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Old 04-29-2019, 12:14 PM   #51
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Where in MT you headed? I work out at Glacier National Park on the East side...

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Old 05-03-2019, 04:10 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by KevinDarcy11 View Post
We live in Burlington but are hitting the road to MT in a week! We decided to just leave the wife's car at the in-laws. Going to sell it and get her a new one once we're out there.

Let me know if you stop be Helena!
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:05 PM   #53
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Which scanner would you recommend over the other? Just Googled 'em, about the same price.
Not to sound rascist, but I like the idea of the Bluetooth display. Looks much cooler than a black box.
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
get yourself a Scangauge D or if you have an android / windows / iPad(iphone). you can get a Bluefire. that reads data from the diagnostic port and can display the gauges.. typically those gauges freeze.. so you notice your RPM and speed right away but it usually also freezes the temp/oil/volts. as well. ..

Part of my BEL during my Westphalia daze was a short block, spare head, and one jug & piston!
That dang #3, doncha know...
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Thatís awful about your Crosstrek - I have been happy with mine - but I did have a 2012 Outback that blew the engine at 8k miles. Iíd like to just get an old VW beetle and carry a spare engine with me.
Yup, I can confirm that!
No air-coolers no mo', but still have my Sears 2 ton floor jack. The saddle fits perfectly around the oil strainer cover.
Swapping transaxles was more tippy and tenuous...
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You could swap out an engine on an old Beetle in less than 5 hours on the side of the road with minimal tools and minimal help.
Those who say that it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it.
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