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any good mechanics in the Charleston, Sc area?
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joDan
Thu Jan 12 2012, 09:10AM
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i took my van in due to the fact that it leaks oil...originally i thought it was due to the push rod tubes...however, the mechanic there says it has metal in the engine, which would need to be rebuilt...says it would roughly cost about $2000.00....however, they aren't willing to tackle this kind of job...I called European Race and Road, they are extremely booked up on exotic cars and wouldn't be able to assist me until the end of the month if not longer.

if there is a good mechanic within the area, i'd prefer to give them the business. i'd appreciate any help at all...thanks

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if it is running, on all 4 cylinders, fix the oil leak and keep on truckin.

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i'm worried that beyond just the oil leak i will have future problems...and am concerned, that maybe i should find a good VW mechanic to truly look at it and get their opinon.

i got it less than a month ago and drove it from atlanta, and i didnt notice any problem with it...but to be on the safe side would love for someone else to take a look into it...

thanks for the info, if you can help any further, i would appreciate it

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I can do anything you wish for this bus but I am in salem va later md

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CoffeeBus wrote ...

if it is running, on all 4 cylinders, fix the oil leak and keep on truckin.



What Jeff said, unless its more that quart every 200 miles. You need to get under there with a light or spread some paper under the van to identify the source. Could be a very simple fix.

The oil screen always has some metal there. The bottom of the case always gets a bunch of trash in there. oil screen protects the pump from anything really big. Now if the engine is knocking and there is a lot of metal in the screen then you might need a rebuild.

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I've used JK automotive they are in Summerville. They've been helpful to me.

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Get a Muir book and a Bentley manual. You can fix it yourself. If I learned to do it anyone can. Even if you get a replacement motor and swap it out, you'll save money, and it's way easier than rebuilding if you don't want to get fully into rebuilding a motor. Type 1 motor shouldn't be to hard to find. Few things give you a better feeling than cruising in your bus after you've done the work yourself.

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