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Old 01-02-2018, 09:13 PM   #771
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Crappy new year.!! Dam man that is brutal to read. maybe we should start a gofundme page for you. call it gobusme. What about after you get settled after all this shinanigins.. maybe just get a nice easy small 5 window gmc or ford van chassis type or something.? keep your head up bro skoolie without eccb.? hard to imagine.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:23 PM   #772
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Crappy new year.!! Dam man that is brutal to read. maybe we should start a gofundme page for you. call it gobusme. What about after you get settled after all this shinanigins.. maybe just get a nice easy small 5 window gmc or ford van chassis type or something.? keep your head up bro skoolie without eccb.? hard to imagine.
IDK as hard as my 6 cylinder van is to work on, I can't see getting one more complicated. I'm kinda realizing that if I can't fix it myself I probably shouldn't own it. Its all I can do to keep my van on the road.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:33 PM   #773
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IDK as hard as my 6 cylinder van is to work on, I can't see getting one more complicated. I'm kinda realizing that if I can't fix it myself I probably shouldn't own it. Its all I can do to keep my van on the road.
So don't forget that with Roll Your Own, you had done all the hard work and the fun bit was about to begin.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:03 PM   #774
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Don't hang it to low man, I think you can fix it yourself. If you want to tow it to a junkyard then you might as well take a stab at it. If it still together the take the thermostat out so you have less pressure build and use some goop to slow down the leak. May be hang a bucket under it to catch some so you can pour it back in. Just drive off the lot to a spot where you can keep it for a week. Start taking it apart and see what you need or what can be salvaged.
You can do it. There are people here who did overhauls, i am sure you can get plenty of help. Brokedown has it right, it is doable. There are plenty of 466 around. Take the front of and see how bad it is. Have a buddy welder build the aluminum back up on the rear cover and front cover and put it back together.
I know it is a pain but you go to hang there man.

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Old 01-02-2018, 10:21 PM   #775
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did you not already buy a new front cover, if you are already out that money, you might as well try to fix it yourself and hope the back cover is not real bad, also JB weld is sounding real good over losing over 4000 dollars by junking it, I know you do not like fixing it that way but I could not stand losing that kind of money on something I just got
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:23 PM   #776
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You’re a big part of what makes skoolie.net what it is! Totally understandable that you are bummed. I would be beyond discouraged, but if you can, wait till you feel better before you make a final decision. Sometimes the solution is just around the corner.


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Old 01-02-2018, 10:24 PM   #777
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Sorry to hear of your rough 1/2/18. Don't make any quick decisions before you sleep on it(maybe even a couple of days), and give the members a chance to digest the situation, with you. Too many good heads here, to help make the dream happen. IMO get it home and when the Fla. weather gets back to normal, reassess your options.

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So don't forget that with Roll Your Own, you had done all the hard work and the fun bit was about to begin.
We all have decisions to make. I don't regret getting rid of a bus I had no use for and nowhere to keep it.
The fun wasn't about to begin with that one for me.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:53 PM   #779
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Sorry to hear of your rough 1/2/18. Don't make any quick decisions before you sleep on it(maybe even a couple of days), and give the members a chance to digest the situation, with you. Too many good heads here, to help make the dream happen. IMO get it home and when the Fla. weather gets back to normal, reassess your options.

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Lots of great folks on here, but I'm in a corner with this thing.
They'll start charging me a fee for every day its there pretty soon, so I have to get it in the next day or so.
Anyone have any free storage in Orlando?? Within, say, ten miles of the international dealer? If not, I'm pretty much gonna have to dump it as quick as possible. Shaun won't rest with a defective vehicle in his yard anywhere. My yard won't work, I can't have the city on me again. These tows are expensive, so I have to be VERY realistic about all this or its only going to cost more money.
I'm going to go talk to someone down there in person tomorrow. Their estimate only lists part numbers, it doesn't give part descriptions. So I found that they have a "seal kit" for an EGR. I don't have an EGR so clearly they think I have a 2004 engine. My engine is a 2003. IDK much about these later engines, so I'm not sure what the differences are.
Did they go to 24 valves when they started with the EGR's??
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:01 PM   #780
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Maybe have the aluminum cover tig welded. You could have them beef-up the thin part. Good machine shop can handle.

Just another idea. Whole bus can't get trashed just because of a leaky aluminum cover.


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