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Date:         Sat, 25 Dec 2004 05:51:17 EST
Reply-To:     RAlanen@AOL.COM
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Frank Condelli <RAlanen@AOL.COM>
Subject:      Re: snow!!
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In a message dated 24/12/2004 2:46:40 PM Eastern Standard Time, LISTSERV@GERRY.VANAGON.COM writes:

Here is some van content after all, a couple years ago I started my van in -8 temps and left it to warm up, while getting ready I noticed a spot coming from the back. It was motor oil and about 2 quarts was pouring from the engine area. It turned out that the oil cooler gasket had broken from the cold/pressure. It was an easy fix, and I'm glad it happened before I had traveled anywhere. So the moral of the story ~ be careful with your vans at these temps, especially check that gasket.

Quite common occurrence up here in the North country. Just had a customer from NYC last week and he found out real quick what -30 C does to a Vanagon Syncro Westy from California landing in Ottawa. Blew the oil cooler seal and the coolant distributor.


Frank Condelli Almonte, Ontario, Canada _BusFusion_ ( a VW Camper camping event, Almonte, ON, June 09 ~ 12, 2005 '87 Westy, '90 Carat & Lionel Trains Member: _Vanagon List_ ( , _LiMBO_ ( , _IWCCC_ ( & _CCVWC_ ( Vanagon/Vanagon Westfalia Service in the Ottawa Valley _STEBRO/Vanagon Stainless Steel Mufflers_ ( _Frank Condelli & Associates_ ( or

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