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      You'd be better served placing classified ads in...

      You'd be better served placing classified ads in the classifieds section: http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?5101-Vans-and-Transporters-Classifieds
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      Hooray for Sportsmobile picking up M-B's slack. I...

      Hooray for Sportsmobile picking up M-B's slack. I couldn't find info online, but anyone care to venture to guess what their Metris conversion is going to retail for? I am guessing $60-$65k.
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      Years ago VW discontinued the MV hardtop carpeted...

      Years ago VW discontinued the MV hardtop carpeted mats for about 90 (not a typo) each. I bought all four that were still in stock for under $4 and sold them on eBay, keeping one for myself.

      I...
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      Just a few minor projects that were essentially...

      Just a few minor projects that were essentially free today.

      Waxed it from top to bottom and then cleaned the upholstery...
      http://i.imgur.com/gER0Qb6.jpg

      ...and the carpets:...
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      With the van back on the road, I was finally able...

      With the van back on the road, I was finally able to actually enjoy it. Took a morning field trip to SF with the wife and kid, then gave it a good wash and wax. Thankfully the finish on this van is...
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      Ok, finally got my van back yesterday after an...

      Ok, finally got my van back yesterday after an extended stay at the mechanic (new trans).

      Anyway, this was a super-easy install, using the aforementioned Crunch Audio 120mm speakers and the...
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      Got the call from my mechanic this afternoon, the...

      Got the call from my mechanic this afternoon, the van would be ready to pick up by the end of the day. He said that there were all sorts of metal shavings and junk in the pan when he dropped it to...
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      Thanks for the post, my driver side is not...

      Thanks for the post, my driver side is not working - I'll swap out the switches once the van is back from it's transaxle replacement.

      Anyone have a good source for replacement seat element cloth?...
    9. I don't know much about how automatic...

      I don't know much about how automatic transmissions actually work (and I have tried to learn), but it sounds like you may have a bad valve body, as my last EV did.

      Good luck with yours, I'll keep...
    10. This is the third EuroVan transaxle that I have...

      This is the third EuroVan transaxle that I have purchased in the last 25 months. The trans on my first EuroVan was replaced with a VW remanufactured unit, as I didn't have time to wait for a GTA...
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      Yep, the trans is the Achilles heel of these...

      Yep, the trans is the Achilles heel of these otherwise solid machines.

      http://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=56
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      Just ordered a pair of these Crunch 120mm...

      Just ordered a pair of these Crunch 120mm speakers from Amazon this evening. Thanks for linking to your Facebook page, Matt; I'll document my install here, so that the Facebook-adverse can view.
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      :thumbup:

      :thumbup:
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      ^I'll also put in a vote for German Transaxle...

      ^I'll also put in a vote for German Transaxle (aka "GTA). I just ordered one from them yesterday (I am on my third EV that's needed a replacement - and yes, I know what I had gotten into when...
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      Gearbox diagnosis

      So my mechanic called me this morning to let me know that he thinks that the problem is the planetary gearset bearing, based on how its behaving and sounding. He says itd be best to just replace...
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      Close - it's their fifth concept: ...

      Close - it's their fifth concept:

      http://i.imgur.com/KJZNirG.png

      A few years after the whole retro car craze pretty much came to an end.

      (via Jalopnik -...
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      I just ordered a GTA remanufactured transaxle today. It should ship out by late this week or early next week. Maybe once I buy three, I'll get one free... :rolleyes:

      And yes, their unit includes a...
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      I think so, it clunks into gear and makes a...

      I think so, it clunks into gear and makes a terrible sound when under power. I posted a video link and description up in the middle of post #12.

      Fingers crossed it's something small and stupid,...
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      A Volkswagen in its natural environment. ...

      A Volkswagen in its natural environment.

      http://i.imgur.com/oA9zKwh.jpg

      Although she can drive, I chose to use the towing plan as part of my auto insurance's roadside assistance package. I pay...
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      Hmm, that van looks familiar... ;)

      Hmm, that van looks familiar... ;)
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