|Welcome to Turbovans.com !|
This site being worked on July, 2006 ....sure would like to get a lot of stuff improved here !...and ...SO MUCH to do !
email : ScottDaniel@turbovans.com
|PHONE ( 541 ) 951 - 8151 . . note, if you do use the voice mail there, say your info SLOWLY and CLEARLY . Thnx !|
Vanagon & Engine Conversion email YAHOO GROUP SITE : group/turbovans
more info on the yahoo group
|'98 Jetta TDI AHU engine in Vanagon configuration|
this a left side view of a 3.3 liter, 230 hp Subaru SVX engine in a syncro vanagon, using an 'under engine' engine mounting cradle bar system - that aluminum bar behind the shock is part of that mounting system.
|Vanagon Specialist - Diesel, turbo diesel, waterboxer - repair, parts, service, and ENGINE CONVERSIONS .....Subaru, vw-based turbo diesel, inline 4 gas engine conversons, parts for them, etc. Vanagon Service and Repair also. Technical consulting, etc. I'm especially liking the Subaru 3.3 liter SVX engine conversion in a Syncro right now !!!|
|short cut to 2.5 Subaru ENGINE in a Vanagon SOUND TRACK & movie|
|Foreign Car Repair & Service - performed and taught ( read more )|
|Automotive Consulting Service . . . . READ MORE|
: What I really do is serve people......I
just happen to use fixing cars as the 'vehicle' to do it with.
There is a certain type of communication, a creating understanding between people, in the repair process, that I seek to do, ( and write about, and teach when I can find the opportunity )
that brings an assurance to the customer.... and assurance that :
- the diagnosis is correct,
- the right thing is being done to their car,
- their money is being invested wisely,
- they are getting good value,
- the work is being done properly,
- that they will be informed of anything else on the vehicle they should know about,
- in short, that their safety and their money-spending is being protected & optimized.
Provide that for the customer, and smart ones will recognize it and appreciate it endlessly. Oh ! . . . . and Honesty and Solid Workmanship go without saying, of course.
If you deliver results promised, on time, on budget, the customer will be happy every time. It is my goal to help make that happen in repair world through writing and teaching about it.
Some Notes about WORKMANSHIP and the TYPE OF WORK I DO.
|Thoughts, writings, propaganda DEPARTMENT|
|"What's so great about Vanagons" Includes some words about the stock 'wasserleaker" engine, and why the stock water-cooled engine is not so great.|
|THINGS TO DO to a Subaru Engine before it is ready to install in a Vanagon - timing belt, head gaskets, seals etc. about 20 things. ( new ! )|
|Vanagon Repair & Maintenance Tips ..new, Jan 2006 ....READ|
|all writings copyright © by Scott Foss 2006|
PARTS DEPARTMENT......NEW PARTS ( Used Parts below )
( What to expect when you buy parts from me, Used, New, or Conversion parts. )
Turbo EXHAUST FLANGES with HEADER / DOWNPIPE for AAZ engines
SVX Headers for SVX-Syncro's and Vanagons ! ..... Very nicely made ones.
ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE REGULTORS for Bosch Alternators. Link with details coming soon. $ 22.95
BATTERY CUT-OFF SWITHES. Handy for anti-theft, fire safety, storage, working on the van. $ 21.95
the USED PARTS DEPARTMENT....got tons of 'em
FAT LIST OF MISC. Vanagon STUFF FOR
inlcudes Subaru conversion parts, diesel parts and Diesel vanagon parts, Vanagon body parts, OZ brand wheels, Westy top, etc.
tdi parts - ALH engine block,AHU turbo
USED ENGINES FOR SALE ....not much on there now, but you can read the page if you want.
Older List of Parts 4 sale
Spread Sheet of mostly used Vanagon parts For Sale - more recent list
Westphalia and Camper Vanagon Parts
TIRES, WHEELS, Hubcaps, etc.
|"IF YOU DON'T SEE IT - ASK !"|
other STUFF For Sale DEPARTMENT
|VANAGONS FOR SALE||
Currently...Jan 2006. ...just an 85 GL . Runs great tho. not expesive either.
also..86 GL very nice. not listed yet.
plus, 85 'project van' no rust at
|VEHICLES FOR SALE||Volvo, Mercedes|
|BUSINESS FOR SALE||still valid, but needs updating - Vanagon engine conversion biz for sale.|
|YARD SALE / ART GALLERY ......various items for sale.....sea kayak, Nidon FB2 camera, roof racks......all kinds of things|
LIST and sell YOUR Vanagon here, on a commission basis - click for details.
WRITTEN MATIERIALS for sale : Read More
AUTO and SAFETY TIPS by Scott Foss. . . . The best known Auto Tip is to not carry a lot of weight hanging from the ignition key of your car . .. . like 7 keys and a pocket knife, for example. Doing so will ruin your car's Ignition Switch after a while . .. and can cost you dearly ! This and many other Auto Tips designed to help with awareness about your car and taking care of it, and tips on driving safety, are posted occasionally at the yahoo group turbovans ( there's a link above ) . . . dozens of Auto and Safety Tips by your Safety Maven. MORE Auto and Safety Tips by Scott Foss
DEPARTMENT of HUMOR . . . By the way, it is hereforth officially and heartily suggested that all municipalities, all state, federal, and international governments, maintain a fully-staffed and - funded "Official Department of Humor", in perpetuity ( means for a long, long time ) .
|Apparent laws about car use and driving - from extensive observations it would appear that these laws must be in effect.|
|Affirmations by Turbo-Ji Baba Your guru to keep you on the right 'Awareness Path' with your car.|
|Why do Vanagon front window crank handles break off so easily ? - answer|
DEPARTMENT of Amazement
|Things people don't know about the VANAGONS they drive - you would think all operators of Vanagons would be familiar with these items, but . . .|
|Things people don't know about the cars they drive|
|Coming Soon : Another dimension away from the automotive world - i.e. "World Consciousness" stuff, personal growth stuff, book recommendations with links, etc. some samples : " Vision without compassion is useless." . . . . . . . . "Humor, and the internet, are the secret weapons that we will use to fix the world." sdf (ok.....there is somethng now, on another site....it is about humans not killing eachother - on a global basis. That site is www.worldempathy.com )|