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by slowcoach
18 Feb 2021, 22:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ball Joints, Brakes and Wheel Bearings (videos)
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Ball Joints, Brakes and Wheel Bearings (videos)

I think these are great. Good job James [emoji106]
I've done these jobs, but still enjoyed the how to. Covers everything [emoji846]
by slowcoach
07 Feb 2021, 11:27
Forum: Campers
Topic: Carpet lining my van
Replies: 20
Views: 10485

Re: Carpet lining my van

On a slightly related note, does anyone have a lead for carpet trim for the front seat boxes? Not interested in making any (too much else on). Thanks!
by slowcoach
06 Feb 2021, 08:50
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Wiper headlight issues!
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Wiper headlight issues!

I'd guess that is a grounding issue- once the engine is running a new path is found or lost to ground and bypassing what you need. Check out the 'earth crowns' (search for a picture) , just above and behind the glovebox to make sure they are clean and all connected up. Common problem for electrical ...
by slowcoach
01 Feb 2021, 20:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early Gear Linkage Reconnection - Shift Linkage Housing?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Early Gear Linkage Reconnection - Shift Linkage Housing?

That's always deflating when nothing much changes, or even gets worse. Have you checked over the linkage at the gearbox? The ball and socket on the selector lever is heavily worn on mine - you can grab it through the engine bay and look for play in that joint. While someone wiggles the gearstick if ...
by slowcoach
29 Jan 2021, 11:01
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Stainless Steel Silencer for Subaru Powered T25
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Stainless Steel Silencer for Subaru Powered T25

Hi ho, We can perhaps share notes- I have 2" pipes, and don't experience any lack of power, having had it over 90mph on one short lived,unwise and not to be repeated occasion some years back. It will roar up to the 8k rpm cut out if you have the nerve (not in 5th!). Any gear over 3.2k is defini...
by slowcoach
17 Dec 2020, 13:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement

I think they're one piece each, so should be fine to just thread through. Maybe use some string to pull them through aswell[emoji106]
by slowcoach
17 Dec 2020, 00:06
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Dashboard screws
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Dashboard screws

Oldiebut goodie wrote:Impact driver with a very long bit and a 7lb hammer worked for me. Used carefully it can be done.
This is what I did. The impact drivers you hit with a hammer, not the electric power tool. Bosh bosh
by slowcoach
14 Dec 2020, 13:28
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Will these Audi A3 S-Line alloys fit ok?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Will these Audi A3 S-Line alloys fit ok?

No expert, but that's a big offset and pretty wide too. Safe strength fir van weight? I thought an A3 is quite a small car?
by slowcoach
12 Dec 2020, 22:18
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: 15inch ET31 Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: 15inch ET31 Advice?

Yea better [emoji106]
by slowcoach
05 Dec 2020, 19:53
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrical Gremlins
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Electrical Gremlins

Sounds like you better go through all your earth's and do the same- better at home than in a service station late at night [emoji6]
by slowcoach
05 Dec 2020, 17:16
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Reconnecting leisure - terrified
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Yes to take any rings off. Nearly blew my finger off earlier this year by working in cramped space with metal nearby. Otherwise, yes you're fine [emoji3526]
by slowcoach
03 Dec 2020, 18:50
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Light switch light
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Light switch light

Mocki wrote:I have never seen one illuminated , don’t see the point really it wouldn’t come on until you switched the lights on and by then you have found it anyway ?
Pretty sure it would come on with the dash lights..
by slowcoach
22 Nov 2020, 16:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grinding rear brake, the crud i found inside..
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Grinding rear brake, the crud i found inside..

Thanks Aidan. I'll order new shoes and probably springs. Brickworks have OEM cylinders fir £15 a pop- I suppose you'd recommend those instead of £10 aftermarket? I think handbrake cables will be good idea too. I've lost my outside workspace due to some neighbouring construction project , so I'll hav...
by slowcoach
21 Nov 2020, 20:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grinding rear brake, the crud i found inside..
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Grinding rear brake, the crud i found inside..

Ive had a grinding sound from the the nearside rear drum brake for a while, juist when applying brakes, and not a cyclical noise.I thought i might need new shoes, maybe they were down to the bone.  Ive opened it up with a bit of lump hammer whacking on the drum to chock it loose, and found this desp...