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Posted by Sandra in Earthship on 13. Apr, 2012 | 2 Comments
I’ve been questioning a lot of things about Facebook lately, but I’ll admit it’s responsible for me finding a wonderful little store on Main Street in Vancouver called The Soap Dispensary.
Jenny and Grant from The Clean Bin Project posted it on their Facebook page and from there I made my way all the way to … Read More →
Posted by Sandra in Wood gasification, WVO vehicle on 10. Apr, 2012 | No Comments
On Thursday evening we finally got the van running again. We put the engine back in and carefully retraced the steps that we had religiously recorded while removing the engine. When we were ready to try and turn the engine over, I took one last look under the hood and saw an electrical connection that hadn’t been rejoined. … Read More →
Posted by Sandra in Earthship on 31. Mar, 2012 | No Comments
If you’ve landed here recently without benefit of Facebook re-routing, you probably went “gack?” when you saw Chris post about taking the Delica apart to release the engine.
We (I) tend to post more to Facebook these days…life is busy and Facebook is usually the quickest way to get information out there.
A bit of background for … Read More →
Posted by Chris in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | 1 Comment
Actually started to dismantle the engine today.
I recorded all of these steps as I was doing the work … I want something that tells me where everything goes back.
Started by pulling following items out of the engine bay:
intercooler with hoses and clamps,
air filter with hose and clamp,
Took following off of front of van:
bull board (3 … Read More →
Posted by Chris in Earthship, Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | No Comments
Spent the day on wednesday trying to figure out how to pull the engine. This is pretty technical … I am recording it more so that I have a plan on how to proceed with pulling the engine out of the van than with the expectation that anybody will read this … unless you’ve seized … Read More →
Posted by Chris in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | 2 Comments
I think the engine in the Delica van is seized.
Long story short did an oil change on the Delica a few days before we were to leave on our next planned road trip. Obviously was not paying attention … the gasket from the old filter did not come off with the filter … it stayed … Read More →