Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dreams of Portlandia

I ordered a MaxxAir Deluxe fan for the van today. I’d really like to do a drip to Portland this year and live in the van instead of a my yurt. I *definitely* don’t have time to do the full … Continue reading

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Working Under Pressure

One reason it’s been hard to diagnose Junior’s turbo pressure problem is that it’s been really hard to get the system up to the 15 PSI necessary, so today I created this: Here it is hooked up to the turbo … Continue reading

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Boosted Ambitions

I spent several hours today replacing the tube that goes down from the resonator to the intercooler hose. The old one was Profoundly Fucked Up: Despite the damage, it actually looked like it was still mating correctly. However, after fixing … Continue reading

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In Search of the Elusive Turbo Leak

I wanted to test the intercooler hoses, and sometimes with a problem like this if you take everything apart, clean it, and put it back together, the problem Goes Away. Took off the inlet hose, the resonator and pipe, and … Continue reading

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Shields Up!

I spent about three hours resizing a magnetic doorscreen for the yurt! It has no windows, so the only way to get airflow without using the AC was to open the front door, which lead directly to Mosquitopocalypse. It also … Continue reading

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The Sekret of Moving from Virgin Mobile to Boost

As part of my Radical Cost Reduction Process, I decided to move from Apple to an Samsung Galaxy S5 for my phone, and to save $10/month by moving from Virgin Mobile to Boost Mobile. Previously I had a $40+fees deal … Continue reading

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Tuning the Beast

I just installed my $700 Green Diesel Engineering software patch into Junior, my 2007 Sprinter van! Why? Because a tiny, unimportant part is malfunctioning, and Junior is smarter than I am, because I’m only 50% German. Since Junior has no … Continue reading

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