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by nevill3
30 Jun 2020, 20:24
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: M plate and date of manufacture
Replies: 18
Views: 3289

Re: M plate and date of manufacture

When I researched mine, it too was shipped through Grimsby :ok

I used this website....http://www.vw-mplate.com/mcode.php?lang=EN&plate_type=T2t3_79-92
by nevill3
25 Mar 2020, 16:43
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Heater only blows warm air
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Heater only blows warm air

I had a similar problem but mine was cause by a previous owner fixing a jubilee clip in such a way as to prevent the lever that opens and closes the valve from moving in its full sweep
by nevill3
08 Mar 2020, 20:18
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Side door centre hinge RHD
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Side door centre hinge RHD

This member will have what you need......NW_VW_T25. He breaks our vans and has helped me out with hard to find/emergency bits in the past. :pimp
by nevill3
13 Sep 2019, 19:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Change bell housing and input shaft from petrol to diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Change bell housing and input shaft from petrol to diesel

Very easy to do, as long as you have got a pair of spring clip pliers. The front gearbox mounts can be different, the one that bolts to the subframe. ( Petrol and diesel 4 or 5 speed boxes can be different lengths I think) so try and get the gearbox mount with the replacement gearbox just in case. W...
by nevill3
31 Aug 2019, 18:29
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: fitting a Tacho ( rev counter) for early 1.6d
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: fitting a Tacho ( rev counter) for early 1.6d

Thanks for the advice, I will look for a vw diesel specific tacho and post back when I eventually get this sorted.
by nevill3
30 Aug 2019, 22:42
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: fitting a Tacho ( rev counter) for early 1.6d
Replies: 2
Views: 944

fitting a Tacho ( rev counter) for early 1.6d

I have recently had to switch to a four speed box from a five speed and would like to fit a rev counter into my dash. I have an early 1.6d cs engine with no buzzer of doom. The original T25 rev counters are too expensive at the moment for me so I would like to fit a rev counter from another vw model...
by nevill3
30 Aug 2019, 22:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dipstick popping out and leaking
Replies: 15
Views: 2782

Re: Dipstick popping out and leaking

Your other option is a decent used replacement from a reliable source, I trust a guy (a member on here) not far from you who breaks T25s for a living. Alternatively have you seen these https://www.theengineshop.info/acatalog/Transporter-2000cc-1980--1983-071100031XV.html . I am not recommending them...
by nevill3
30 Aug 2019, 21:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dipstick popping out and leaking
Replies: 15
Views: 2782

Re: Dipstick popping out and leaking

Brickwerks the garage not the webshop are probably less than an hour or 50 miles from you, go to the best if they can fit you in. That is if they do engine recons, but I am sure they could fit one for you.
by nevill3
27 Aug 2019, 21:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!
Replies: 29
Views: 3302

Re: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!

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by nevill3
27 Aug 2019, 20:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!
Replies: 29
Views: 3302

Re: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!

I may have been mistaken with my earlier comment. The thermostat on the engine regulates when and by how much hot water from the engine is allowed to flow to the radiator. Without a thermostat I presume the water is flowing through the radiator from initial start up ( this is not ideal) If the water...
by nevill3
27 Aug 2019, 20:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!
Replies: 29
Views: 3302

Re: 1989 - 2.1 petrol panel van - Overheating without heating!

I thought that with the thermostat removed the radiator fan will not turn on automatically. Have you checked either if the radiator fan is on constantly or starts when the engine begins to get hot as it should. Maybe there was a problem with the radiator fan which has been "fixed/bodged by eliminati...
by nevill3
09 Aug 2019, 17:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van stalling at low speeds, and then hard to start
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Van stalling at low speeds, and then hard to start

When my non turbo diesel intermittently started to refuse to idle and occasionally not start I found that I had a leak at the fuel injector pump seal (the one on the shaft behind the drive sprocket). This was letting air in as well as a tiny amount of fuel seeping out. The fuel was running down behi...
by nevill3
30 Jul 2019, 15:16
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: larger wheels on 1.6 diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: larger wheels on 1.6 diesel

I have been running with 195 R14C for a few years with a 1.6D and have not had any problems. Yes it slows going uphill but never so much that it worried me. Try this website, put your current tyre spec and gear ratios in and your old and new tyre sizes to find the comparison http://www.teammfactory....
by nevill3
28 Jul 2019, 17:40
Forum: Campers
Topic: JK J13396 equipment. What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: JK J13396 equipment. What is it?

van cover :idea
by nevill3
15 Jul 2019, 21:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Oil consumption

I changed the type of oil on my 1.6 non diesel when I first serviced it. I put in the good synthetic vw oil I use for my Golf Tdi and used lots of oil......when I changed back to mineral oil the oil usage dropped back to within normal limits. 450 miles and the level went from the top mark on the dip...