Antonio Bottini, VW Syncro specialist. He's The One. He fixed the awful rattling noise in Lucky's front end - the same one that has been bothering us since last spring. The noise got progressively worse since we left the UK, and it became unbearable on the bumpy backroads of Italy.
Ten days ago we visited Antonio at Officina Fratelli Bottini 🇮🇹based on a friend's recommendation. Antonio did a short test drive with us and diagnosed the problem within 5 minutes. The upper control arm bushings on the passenger side were worn.
With translation help from Simmo @syncrazioadventures we were able to communicate with Antonio and order replacement bushings from Germany. And now the rattling is gone - wahoo!
Thank you so much to Antonio and our VW van clans in Italy, UK, USA and Germany, for helping us to solve this mystery. It takes an entire village to keep our vans on the road 🚐
Our little worktop & kitchen solution is still one of our favorite things in the van 😍.
This is one of the first things we created in our van Rudi and we are so happy with all these little details 🤓.
Right now we are planning to continue with some more changes on the exterior of the van. We are sure there are some things to think about 💭.
Let us know if you have any suggestions 🙌🏻.