Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:45:10 -0700
Reply-To: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Talk about your thread hijack; was RE: Your GoWesty
Engine...how do you like it? (among others)
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Wow. I messed up real bad there. I thought I was adding a comment to my
own thread. Need to pay more attention. Sorry, all.
Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
On 10/11/2009 9:49 PM Robert Fisher wrote:
> Geez Rocky, I thought you were off the meds...?
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> Rocket J Squirrel
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> Subject: Re: Your GoWesty Engine...how do you like it?
> Okay guys, plenty of you have provided encouraging and enlightening words
> in favor of camping in the rainy condition.
> So -- followup question:
> What do you find fun or satisfying to do when sitting under your van's
> awning in the rain? Once the novelty has passed and you're beginning to
> notice that it's kinda cold, damp, and gray.
> I gotta sell my son on the idea.
> Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
> 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
> 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
> Bend, OR
> On 8/28/2009 8:59 AM RICHARD KOERNER wrote:
>> You wrote, "...In May, I took my camper to GoWesty to have the new
>> higher-compression engine put in along with a lot of other work....."
>> SO...tell me about that engine! Is it the 2.3? You must have previously
> had (like I do) the 1.9; how do you like the new one? How much did it cost?
> Running higher octane like they recommend? How does it perform on long
> grades? What other stuff did they "strongly recommend" with the new engine,
> and how much did all that cost?
>> My 1.9 is running great, but at 174,000 miles on original everything
> (motorwise), I've got to really start planning for the future. Subie seems
> too complicated and expensive, no Zetec here in Southern California, not
> interested in the inline-4 route, so a "better" wasserboxer like GoWesty
> offers seems the cleanest solution. And, I would have them do the install
> work for me, they're only 250 miles away.
>> 85 Vanagon GL
>> San Diego