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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: 2050

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: 3090

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: 3804

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: 172
Views: 66679

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: 2490

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: 2447

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: 4126

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: 4976

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: 172
Views: 66679

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: 863
Views: 173989

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: 863
Views: 173989

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!
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do TO your Delica today?
Replies: 863
Views: 173989

Re: What did you do TO your Delica today?

islander20 wrote:Then on the way there one of my power windows stops working, will only go down half an inch. Double F*ck....now I get to learn how power windows work.
Left or Right door?
If the left, I might have some parts you need.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Delica Parts for Sale (Non-Commercial)
Topic: L300 Left door and bumber, step
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: L300 Left door and bumber, step

Unfortunately not. It was in pretty cruddy shape so it got ditched. I'll check for the handle and get back to you.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Events - BC Lower Mainland
Topic: APRIL 12th - Tailgate Sale / Delica Meet, 10AM @ IKEA Coq
Replies: 17
Views: 6385

Re: APRIL 10th - Tailgate Sale / Delica Meet, 10AM @ IKEA Co

According to my calendar April 10 is a Friday. Not sure about everyone else but I work on Fri. (and Sat. for that fact.)

Just curious if it was planned for a Fri?

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