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#727922 - September 18th 2017 2:39 am i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro  
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Advice help? i want to learn. i want to help others. im into this thing. i think it rides great. but im no pro. got it for 800.

Big plans for this. thinking about getting a rebuilt motor for it put in. have not done that yet. it knocks at rpms before it shifts. it leaks oil and coolant. no ac yet its next. inside is great. rides good. what would it take to become disc breaks. . right now im a hammock hangin in there any cost ideas im looking at? so far 3,800 is the offer for rebuilt motor and new radiator .

the back is 7ft long 5ft wide no seats in the back. cant get over 50 after riding awhile . smells of exhaust if the windows are up. Im thinking about wider tires .

im in ca coast working odd jobs traveling lots of mods and pics to come.

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#727924 - September 18th 2017 7:16 am Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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#727927 - September 18th 2017 10:14 am Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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Welcome to the site Mike ...


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#727937 - September 18th 2017 2:57 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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Hey Mikee,

Welcome to the site!
Not too many if those Vans around. Disc brakes in the front?
In a front engine rear wheel drive mini van, If your brakes are all good, you should be able to lock up the rear no problem.

From what you described going on with the engine, it sure does sound at the very least like a blown head gasket, and more like impending mechanical failure in the not too distant future.

At the very least, don't drive it before refilling oil and coolant, and dont go far. Those Vans are prone to overheat. Yours obviously is. If you're loosing power, coolant, and the motor is knocking already, you may want to consider the possibility of catastrophic engine failure damaging the engine beyond repair. Might not be easy to find that particular motor.

If you keep on driving it, and it looses too much coolant, You will know when it overheats, and it's never a good thing.
Happy Vanning! Be careful and safery first!


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#727941 - September 18th 2017 5:07 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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#727963 - September 18th 2017 9:10 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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hey so where should i post the up dates of this thing?

#727964 - September 18th 2017 9:15 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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Start a thread of your own in "Readers Rides" .....


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
#727965 - September 18th 2017 9:18 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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#727999 - September 19th 2017 1:26 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: pogmike]  
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Hi Mike good luck my van is from Oakland ca

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#728013 - September 19th 2017 4:53 pm Re: i ned help.new to living and traveling in van. goal is to become pro [Re: billybob]  
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@billybob cool. got any mechanics ya recommend? or shops

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