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by shepster
05 Jun 2020, 15:03
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Finally new wheels!
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: Finally new wheels!

My only concern would be the weight limit of the wheels, they're obviously designed for a car rather than a 2 tonne van. Centre bore will be ok as you need a min of 66mm for the front grease caps to clear, whether you can get the centre cap on will be another matter as the cap sticks out a fair bit....
by shepster
09 Mar 2020, 15:48
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrical noise around rear upper glovebox area
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Electrical noise around rear upper glovebox area

Not necessarily if it's an Earth wire a bit loose and just touching.

Looks like this with a load of Brown wires stuck on it.

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/earth-crow ... us-vw.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by shepster
08 Mar 2020, 18:41
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrical noise around rear upper glovebox area
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Electrical noise around rear upper glovebox area

The 'earthing ring' is located up there so maybe one of the spade connections is loose and arcing when going along?
by shepster
10 Jan 2020, 10:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1 MV engine
Replies: 15
Views: 3046

Re: 2.1 MV engine

Or use the one off your knackered 1.9.
by shepster
17 Dec 2019, 13:44
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: ignition switch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: ignition switch problem ?

Probably need one of these..........

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/ignition-switch-t3.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by shepster
30 Sep 2019, 18:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top speed
Replies: 23
Views: 4349

Re: Top speed

Or, does it get you there at all!

I swapped for a 2.1 but don't really go any faster than the 1.9, hills are just a little easier.

I guess your beetle mate hasn't taken in account almost 2 ton of bus with only 70 odd 'osses pushing it along.
by shepster
21 Aug 2019, 09:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: 4.5 amp draw
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: 4.5 amp draw

Fridge can be high,

If you have a split charge system in place check how/if It's connected to your starter battery at all.

My fridge relay failed recently so instead of only switching when the engine was running it drained the starter battery instead.

Make sure this isn't the case for you.
by shepster
30 Jul 2019, 10:42
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: larger wheels on 1.6 diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: larger wheels on 1.6 diesel

Easiest and cheapest is just larger tyres, use a tyre calculator to work out how much you want the circumference to increase by and fit tyres to suit.
by shepster
18 Jun 2019, 19:01
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: p38 range rover seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: p38 range rover seats

Any seats can be made to fit In reality, just be aware of the seat to steering wheel clearance when fitting 'big' seats. Also be careful how much taller they end up as your legs may end up 'dangling' in mid air depending on how long they are. I fitted MG Metro seats in my van once and they were real...
by shepster
31 May 2019, 09:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Knuckle replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Steering Knuckle replacement

Don't forget it's the actual taper that's holding it all together.

Imagine a pillar drill, there's no nut holding the chuck in place, just the taper.
by shepster
30 May 2019, 17:28
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Split main coolant pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Split main coolant pipe

You've bought the correct ones I hope?

I'm pretty sure there are 2 different diameters, early metal are smaller than later plastic if I recall.
by shepster
28 May 2019, 08:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bleeding or Gasket problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Bleeding or Gasket problems?

Snowmark wrote: Is it possible that it’s drawing air in through the water jacket seal?


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Surely if it could draw air in then water would be coming out?
by shepster
28 May 2019, 08:27
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Split main coolant pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Split main coolant pipe

Can you cut the pipe back and replace the damaged bit, all you need is a short length of metal pipe the same diameter as the existing plastic, a short piece of rubber pipe and 4 hose clips.

I did this on mine for years until I swapped them out for stainless.
by shepster
27 May 2019, 14:05
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Does anyone know.....

Yes my early van has factory windows and the middle, none slider, window is definitely smaller. Bought a sliding window for my slider and it was too short. Your van isn't a factory window van if the window opposite the sliding door is smaller than the sliding door window. The pre 85 van middle wind...
by shepster
24 May 2019, 12:46
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Does anyone know.....

I think you'll need an early slider specific window. I replaced my middle, non slider side, window last year and it was quite a bit shorter than my early sliding door window. I couldn't get a sliding window to fit my early sliding door, they were all too short, so I just replaced the glass in the e...