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The cylinder head is off

The cylinder head is off

For reference: VW LT 1979 2,4l Diesel 6 cylinder motor type “CP” To be able to truly understand the problems of the engine it was time to take the cylinder head off. Only that way we will get peace of mind and be able to really enjoy any future ride with this lovely van. Discovered…

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By Phil, April 2, 2022 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Video of the engine running with its nailing sound

Video of the engine running with its nailing sound

For reference: VW LT 2,4l Diesel motor code “CP” Here is a video taken on February 17th 2022, a few months after the initial breakdown of the van during the longer trip. It is Finnish winter here, so the outside temperature was in the minus degrees (Celsius). In the next few weeks and months I…

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By Phil, February 17, 2022 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
The first longer road trip with the Campervan did not go as planned…

The first longer road trip with the Campervan did not go as planned…

Finally a good reason to test out the traveling features of this lovely van and going for a longer trip: My idea was to go to check out an old Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4 in the south of Finland about 6 hours driving time away from home. The 4×4 would be a good addition to our…

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By Phil, October 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Quick-fixing cracks in the roof

Quick-fixing cracks in the roof

The topic of these days is finding water leaks and (quick-) fixing them. The quest continues… As a little surface mold could also be seen on the other (left) side of the van, I went to the roof to see wether there were some obvious wholes or problems. I found an area that looked like…

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By Phil, April 16, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.

A leaky side door area

Quite a while ago I started to see that the area around the side door is wet and the paint starts to peel off. Time to go for cause. The outside light Didn’t start so obvious… I found the wood that was used to fix the window curtains to be wet at first. When I…

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By Phil, April 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.

A few water leaks (and quick-fixes for them)

This lovely fellow has to have a hard time with us. It’s only place is outside under the naked sky and fully exposed to everything the Finnish winter has to offer: Snow, water, really cold temperatures, and sometimes – maybe sometimes – also sun and a bit warmer temperatures.Since quite the beginning I realized a…

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By Phil, April 12, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

A few weeks ago, I started the van again in the cold and left it running a few minutes before I was about to drive it away. Because I had to remove another car that was parked behind the van, I had to get out again of the van. And when I put my leg…

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By Phil, March 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
This is Peter – “da Peda”

This is Peter – “da Peda”

Volkswagen LT45 1979 2,4l Diesel 55kW Peter arrived on 11.12.2020 in our family. He is an experienced WV LT45 originally built in 1979 who was at some point converted into a campervan here in Finland. In Austrian dialect he is called “Da Peda” and that’s why I will name him that way. Da Peda has…

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By Phil, February 21, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.