On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 7:28 PM, Ken <email@example.com>
I ignore all that stuff because from over here, the miriad of US
shipping services with or without expensive add-on
insurance/tracking/priority alternatives leaves my head spinning. I only
want what is cheapest and reliable.
So I simply asked the seller as to the cheapest USPS airmail service he
could do to Australia for that item. $US4.30.
Maybe if someone from Oz buys it, they can also ask the seller and so
confirm or deny this mailing quote.
I just weighed a comparable part and estimated First Class Mail (cheapest USPS service).
Without any packaging it's already $5.60. It has to weigh less than 5 ounces to ship for under
$4.30 quote. I suppose it's possible if the Seller is willing to pay the extra dollar or so under
his quote. Even in a light envelop there are added fees such as non-machinable surcharge
because it requires a human being to touch that envelop. Anyway, none of this is really that
Frankly, it has been my experience that most people put these on when the problem was really
elsewhere. The capacitor fix works just as well. Ken, don't discount the possibility that your problem disappeared upon installation of the harness only as a coincidence. Those AFM tracks can get pretty dirty and more likely cause the problems.
The shop I take my vans to, handle about 10-12 WBX's every day. At least one of those will have
problems related to "Vanagon Syndrome". 99% of the time, the problem is caused by something
else. Proof positive is when they yank out the harness and leave it out to show the customer the
problem was found elsewhere.
If someone is hard up for one of these, I can get my local vendor to land you a good used one
in OZ for US$65 -- in a suitably padded envelop. He's got two sitting on a shelf.