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by trentjim
14 Apr 2016, 15:12
Forum: Campers
Topic: high roof bed
Replies: 13
Views: 3928

Re: high roof bed

I have fitted two thin cupboards down either side of the high top so can attach to the top front corners of these - but if you have no way of getting a top fixing its going to be difficult. with some strong fixings on the sides "under" the opening you could I suppose fit a cargo net to cat...
by trentjim
14 Apr 2016, 13:47
Forum: Campers
Topic: high roof bed
Replies: 13
Views: 3928

Re: high roof bed

I am currently looking at exactly the same issue... in my case I am planning on fitting 4 d ring lugs or eye bolts in each corner the opening and using some cargo net & small caribiner clips to net the little monkey in.... as a bonus when travelling with all the bedding up there the cargo net wi...
by trentjim
24 Aug 2015, 22:54
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDI Brake Pedal Signal
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

Re: TDI Brake Pedal Signal

Sorry Andy, the clutch sensor isn't connected to the relay... As things stand now the clutch sensor &brake sensor are both directly connected to the signal ground. This should give me 0,0,0 in the measurement blocks, and 0,0,1 when the brake pedal depressed. 0,0,0, should mean my throttle gets l...
by trentjim
24 Aug 2015, 15:01
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDI Brake Pedal Signal
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

Re: TDI Brake Pedal Signal

Thanks Andy/Elvis I dont really think there is anything wrong with the wiring or the relay, it all checks out fine To clarify where I am... verified that the relay is correctly wired verified that the relay operates properly (bench test) verified that the relay operates properly (back probed) verifi...
by trentjim
23 Aug 2015, 17:41
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDI Brake Pedal Signal
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

Re: TDI Brake Pedal Signal

Thanks Andy, So in terms of faultfinding the ground cable what should its voltage be relative to the neg battery terminal. I'm getting over 5 volts when the ecu is on. Which intuitively seems high for a ground voltage. I presume it is the f47 connection to a sender earth of 5v+ means the ecu sees it...
by trentjim
21 Aug 2015, 05:47
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDI Brake Pedal Signal
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

Re: TDI Brake Pedal Signal

Bit of an update... took a while but I eventually tracked down the yellow/white wire for the brake switch to an anonymous relay in the engine compartment. Looks like both this wire and the red/white of the clutch sensor are disconnected from the blue/brown sensor ground wire when the relay sees 12v ...
by trentjim
20 Aug 2015, 13:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Space in a t25 Hannover bluestar
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Space in a t25 Hannover bluestar

Oh, and i didn't actually answer the question - about 3ft I guess
by trentjim
20 Aug 2015, 12:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: Space in a t25 Hannover bluestar
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Space in a t25 Hannover bluestar

IMO the multivan bluestar interior makes a great versatile base. I've used it as a 7 seat bus on many occasions, filled it from floor to ceiling with tree debris for tip runs and am (one day!)going to make a demountable kitchen unit based on the SMEV 8821 that will clip into the jump seat mounts.
by trentjim
19 Aug 2015, 14:31
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDI Brake Pedal Signal
Replies: 11
Views: 4072

TDI Brake Pedal Signal

Thought I should perhaps start a new thread as I seem to have a specific problem to solve. van starts - ignores accelerator pedal - idles at around 1200 rpm - glowplug light starts flashing after 20 or so seconds VCDS of group 6 block 2 shows brake sensor stuck on? and curiously, each time the brake...
by trentjim
19 Aug 2015, 08:07
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: VAGCOM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3413

Re: VAGCOM ?

I'm new to vagcom with a £5 ebay lead & vcds lite. Good online info. Had problems with drivers & com ports on two win8 64bit PC's but pretty straightforward getting things working on a win7 netbook.
by trentjim
18 Aug 2015, 19:32
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Re: 1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?

back home from hols now and have connected up with VAG com lite to read off the codes, the throttle pot has an implausable signal intermittent code against it, however checking the value reaching the ecu from the measurment blocks it smoothly transitions from 0-100% as the pedal is depressed, pointi...
by trentjim
06 Aug 2015, 11:30
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

Re: 1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?

Thanks chaps. Really helpful confirmation. suspected this or something related to air intake sensor but didn't want to bias the replies. Throttle pot is in the engine bay. Unplugged and replugged on the roadside but didn't try disconnecting the battery. Revs start to shoot v high (3k ish) for a frac...
by trentjim
05 Aug 2015, 16:44
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?
Replies: 7
Views: 2822

1z tdi - power loss - fast idle - limp home?

WHY DO THEY FAIL AT THE START OF YOUR HOLIBOBS??!??. 20 Mins from home and the van died. Flashing glowplug light and total loss of power. Van limped very slowly clear of the dual carriageway. Will restart. Idles fast (1200 ish)and won't rev/no power. Glowplug light starts flashing again after 20 or ...
by trentjim
01 Apr 2015, 12:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mechanic SOS
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: Mechanic SOS

Camper shack is definitely worth the drive from Nottingham - mine is making its second visit there in May. Andrew is a safe and friendly pair of hands
by trentjim
02 Mar 2015, 12:01
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: New Kitchen: Induction or gas hob?
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Re: New Nehctik: Induction or gas hob?

nicq wrote:
kit wrote:I think induction is the way forward and non CO2 producing.
Apart from coal and gas fired power stations.
:rofl :rofl :rofl

Yep - About 3x more CO2 per cup of tea using remote gas via electrickery than using local gas....
HOWEVER no Carbon monoxide which is perhaps what the poster meant.