VW Restore ("SEN"-91 Westy) A Vehicle worth saving!
SEN as I've called my '91 WESTY is a solid GL model that I looked long and hard for. He needed some immediate attention after purchase in July of 2009 and a long list of items was devised, some that could wait until money and time allowed. The name SEN comes from the abbreviated letters of the date that I took possession. Sen spent most of his life in Japan from what I can gather so I have chosen the Japanese translation of SEN="Wizard" as the true meaning of the name. There are several meanings to the word SEN so Wizard seems to be the most fitting. I think he has some sort of Wizardly power to have avoided virtually any serious rust since her conception in 1991. Although the Vanagon is the farthest thing from it I think SHINKANSEN (Japanese Bullet train) is a worthy long version of the name SEN...

Friday, July 8, 2016

CV joints replaced again.

I had my first set of CV joints replaced after I had one showing failure on a road trip in April 2010.  At the time I didn't realize that I had the cheap, Chinese version of axel and cv joints (assembled unit) installed.  I then, also had the other side replaced that summer as a preventative maintenance measure.  Both, unfortunately, were of the cost efficient, but cheaply built Chinese CV joints. Recently I had both sets of joints replaced with the German OEM joints.  I couldn't stand the constant faint clicking from one or more of the relatively new joints...  Never, ever cheap out if you don't like unnecessary annoying noises in your Vanagon!

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