.com and see and read all about it.
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Fri Sep 16 2011, 06:58AM
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I do a lot of subie work, they are bad about oil leaks, and the later ones have head gasket issues, also they are an interference motor and a lot of components are one year only and they aren't easy to rebuild. otherwise they are good motors later md

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EdandRegina
Sat Sep 17 2011, 10:53AM
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I drove Lilly yesterday---runs great, lots of power and handles very well. Perfect traveling and camping vehicle now---look forward to when Don can push the clutch in so he can drive it. Until then, I am available to serve as the pilot.
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