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by jrt
24 Oct 2020, 22:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which oil - T25 1.9 litre watercooled engine
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Which oil - T25 1.9 litre watercooled engine

Ads1987 wrote: 24 Oct 2020, 20:10 would be interesting to know if anyone uses 20w50 on higher mileage engines that haven't been rebuilt for a while.
I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it!
David.
by jrt
24 Oct 2020, 21:59
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Greasy appearance on interior of glass
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Greasy appearance on interior of glass

Hand sanitizer.
David.
by jrt
23 Oct 2020, 11:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which oil - T25 1.9 litre watercooled engine
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Which oil - T25 1.9 litre watercooled engine

Is it best to stick to 15/40 or is it worthwhile changing to 20/50 with the engine at over 110,000 miles?
Oil changed every 6 months, filter every 12. DG 1983.
Asking for a friend 😆
David.
by jrt
22 Oct 2020, 11:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust Blows
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Exhaust Blows

I have used JB Weld Extreme Heat to hold a stud in before. It’s like a gritty paste you smear on the threads and works well.
David.
by jrt
12 Oct 2020, 11:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Not trying to muddy the water (so to speak), so the leak that was noticed at the campsite was fuel and not water and you don’t have a coolant leak?
David.
by jrt
01 Oct 2020, 11:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

As above, i would first find and repair the leak. Get the van running, bright head torch on and get underneath. Radiator, front to rear coolant pipes, heater pipes etc It took me a few minutes to find holed front/rear coolant pipe as it was up on the bend going into the engine bay and running down t...
by jrt
28 Sep 2020, 12:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 petrol dg smoke after overrun
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: 1.9 petrol dg smoke after overrun

Let us know how you get on and what the problem was. Nice to meet you on the campsite at the weekend 👍
David.
by jrt
23 Sep 2020, 18:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Any signs of coolant deposits anywhere...pink/ white/ blue crystallised deposits? Sometimes these can be hard to spot.
David.
by jrt
23 Sep 2020, 18:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

I would bleed the radiator a few times. I just carefully placed a weight on the accelerator pedal when i did mine on my own. Bled it via the Baxter method in the wiki and took it for a few trips and stopped a few times to let any more air out. You need a new cap though too.
David.
by jrt
23 Sep 2020, 16:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 107
Views: 2510

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

You could pick one up from GSF as a stop gap.
David.
by jrt
21 Sep 2020, 11:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Fuel pump?

Good to hear you’ve got it sorted :ok
David.
by jrt
19 Sep 2020, 18:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: OIl drain plug repair problem
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: OIl drain plug repair problem

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by jrt
18 Sep 2020, 09:01
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Make Autosleeper Great Again
Replies: 70
Views: 6593

Re: Make Autosleeper Great Again

It’s looking good. :ok
David.
by jrt
16 Sep 2020, 17:31
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Van running to hot
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Van running to hot

Where does it ( needle)usually sit , has its position changed. Do you have a two stage fan? My needle sits just before the red light and if it climbs past it, maybe 3/4 if the way along the first stage fan will come on and do it’s job. It doesn’t stay on long. In 9 years of ownership I reckon the se...