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by davidoft1
Yesterday, 16:25
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Drive Shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Front Drive Shaft

Its definitely a locking compound. It even comes in a relabelled red Henkel Loctite bottle. https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/vw-audi-liquid-locking-fluid/d000600a2 Sicherungsmittel (locking compound) not Dichtungsmittel (sealing compound) I wouldn't go much on whats written...
by davidoft1
Yesterday, 15:31
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Drive Shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Front Drive Shaft

Grease is waterproof. Locking compound is used on splines to prevent fretting. D6 appears to be used on all VAG vehicles which are fwd/4wd grease can wash out, looks like its a type of silicon compound from reading on the samba, probably for keeping water out of the splines and hub i expect, its no...
by davidoft1
Yesterday, 13:17
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Drive Shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Front Drive Shaft

Presumably it’s to waterproof the shaft splines
by davidoft1
14 Sep 2020, 21:31
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

silverbullet wrote: 13 Sep 2020, 18:56 My Caravelle built December 1985 has both diagonal outriggers. I wouldn't want to drive a rhd without one on the driver's side :shock:

RHD or LHD ?
by davidoft1
11 Sep 2020, 20:46
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

Robsey wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 20:21 How odd,
Fancy having one on rhd,
but both on lhd.

Maybe pedal position or steering box
by davidoft1
11 Sep 2020, 20:16
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

Robsey wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 19:28 All I can say is -
This is an early RHD and obviously left the factory without the right hand support.

Before I started attacking the van in 2012, the van had been virtually unmolested.
Simply converted from a van to a camper.
No "structural" changes.


It’s correct with just one
by davidoft1
11 Sep 2020, 18:39
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

Aidan wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 17:28 should be one on each side

Or should it ? My late RHD doesn’t, but my 3 LHD do


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by davidoft1
11 Sep 2020, 15:22
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 896

Re: Rusty roof chop

syncropatrick wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 07:27 Found this on Fb.
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thats not half bad you know :)
by davidoft1
07 Sep 2020, 13:06
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hub cap Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Hub cap Fitting

They look like beetle etc hubcaps , t25 ones are thicker lipped to allow for the speedo, front bearing caps etc
by davidoft1
06 Sep 2020, 16:50
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: (Not so sweet) Caroline
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: (Not so sweet) Caroline

The chassis number is stamped into that out rigger, I would try to keep it if possible, to remove the sill, a chisel and drill will get it out, just takes a bit of patience , use a grinder to cut off as much as you can first
by davidoft1
05 Sep 2020, 15:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Did Vw Line bore there own stamped DJ rebuilds?
Replies: 29
Views: 569

Re: Did Vw Line bore there own stamped DJ rebuilds?

Not forgeting that oversize bearings for the later "thin shell" main bearings are NLA, so that's going to be the end for a lot of worn cases that have been driven to death and hammered their mains out. You can have them made independently if enough people needed them, no doubt over time the will be...
by davidoft1
05 Sep 2020, 10:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rusty bum
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Rusty bum

It’s fairly straightforward , no need for a body shop
by davidoft1
04 Sep 2020, 20:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine only runs under too much advance
Replies: 35
Views: 908

Re: Engine only runs under too much advance

tobydog wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 19:52
davidoft1 wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 19:41 i would suspect your distributor is failing, i would also check with another timing light, its not unusual or timing lights to be out of spec

Idle stabilizer......

more likely ignition than the cam being out 
by davidoft1
04 Sep 2020, 19:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine only runs under too much advance
Replies: 35
Views: 908

Re: Engine only runs under too much advance

i would suspect your distributor is failing, i would also check with another timing light, its not unusual or timing lights to be out of spec
by davidoft1
04 Sep 2020, 19:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust pipe Snapped
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Exhaust pipe Snapped

that can be mig welded easy enough, then make sure all the brackets etc are in place