I received the service manual and fitted all of the filters, except the fuel filter. I intend on trying biodiesel as a fuel. I have read it works very well in diesel engines, but can loosen some of the diesel deposits and foul the fuel filter. So I’ll swap that filter after using biodesel for a while.
I also changed the coolant, which was pretty clean anyway. I replaced the oil, and swapped a headlight bulb, which I could only properly notice in the dark. It feels good to finally have it serviced and ready. I drove the van home leaving my car at my folks house. It does drive well.
I am going surfing tomorrow with my friend Rich. Just a short dip to start the year. It is still only 10’c. The thing that first got me starting to think about buying a van was wanting one to get changed in at the beach, and to carry boards easily.