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by ianboydsnr
18 Jan 2015, 17:35
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: T25 1.6TD Alternator not charging battery
Replies: 18
Views: 11649

Re: T25 1.6TD Alternator not charging battery

Borrow a charger, charge up battery,

Start van and drive it back during daylight, stop somewhere where there is electric and charge battery again,

Diesels don't use much electric once running, especially if not using lights,

Get home then sort out! :ok
by ianboydsnr
13 Dec 2014, 10:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Suddenley Stopped
Replies: 29
Views: 8682

Re: Engine Suddenley Stopped

Exactly right because of the lower calorific value of lpg it takes a fair bit of power to ignite it, this tends to load the coil because its working so much harder to ignite the lpg, cheap coil start to warm up and in any electrical circuit the hotter the unit the bigger the resistance, and because...
by ianboydsnr
23 Jul 2014, 18:14
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Best paint for new fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Best paint for new fuel tank

Hammerite should be fine, :ok
by ianboydsnr
22 Jul 2014, 21:19
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Best paint for new fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Best paint for new fuel tank

Hi all, Anyone got opinions on the best product to paint a new fuel tank with? It's a Brickwerks tank and comes in primer so just wondering what to use for the top coat? Many thanks folks :) Well I used rustoelium on mine, 2 coats, But I may paint over the underneath with barcoat and then stonechip...
by ianboydsnr
11 Jul 2014, 17:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early exhaust left manifold pipe replacement!
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: Early exhaust left manifold pipe replacement!

Why would you want to remove the studs, are they corroded?

You need a stud extractor, much heat!
by ianboydsnr
05 Jul 2014, 07:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: vw t25 running problem
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: vw t25 running problem

Well it could be anything, And without being there and witnessing the symptoms we would be plainly guessing, It could be the Coil Plugs A bad ignition circuit Blocked fuel filter Worn points if it has them, or dodgy ECU, Dodgy fuel, Overheating Faulty sensor keeping the choke on, Charging fault, Int...
by ianboydsnr
02 Jul 2014, 17:27
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: need advice on these rims please
Replies: 11
Views: 3342

Re: need advice on these rims please

:evil: :evil: DO NOT BUY FROM TYREDEALER!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: Unbelievable ,after three days of confirmed order I got an email saying they had canceled the rims on order because they were incompatible .. :shock: Now I ordered a wheel/tyre package and you think they would of stopped the tyres on or...
by ianboydsnr
30 Jun 2014, 11:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice needed on tappet problem - new engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 6849

Re: Advice needed on tappet problem - new engine?

Hello New to these forums, would appreciate some advice about our engine. We've got a H-reg 1.9l petrol T25 (autosleeper) with about 75,000 miles on the clock. Was running pretty well. Last weekend on a drive back from the coast, we started to get intermittant loss of power. Eventually, after about...
by ianboydsnr
26 Jun 2014, 18:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Fuel Tank on a 1.6td JX
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: New Fuel Tank on a 1.6td JX

I answered this on the brickyard :ok
by ianboydsnr
26 Jun 2014, 17:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder pipe.
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Clutch slave cylinder pipe.

I plan on using a m12 x 1 male brake union, a short bit of Kunifer, bracketed off the clutch brace and, Brake hose with femail m10 x 1 mm both ends that's 350mm long, then Kunifer for the rest,

As I already have the stuff lying about! :lol:
by ianboydsnr
26 Jun 2014, 10:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 T25 engine blew up! Advice needed.
Replies: 35
Views: 5429

Re: 1981 T25 engine blew up! Advice needed.

I would have thought on an air cooled engine, white smoke would indicate copious amounts of fuel getting into the combustion chamber, blue smoke on the other hand would indicate a broken engine! smell the oil from the dipstick, is there a fuel smell? disconnect the fuel line, take off the air filter...
by ianboydsnr
20 Jun 2014, 18:27
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: adding battery to leasure existing battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: adding battery to leasure existing battery

hi all i am wishing to add a 2nd battery in parallel to my existing leisure battery . the existing battery is 46amps capacity the second battery would be 75amps capacity would this be ok to connect together in parallel with the main source of 12v from the 46 amp battery :?: If you connect both batt...
by ianboydsnr
20 Jun 2014, 18:09
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: No 12v electrics
Replies: 14
Views: 4354

Re: No 12v electrics

Get one of these, very easy to test circuits with :ok http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-PP1-Automotive-Circuit-Electrical-Tester-12v-Power-Probe-/121357087067?pt=UK_Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item1c4172315b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Leave the fuse out, connect ...
by ianboydsnr
13 Jun 2014, 17:51
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Install Tachometer (Diesel)
Replies: 10
Views: 2112

Re: Install Tachometer (Diesel)

Trying to get my head around this. I'm not familiar with the diesel layout but I'm assuming then that the alternator and main crank pulleys are exactly the same size for it to measure how many revolutions the engine is doing. If they were not, the tacho could be miles out surely. :shock: Well as it...
by ianboydsnr
12 Jun 2014, 22:10
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Replacement Panel Quality and Fit?
Replies: 15
Views: 4159

Re: Replacement Panel Quality and Fit?

Good to know thanks, yes the shorter hose on the Clarke does mean a bit of shuffling about. Dont suppose you have seen the spot weld (plugging timer) on the portamigs? Was wandering if its worth specing or just do what we always do, count 1..2! Not tried it, never use that, I just fill in the spot ...