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Another New Toy - (Subaru Sambar Van)

Discussion in 'Microvans' started by Koffer, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    Why do I do this , sold my daihatsu hijet and picked up another Subaru Sambar Van ( of course on the same day)
    It’s a KV3 2wd and 5 speed “ ExtraS”
    This guy is a little more “used” in shape . Paint has some clear coat issues , not rust tho . The divers seat belt rewind spring had slipped out so the belt wouldn’t retract anymore so I fixed that , the loose inside rear view mirror was the plastic screw that held it on had been broken . Someone in Japan just glued it to the headliner so when I went to tighten it the head just popped out of the hole . Replaced it with a regular metal screw ( if I hit it with my head in an accident I got other problems like the dash wrapped around me like I’m a burrito )
    The outer rear sliding door handle was broken but I JB wield epoxyed it , lubed and adjusted the latches and locking mechanisms.
    Has a few oil leaks cleaned them up , changed the oil but looks like valve cover, cam seal, poss crank seal .Not a big deal as it’s time for a timing belt so I’ll fix up the leaks and adjust the valves when I do the T belt and a full tune up . Seems to run very well, no rattles ,pulling or banging while driving . The A/C is like a icebox . Clutch feels good ( feels light while pressing but no slipping or adjustment issues)
    Best part was it was owned by a non smoker :cool: so no nicotine colored headliner :D
    This one is going to be my bum around van . 986DE7C8-8988-41DB-9A81-EEBF6078E267.jpeg
    That internet picture voodoo makes it look perfect
     
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  2. Reese Allen

    Reese Allen Member

    Thanks for doing this. It will make it easier to talk the girlfriend into letting me buy a 2nd. "There's a guy on the forum with THREE."
     
  3. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    Yes you need more then one :D
     
  4. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    This is also the first JDM anything I was able to get the oil filter from Japan off without a strap wrench ,pump plyers or a screwdriver thru the side .
    I’m pretty sure all the sumo wrestlers have regular day jobs at the oil change shops In Japan
     
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  5. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    C'mon Reese, It's a girlfriend, BUY 4!!! LOL!o_O Where I come from, they would just say, "grow a set" :oops:LOL!!! It's not a contest, who cares how many the next guy has! Were not keepin up with the Jones!:rolleyes:LOL! HAHAHA! I hope your laughing with me! Or even at me!!!:) You've posted some really great info., comments! Keep up the good work!
    Limestone
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  6. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    Title came in today,Yay :)
    But they screwed it up as it’s listed as a Suzuki sambar pickup , Boo :(
    So for to wait another few weeks for that to be fixed :rolleyes:
    Oh well if it’s not one thing it’s another
     
  7. willoh

    willoh New Member

    Hey Todd join us in the Dias FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/806722379856152/
     
  8. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

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  9. willoh

    willoh New Member

    Hi Todd, please join the FB group again, I declined your first request because at that time your profile was just created and it was completely blank and usually those are fake accounts. Later I saw your van picture and I put two and two together lol. We can sure use your expertise!
     
  10. Koffer

    Koffer Donating Member

    Damn kicked to the curb already :D
     

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