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Old 03-18-2005, 07:36 PM   #31
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In my old VW bus, I've gotta wait about a minute for the trans fluid to realize the motor is running before I can go anywhere, anyway. (LOL)
Ooooo! You must have had one of them new fangled buses that was water cooled and had heat. I drove a '67 Microbus(air cooled) that NEVER warmed up (the cabin) in the winter. And they say "those were the good ol' days?", I think not!!!
C'mon, those were good days. You could fix anything on a 60 something VW with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers
Sorry to continue to be slightly off topic....but Yes you could fix 95% of those original VW'* with a 10 & 13mm wrench/socket(and a screw driver and a pair of pliers). So, yeah that was the good part of owning one of those cars. And don't forget the match book cover trick to set the points when you didn't have a feeler gauge(.016"). But I don't miss clearing the ice & snow off the windshield while driving with my hand out the window with my ice scraper because it had no defroster to speak of. BTW, included with the tool kit of the New Beetles, they include a 10 & 13mm open end wrench. But, rest assured, it'* just for laughs.
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In my old VW bus, I've gotta wait about a minute for the trans fluid to realize the motor is running before I can go anywhere, anyway. (LOL)
Ooooo! You must have had one of them new fangled buses that was water cooled and had heat. I drove a '67 Microbus(air cooled) that NEVER warmed up (the cabin) in the winter. And they say "those were the good ol' days?", I think not!!!
Yeah, we're drivin an '87 now - water cooled, a/c, automatic, pop top Westy. We've had a long list of pop tops including a 66, 71, 73, 75, 81, and 84. Owning these has always been a love/hate relationship and trips must be planned with proximity of import parts houses as a primary consideration. (Would be funny if it weren't true!) The '66 would probably be worth about $8k now. (Sorry for the off-topic )
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[quote="dblack1"]I always turn my car on, and as soon as it kicks i floor it, then i slam it into drive....

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I usually let mine run just until the needle starts to move on the temp gauge and keep her under 2000 rpm until it is at operating temp.
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