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by slobbo
14 Feb 2020, 19:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading your radiator cooling
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Upgrading your radiator cooling

Well just finished replacing the old 2 speed fan with a much better Spal fan. Massive difference. I used a 16" Spal fan and swapped the temperature switch from a two stage switch to a single stage which opens sooner and shuts off at a lower temperature. The fan appears to be quieter as well. The rea...
by slobbo
20 Aug 2018, 21:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent starter issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Intermittent starter issue

Tried a couple. Being the 2.1 starter turning over a vr6 could be that the little fella struggles. Problem I have is the space doesn't allow for a bigger one. I know Jed does a high torque one but its pricey and not sure if it will fit. Might have to bight the bullet.
by slobbo
20 Aug 2018, 21:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent starter issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Intermittent starter issue

Hi guys. Been a while. Been busy with life. The vans had a mass of upgrades recently including fresh batteries which I had hoped would help solve an intermittent problem. It hasn't. Basically ever now and again the van won't turn over. I have replaced the starter, cleaned every earth point I could f...
by slobbo
14 Oct 2017, 12:17
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Tire choice
Replies: 5
Views: 3449

Re: Tire choice

I've just put Kuhmos on but had a set of Hankook AT's on for years- £74ish a tire. The Hankooks were good.
by slobbo
02 Nov 2015, 19:33
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Vr6 engine into type 25 is it possible
Replies: 28
Views: 8114

Re: Vr6 engine into type 25 is it possible

I get about 19/20mpg which isn't a million miles away from a stock 2.1. My van is heavy. Camping interior and full of crap most of the time and its a syncro. I would expect a couple more mpg if I had went to the taller gearing. I know my mates 16" Syncro with the 2.1 was doing around 24mpg. If it is...
by slobbo
04 Oct 2015, 21:32
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Vr6 engine into type 25 is it possible
Replies: 28
Views: 8114

Re: Vr6 engine into type 25 is it possible

Yep I've got the 2.9 Corrado lump in mine. Stonking engine. It is a big beast and you are best to remove the thermostat housing from the side (or back in the van engine bay) and relocating. That way you don't need to butcher the engine bay. The 2.1 box is a pretty good match for the engine as well a...
by slobbo
28 Feb 2015, 10:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

My set now fitted. Lovely. The set that came off will be for sale once I blast and refurbish the calipers. Will supply with new discs and pads.
by slobbo
13 Feb 2015, 20:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

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by slobbo
13 Feb 2015, 20:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

Well new ones are on. And old ones are to be refurbished. If anyone wants a set of refurbished SA calipers and new 280mm discs and pads let me know. I am guessing they may be only good for 16" wheels.

I will take some detailed pictures of the calipers when I get a chance.
by slobbo
08 Feb 2015, 22:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

If you can get the dimensions of your disc I can look it up in the APEC book
by slobbo
08 Feb 2015, 09:06
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

I have 16" wheels so hope I won't have any hassles
by slobbo
07 Feb 2015, 18:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

SA front callipers

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1423335003.976896.jpg def 280mm. This is the one from syncropaddy and he had it fitted briefly. The part number is correct as well Compared thickness depth etc as well. The data I provided is correct. Heritage website says 280mm as well. Maybe your right and they had two type...
by slobbo
07 Feb 2015, 07:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

SA front callipers

I bought syncropaddys set and have managed to find the same discs and pads and guess what. They are a common figment and cheap as chips. £25 for the discs and £23 for the pads. Here are the details SA Brakes - Pads APEC part number -PAD 832 - Fits Volvo 440 89-97, Volvo 460 90-97, Volvo 480 88-96 Pr...
by slobbo
03 Dec 2014, 22:33
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: T25 Westy with Golf 1Y MPG?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: T25 Westy with Golf 1Y MPG?

Depends - Mechanical pump or efi - weight of vehicle and condition of engine. I got 30ish mpg in my syncro with a mechanical pump.
by slobbo
30 Nov 2014, 16:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SA front callipers
Replies: 36
Views: 10710

Re: SA front callipers

Not exactly consumables at that price are they?

What alternative big brakes are out there?