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by boatbuilder
27 Jan 2021, 13:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat which way round
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Thermostat which way round

Maybe your engine just isn't getting up to operating temperature - take her for a decent drive and then leave her sitting idling for a few minutes afterwards.
by boatbuilder
26 Jan 2021, 21:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat which way round
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Thermostat which way round

You could just have a faulty thermostat that tends to stick closed. The one I got was calorstat brand which I think is a good one.
You could try drilling a tiny hole say 2mm in the stat to eliminate air bubbles, but it shouldn't be necessary.
by boatbuilder
26 Jan 2021, 16:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat which way round
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Thermostat which way round

I didn't think they had a bleed hole. People sometimes drill a small hole in the thermostat itself but I think thats a botch job. Here's an 87 degree one that was fitted in my 1.9dAEF https://i.postimg.cc/fbv8LBJk/20170201_215557_zpssrspbmwo.jpg And an old 87 degree one out of a 1.6dCS- this one was...
by boatbuilder
26 Jan 2021, 14:14
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: My 84 rusty project
Replies: 571
Views: 238978

Re: My 84 rusty project

I fitted an eberspacher d2 heater under the back seat along with a leisure battery (got a second-hand starter battery for a tenner). There is a split charge relay and fuse box there as well, to power the eberspacher and the usb QC3.0 socket. I used a turret mount plate to go through the wooden floor...
by boatbuilder
26 Jan 2021, 13:57
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: My 84 rusty project
Replies: 571
Views: 238978

Re: My 84 rusty project

So its almost 11 years since this thread was started! We have weathered a lot of crazy world events in that time. Not to mention photobucket throwing their toys out of the pram! I've sorted all of the photos in the thread now, thanks to postimg.cc. The van has done its fair share of weathering as we...
by boatbuilder
13 Jan 2021, 13:26
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: My 84 rusty project
Replies: 571
Views: 238978

Re: My 84 rusty project

Hi everyone,

I'm going to go through and update all of the photos again...tedious job but might be useful for some people undertaking a similar project.

:)
David
by boatbuilder
03 Apr 2019, 17:37
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Earth on aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Earth on aerial

It could be time for a decent new aerial...
Hard to beat a full length stainless steel aerial.

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by boatbuilder
13 Nov 2018, 08:44
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Combicolor question re. seamsealer
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: Combicolor question re. seamsealer

I had this problem with mine. I tried a few different pu sealants and even ct1 and tek7. It took ages for the rustoleum to dry on all of them. So I'd put a primer on first.

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by boatbuilder
15 Jul 2018, 15:11
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Supply of 1y's dwindling? If so what's the easiest transplan
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Re: Supply of 1y's dwindling? If so what's the easiest transplan

I have an AEF as well. Several thousand miles so far and still running well.
I think you can fit a turbo to them but not sure whats involved in doing that.

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by boatbuilder
30 Jun 2018, 20:39
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: To 1Y or not to 1Y?
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Re: To 1Y or not to 1Y?

I fitted a 1.9d aef engine to replace my old 1.6d cs engine. I bought the new engine for 100 euros. I just fitted a new crank oil seal and transferred over all of the other bits from my cs. I'm very happy with it, especially after changing my tyres and rims to give a 10 percent increase in size. Lik...
by boatbuilder
29 Jun 2018, 10:03
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB
Replies: 411
Views: 109847

Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

That's seriously impressive. I made my own using veroboard from maplin, but this just takes it to another level completely!
by boatbuilder
13 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which engine is best for a T25?
Replies: 24
Views: 7100

Re: Which engine is best for a T25?

Pretty happy with my 1.9d AEF engine. Good fuel economy, not much to go wrong and it'll move you along at a good speed if you fit bigger wheels...

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by boatbuilder
02 Jun 2018, 09:32
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB
Replies: 411
Views: 109847

Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

I mounted my 10v regulator on a separate small circuit board (veroboard) attached to the top surface of the clocks. I have it mounted on those little green screw terminals so its easy to replace. It does get a bit warm, but nothing terrible. Biggest danger is blowing it up by shorting out the wrong ...
by boatbuilder
22 May 2018, 18:15
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Thoughts on epoxy primer
Replies: 15
Views: 5548

Re: Thoughts on epoxy primer

Yeah thats one of the reasons I got the lechler stuff. It sands much better than Jotun jotamastic and topcoat paint sticks to it better.

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