Paradise Classics
A few things we've been doing lately
Paradise Classics
A few things we've been doing lately
Working on neat cars can be as much fun as driving them.
That's part of why we love them so much.
Here are a few of the things we've been up to lately.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Coolant Temperature Sender
Replaced coolant temperature sender with a new high quality Facet brand unit.
2018 Volkswagen Passat
Oil Change
As part of the 20k service, we changed the oil with German Liqui-Moly full synthetic that meets all VW standards. We replaced the filter with one from the German OEM supplier. We installed a new drain plug to ensure there would be no drips.
2018 Volkswagen Passat
Engine Air Filter
As part of the 20k service, we replaced the engine air filter with one from the German OEM supplier.
2018 Volkswagen Passat
Cabin Pollen Filter
As part of the 20k service, we replaced the cabin pollen filter with an activated charcoal unit from the German OEM supplier.
2018 Volkswagen Passat
Tire Rotation
As part of the 20k service, we rotated the tires front to rear to maintain even wear. Re-tightened all wheel lug bolts to VW specification.
2018 Volkswagen Passat
Checks and Inspections
Checked fluid levels and inspected all components as specified in the VW maintenance schedule. Topped off windshield washer fluid. All other checks were fine. Checked main battery with tester. Passed with no issues.
1986 Citroen 2CV
Carburetor Rebuild
The float needle valve was sticking a little, so we ultrasonic cleaned and rebuilt the entire carburetor. It's been spared the ravages of ethanol fuel its whole life, and as a result that carburetor was like new inside.
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Replaced Both Batteries
Replaced both batteries and cleaned connectors.
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Changed Oil and Filter
Oil Filter replaced with new high quality Wix unit. Oil replaced with high quality Mobil diesel oil.
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Replaced Fuel Filter
Fuel filter replaced with high quality Wix filter.
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Double Fuel System Cleaning Service
Two applications of diesel fuel system cleaner were applied to clean the injectors.
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser
Air Filter
Replaced air filter with a new OEM unit. (Denso - made in Japan)
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Replaced Both Batteries
Replaced both batteries and cleaned connectors.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Changed Oil and Filter
Oil Filter replaced with new high quality Wix unit. Oil replaced with high quality Mobil diesel oil.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Replaced Fuel Filter
Fuel filter replaced with high quality Wix filter.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Double Fuel System Cleaning Service
Two applications of diesel fuel system cleaner were applied to clean the injectors.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
New Master Cylinder
Installed brand new OEM master cylinder (Advics - made in Japan). Flushed entire brake system with new fluid.
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Air Filter
Replaced air filter with a new OEM unit. (Denso - made in Japan)
1989 Land Rover Defender
Oil Change
Oil and and filter changed. Replaced with high quality Mahle filter and correct spec. diesel engine oil.
1989 Land Rover Defender
Battery
New battery installed.
1989 Land Rover Defender
Rear Shock Absorbers
One rear shock absorber was leaking, so both were replaced with new Bilstein units.
1974 Volkswagen Beetle
Complete Engine Rebuild
Engine completely rebuilt with new pistons, cylinders, heads, etc.
1974 Volkswagen Beetle
All New Upholstery
New correct-style upholstery installed. Foam was used instead of the original coconut fiber for a little added comfort.