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bullet sunroof71
05 Oct : 05:47PM
Don't use the chat box much guys but check out LOW COUNTRY BUS FESTIVAL. Gonna be awesome!
bullet snoopy
03 Sep : 06:19AM
sorry for the late reply, I almost never read the chat box. I look at the forums.
bullet snoopy
03 Sep : 06:18AM
cmfredericks was referred by me, he was looking for a bus for a while. His neighbor across the st is a moonie and he has been hanging out with her fixing her bus and now wants one of his own.
bullet hippieman88
18 Aug : 09:10PM
Delilah went to a new home today they are even keeping her name as Delilah one awesome journey given to another who's never had the bus experience. Im bummed but the outlook of sharing feels good
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 09:20PM
I talked to the guy on the phone and he lives in south carolina and says he know snoopy and someone snoopy knows lives across from him. Wiring money seems sketchy and his son (cmfredericks) says he's part of the bus club but just signed up today. Seems kinda weird..... and i did pm him back and all i got was a phone call. Said that snoopy referred him to me.....i dunno....
bullet Collie
16 Aug : 05:45PM
PM him and see if he responds...
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 02:04PM
Does anyone know a guy named Rick who is the stepfather of the member cmfrederics who knows snoopy? He wants to buy my bus and i want to know if he's reputable to have money wired or a check sent to me. I feel leary about it so i need some closure.....
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 12:24PM
Nevermind the last message my lady says ima nut for offering that lol but i really do need 7500 for ol Delilah so i can pay off some hospital bills i am in debt for. Im taking a big loss but really need the cash. Thanks moonies. Sorry for blowing up the message board....
bullet hippieman88
15 Aug : 05:55PM
Im desperate......ill let go my 76 westy and my 90 tin top vanagon for 8,000. Both run and the vanagon is awesome. Two buses for 8,000. And they both run. Its a heck of a deal. Im just in dire need of money. Thanks all.
bullet hippieman88
14 Aug : 08:44PM
My 76 westy still in for sale forum. Asking 7500. Not trying to blow this up,but im in debt and its what i need to get out of it. Please check it out everyone. Thanks.....

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any good mechanics in the Charleston, Sc area?
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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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Thu Jan 12 2012, 10:26AM
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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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Thu Jan 12 2012, 10:29AM
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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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1113 florida st
salem va 24153
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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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Sat Jan 14 2012, 09:39AM

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

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Way's Garage

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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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