Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cool stuff on eBay: hubcaps

With this article I'd like to start a series of posts on cool Vanagon stuff on eBay. Today part one of the series: the hubcaps.

Hubcaps for VW T3
VW TYPE 1 2 3 4 HUB CAPS BEETLE BUS vanagon GHIA late

Only $79 for a set of four. Shipping to Poland -- not specified.

Chromowane pierścienie do felg

Beautiful set of chrome wheel rim trim rings. Those are used to decorate the outher part of the rim. You can even see the notch for the valve. A set does cost $39. Shipping to Poland is $50.

All those hubcaps and rings are for standard 14 inch Volkswagen steel wheel rims.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

So far it does drive

From Volkswagen Transporter T3

As you can see on the picture above, the camper handles winter well. I mean... it does work! A real winter will come to Poland in just a couple of days, today it was just a couple degrees below zero centigrade and a bit of snow.

I remember the first winter when I owned this van. I remember being worried if the car will start the next morning. You can see this anxiety in some of my previous posts, like this one: Was it too cold for my old diesel?? Now, since the camper has a new engine, it does start in such conditions. Soon after it's started it coughs a little (I don't push the throttle as I know that it takes some time for oil to lubricate every part of the engine after it's started and I don't want to add any extra wear).

I think I won't be using the Vanagon for the next couple of weeks. And it's not the frost I am worried. I just don't want the salt* to rust every possible part of my van's chassis.

* Salt is being used in Poland to help cleaning the snow off the streets. It literally melts it, but also helps the rust to eat our cars.