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by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oldest and highest mileage bus?
Replies: 46
Views: 8017

Oldest and highest mileage bus?

Shaun Van Ramen wrote:I'm right in the middle - '91 / 106,000km. But my '03 Yamaha FJR has 100,000km on it, of which I did 76,000 in the past 2 years if that counts for anything :-)
7 years on and I'm still right in the middle with 205,000km
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about tire
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

Question about tire

My L300 came with street tires. Great overall but I went to A/T's. First set were Yokohama Geolanders. Very noisy and stiff (re:bounce) but great in the cold, snow and wet. The current set are OK Tire Brand (Canada) Black Lions. Not quite as noisy as the previous and a softer sidewall so not as boun...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Brakes

by Shaun Van Ramen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L400 service in Vancouver or on Van. Island
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

L400 service in Vancouver or on Van. Island

I go to an independent mechanic in Burnaby. Shingo Auto, as the name implies, he is Japanese and knows Delicas. My advice is know what parts you may need or how to get them. I source some of my bits and have him do the work.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Was it You?
Topic: Vancouver near Car-Free Day - ahh Hypocrisy
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Vancouver near Car-Free Day - ahh Hypocrisy

West bound on King Eddie there was a 2 Delicaravan. Thanks for the wave.
Lately, when I give the Mitsu wave I get either ambivalence or nothing.
I thought we were all in this together?
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to buy or not buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

to buy or not buy?

Also inquire about suspension and front end. I just had all my front ball-joints done at around 190,000 as they were getting worn. Deli's can come with some surprises if you aren't aware of them. There is lots of good reading here. Engine, Exhaust, Chassis, Body & windows. At 200,000 mine is running...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do WITH your delica today
Replies: 170
Views: 53301

what did you do WITH your delica today

I think the pic says it all.

We celebrated with an oil change.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon May 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owning flat-out vs Payments... who's where?
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Owning flat-out vs Payments... who's where?

I used my Line-of-Credit to purchase our L300 from a friend (the deal was interesting, he gave it to me for $500 cheaper than I offered but that is a long story). And all I can say is thanks to BC Place for having me work on the refit of the (new) roof. Long hard hours brought in dough enough to pay...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: air filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

air filter

Since most of us have Deli's for long mileage/time, I'm a fan of K&N. After I replaced my L300's exhaust (opened it up and side exit) I added a K&N. It was a tad better on the uphill climbs.
So long-term cost is cheaper - pull it out, wash it, dry it, oil it - back in it goes.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Dealer Feedback, Beefs, and Bouquets
Topic: Custom Rim Abuse, courtesy of KalTire
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

Custom Rim Abuse, courtesy of KalTire

I'm very specific when I have my wheels looked at. No impact gun and torque to 100-105 ft lbs...
PLEASE.

I'm tired of broken lugs.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L400 engine mileage
Replies: 15
Views: 4091

L400 engine mileage

I agree with Falco - even in the summer let her warm up. But most recently (in Princeton) over the holidays at -18c it took 20-30 min. to get her warm. And that was after a dozen or so cranks of the starter to get her fired up. I'm just glad I put in a fresh battery last year - that definitely helps...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do WITH your delica today
Replies: 170
Views: 53301

Re: what did you do WITH your delica today

Drove to Princeton with the new shoes on for the Canada Day weekend. Smooth as Buttuh!
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do TO your Delica today?
Replies: 854
Views: 140038

Re: What did you do TO your Delica today?

Front ball joints, brake rotors and pads and new shoes (tires) all the way round.
OUCH$!!!!!

Runs like a treat now.

Changed from Yokohama's to the OK Tire Black Lions. Quite a softer ride and handle the pavement just as well at 2/3rds the price.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do TO your Delica today?
Replies: 854
Views: 140038

Re: What did you do TO your Delica today?

Had the front brake callipers replaced. I knew one side was sticking and had no time to do it myself. Good thing as I found out I also need front bushings. 173,000km. GO figure!

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