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by Balaclava
10 May 2008, 08:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: BLOWN ENGINE - IDEAS PLEASE.
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Thanks for that. I've just called them.They will pick up the van for free but they want £1,100 for a recon engine, they do all the fitting etc. Mine's a B reg, (actually slightly newer engine) deisel, 1.6, turbo charged. The worn cambelt slipped and more than likely the pistons are buggered. The res...
by Balaclava
10 May 2008, 01:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: BLOWN ENGINE - IDEAS PLEASE.
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Elite? Who are they?
I need a new engine put in my van but I haven't a clue how to go about it. I'm in Kilburn, NW London.
by Balaclava
26 Mar 2008, 18:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Thanks,Emma. :D
by Balaclava
26 Mar 2008, 16:00
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Diesel Alternative Engines..... Read before asking questions
Replies: 18
Views: 58537

Did you ever get a cost?
by Balaclava
26 Mar 2008, 15:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine
Replies: 2
Views: 594

New engine

Where can I get a new engine fitted. I have B reg Deisel turbo 1.6 at present. I am not able to do it myself. Any suggestions?

How much is it likely to cost?
by Balaclava
26 Mar 2008, 15:09
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Vactan
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Where can I buy Vactan?
by Balaclava
25 Jan 2008, 00:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine probably knackered, now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Nah, I'm just going to sell it as it is. It's empty inside. No fittings. Rust here and there, dent in the drivers door. I'm sure that can be knocked back into shape. The engine is the problem. Is it just the timing or have the pistons been knocked around? Anyway, has anyone any idea what price I sho...
by Balaclava
22 Jan 2008, 22:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine probably knackered, now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Thanks for the link to Elite VW etc. Fix it? Just like that! Take the head off? How? Fix the timing? How? I was told it's very awkward to get at the timing. I would need a hoist. It all sounds too much for me, I'm afraid. It's probably something minor. Shame to just let it lay there in my carpark. A...
by Balaclava
21 Jan 2008, 23:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine probably knackered, now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

1.6 turbo, B reg, deisel, water cooled.
by Balaclava
21 Jan 2008, 23:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine probably knackered, now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Engine probably knackered, now what?

I posted a while ago how my timer belt slipped on the way back from a trip to Scotland and the AA brought the old van back to London. The engine was making an awful clattering noise when I switched it on. Some people suggested I might have screwed up the timing or a tooth might have slipped out or w...
by Balaclava
28 Nov 2007, 13:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Finding and fitting an engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Thanks, Camper, I'll get round to replacing the timer belt first and see how it sounds.
by Balaclava
27 Nov 2007, 23:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Finding and fitting an engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

I'd like to hang onto this old van if I could. How much roughly would a replacement engine cost?
by Balaclava
27 Nov 2007, 23:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Finding and fitting an engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Excuse my ignorance, but is it really that simple to replace an engine? Any ideas where I might get a 1.9?
by Balaclava
27 Nov 2007, 22:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Finding and fitting an engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Non fly by wire???

Would I need a hoist to swap engines? can it be done without one? I have a good mechanic friend who might be able to do it for me. he said it is very difficult to reset the timings without dropping the engine down or being in a pit. Is that true?
by Balaclava
27 Nov 2007, 22:06
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing belt?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

It's 1.6, deisel, turbo B reg

How difficult is it to reset the timings?