Building an Adventure Van

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Apparently there is some sort of recall on the EGR valve... Considering they already replaced it once I wonder what the design flaw is? (van is a 2011).

    I'll see if I can get any details...


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  2. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    Is that really a tiled floor in the srevice department?
  3. Otis the Sasquatch

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    You usually don't get to see that much of it, but the Oriental carpets were at the dry cleaners. :D
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    :photog

    Yeah... I'd rather it was a cement floor and an oil change was $500 cheaper. :patch

    Watching the camera they just raised my van a 3rd time. I asked them to flush the brakes too so that's probably why.

    It has been on the lift for 2.5 hours so far. I don't want to know what this is going to cost.


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  6. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    You'll find out soon enough. :lol3
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its gonna cost your right arm and left leg.

    ...if the indications from me trying to buy an alternator for the Bank Vault are any indication.

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  8. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    And you're paying for that nice Customer Lounge.



    Customer Waiting Area / Employee Break Room, 24hr truck repair shop, Jackson MS.

    "Passin' on the Savings to YOU!". :rofl
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    "Grab the swivel chair. It's easier to spin yerself round ta heat both sides." :lol3


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  9. Geek

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  10. Geek

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    4 hours later... my arse hurts.
  11. Giggity

    Giggity ..........

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    How much extra did that cost? What was his name? :lol3
  12. Geek

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    Her name was Teri... she didn't use lube :patch
    'twas damn near the proverbial "$1000 oil change".

    ...but the next service won't be until 50K miles and its schedule A so it is cheaper :thumb

    I dunno what all they changed but I averaged 22mpg driving home where as I averaged 19.8 driving there.
    I wonder if there is something to this BG D.O.C. "diesel additive" they put in the thing?:dunno

    It is a "Diesel Oil Conditioner" - anybody know anything about it?
  13. RustySpokes

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    I think that's the lube Teri didn't use. :lol3
  14. Wingnut037

    Wingnut037 Two Sheds

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    I think that will work out well. What about trying to find something with a hint of a blue pinstripe to it. Or maybe just some accent piping? Something close to the blue of your pedal bike? Don't mind me it is late and I am :slurp
  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We're not a fan of blue for this application. Blue is a "cold" spectrum color - the goal for the inside of the van is for all of the colors to be warm - considering it is such a cold metal box by default. The accent color we'll be using is orange (but not in the interweave).

    Gotta balance the ying and yang :D

    :freaky
  16. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    They reprogrammed your ecm. That could be part of the mpg change.
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    I think you should do it up with the brown, white and orange shag carpeting from the 1970's.:D
  18. Geek

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    I didn't mention that when I'm done with all the fancy wood working I was going to hide it all with this?:

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  19. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    That stuffed animal creeping in the picture is freaking me out! :eek1

  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Here is an example of a place I'll be using the (ktm :D ) orange trim:

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    I'm working on the door cabinet right now... As I try and mate everything to 'the egg' it keeps getting more and more complicated :patch


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