Today marks the second week I have had my Zetec up in running in my 1985 Westfalia! I had already put 300 miles on it, so yesterday I gave it a thorough check out and everything looked great. This morning, I drove it up I-70 in Colorado to go skiing, which was the final exam of this whole process for me and the Zetec. The main reason I put the Zetec engine in was that I wanted to be able to take the van all over Colorado up and down steep, high altitude passes on a regular basis at normal highway speeds and without worrying about breaking down. There are 2 or 3 hills on I-70 that are absolute killers, and I got to test out the Zetec on one of them just west of Georgetown.
I also created a playlist on Youtube with the 5 documentary videos I made in the correct order:
In case you missed the 3rd video in the series that included the first start of the Zetec in the Vanagon, here it is:
And since I’m a big geek, I recorded my trip with a GPS, so you can check out the route, speed, and altitude at:
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