Search found 115 matches

by lamb125
18 Jul 2012, 21:16
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: rattling wheel trims
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: rattling wheel trims

Hi, I did as you suggested and haven't noticed the noise since, but then again the noise didn't appear until well into a journey. I took the wheel off to check for any movement in the hub and calliper but there's nothing untoward. Occasionall the calliper does bind a little and creates heat build-up...
by lamb125
09 Jul 2012, 14:59
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: rattling wheel trims
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

rattling wheel trims

This is a weird one. I've a set of original chrome hub caps fitted to my '87 transporter, the front O/S one 'clatters' although it appears to be a tight fit and requires a screwdriver to prise it off. When removed there is no noise. Yes, wheel bolts are tight and there is no movement in the hub. Any...
by lamb125
31 Jan 2012, 22:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Fail !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Brake Fail !!!

Thanks for the advice Martin. Must admit the binding has been intermitent, but I'll will give the calliper, etc a good look over before taking any chances. Thanks again...will get back to you :ok Strangley the o/s pads were worn right down (to approx 2mm thick), but the n/s pads like new?!? No sign...
by lamb125
17 Jan 2012, 18:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Fail !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Brake Fail !!!

Thanks for the advice Martin. Must admit the binding has been intermitent, but I'll will give the calliper, etc a good look over before taking any chances.

Thanks again...will get back to you :ok
by lamb125
16 Jan 2012, 22:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Fail !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Brake Fail !!!

The problem I've recently experienced is a hot smell from the front off-side brake calliper...binding. Upon inspection the pads are low, and look ready for changing. The callipers are Girling, is changing the pads a straight fwd job? Also, my theory for the binding is the piston travel, i.e. its rea...
by lamb125
21 Oct 2011, 11:29
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Transfer removal
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Transfer removal

Believe me, these transfers have been on since 1987, and were well and truely baked on. Was a relatively cheap fix in the end anyway.
by lamb125
21 Oct 2011, 08:11
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Transfer removal
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Transfer removal

In the end I used petrol. After liberally applying with a cloth the residue quickly softens and can be easily scraped away. I trashed my Sainsburys nectar card in the process however ha ha. After that I applyed t-cut and then washed and waxed the area...barely any witness of the old transfes...job d...
by lamb125
17 Oct 2011, 21:05
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Transfer removal
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Transfer removal

Hi, yeah I used my wifes hairdryer (special permission was granted!), didn't think about wd40 to be honest. I'll give it a go. :D
by lamb125
17 Oct 2011, 20:40
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Transfer removal
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Transfer removal

Have spent about 4hrs peeling off the original, but badly faded, set of 'kamper' side stripes on my autohomes kamper. What is left is a sticky residue. Any tips for removing this? Have thought about white spirit, thinners, even petrol, but before I try all three has anyone any better suggestions...a...
by lamb125
11 Sep 2011, 20:00
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Noisy Alternator Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Noisy Alternator Bearings

I found a new belt and hey presto the noise vanished! Just a tad hint of a squeal upon cold start up, but after a few mins and gentle revving nothing like I had before changing the belt.

Just need an mot now!!
by lamb125
09 Sep 2011, 23:29
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Noisy Alternator Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Noisy Alternator Bearings

Just fitted a new regulator in an attempt to give my alternator a new lease of life, but now I'm pretty certain the pulley end bearing is shot. The intermittent squeal is almost unbearable. Could someone point me towards a supplier please? Thanks

PS - It's the type fitted to MK1 Golfs & Polos.
by lamb125
09 Sep 2011, 10:45
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Alternator. ...no output.
Replies: 30
Views: 2900

Re: Alternator. ...no output.

Thanks California Dreamin, I got a new regulator within 24hrs, fitted it last night and battery light went out!! Unfortunately the battery gave out it's last puff so is on charge at present. I've got an annoying squealing noise now. Don't think it's down to belt tension, maybe the alternator pulley ...
by lamb125
07 Sep 2011, 09:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Alternator. ...no output.
Replies: 30
Views: 2900

Re: Alternator. ...no output.

Thanks Martin,

Will let you know how I get on.

Cheers
Greg
by lamb125
06 Sep 2011, 20:17
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Alternator. ...no output.
Replies: 30
Views: 2900

Re: Alternator. ...no output.

The part number for the regulator on my unit (a Bosch 0120 489 440) is 197 311 005. Apart from JK (who want £22.50 + postage for one) does anyone know where else I can source the same part cheaper? Thanks
by lamb125
23 Aug 2011, 09:31
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Alternator. ...no output.
Replies: 30
Views: 2900

Re: Alternator. ...no output.

Looks like I'm going to source a replacement alternator and be done with. Now the question is what is the main difference between a 45a unit as fitted to mine versus a 65a unit as fitted to some variants? Can I switch to a 65a unit without harming anything?