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by colinthefox
08 Sep 2020, 17:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: VW T25 speedo cables
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: VW T25 speedo cables

I have dealt with JK for 17 years without a problem that I can recall.
by colinthefox
04 Sep 2020, 10:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

That’s what I have just bought from someone, came from a running engine so will give that one a go first and see what happens. If I get no belt tracking I’m good, if I get belt tracking then I am going down the route of another engine maybe the 1Y if I can get one. Defo going to stay diesel. And I ...
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 18:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

I've got a CS pump here (20K miles since refurb) that you can have for £200. But I don't think it's what you need.
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 18:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

I can't give you a definitive answer I'm afraid.
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 17:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

Yep, just managed to source a second hand [pump], its the same one that was fitted to the 1.6CS engine as well so should be good to go once i get it.  The pump may be the same pattern, but I would have thought it would have different settings on the 1.6 and 1.7 engines. If you put a CS pump on, it ...
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 17:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

This is the fixing at the back of the pump that you'll have to slacken, plus the eight pipe union nuts, and the three fixings at the front of the pump, in order to rotate it to set the timing. The trick is to get everything tightened up in the right place, without imposing any strain on the main mou...
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 14:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

My last reply may not be quite right. Looking at your video again it seems like the movement may be only axial along the line of the shaft. Is there any play up and down in the pulley as in "worn bearing" which could let the pulley run at an angle? Have you checked the alignment of the pump. If the ...
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 14:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

It looks like either your Injection pump pulley or the tensioner have been running out of true. The pump pulley can do it if the bearing is worn. There's your problem then. I'm afraid the pump will need rebuilding by a diesel specialist, which is expensive, or you'll have to get a replacement. This...
by colinthefox
31 Aug 2020, 10:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: T25 1.6D CS Losing Power, New parts Fitted
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: T25 1.6D CS Losing Power, New parts Fitted

Bubbles in the fuel = air being sucked in from a slight leak of air inwards between the pump and tank. This is made worse by a dirty filter as the pump has to suck harder to get fuel through the filter. The injection pump can stand a small amount of bubbles, and they self bleed out of the return. To...
by colinthefox
30 Aug 2020, 20:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: T25 1.6D CS Losing Power, New parts Fitted
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: T25 1.6D CS Losing Power, New parts Fitted

Fuel filter could be at fault, in which case it'll be full of rubbish. You could cut the old one open to see what's in it. If it's full of full of carp, then that's coming from the fuel tank, so there would be the source of the problem. Are there bubbles in the (normally transparent) fuel line betwe...
by colinthefox
30 Aug 2020, 20:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 659

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

Well done for not having a major catastrophe there. It looks like either your Injection pump pulley or the tensioner have been running out of true. I've had this kind of tensioner failure from trying to re-use one with a new cam belt many years ago. (I ended up with a strip of cambelt about 1/4 inch...
by colinthefox
26 Aug 2020, 19:49
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Switch lights on, engine cuts out
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Switch lights on, engine cuts out

Oh, and when I turned the headlights on the relays behind the glovebox would rattle!
by colinthefox
26 Aug 2020, 19:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Switch lights on, engine cuts out
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Switch lights on, engine cuts out

Quite coincidentally, I've just solved a very similar problem on Van Blanc. When I turned the headlamps on, the DashCam would stop working, my phone wouldn't charge properly, and occasionally it seemed like the starter battery was not being charged. The cause was a poor connection where the alternat...
by colinthefox
16 Aug 2020, 10:16
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Polo bodge
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Polo bodge

Just come back to the fold after purchasing a Leisuredrive Hightop retirement project.Being delivered today. Has had the original petrol engine swapped out for a Polo diesel. At first look over it appears the swap is not brilliant. Dipstick too tall and the engine lid has a bulge hammered into it s...
by colinthefox
10 Aug 2020, 11:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 1818

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Well done for finding the problem, but my recommendation is to keep investigating. Thermostat only has to be open just a tiny crack for the engine to cool and the radiator to get hot under normal running.With heavier load and/or hot weather it can tip the balance. With the system empty, now is the i...