Monthly Archives: November 2012

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I’ve had a few requests for an email subscription feature on the blog, so today I added a link to the sidebar that adds that feature.

It uses Feedburner (a Google product) to send out daily emails when there’s new content.

Subscribe to by email.

Here’s Google’s privacy policy. Here’s mine:

I hate spam! And so does everyone else (I bet even spammers hate spam). I’ll never sell, share, display, or otherwise distribute your email address, and I’ll never use it for anything other than responding to your questions or sending you new posts if you’re subscribed.

There’s also an RSS feed if you prefer.

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Airstream Sprinter Westfalia for sale in Grande Prairie, Texas

A little craigslist browsing this morning brought up a Westy for sale in Texas:

In case the ad comes down, here’s the writeup:

2004 Airstream Westfalia , 56K mi. Mercedes diesel engine 22MPG one owner, new tires special alloy wheels in excellent condition asking $45,000. Call or text 972 – 841 -3044 thanks for viewing only serious buyers only NO DEALERS!!!!!!

Read on for more info and pictures

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Alternative A/C fan

It seems quite common on our Westies for the fan on the original Kerstner air conditioners to go out. When it does, the replacement has always been expensive – Kerstner replacements are over $700!

In July of this year, a sprinter_westfalia member found a lower-price replacement – in fact, I think the identical fan, for about $250:

If you’re a member of the group, you can find the info starting in post 10083.

A few months later, in talking with a Westy owner who got in touch through this site, I was told of another replacement that the owner’s mechanic had discovered. He used a $65 radiator fan common on European cars as a direct replacement. It’s even available on!

Hayden Automotive 3670 Rapid-Cool Thin-Line Electric Fan

If we keep up this rate of creative part sourcing, soon we’ll have all of our parts for free!

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