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      Hi - not sure, I picked it up used from a friend...

      Hi - not sure, I picked it up used from a friend (the previous owner) and didn't check for it. The wheel is now tucked under the van in the spare carrier - kind of a PITA to access.
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      spare me

      Minor update/improvement today. When installing the receiver hitch, I noticed how crappy the original spare wheel looked. The rubber was fine (if aged 15 years), but the steel wheel, having been...
    3. I've been happy with German Transaxle and bought...

      I've been happy with German Transaxle and bought two rebuilt units from them over the past year (thankfully for different vans). Great service, fast shipping, quality products.
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      feeling horny

      Today's minor project: replacing the inoperative OEM horns with some Hella Supertones, $30 as of posting on Amazon. But before I even ordered them, I checked fuse (no issues, which is not surprising...
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      [QUOTE=EVLove;104430321]How do you like the Lauf...

      [QUOTE=EVLove;104430321]How do you like the Lauf fork on a gravel grinder? /QUOTE]

      Thanks, the bike is a blast, and the "Bjork fork" is one of the reasons why. I've been on it since January of...
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      Got hitched

      One more thing checked off the to-do list, adding a receiver hitch.

      Curt-brand hitch, less than $200 shipped from Amazon:
      http://i.imgur.com/jPWuAmH.jpg

      Took a little longer to get it on -...
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      Sunday score

      Found a new-in-box set of Lloyd's rubber floor mats on Craigslist, 25 miles from my house and for $150.

      http://i.imgur.com/7MFOyaa.jpg

      I had planned on buying the center and rear mats, didn't...
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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?...
    16. 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...
    17. 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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