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by Ralf85
11 Jul 2020, 07:50
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup

Vege had a good reputation 20 years ago for rebuilding engines. I was told by my local garage that then the engines were rebuilt in Holland by the company itself. It was evidently taken over by somebody who changed the procedure. Now they are rebuilt by back street guys all over the place. Following...
by Ralf85
08 Jul 2020, 10:04
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup

Can't help with the wiring. However, I suggest that you replace the plastic fuses with ceramic ones. Heat can soften the plastic ones causing connection problems. Good luck.
by Ralf85
06 Mar 2020, 18:39
Forum: Campers
Topic: Electric motor homes and camper vans
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Electric motor homes and camper vans

Now that our government has said no petrol/diesel cars to be sold after 2035, the writing is on the wall for our 19th century technology. No doubt there will be a decrease in the number of petrol/diesel stations well before that date, as their profits decline. That will be a pain and will accelerate...
by Ralf85
29 Feb 2020, 09:53
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Brickwerks wheel arch liners - thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

Re: Brickwerks wheel arch liners - thoughts?

Sorry to revive an ancient thread - but are there any updates how people are getting on with these? I'd imagine there's a few more out there by now! Worth it? They work really well. I fitted self tapping screws in them just to make sure they didn't move. They keep all the muck and water away from v...
by Ralf85
29 Sep 2019, 18:00
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Ethanol added to petrol
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Ethanol added to petrol

I've been avoiding cheap fuels that include 10% ethanol to preserve my fuel hoses for years. That's been fine until recently. Now, my local Shell stations are only selling petrol, both standard and super with 5% ethanol added. Is this a general policy of fuel suppliers to cut costs? Will there be a ...
by Ralf85
15 Sep 2019, 07:23
Forum: Campers
Topic: Canvas glue
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Canvas glue

That's really helpful. Cheers.
by Ralf85
13 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: Campers
Topic: Canvas glue
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Canvas glue

Hi Guys. I have a very small rip in my canvas. What is the best glue to use to repair it?
by Ralf85
04 Sep 2019, 19:07
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Pulsating break pedal
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Pulsating break pedal

I had this problem. It was caused by uneven wear on the rear wheel hubs causing the rear brakes to pulsate. Replaced those and the problem went away.
by Ralf85
19 Aug 2019, 11:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Spark plug leads for 1.9 DG engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: Spark plug leads for 1.9 DG engine

Or buy a new set of leads from Brickwerks for £30.
by Ralf85
20 May 2019, 07:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting and idle problems carb
Replies: 18
Views: 2776

Re: Starting and idle problems carb

I had a similar problem a few years ago. The van started fine from cold but when it warmed up it stalled. It turned out that the vacuum hoses attached to my Solex carb were perished. They looked ok but were not. I bought some replacement hose, cut it into the four pieces needed and hey presto proble...
by Ralf85
02 May 2019, 08:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine starting after months. Just turn the key?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Engine starting after months. Just turn the key?

You say it rattles like crazy for the first 20 minutes at the best of times. What oil have you been using?
by Ralf85
21 Apr 2019, 07:31
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Westy fridge
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: Westy fridge

I'm not sure what you are looking for. Have you checked on the Gunzl site? They have lots of Westy parts.
by Ralf85
19 Mar 2019, 08:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine juddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Engine juddering

It has had new vacuum lines where necessary You say 'where necessary'. I assume one or other have been changed but not all. Perished hose can cause your problem, even when it looks ok. I suggest that you buy al length of vacuum hose, cut it to size and replace all of them. The hose is cheap, so if ...
by Ralf85
26 Jan 2019, 10:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: mechanical advise needed 1983 T25
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: mechanical advise needed 1983 T25

Before rebuilding the engine, have you replaced the 4 short vacuum hoses that connect around the carb? I had a problem with sudden unexpected stalling. It turned out that the vacuum hoses were perished so the vacuum wasn't working. I bought a length of hose for about £2 cut it into the required leng...
by Ralf85
24 Jan 2019, 16:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: No indicators, wipers, horn, blower
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: No indicators, wipers, horn, blower

Starting at the beginning:
1) When did these problems occur?
2) Have you been driving the van lately?
4) Did all electrics mentioned fail at the same time?