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by islandboy
18 Oct 2020, 16:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Handbrake Extension

Anyone fitted an extension to the handbrake, my partner is quite petite and cannot reach down to use the handbrake

Van is 1987 1.9 DG autosleeper conversion
by islandboy
26 Aug 2020, 08:59
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: tyre preasure
Replies: 33
Views: 26200

Re: tyre preasure

my 87 WBX 1.9 DG does 39F 48R on 185's.
What I do have a problem is a decent 12v tyre inflator that can deliver the psi needed. The Halfords one I've used for years has finally given up the ghost.
by islandboy
30 Mar 2020, 13:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: autosleeper hi top window seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: autosleeper hi top window seal

davidoft1 wrote:Can’t view the picture

see if this pic works
by islandboy
30 Mar 2020, 09:31
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: autosleeper hi top window seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: autosleeper hi top window seal

Did you have any joy with this? I need a couple too! Got nowhere, tried all suppliers, it may be special seal made just for Autosleeper. Ended up taking them out, cleaned and warmed up in hot water then refitted whilst still warm and seem to create better seal. Or I may just be on wishful thinking !!
by islandboy
03 Mar 2020, 11:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: autosleeper hi top window seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

autosleeper hi top window seal

I need to replace the window seals on the sliding windows on my 1987 autosleeper hi top, Any recommendations on where I can obtain some. Rough sketch with dimensions.

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by islandboy
17 Dec 2019, 14:15
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: ignition switch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: ignition switch problem ?

Thanks folks. New switch ordered.
by islandboy
17 Dec 2019, 13:46
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: ignition switch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: ignition switch problem ?

shepster wrote:Probably need one of these..........

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/ignition-switch-t3.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thanks for prompt reply, is there a spring in the switch that returns the key to the running position ?
by islandboy
17 Dec 2019, 13:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: ignition switch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

ignition switch problem ?

When I start my 1.9DG the ignition key does not spring back the run position and I have to manually position it. Is this a problem with the switch itself or is it likely to be elsewhere ?
by islandboy
23 Jan 2019, 12:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

All sorted.

Offending coreplug with pinprick hole !!

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by islandboy
18 Jan 2019, 18:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

Many thanks for all your comments and advice, much appreciated. Hope to get it sorted by end of next week, will let you know how it goes.
by islandboy
18 Jan 2019, 14:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

The inlet gaskets are all you need and they are available individually.

Will I need to replace the carb gasket ? Or does that stay on the manifold when it is being removed ?

Cheers
by islandboy
16 Jan 2019, 12:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

Thanks folks, good result.

Will need to get gasket set.

Any tips when extracting manifold bolts, they've been in there since 1987 !
by islandboy
16 Jan 2019, 11:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

yes core plugs are standard not specifically VW I'm guessing 24mm as it has 24 in comments but need to measure it. Somebody borrowed my spare maifold so I can't measure for you, maybe somebody else can as I doubt you can measure in situ. Itchy, Many thanks for that, yes pretty impossible to measure...
by islandboy
15 Jan 2019, 22:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

Thanks for the comments, I had a pretty good look at the leak and it wasn't from the pipe so corroded core plug could be the problem. Are they available as spares?

Cheers
by islandboy
15 Jan 2019, 17:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 4776

Coolant leak from inlet manifold

I have a slight constant drip of coolant from the underside of the inlet manifold. It appears to be coming from the area that part 19 shows on the underside on the attached diagram. Two questions: What is actually on the underside where this cover (Plate?) is ? Is it easy to remove and fix or replac...