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by mark
29 Jul 2016, 09:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help, I'm getting an inconsistent spark from my 2.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Help, I'm getting an inconsistent spark from my 2.1

buy new.............and clean all the electrical connections.......they will be green.....use electrical contact cleaner and a tooth brush

mark
by mark
28 Jul 2016, 19:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blue smoke
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: blue smoke

if it where me I would, as the water pump is a serviceable item..........when the impeller drops off in the middle of your holidays and your overheating and don't know why you'd wished you had............others don't and wait for it to break or give a clue that its on its way out. I find preventativ...
by mark
27 Jul 2016, 22:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help, I'm getting an inconsistent spark from my 2.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Help, I'm getting an inconsistent spark from my 2.1

^^^^^^^^
yes...... clean and gleam every connection

mark
by mark
02 Jul 2016, 22:15
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: broke down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3381

Re: broke down today

had a similar experience and luckily no adverse reaction, had huge cloud of steam as the coolant poured on to the exhaust.............got my clip, sender and seal from a vw main dealer as it was cheaper than anywhere else...fingers crossed you will also be fine

mark
by mark
21 May 2016, 17:40
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

thank you :ok

mark
by mark
21 May 2016, 16:26
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

:rofl touché mr rev I have also found that top end re build on a diesel translates as ''I forgot to change the cam belt''.....regular oil changes are usually done by the previous owner....and I have even had one seller who was using the ebay pics from when he bought 4yrs earlier..... I'm keeping my ...
by mark
20 May 2016, 21:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

it would seem that in the land of vw campers you really can polish a turd......a friend of a friend checked out a prototype for me in bodmin his report was ''I pulled up along side, it was well mopped, I left''....this is apparently a term of disparity among the classic mini hill climbing fraternity...
by mark
15 May 2016, 19:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pictures please
Replies: 13
Views: 3040

Re: Pictures please

had a quick mooch through my pics don't know if these are any use, show the afm and throttle body , have some of the tank somewhere showing the pump and filter....will have a look but fear lost with old laptop mark http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd513/markrichards1/_DSC4281_zpsc1540316.jpg http...
by mark
15 May 2016, 18:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: injector refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: injector refurbishment

the chap who does it is a former partner in the garage, I dropped the van off they removed them and refitted them after refurb, you get a read out of before and after performance....quite a few offof here have used them http://www.injectorcleaning.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false...
by mark
15 May 2016, 18:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: injector refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: injector refurbishment

hgl in hull do a tidy job

mark
by mark
14 May 2016, 23:04
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

you'll have to wait until tomorrow evening when I find out if the deal is on and ill put a pic or two up

mark
by mark
14 May 2016, 21:42
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

well the freak bus was offered to me for 30k, I decline the offer and moved on...have seen some shiny rusty vans, blow over vans and most have more miles on them than a space shuttle, I have begun negotiations with a couple in bodmin for an overpriced van that my mrs likes, it will go down like a le...
by mark
06 May 2016, 16:20
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

cheers mr Nordberg with today being a rest day I went to have a look at freak bus that someone at work told me about and arranged the visit for me ....bought new in hull and owned by one family since, originally purchased by the farther and shared by 2 brothers, both aero engineers at brough, origin...
by mark
02 May 2016, 21:59
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

no not greener grass, I doubt very much I will get a better van and with nowhere to keep it at the new home something with less stature is required, regret certainly....blame.... only myself......confessions...... I will leave with the good reverend next time we break bread and wine mark Is this ano...
by mark
02 May 2016, 17:34
Forum: Campers
Topic: california or trooper
Replies: 35
Views: 6217

Re: california or trooper

today I waved goodbye to my van and hope that it carries on long into the future, gutted is not the word....the search is now on for summat new.....ill keep this going as a blog of the journey for something new....unless the mods have an issue with me doing it here

mark