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

Engine rebuild

Engine rebuild has been postponed no longer;  I finally bit the bullet and committed to having the engine done.  Glen's small car parts and repairs ltd. did the work and other than taking five time longer than originally quoted, it was done right and thorough.

Various components changed include the following:
-Cylinder Head,
-8 lifters,
-4 Connector rod bushings,
-Coolant pipe, Coolant hose from cooler to pump,
Oil Cooler & seal,
1 Rod bearing,
Main Bearing,
Heavy duty oil pump,
1 piston & cylinder,
spark plugs,
Fly seal,
Water pump, 
Camshaft, cam bearing kit,
Thermostat housing kit & thermostat,
Oil pressure switch,
Exhaust flange gasket,
Cast Y-pipe,
4 motor mounts.

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