June 20, 2002
Made it home
Jen and I made it back to Eugene around Midnight Monday. The Bootbus preformed admirably and I am thankful to be back.
Tom (the VW guy) fixed our clutch for $55. The clutch cable had broken, so he replaced it and we are good to go. Chris and I drove the bus to do our laundry this morning and all appears to be good with our new clutch cable.
Posted by Sean at June 20, 2002 06:41 AM
Clutch cable? Well duh!!
What the hell else could it have been? It only takes 30 minutes to replace it (slightly longer if you are me) and all sensible '71 VW bus owners carry an extra. (and a fan belt, and a accelerator cable, and extra 30wt.oil)
You went through a lot of hassle and waiting around for nothing. I can't understand why that shop in Marin didn't just fix it for you then and there. What a bunch of maroons! (this points out another rule of thumb: shops with too many cars waiting for service are shops to avoid.)
OK, now the next time you have trouble with your '71 bus, get in touch with someone who actually HAS ONE and was driving busses back when you guys were not old enough to drive. Such as myself.
*I* am the one who 'is that asshole'.
Sounds to me like firstname.lastname@example.org lost his sense of humor quite awhile ago.
That's a darn shame.
You need a time-out, Mr. Poopy-Pants
(Who would name their child "Brandon"?)
Mate, I love you... but chill out a bit on this one. Joe is absolutley correct. Our VW guy was appalled that the clutch cable was not changed by the guys down south. So Joe's comment about "What the hell else could it have been?" is spot on.
Boy, both of you guys have way too much time on your hands...;-)
Sean, I'm glad it's fixed, but I am surprised at Colby for not replacing the cable. He came highly recommended by a VW van owner who had used him several times before. But let's also remember that your VW guy had told you to get a cable that was the wrong year of your van.
At the end of the day, we made it home safe and the bus is now fixed. That's all that matters. And I'm demonstrating a poor use of my own down time by bothering to add to the drivel above. I'm just glad it's fixed and you don't have to do the start stop, push reverse, or me push starting it up a hill on the 5. :-)
Joe wasn't referring the "bozo-heads" to Sean, but to the guys who were misdiagnosing the bus. Thanks for stickin' up, but Joe's on the level, he's cool.